Check out the official photos of Gloria Diaz during her reign as Miss Universe 1969

Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, is surrounded by well-wishers after she is crowned. 

“Neil Armstrong of the United States just landed on the moon but Gloria Diaz @its.gloriadiaz of the Philippines has just conquered the Universe." - US Pres.Richard Nixon (July 19, 1969).

MANILA - Exactly 49 years ago today, Philippines got the first Miss Universe crown through Gloria Diaz. Let's go back to 1969 and have a glimpse of Gloria's official photos as Miss Universe. All photos courtesy of IMG Universe LLC.

In Miami Beach, Florida, Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, poses for photographers the day after she won her title. Although Diaz was crowned in Florida, the Miss Universe Pageant has been held in 28 countries around the world since satellite developments made international broadcasts possible.

Philippines native Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, looks pensive in this headshot. Diaz won her title in Miami Beach, Florida.

Modeling an evening gown for another photo, Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, strikes a pose. Speaking and working on behalf of her official cause of HIV/AIDS Awareness, traveling, posing for pictures, and signing autographs take up a majority of each Miss Universe's time during her reign.

Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, displays some of her prizes. Although Miss Universe no longer receives a sceptor or a trophy, she does receive prizes from sponsors that range from Clairol to Mikimoto Pearls to Maurice Lacroix and Hoya Crystal.

Standing in her Catalina swimsuit, Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, shows off the form that helped her win the title. Catalina Swimsuits founded the Miss Universe Pageant in 1952.

Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1969, poses for an official Miss Universe photo. Miss Universe will be photographed thousands of times during her reign. She will sign thousands of autographs in her world travels on behalf of the Miss Universe Organization.


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