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#ThrowbackThursday : Miss Universe in the Philippines and its representatives

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The first time Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines was in 1974 at the Folk Arts Theater in Manila.

18 year-old, Guadalupe Sanchez represented the  country. Spain's Amparo Muñoz was crowned Miss Universe 1974. Sanchez finished as semi-finalist.

20 years later the Miss Universe pageant was once again held in the Philippines. Charlene Gonzales was the country's representative and she finished 6th to India's Sushmita Sen.

This year, Philippines hosted the Miss Universe pageant for the third time after 22 years. Maxine Medina is the country's representative.

Medina is not only the host delegate but she's also gunning for a back-to-back Miss Universe crown. It will be the third time that Philippines will try to clinch the elusive back-to-back title which only Venezuela has ever achieved in 2008 and 2009.

Will it be the first time in history that a host country will win the back-to-back title?

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