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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Miss Universe 1973 – Maria Margarita Moran - Philippines

Miss Universe 1973 – Maria Margarita Moran - Philippines

Full Name: Maria Margarita Roxas Moran

Place of Birth: Philippines

Height: 168cm / 5’6”

Preceded by: Kerry Anne Wells

Succeeded by: Amparo Muñoz

Maria Margarita Roxas Moran Biography:

Maria Margarita Moran from the Philippines in 1973 won the Miss Universe crown in Athens, Greece. It was the first time that the Miss Universe pageant was held outside of United States territory, truly becoming international. Margie Moran as she is widely known in the Philippines is a granddaughter of one of the Philippine presidents, Manuel Roxas.

Prior to joining the Miss Universe, Margie was a full-time university student and part-time model. She joined the Miss Philippines due to the continuous urgings of her family and friends. She won and represented the Philippines eventually becoming the second Miss Universe after Gloria Diaz’s first win in 1969. An early favorite in the competition, 19-year-old Filipina beauty was also chosen Miss Photogenic. Sometime after her reign, she married Antonio “Tony Boy” Floirendo, a legislator. She currently resides in Davao, Philippines managing the “Pearl Farm” a popular resort in Samal Island.

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