by Boy Abunda

MANILA, JUNE 13, 2007 (STAR) We always look forward to Miss Universe pageant. After Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran won it in 1969 and 1973, we remain hopeful that each year we are going to win it

 again. And we will.

With Charlene Gonzalez, I hosted the pre-pageant special for this year’s Miss Universe with Ana Teresa Licaros as our representative. She got the Miss Photogenic Award. Our hopes were high because Ana is not only beautiful but smart as well — having graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines and currently a law student at the same university.

Our guests for the pre-pageant special were Gloria Diaz, Chiqui Brosas, Jo-Anne Quintas, Karen Loren Agustin and Nina Ricci-Alagao. Beauty experts Felix Manuel and Gerry Yumping were our resource persons. In the audience were friends, classmates and family of Ana Teresa Licaros.

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