Philippines wins Miss Photogenic for the nth time


For the third consecutive time, Philippines as represented by Anna Theresa Licaros was hailed Miss Photogenic at the recently concluded Miss Universe 2007 pageant held at Mexico City Tuesday night.

It's actually Philippines' 7th time to win the award. Here's the other six Misses Photogenic from the Philippines:

1971 - Vida Valentina Doria
1973 - Maria Margareta Moran, Miss Universe
1996 - Ailleen Damiles
1997 - Abbygale Arenas
2005 - Gionna Cabrera
2006 - Lia Andrea Ramos

With this year's recognition as Miss Photogenic, Philippines is able to maintain the record for having won the award many times than any other countries. Puerto Rico, Philippines' closest rival in the Miss Photogenic award, has won the award 5 times and England also had five Miss Photogenic awards. But take note, most Miss Photogenic winners from Puerto Rico and England managed to make it to the semis or even went on to win the title, unlike the Philippines' winners, except for Margie Moran, who was Miss Universe 1973.

1999 Brenda Liz Lopez, Semi-finalist
2001 Denise Quiñones, Miss Universe
2002 Isis Marie Casalduc
2003 Carla Tricoli
2004 Alba Reyes, 2nd Runner-Up

1959 Pamela Anne Searle, 3rd Runner-Up
1962 Kim Carlton, Semi-finalist
1976 Pauline Davis, Semi-finalist
1979 Carolyn Seaward
1988 Tracey Williams

This year's winner was chosen by internet readers via NBC.COM, by which voters were asked to vote for their top 3 most photogenic delegates.

So for now, the question is not anymore who will be the next Miss Universe, but instead, who will be Miss Photogenic 2008? It's something to watch out for, and see if Philippines will steal Puerto Rico's record of winning Miss Photogenic for four consecutive years, or if Puerto Rico will manage to win the award again for the 6th time in a span of only 9 years.

Photos courtesy of Binibing Pilipinas.

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1 Comment(s):

  1. hmmm. please do go to

    Ayan na bumabalik na ang tunay na ganda at kinang ng Pilipinas sa Miss Universe... A classic beauty with grace Filipina beauty queen... She's one of the simple beauties of the Miss Universe and yet with the killing charm....