CAMARINES CHARMER. Andrea Baduria, the first Miss Camarines Sur, was a standout in the 1926 Manila Carnival pageant, whose family was renowned in Bicolandia for their wealth and status.
The Badurias were an old family who came from Liga and settled in Tigaon after the eruption of Mayon Volcano in 1834. They figured prominently in the political affairs of the town during the Spanish regime. They also invested in abaca plantations and amassed considerable wealth and power.
Miss Camarines Sur of 1926, Andrea Baduria is acknowledged today as the first ever pre-dating the reigns of modern day Bicol beauties, Miss Bicolandia, Melody Gersbach and Venus Raj.