Precious Lara Quigaman

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Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz
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Lara Quigaman while shooting for Love Is…a television-movie presentation of Eat Bulaga!, October 2017
Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman

(1983-01-03) January 3, 1983 (age 36)
Other namesLara
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
TitleBinibining Pilipinas International 2005
Miss International 2005
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark Brown
Binibining Pilipinas 2001
Binibining Pilipinas 2005
(Winner - Binibining Pilipinas International 2005)
Miss International 2005
(Winner and Best in National Costume)

Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman-Alcaraz, Order of Lakandula awardee, (born January 3, 1983) is a Filipino actress, multi-product endorser and former beauty queen who won the Miss International 2005 beauty pageant held in Tokyo, Japan.[1] She is the fourth Filipino to have won the crown, after Gemma Cruz in 1964, Aurora Pijuan in 1970, and Melanie Marquez in 1979. Prior to winning Miss International, Quigaman joined Binibining Pilipinas twice, first in 2001 and last in 2005. The latter ultimately earned her the title of Binibining Pilipinas International.[2]


Based in Bristol, United Kingdom, Quigaman is the eldest of four children of Nelson Quigaman of Ligao City in the province of Albay and Princesita San Agustin, a registered nurse. She grew up in Biñan, Laguna, and eventually Bahrain, where her father worked. After five years, she returned to Biñan and finished high school at La Consolacion College. Before moving to Bahrain, she studied for a semester at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In England, she attended South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, originally called Filton College where she studied Media Production and Communication.[3]

Quigaman got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Marco Alcaraz in 2010 and got married in a civil ceremony in January 1, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. Got married again in July 8, 2012 in a Christian wedding ceremony that was held at the Hacienda Isabela in Tagaytay City.[4]

She gave birth to a seven-pound baby boy on November 10, 12:52 a.m. via cesarean section at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.[5]

Quigaman is a Born-again Christian and was criticized by netizens after several of her Instagram post were taken to oppose Pope Francis visiting the country.[6]



Year Title Role Network
2019 Wansapanataym: Mr. CUTEpido Onang ABS-CBN
2018 Halik Loida Ybañez-Montefalco
Bagani Dilag
Ipaglaban Mo: Hazing Helen
2017 Love is... Angela GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bandila Gracia ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Dukot Elsa
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rehab Center Baby
2016 Till I Met You Lorraine Dee
Magpahanggang Wakas Gina Meyers
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Radyo Erlinda
Karelasyon Liza GMA Network
A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Herself
Wansapanataym: Candy's Crush Pinky Balane ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Kabataan Andrew's Mother
My Super D Mikaelas
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasa Mila
All of Me Vicente's mother
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gasa Jennifer
You're My Home Veronica "Roni" Tesnado
Ipaglaban Mo: Nagkunwaring Baliw April
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet Alma
Ipaglaban Mo: Akin Ang Anak Mo Trining
2014 It's Showtime Guest Hurado
Pinoy Beauty Queen Academy Judge GMA News TV
Luv U Lisa Domingo ABS-CBN
Hawak Kamay Sophia Bustos-Agustin
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Jasmine Ruiz-Buenavista
Ipaglaban Mo: Hindi Ko Sinasadya, Yaya Ella
Moon of Desire Mia Ricafrente
Sarap Diva Herself/Guest GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Seashells Lani ABS-CBN
2013 Juan Dela Cruz Queen Nerea
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Alitaptap Brian's mother
Little Champ Helen Caballero
Kahit Konting Pagtingin Olga
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flyers Young Auring
It's Showtime Guest Hurado
Wansapanataym: Sandy And The Super Sandok Isay
Princess and I Queen Isabel
Paparazzi Herself TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manok Analina ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: OMG, Oh My Ghost Claire Delgado
Wansapanataym: Dirty Larry Lisa
Binibining Pilipinas 2011 Co-Host
Pablo S. Gomez's: Mutya Cordelia Sardenas
Sabel Cassandra Zaragosa
2010 Imortal Ceres
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor Monique Benitez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Diploma Rima
Showtime Judge
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Selda Sta. Maria
2008 Dyosa Gorga
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kandila Laila
Kung Fu Kids Shen Li Liang
2007 That's My Doc Greta
Princess Sarah Sarah's mother
Your Song: Salamat Darlene
Wowowee Co-host
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Diary Darlene
2006 Encantadia: Pag-Ibig Hanggang Wakas Adult Cassandra GMA Network
2005 Binibining Pilipinas 2005 Herself/Contestant/Binibining Pilipinas-International 2005


Year Title Role Film Production
2013 Kung Fu Divas Charlotte's adoptive sister Star Cinema, Reality Entertainment, The O&Co. Picture Factory
2012 The Healing Lian Star Cinema
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Ina Berde Star Cinema, M-Zet Productions, OctoArts Films, and APT Entertainment
Aswang Regal Entertainment Inc.
Babang Luksa Anna Viva Films
2010 Dalaw Agnes Star Cinema, Cinemedia, and MJM Productions
2009 Buenavista (Ang Kasaysayan ng Lucena) Conchita
2006 Umaaraw, Umuulan Lynette/Rich
Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice Sara Imus Productions

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • People Asia Magazine: People of the Year- 2005
  • Presidential Order of Lakandula: Champion for Life (Alongside Manny Pacquiao given by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo).
  • Nominee for 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movie. New Actress Award 2007

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ricky Lo (September 27, 2005). "RP bet is Miss International 2005". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Interview by Tinna S. Bonifacio (November 2005). "CELEBRITY PROFILE". Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Precious Lara Quigaman Biography". PINOYSTOP. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  4. ^ FUNFARE by Ricky Lo (July 11, 2012). "Mr. and Mrs. Marco Alcaraz (nee Precious Lara Quigaman): One wedding & a baby". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Rowena Tan (September 21, 2013). "Precious mommy moments". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "Precious Lara Quigaman's Instagram Post Draw Negative Reactions From Netizens During Papal's Visit". 19 January 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Colombia Jeymmy Vargas
Miss International
Succeeded by
Venezuela Daniela di Giacomo
Preceded by
Margaret Bayot
Binibining Pilipinas International
Succeeded by
Denille Valmonte