Then the universe: The first Ms. Universe and her Filipino-Finnish family.
A while back, another Filipino and his love life made international news. The first Ms. Universe, Armi Kuusela of Finland, after touring the world over, fell in love with a Filipino businessman by the name of Virgilio “Gil” Hilario. And apparently strong in her commitment to her new found love, a month before her reign ended, she chose to be Mrs. Hilario and relinquish her crown. Gil, friends say, swept Armi off her feet with his dancing skills; and when Armi left for Japan to continue her duties, Gil followed her and even got into a scuffle over her, and married her with a right black eye fresh on his face.
But if the first Ms. Universe was already taken, what about the other first beauty queens of the world? Well the first Ms. International, Stella Márquez of Columbia, also fell for a Pinoy, this time Filipino mestizo businessman, Jorge Araneta. And, yes, the first Ms. Asia winner, Angela Filmer from Malaysia, was snatched up by Filipino Jose Faustino.
Kinda more recently: actor Aga Mulach and the stunning 1993 Miss Universe, Dayana Torres.
[via hatawbeauties; photo: pinai]