The Philippines is known as a country full of pageant enthusiasts which is why beauty pageants are always a big event in the country. Also, as Filipinas are naturally beautiful, it is no longer a surprise that PH bets often take home the crown or become finalists in international pageants.
Now being dubbed as “the most beautiful day in the Universe”, the Miss Universe crown is one of the much-anticipated beauty pageants not just in the Philippines but also all over the world. With its first pageant being held in 1952 at Long Beach, California, photos of the first bet of the Philippines on the said pageant resurfaced online.
In a post by the Facebook page, Pageanthology 101, photos of Teresita Torralba Sanchez along with other candidates of the first-ever Miss Universe pageant can be seen roughly 68 years since it was held. In the said series of black and white photos, the girls are wearing skimpy clothes while flaunting their bodies in front of the camera.
In other photos though, it seemed that Sanchez had a lot of bloopers as she was seen looking at other candidates with a disgusted look on her face which caused the series of photos to gain a lot of ‘haha’ reactions from netizens.
There was even a photo where she can be seen trying to fix her bra while she Miss Germany beside her was smiling at the camera.
There were a total of 30 women from across the world who competed in the said pageant. Unfortunately though, during the said pageant, Sanchez did not make it to the top 10.
Crowned as the first Miss Universe ever is the then 17-year-old, Armi Kuusela from Finland.