Sunday, January 30, 2011

159. Carnival Beauties: ANDREA BADURIA, 1926 Miss Camarines Sur

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.


tria said...

Dear Mr. Castro,

I hope you are well.

I am currently in Manila conducting research on education under U.S. occupation and the Manila Carnivals. Andrea Baduria is my great aunt. I would love the opportunity to speak with you and peruse some of your materials.

Please feel free to contact me via email or phone :, 09083641364.

Thank you so much for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Very sincerely,


Alex D.R. Castro said...

Hi Tria, so sorry for the late reply as I am away most of the time. There are many book references on the subjects that you wish to research on, especially education under the U.S. regime. With regards to the Manila Carnivals, the little that I know are all in my blog, with some content contribution from the descendants of some of the candidates.