1982 may not be the year of memorable pageant missions for the Bb. Pilipinas titleholders, but the national finals certainly was one of the more entertaining ones ever. Just imagine having the likes of Ms. Rita Gomez and Elvira Manahan in the panel of judges. I reckon that the duo may have helped push for the win of the controversial Maria Isabel Lopez as Bb. Pilipinas Universe. Other winners were Lisa Manibog, Nanette Cruz and Sharon Hughes. Desiree Verdadero – who eventually became Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1984 and Miss Universe 1984 3rd Runner-Up – placed 1st Runner-Up in this batch.