Margarita Moran-Floirendo

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Birthday
15, 1953
Birthplace
Philippines
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Philippines

About

The winner of the 1973 Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe pageants, Moran-Floirendo is also notable for heading the Ballet Philippines dance company and for working as a humanitarian activist in her native country.

Before Fame

After graduating from Maryknoll College in Quezon City, Philippines, she earned a bachelor's degree in business from Boston University and a master's degree from the University of London.

Trivia

She received not only the Miss Universe title, but also the pageant's "Miss Photogenic" award.

Family Life

She is the granddaughter of fifth President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas. Before divorcing, she and her husband of three decades, politician Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr., raised daughters named Gabrielle and Monica.

Associated With

She was the second Filipina to be crowned Miss Universe. In 1969, Gloria Diaz became the first.