The 2013 Miss Universe pageant will be held on Nov. 9 (Nov. 10, Philippine time) in Russia. Let’s take a look back at 8 awesome Pinoy moments from past Miss Universe pageants.

8. Truth or Dare
Ariella “Ara” Arida (2013)


7. Our first Miss Universe
Gloria Diaz (1969)

“Oh! Uh, just the same things I do. I think if he has been on the moon for so long, I think when he comes over, he wants to change, I guess.”

6. Our second Miss Universe
Margarita “Margie” Moran (1973)

” … Because it’s the most important thing and I can’t afford it. If I had a million bucks, I’d buy a house a lot and live by myself, and other people, of course.”

5. High tide or low tide?
Charlene Gonzales (1994)

“High tide or low tide?”

4. Major major
Venus Raj (2010)

“You know what, sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there’s nothing major major, I mean, problem that I’ve done in my life because I’m very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I’m here. Thank you! Thank you so much!”

3. Influence and inspire
Janine Tugunon (2012)

“For me, I think being Miss Universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language – it is being able to influence and inspire others. So whatever language you have, as long your heart is to serve and you have a strong mind to show to people, then, you can be Miss Universe.”

2. Symbol of Strength
Miriam Quiambao (1999)

“I believe that , I became a symbol of strength for all the women who had fallen.”

1. Finalist frenzy
Venus Raj (2010)

Veejay Floresca, Martin Bautista, Lex Librea and Aleq Africa reacts when Venus Raj is named as a semi-finalist in Miss Universe 2010.


Do you know of any other awesome moments from Miss Universe involving Pinoys? Share in the Comments Section.

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