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Tea party reunites beauty queens

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MISS UNIVERSE 1969 Gloria Diaz

“I feel very spirited having you here. I’m very, very proud of you,” said Binibining Pilipinas director and organizer Stella Marquez-Araneta, addressing around 40 beauty queens who celebrated the pageant’s 50th edition via a “tea party” held at the “Bahay na Puti” residence in Quezon City on Friday afternoon.   It was the first time [...]

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Dorothy Lamour popularized dark-skinned beauties

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LAMOUR. Best remembered for her road movies with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

I was initially drawn to Dorothy Lamour because of her long, dark hair, great legs and exotic beauty. She was declared Miss New Orleans in 1931 and soon became a singer. In the film capital, she was nicknamed the “Beautiful One,” before people started calling her the “Sarong Girl.”

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Star in Aunor, Mendoza shines anew

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Brillante Ma. Mendoza  PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

Director nonpareil Brillante Ma. Mendoza makes waves again in his latest obra maestra, “Thy Womb,” which we, at the Cinema Evaluation Board, graded “A.”

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Politicos just like beauties

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1969 Miss Universe-turned-actress Gloria Diaz gives her thoughts on campaigning politicians. She says they are “not so different from beauty queens.”   Gloria explains: “If you’re a campaigning politician, you should be honest and sincere, especially when you’re in public. You have to be funny and wild. You have to attract attention. I was once [...]

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