There are Filipina celebrities who have the desire to share their beauty and intelligence with the world. Some of them do so by joining beauty pageants.
KAMI learned from GMA Entertainment about these Pinay showbiz personalities who later on became beauty queens.
1. Ruffa Gutierrez
Ruffa started as a model at a young age before becoming an actress in the 80s. In 1993, Ruffa won Binibining Pilipinas-World and became the second runner-up in the 1993 Miss World pageant.
2. Joanne Quintas
Joanne became a model at 12 and appeared in movies in 1994. In 1995, she won Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and placed 16th in the 1995 Miss Universe pageant.
3. Krista Kleiner
Krista was a runway model and a TV host and performing before winning the Binibining Pilipinas-International crown.
4. Megan Young
At the age of 15, Megan started her showbiz career in the talent search “Starstruck.” In 2013, she won the Miss World pageant held in Indonesia.
5. Valerie Weigmann
Valerie was a co-host on “Eat Bulaga” before representing the country in Miss World Philippines.
6. Mutya Crisostomo
Mutya got into showbiz as a young girl as she is the daughter of action star Tony Ferrer and former beauty queen Alice Crisostomo. She won the 1990 Mutya ng Pilipinas crown and was 2nd runner-up in the 1992 Miss Asia Pacific.
7. Lalaine Edson
Lalaine briefly worked for the Kapuso network before winning Binibining Pilipinas-World in 1999.
8. Pia Wurtzbach
Pia was a Kapamilya talent before becoming a beauty queen, appearing on several ABS-CBN shows and movies. In 2015, she became the third Filipina to win the Miss Universe crown.
9. Winwyn Marquez
The Kapuso actress, who is the daughter of actors Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno, won the 2017 Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas title.
KAMI wants to remind you not to be afraid to take risks in order to achieve your dreams!