Aurora Pijuan

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Aurora Pijuan
Aurora McKenney Pijuan

(1949-11-11) November 11, 1949 (age 69)
TitleBinibining Pilipinas-International 1970
Miss International 1970
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Binibining Pilipinas 1970
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas International 1970)
Miss International 1970

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

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 1970. 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.


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Margaret Montinola
Binibining Pilipinas International
Succeeded by
Evelyn Camus
Preceded by
United Kingdom Valerie Holmes
Miss International
Philippines 1970
Succeeded by
New Zealand Jane Hansen