The Info List - Margarita Moran-Floirendo

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Maria Margarita Roxas Moran-Floirendo or locally known as Margie Moran (born 15 September 1953 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino peace advocate for her efforts in Mindanao[1][2] and currently the President of Ballet Philippines.[2][3] She is best known for winning the second Miss Universe
Miss Universe
crown for the Philippines
in 1973, 4 years after Gloria Diaz.[4][5]


1 Early life 2 Pageantry 3 Life after Miss Universe 4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] Margie Moran graduated high school in St. Theresa's College [6] and attended college at Maryknoll College (now Miriam College). Prior to joining the Miss Universe
Miss Universe
pageant, she modeled part-time for the fashion designer, Auggie Cordero. She is a granddaughter of Manuel Roxas, 5th President of the Philippines.[7][8] Pageantry[edit]

Commemorative stamp featuring Filipino winners of the Miss Universe pageant including Moran herself (center).

She won the right to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant in Athens, Greece
after winning the Binibining Pilipinas competition in 1973.[9] Moran said that she entered the contest because of the incessant urgings of friends and family. The 19-year-old, 5 ft 6 in beauty ultimately won the Miss Universe 1973 title and also garnered the Miss Photogenic award.[10] She is one of the only four Miss Universe
Miss Universe
winners to also win Miss Photogenic, the others being Margareta Arvidsson, Janelle Commissiong, and Denise Quiñones. Life after Miss Universe[edit] Two years after her reign, she married and managed to finish her Business Administration degree at Maryknoll College and Boston University[1] and took her masters at the federal University of London, awarded through the School of Oriental and African Studies.[8] She headed several private companies like a resort called "Pearl Farm" in Samal Island, Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte
from 1989 to 1994, hosted "Margie on Mindanao" on TV and produced a multi-awarded movie, Bagong Buwan.[1] Moran is also notable for her social and civic works especially for promoting peace and livelihood as part of the Mindanao
Commission on Women Organization and recently as an ambassador-trustee of Habitat for Humanity Philippines.[11][12] Her passion and experience as a dancer at the age of 18, prompt her to promote arts and culture with Southern Philippines
Foundation for the Arts, Culture and Ecology.[1][2] She is now busy running the over-all operations of Ballet Philippines.[3] Moran was 21 years old when she married congressman Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr. of Davao Del Norte
Davao Del Norte
but after 30 years of marriage, they are now living separate lives.[8] They have 2 daughters, Monica Danielle and Gabrielle Antoinette.[13] References[edit]

^ a b c d "Margie Moran Floirendo". mindanaowomen.org. Mindanao Commission on Women. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ a b c "For Margie Moran Floirendo, 60 is really the new 40". lifestyle.inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 22, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ a b Pablo A. Tariman (December 2, 2012). "Alice Reyes, Margie Moran Floirendo on highs and lows of Ballet Philippines". lifestyle.inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ " Miss Universe
Miss Universe
of 1973 feels everyone beautiful". The Montreal Gazette. July 23, 1973. Retrieved October 11, 2013.  ^ "Past Titleholders". missuniverse.com. Miss Universe. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013.  ^ "Margie's Art of Human Kindness". PositivelyFilipino.com. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2016-03-10.  ^ Sales, Todd Lucero (June 2008). "PHILIPPINE POLITICS AND ITS GENEALOGY". Manila
Bulletin. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ a b c CRAZY QUILT by Tanya T. Lara (March 14, 2010). "Margie Moran-Floirendo on beauty queens, marriage and separation". philstar.com. The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ Tony Paat. "BINIBINING PILIPINAS IN THE 70's". veestarz.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ " Miss Universe
Miss Universe
Title Won By Filipino Beauty Queen". Herald-Journal. July 22, 1973. Retrieved October 11, 2013.  ^ Jude Cartalaba (April 14, 2013). "Margie Moran lauds new pageant hopefuls". abs-cbnnews.com. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved October 12, 2013.  ^ "Margie Moran-Floirendo". habitat.org.ph. Habitat for Humanity Philippines. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.  ^ Nino Calamba (January 17, 2012). "Monica and Gabbi Moran Floirendo's Special
Celebration". mindanaotimes.net. Mindanao
Times. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Miss Universe
Miss Universe
1973 Binibining Pilipinas Titleholders

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Kerry Anne Wells Miss Universe 1973 Succeeded by Amparo Muñoz

Preceded by Barbara Crespo Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1973 Succeeded by Guadalupe Sanchez

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Binibining Pilipinas titleholders (1973)

Universe Margarita Moran

International Maria Elena Ojeda

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Miss Universe
Miss Universe
Organization titleholders (1973)

Miss Universe Margarita Moran

Miss USA Amanda Jones

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Miss Universe
Miss Universe

Armi Kuusela
Armi Kuusela
(1952) Christiane Martel
Christiane Martel
(1953) Miriam Stevenson (1954) Hillevi Rombin
Hillevi Rombin
(1955) Carol Morris
Carol Morris
(1956) Gladys Zender (1957) Luz Marina Zuluaga (1958) Akiko Kojima (1959) Linda Bement (1960) Marlene Schmidt (1961) Norma Nolan (1962) Iêda Maria Vargas
Iêda Maria Vargas
(1963) Corinna Tsopei (1964) Apasra Hongsakula (1965) Margareta Arvidsson (1966) Sylvia Hitchcock
Sylvia Hitchcock
(1967) Martha Vasconcellos
Martha Vasconcellos
(1968) Gloria Diaz
Gloria Diaz
(1969) Marisol Malaret (1970) Georgina Rizk (1971) Kerry Anne Wells
Kerry Anne Wells
(1972) Margarita Moran (1973) Amparo Muñoz (1974) Anne Marie Pohtamo (1975) Rina Messinger (1976) Janelle Commissiong (1977) Margaret Gardiner (1978) Maritza Sayalero (1979) Shawn Weatherly
Shawn Weatherly
(1980) Irene Sáez (1981) Karen Baldwin (1982) Lorraine Downes (1983) Yvonne Ryding
Yvonne Ryding
(1984) Deborah Carthy-Deu
Deborah Carthy-Deu
(1985) Bárbara Palacios Teyde (1986) Cecilia Bolocco
Cecilia Bolocco
(1987) Porntip Nakhirunkanok (1988) Angela Visser
Angela Visser
(1989) Mona Grudt (1990) Lupita Jones
Lupita Jones
(1991) Michelle McLean (1992) Dayanara Torres
Dayanara Torres
(1993) Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen
(1994) Chelsi Smith (1995) Alicia Machado
Alicia Machado
(1996) Brook Lee
Brook Lee
(1997) Wendy Fitzwilliam (1998) Mpule Kwelagobe
Mpule Kwelagobe
(1999) Lara Dutta
Lara Dutta
(2000) Denise Quiñones (2001) Justine Pasek
Justine Pasek
(2002) Amelia Vega
Amelia Vega
(2003) Jennifer Hawkins
Jennifer Hawkins
(2004) Natalie Glebova
Natalie Glebova
(2005) Zuleyka Rivera
Zuleyka Rivera
(2006) Riyo Mori
Riyo Mori
(2007) Dayana Mendoza
Dayana Mendoza
(2008) Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández
(2009) Ximena Navarrete
Ximena Navarrete
(2010) Leila Lopes (2011) Olivia Culpo
Olivia Culpo
(2012) Gabriela Isler
Gabriela Isler
(2013) Paulina Vega
Paulina Vega
(2014) Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach
(2015) Iris Mittenaere
Iris Mittenaere
(2016) Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (2017)

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Major international pageant titleholders (1973)

Miss Universe Margarita Moran

Miss World Marjorie Wallace

Miss International Tuula Anneli Björkling

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Miss Philippines
winners in the Big Four international beauty pageants

Miss Universe

Gloria Diaz
Gloria Diaz
(1969) Margarita Moran (1973) Pia Wurtzbach
Pia Wurtzbach

Miss World

Megan Young
Megan Young

Miss Earth

Karla Henry
Karla Henry
(2008) Jamie Herrell
Jamie Herrell
(2014) Angelia Ong
Angelia Ong
(2015) Karen Ibasco (2017)

Miss International

Gemma Cruz (1964) Aurora Pijuan (1970) Melanie Marquez (1979) Lara Quigaman (2005) Bea Santiago
Bea Santiago
(2013) Kylie Verzosa
Kylie Verzosa

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