LOOK: Margie Moran recalls her return to Manila after 1973 Miss Universe win

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Former Miss Universe titleholder Margie Moran returns to the Philippines back in 1973. Image: Instagram/@margie_moran

Former beauty queen Margie Moran shared with fans a look back at her return to the Philippines after winning the second Miss Universe crown for the country back in 1973.

Moran on March 30 posted on Instagram a couple of old, developed photos of her wearing the crown and a Miss Universe sash during the motorcade.


“My arrival in 1973. Gosh, these photos seem ancient,” the former Miss Universe titleholder said.

“The route of the motorcade took me from Manila International Airport to Roxas Blvd. passing by Manila City Hall, Escolta, Malacañang Palace ending at the Hilton Hotel where I was billeted,” she added.

In an earlier post, Moran shared another throwback photo of her Miss Universe days along with fellow Filipino beauty queens.

“Throwback on my arrival as Miss Universe. With Bb. Pilipinas International, #marilenojeda, Bb. Maja, #NanetteProdigalidad, Bb. Pilipinas World Peacetech, #JoanGatlinElizalde, #MercedesZabarte, 3rd runner-up,” she said in the March 28 post.

Moran won the second Miss Universe crown for the Philippines, four years after Gloria Diaz claimed the first-ever Miss Universe title in 1969.


Moran has two daughters with her ex-husband, politician Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr., namely Monica and Gabbi. She formerly headed Ballet Philippines and is currently the chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines board of trustees.  /ra


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