Maricar Balagtas

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Maricar Balagtas
Born Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas
(1983-07-29) July 29, 1983 (age 31)
Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines
Modeling information
Height 5'8"
Hair color Black
Eye color Dark Brown
Measurements 34-24-34.5

Maricar Manalaysay Balagtas (born July 29, 1983), of the Philippines, is the first Filipino delegate to win the Miss Globe International title in 2001 and represented the Philippines in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant.

A native of Plaridel, Bulacan, she graduated from Centro Escolar University as a Communications major.

Maricar first gained national attention upon competing in the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant three times (2000,2001 and 2004),In her first attempt she was unplaced and on the second attempt she placed 2nd runner up, hence, was sent to represent the country in the Miss Globe International in Istanbul, Turkey in the same year and win. In 2004 she joined Bb. Pilipinas again and eventually won Bb. Pilipinas Universe title.

She was chosen to represent the country in the Miss Universe 2004 in Quito, Ecuador. She was unplaced in the finals.

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Preceded by
Joan Chópite
Miss Globe International
Succeeded by
Jennifer Schooler
Preceded by
Carla Balingit
Binibining Pilipinas-Universe
Succeeded by
Gionna Cabrera