There is no significant trivial information to support the achievement of the Philippines winning the Miss Universe crown during the years 1969, 1973 and 2015. Considering the time intervals, any pageant expert already following then would initially surmise that after clinching our first two victories in a span of just five years would mean constant wins or top placements through four different decades of participation. Not so. We also had our share of dark ages (no Top 5 at all) scattered in between, the longest stretches of drought running from 1952 to 1962 going next from 1985 to 1993, and then from 2000 to 2009. These are the time clusters when all we can do is sit and take one disappointment after the other, hoping that succeeding editions would be kinder to our delegates.
Of course, we should be happy that our record in the annual beauty competition is nothing to sneer at. If at any, consider ourselves lucky that we have really made our presence felt, unlike some nations which cannot enumerate a list of crowning glories, let alone runner-up finishes or even Top 10 inclusions. At this point, we are already considered a pageant powerhouse nation, not only in Miss Universe but other fronts as well.
And we intend to improve on the track record, extend the shining moments and become more solid in all our yearly quests from this day on. 🙂