The Info List - Melanie Marquez

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Mimilanie "Melanie" Laurel Marquez-Lawyer (born 16 July 1964), is a Filipino personality development coach, actress, film producer, author,[1] and celebrity endorser. She is a former beauty queen and model from the Philippines
who won the Miss International 1979 beauty pageant in Tokyo, Japan. Her victory meant that the Philippines
was the first country to win the title thrice. She was the youngest winner of Miss International
Miss International
in history at the age of 15 when she competed in the Miss International
Miss International


1 Pageant career

1.1 Miss International
Miss International

2 Life after Miss International 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Awards 6 References 7 External links

Pageant career[edit] Miss International
Miss International
1979[edit] Main article: Miss International
Miss International
1979 Marquez won a local beauty pageant competition when she was 15 years old, and the 1979 Miss International
Miss International
Pageant. Subsequently, she evolved as a successful fashion and commercial model and was featured in the local and international magazine covers. As an international model, she toured Europe and the United States
United States
of America. As an actress, she has played parts in action and dramatic films, including the title role in her own bio-picture. Later, she has become a TV host, film producer, and celebrity endorser. Life after Miss International[edit] In 1985 Ms Marquez became the Face of the 80s winner in New York, USA. And in 1986, was the First Runner-up in the Supermodel
competition. In 2000, she was voted the "Most Beautiful Miss International
Miss International
Winner" and in 2005, was one of the 6 Finalists in Mrs. World pageant held in India. She has appeared in the Binibining Pilipinas World of BC 2004 and World of Canada 2004 pageants. Marquez is a modeling and image-enhancement coach. She trained Ruffa Gutierrez ( Miss World 1993
Miss World 1993
Second Princess); Charlene Gonzales
Charlene Gonzales
(Miss Universe 1994 - Top 6 Finalist); and Miriam Quiambao
Miriam Quiambao
(Miss Universe 1999 First Runner-up). She has been a judge, coach, commentator, or host in beauty pageants, modelling contests, and talent-search competitions. Recently, she opened a modelling school for training models, beauty pageant contestants, and actors.[citation needed] In a 2000 poll, Marquez was voted as the "Most Beautiful Miss International", and in the TV magazine show, Ang Pinaka (Top Picks), she was ranked the Philippines
show business number one "most admired beauty queen". Marquez endorses, and is the face of, the Psalmstre line of beauty products.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Melanie Marquez was born in Mabalacat, Pampanga. She is a Mormon convert after her marriage to an American in Utah named Adam Lawyer, her fifth husband. Melanie was involved in her church's 50th foundation anniversary in the Philippines. In 2006, Marquez graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the International Academy of Management and Economics. Marquez has six children: two of whom have special needs, one being the son of Filipino actor and politician Lito Lapid, and her daughter—a model—with businessman Frederick Dee, Michelle.[2] She is guesting in Eat Bulaga!'s Kalyeserye
as Lola Nidora's friend. Filmography[edit] Television drama series

Year Title Role Type of Role Network

2001-2004 Whattamen

Main role ABS-CBN

2003 Hawak Ko Ang Langit Amapolla Main role / Antagonist GMA Network

2004 Marinara Zadama Supporting role / Antagonist

2006 Fantastikids Lucila Main role

2008-2009 LaLola Garganta Supporting role

2009 Only You Palmira Lapuz Extended role / Antagonist ABS-CBN

2015-2016 Juan Tamad Candy Guiginto Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network

2017 A Love to Last Miriam "Mimi" Stuart Supporting role / Protagonist ABS-CBN

2018 Sherlock Jr. Louella De Villa Guest role / Antagonist GMA Network

As herself

Year Title Role Type of Role Network

2016 Juan for All, All for Juan: Kalyeserye Herself Episode guest


Year Award Giving Body Category Work Result

1987 Metro Manila Film Festival[3] Best Actress The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez Won

Best Story Won


^ filstars.net Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., retrieved 2 March 2011. ^ "Meet Melanie Marquez' gorgeous daughter, Michelle". ABS-CBN Corporation. August 3, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.  ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1987". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

External links[edit]

Melanie Marquez's college graduation

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Luz Policarpio Binibining Pilipinas International 1979 Succeeded by Diana Jean Chiong

Preceded by Katherine Ruth Miss International 1979 Succeeded by Lorna Chávez

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Miss International
Miss International
titleholders (1960–1979)

Stella Márquez
Stella Márquez
(1960) Stam van Baer
Stam van Baer
(1961) Tania Verstak
Tania Verstak
(1962) Guðrún Bjarnadóttir (1963) Gemma Cruz (1964) Ingrid Finger (1965) Mirta Massa (1967) Maria da Glória Carvalho
Maria da Glória Carvalho
(1968) Valerie Holmes (1969) Aurora Pijuan (1970) Jane Hansen (1971) Linda Hooks (1972) Anneli Björkling (1973) Brucene Smith (1974) Lidija Manić (1975) Sophie Perin (1976) Pilar Medina (1977) Katherine Ruth (1978) Melanie Marquez (1979)

Complete list (1960–1979) (1980–1999) (2000–2019)

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Binibining Pilipinas titleholders (1979)

Universe Criselda Cecilio

International Melanie Marquez

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Major international pageant titleholders (1979)

Miss Universe Maritza Sayalero

Miss World Gina Swainson

Miss International Melanie Marquez

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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

Australia Brazil Canada Finland France Germany Great Britain Iceland India Japan Mexico Netherlands Norway Perú Philippines Poland Puerto Rico South Africa Spain Sweden USA Venezuela

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Metro Manila Film Festival

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

Merit awards

Best Picture Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Child Performer Best Screenplay Best Original Story Best Cinematography Best Editing Best Musical Score Best Original Theme Song Best Production Design Best Sound Engineering Best Visual Effects Best Make-up Artist Most Gender-Sensitive Film Best Float


Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence

Short film awards

Best Short Film Special
Jury Prize Best Director Best Screenplay

By year

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Best Picture


Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa (1975) Ganito Kami Noon... Paano Kayo Ngayon? (1976) Burlesk Queen (1977) Atsay (1978) Kasal-kasalan, Bahay-bahayan tied with Ina Ka ng Anak Mo
Ina Ka ng Anak Mo
(1979) Taga sa Panahon (1980) Kisapmata
(1981) Himala
(1982) Karnal (1983) Bulaklak sa City Jail
Bulaklak sa City Jail
(1984) Paradise Inn (1985) Halimaw sa Banga (only the 3rd Best Picture was announced) (1986) Olongapo, The Great American Dream (1987) Patrolman (1988) Imortal (1989) Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina?
Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina?
(1990) Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. (1991) Andres Manambit: Angkan ng Matatapang (1992) Kung Mawawala Ka Pa (1993) no winner (1994) Muling Umawit ang Puso
Muling Umawit ang Puso
(1995) Magic Temple
Magic Temple
(1996) Nasaan ang Puso (1997) Jose Rizal (1998) Muro Ami (1999) Tanging Yaman (2000)


Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001) Mano Po
Mano Po
(2002) Crying Ladies (2003) Mano Po
Mano Po
3: My Love (2004) Blue Moon (2005) Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On (2006) Resiklo (2007) Baler (2008) Ang Panday (2009) Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)
Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)
(2010) Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (2011) One More Try (2012) 10,000 Hours (2013) Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (2014) Walang Forever
Walang Forever
(2015) Sunday Beauty Queen
Sunday Beauty Queen

Best Director


Augusto Buenaventura (1975) Eddie Romero
Eddie Romero
(1976) Celso Ad. Castillo (1977) Eddie Garcia
Eddie Garcia
(1978) Lino Brocka (1979) Marilou Diaz-Abaya (1980) Mike De Leon (1981) Ishmael Bernal (1982) Willie Milan (1983) Mario O'Hara (1984) Lino Brocka (1985) Mario O'Hara (1986) Artemio Marquez (1987) Laurice Guillen (1988) Eddie Garcia
Eddie Garcia
(1989) Gil Portes (1990) Elwood Perez (1991) Ike Jarlego, Jr. (1992) Jose Javier Reyes (1993) No winner (1994) Joel Lamangan (1995) Peque Gallaga & Lore Reyes (1996) Chito Roño (1997) Marilou Diaz-Abaya (1998) Marilou Diaz-Abaya (1999) Laurice Guillen (2000)


Chito Roño (2001) Joel Lamangan (2002) Mark Meily
Mark Meily
(2003) Cesar Montano
Cesar Montano
(2004) Jose Javier Reyes (2005) Jose Javier Reyes (2006) Cesar Apolinario (2007) Mark Meily
Mark Meily
(2008) Joel Lamangan (2009) Wenn Deramas (2010) Tikoy Aguiluz (2011) Brillante Mendoza
Brillante Mendoza
(2012) Joyce Bernal (2013) Dan Villegas (2014) Erik Matti
Erik Matti
(2015) Erik Matti
Erik Matti

Best Actor


Joseph Estrada
Joseph Estrada
(1975) Christopher de Leon (1976) Rolly Quizon (1977) No winner (1978) Raul Aragon (1979) Dindo Fernando (1980) Vic Silayan (1981) Christopher de Leon (1982) Anthony Alonzo (1983) Herbert Bautista
Herbert Bautista
(1984) Anthony Alonzo (1985) Mario O'Hara (1986) Anthony Alonzo (1987) Baldo Marro (1988) Christopher de Leon (1989) Dolphy
(1990) Eric Quizon (1991) Aga Muhlach (1992) Aga Muhlach (1993) Roi Vinzon (1994) Richard Gomez (1995) Jomari Yllana (1996) Christopher de Leon (1997) Cesar Montano
Cesar Montano
(1998) Christopher de Leon (1999) Johnny Delgado (2000)


Cesar Montano
Cesar Montano
(2001) Eddie Garcia
Eddie Garcia
(2002) Eric Quizon (2003) Christopher de Leon (2004) Marvin Agustin (2005) Cesar Montano
Cesar Montano
(2006) Jinggoy Estrada
Jinggoy Estrada
(2007) Christopher de Leon (2008) Bong Revilla
Bong Revilla
(2009) Dolphy
(2010) Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes
(2011) Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes
(2012) Robin Padilla
Robin Padilla
(2013) Derek Ramsay
Derek Ramsay
(2014) Jericho Rosales (2015) Paolo Ballesteros
Paolo Ballesteros

Best Actress


Charito Solis (1975) Hilda Koronel (1976) Vilma Santos
Vilma Santos
(1977) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1978) Lolita Rodriguez (1979) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1979) Amy Austria (1980) Vilma Santos
Vilma Santos
(1981) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1982) Coney Reyes (1983) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1984) Vivian Velez (1985) Liza Lorena (1986) Melanie Marquez (1987) Amy Austria (1988) Vilma Santos
Vilma Santos
(1989) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1990) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1991) Gina Alajar (1992) Dawn Zulueta (1993) Kimberly Diaz (1994) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(1995) Amy Austria (1996) Maricel Soriano (1997) Alice Dixson (1998) Elizabeth Oropesa (1999) Gloria Romero (2000)


Assunta De Rossi (2001) Ara Mina (2002) Maricel Soriano (2003) Vilma Santos
Vilma Santos
(2004) Zsa Zsa Padilla
Zsa Zsa Padilla
(2005) Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos
(2006) Maricel Soriano (2007) Anne Curtis
Anne Curtis
(2008) Sharon Cuneta (2009) Ai-Ai delas Alas
Ai-Ai delas Alas
(2010) Maricel Soriano (2011) Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor
(2012) Maricel Soriano (2013) Jennylyn Mercado (2014) Jennylyn Mercado (2015) Irma Adlawan (2016)


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India-related topics in Philippines articles


Maritime Southeast Asia History of Indian influence on Southeast Asia

Tabon Caves Garuda Gold Pendant Golden Tara Laguna Copperplate Inscription

Indianized kingdom
Indianized kingdom
in Philippines
and Indian cultural influences in early Philippine polities

Srivijaya Majapahit Kedatuan of Madja-as Kingdom of Butuan Maynila (historical entity) Kingdom of Namayan Rajahnate of Cebu Rajah Matanda Rajah Sulayman Sultanate of Maguindanao Sultanate of Lanao Sultanate of Sulu Tondo (Historical State)

Battle of Manila (1762)



Greater India

Indian settlement in the Philippines

historic settlement of Indians


in pre-colonial Philippines
had Indianized Hindu and Buddhist influence Buddhism in Southeast Asia

Buddhism in the Philippines

Hinduism in Southeast Asia

(Asura) Diwata Hinduism in the Philippines Philippine mythology Deities of Philippine mythology Philippine folk literature Nanak Darbar Indian Sikh Temple, Iloilo


India– Philippines
relations Tourism in the Philippines

Visa requirements for Indian citizens

Tourism in India

Visa requirements for Filipino citizens Filipinos in India


Indianized ancient Filipino script Indian loanwords in various Filipino languages Influence of Indian languages on Tagalog language Sanskrit language loanwords in Tagalog language Tamil language loanwords in Tagalog language Sanskrit language loanwords in Cebuano language Sampaguita Filipino national flower is named from Indian sanskrit Champaka


Maritime Southeast Asia Murrah buffalo
Murrah buffalo
from Haryana imported to Philippine

from Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana, India
to Philippine Carabao Center
Philippine Carabao Center
in Nueva Ecija

Business process outsourcing to India Business process outsourcing in the Philippines Indian Companies


Pre-Spanish Indian traditions of Philippines

Filipino pre-colonial styles and titles National Assembly of the Philippines
Hall has the statue of ancient Hindu saint Manu behind the president's seat Kudyapi
guitar influenced by the Indian classical music Filipino martial arts
Filipino martial arts
inspired by the Indian martial arts Alim and Hudhud of Ifugao based on Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharta Hudhud - the Ifugao epic based on the Indian epic Mahabharta Biag ni Lam-ang
Biag ni Lam-ang
Ilocano epic based on the Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharta Ibalong epic of Bicol based on Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharta Darangen epic of Maranao people based on Indian epics Ramayana Pangalay
or Daling Daling (fingernail dance of Sulu and Sabah)




Indian Filipino List of Filipino-Indian people Indian surnames in Philippines Ethnic groups in the Philippines

Foreign citizens residing in Philippines Indian people

Dr. Leticia Ramos-Shahani
Leticia Ramos-Shahani
- sister of former President Fidel Ramos is married to an Indian Dang Cecilio ( Binibining Pilipinas 1979) Janina San Miguel
Janina San Miguel
( Binibining Pilipinas 2008) Venus Raj
Venus Raj
( Binibining Pilipinas 2010) Parul Shah ( Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2014) Ramon Bagatsing
Ramon Bagatsing
(Manila mayor) Raymond Bagatsing (actor) Cassandra Ponti (actress) Chanda Romero (actress) Dawn Zulueta (actress) Gardo Versoza (actress) Melanie Marquez (director) Pepe Diokno
Pepe Diokno
(producer) Sharmaine Arnaiz (actress) Zia Marquez (actress) Jose Diokno
Jose Diokno
(politician) Dr. Juan R. Francisco (Indologist) Dr. Josephine Acosta Pasricha (Indologi