But before we had Bb. Pilipinas, Miss Earth and what have you, there only was one beauty pageant held in the Philippines way back decades ago - the search for the the one and only Manila Carnival Queen!
Here are the photos of the winners during the 1952 Manila Carnival.
Her Majesty, The 1952 Manila Carnival Queen (What's with the Thai-inspired outfit?)
Ms. Roalinda Lim, Miss Luzon
Ms. V. Lopez, Miss Mindanao