Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Miriam Quiambao
Miss Universe Philippines 1999
Miss Universe 1999 First Runner-Up

Miss Universe 1999 

Miriam in her national
costume.
It was Miriam Quiambao's sensational Miss Universe stint that turned me on to become a beauty pageant aficionado that I am today. I was still on my grade six in elementary back in Surigao del Norte that time when Miriam made headlines for rising up graciously after she accidentally slipped with her evening gown and fell on stage during the Miss Universe 1999 Preliminary Competition. It would be a heartbreaking scenario for a beauty contestant to stumble down on stage in a hotly-contested beauty derby like Miss Universe but despite the unfortunate incident, Miriam stood tall and quickly regained composure, all smiles with head high. At the end of the event, Miriam almost won the Philippines' third Miss Universe crown when she placed as First Runner-Up to Botswana's Mpule Kwelagobe and the rest becomes history. You can read Miriam's Miss Universe experience in details here.

Miss Universe 1999- Special Awards

Miss Universe 1999 Crowning

The crowning moment of Miss Universe 1999.
"I believe that I've stood up for those women who have fallen both on and off the stage and I believe that through my example, I have shown strength and courage..and I hope to be a good example to the rest of the women in the world." - Miriam Quiambao

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