Tuesday, June 2, 2009

82. 1937, MISS LUZON, MISS VISAYAS, MISS MINDANAO


ELISA MANALO, Miss Luzon 1937

Kapampangan Elisa "Ely" Manalo was also elected Miss Radio of 1937, a contest that counted previous contestants like Lina Flor and Carmen Rosales. Like many beauty queens before her, she was lured into showbiz and was cast in the movie "Anna Maria", produced by Silangan Movietone Pictures in 1939.

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SONIA ORTALIZ GAMBOA, Miss Visayas 1937

Sonia Ortaliz Gamboa
is the daughter of Jose Benedicto Gamboa and Eliza Ortaliz. She is from Silay City, Negros Occidental. In 1936, she reigned as queen of the Iloilo Carnival. She married Horacio Santos, whose family founded Prudential Bank and Trust Company. Their children include: Sonia, Jose Ma., Ma. Cristina, Horacio Jr., Roberto, Alessandro, Victor Roman and Regina Victoria.


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ADELA COSCOLLUELA, Miss Mindanao 1937

Adelaida Coscolluela comes from the prominent Coscolluela family of Negros. "Daiding" died young at the age of 28.


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2 comments:

red_starlight said...

Sonia Ortaliz Gamboa is the daughter of Jose Benedicto Gamboa and Eliza Ortaliz. She is from Silay City Negros Occidental. She married Horacio Santos, of the Prudential Bank

alex r. castro said...

I remember contacting the local papers of Negros Occidental for additional information on Sonia Gamboa, but came up with false leads. Do you have a short biographical sketch of her? Thanks for the update and for visiting my blog.