25 comments on “The first time Miss Young International was staged in the Philippines

  1. Miss Iceland became a finalist of Miss World 1983 and later dethroned because she was pregnant to Unnur Birna Viljamsdottir who became Miss World 2005 (winner of Carlene’s batch). See the logic? The daughter has already pageant experience, even inside her mom’s womb!Lol!

  2. Very obvious na masyosyonda mga commenters ni Tito Norman. Senior citizens na. Hello po mga lolabels. Stay at home lang po kayo ha. May curfew. Goodnight po sa inyo.

    • Where do you think I’m commenting from? Sa lansangan? Diba obvious na sa bahay?! I’d rather be old and wiser than be like you, dumb and clueless! Hirit pa 🙂

      • Aaay nagalit ang isang lolabel. Sori po. Pwede rin kasi sa homecare ka at this time. Peace po.

      • Thanks, Norman. I hope the franchise is relaunched. Or, WME/IMG puts up the Miss Teen Universe equivalent of Miss Teen USA. In this age of digital natives, when most youngsters all over the world are glued daily on their gadgets and other communication and learning media, I don’t think a pageantry focused on the younger age group will lack major sponsors. Pageants focused on this age bracket can be rich source of effective endorsers to the huge global market of tech-savvy consumers.

  3. OMG, Norman, I was 12 years old in 1980 and was mesmerized with the quality of delegates of the said pageant. It was indeed a glamorous event based on the TV showing and magazine coverage. I thought this was one of the best top 5 ever with addition of the remaining 5 semifinalists namely: American Beauty (as it was called for the US rep) Marie Palacio, Australia Joanne Bacon, Britain Janet Hobson, Japan Motomi Hibino, and Mexico Lorena Medina.

  4. Former Miss America host, Bert Parks, emceed the televised show, with Merce Henares, Ronnie Henares’ first wife, was the anchor woman.

  5. European girls in the past really do well in pageants. Miss Philippines looked beautiful anyway. Competitvely beautiful. Hindi mahirap idefend ang ganda. Chweh!

    • Sana.. the MUP will also stage a Miss Young Philippines Pageant…for Pinay teens as a training ground for our future MUP/ Bb.P aspirants

  6. loving these pics from the 1980 MYI … you can see the stark difference in the beauty criteria back then vs today …. all blonde, cutie face euro – … with one Lampel Luis

    I think Patricia Ward of Ireland was sometime in 1982 or 1983 … there was also Italy winner and our Pinay delegate was Joyce Burton …

    • I just love this pageant that I recall their names. Patricia Ward of Ireland was the 1979 winner and Monica Ronzoni was 1981 winner.

  7. Mr. Tinio, what of Patricia Ward, who became the endorser of infant-toddler cologne?

    Mga Gen X at Y, na-try niyo ba ‘yung “Nenuco”? Back then, EVERY PROPER-pretty girl had it. 🙂

    Based on the second photo ALONE, my Top 5 would have consisted of Puerto Rico, Japan, Israel, Spain, and Argentina. Blogger Boy, who among these made First Cut, po?

    • I thought Patricia Ward would do a Dayanara Torres back then and pursue a career in the Philippines. She went back to Ireland shortly after crowning her successor, though.

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