A priceless video has been shared in Miss Universe’s Facebook page—our very own Miss Gloria Diaz on then-black-and-white television, competing for the Miss Universe crown.

Happy Birthday Miss Universe 1969! ❤️

Happy Birthday Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz! She is the first Filipina to hold the Miss Universe title. 👑💕

Posted by Miss Universe on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Some trivia on shared on the show:

  1. She was 18 years old when she joined the competition.
  2. She stands 5’5″ ft tall and weighed 115 pounds.
  3. She has two brothers and nine sisters.
  4. She also took a business course in St. Scholastica College, and lived in Paranaque.

Another interesting tidbit is that it was the year that the man landed on the moon, so she was asked what she would do if someone from the moon landed on earth instead. Her answer, “Just the same things I do. I think if you’ve been in the moon for so long, so when he comes over, he wants a change, I guess.”


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/03/11/watch-gloria-diazs-miss-universe-coronation-in-1969/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=watch-gloria-diazs-miss-universe-coronation-in-1969)