Aurora Pijuan

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Aurora Pijuan
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Aurora McKenny Pijuan
Philippines
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Binibining Pilipinas-International 1970
Miss International 1970
Major
competition(s)
Binibining Pilipinas 1970
(Winner)
Miss International 1970
(Winner)

Aurora McKenny Pijuan (born 1949), of the Philippines, is the Miss International titleholder for the year 1970.

She comes from Bacolod and is a graduate of Saint Scholastica's College (batch 1967). A product of the 1970 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant, Aurora was sent to Osaka, Japan to compete, and eventually win, Miss International. Her victory meant that the Philippines is the first country to win the title twice.

She went on to marry golfer and basketball coach Tomas Manotoc in the Dominican Republic. The couple has a son, now ABS-CBN sportscaster TJ, and a daughter named Mavis. The marriage ended in divorce and Tomas married Imee Marcos, daughter of then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

She is currently an active member of the Gawad Kalinga movement in the rural areas of the Philippines.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Margaret Montinola
Binibining Pilipinas-International
1970
Succeeded by
Evelyn Camus
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United KingdomValerie Holmes
Miss International
1970
Succeeded by
New ZealandJane Hansen