Currently alive, at 69 years of age.
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1950 – Born in the Ilocos region of Northern Philippines. She was the first Filipino to bring home the Miss Universe crown.
1969 – At the age of 18 she became Miss Universe held in Florida, USA.
2005 – Received the most-coveted FAMAS Award (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences) for Best Supporting Actress in her role as a spinster adoptive mother in the FAMAS Best Picture Nasaan Ka Man.