Tuesday, July 23, 2013

252. A Carnival Yearbook: CHARITY CROW YGOA, UST Class of 1939

CHARITY CROW YGOA, Class of 1939, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas.

For many beauties, life after the Manila Carnival went on as usual. 1933's Miss Luzon, Charity de Ocampo Crow not only settled down in domestic bliss with La Sallite Rafael Ygoa in 1938, but also went back to school to finish her college education at the University of Santo Tomas. While there, she was voted as the "Most Beautiful College Girl", tantamount to being named "Miss UST".

As one can see from her yearbook information, she led quite an active student life. She was the Vice-President of the Freshmen's Class from 1935-36 and was a Representative to the Central Student Board from 1938-39. The listing also includes membership in the Commerce Club and the Faculty Club for 4 years. In 1939, already married, Charity successfully completed her Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree with Honors.

The family relocated to Colombia and then returned to the Philippines, only to relocate to Spain due to the exigencies of Mr. Ygoa's work. After retirement, the Ygoas moved to the United States. Charity lived long enough to celebrate her Golden Wedding Anniversary; the lovely Fil-Ilongga beauty passed away in 1988.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

251. Carnival Beauties: ANGELINA VILLAFRANCA, 1929 Miss Philippines Candidate

ANGELIC ANGELINA. 1929 Miss Philippines Candidate.

When the 1929 Manila Carnival re-opened after a year in hiatus, the search for Miss Philippines was expanded to include colleges and universities, making the quest even more competitive. There were candidates from well-known schools like the University of the Philippines, Centro Escolar de Senoritas, Sta. Rosa College--and even Manila College of Pharmacy.

From a lesser-known school came Angelina Villafranca, Miss Filipino Academy. She was no match, however, for the state university's candidate, Pacita de los Reyes, who had the whole school's campaign machinery behind her.