Saturday, February 02, 2008



picture of cynthia-ugaldeCynthia Ugalde was the 1961 Miss PPP winner. She appeared in Birds of Paradise, a film which also starred two other beauty queens—Josephine Estrada and Sylvia Gumabao-- was produced by Sampaquita Pictures.

She won several beauty titles such as (Miss Philippine Airforce 1957, Miss Education 1960 in UST, and the 1961 Miss Press Photography of the Philippines ). She was chosen as the Philippine representative to the 1962 Miss International pageant in Long Beach, California and went on to become the first Filipina to win a photogenic citation (she was 4th runner up in the miss photogenic round)in any international beauty pageant. Australia's Tania Verstak won most photogenic and eventually bagged the Miss International crown.

She joined the movie industry and was introduced in the film "Reynang Nakabakya" opposite the late Nestor de Villa. After several movies (Matang Lawin opposite the late Cesar Ramirez, Bathing Beauties, Birds of Paradise,Tansan vs Tarsan etc) she married Dr. Tan on December 17, 1965 and moved to the US after two years. Their eldest child, Camille, was born in 1970 and the youngest, Omar, was born in 1978. Cynthia studied in the New York School of Interior Design and John Robert Powers in Manhattan to broaden her knowledge. The couple returned to Manila mid 2004 to settle here for good.

For news articles about Cynthia Ugalde go to CelebritiesCorner.


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