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VIOLETA LOPEZ, Miss Mindanao, 1932 Manila
The controversial beauty from Iloilo who cried "foul" over the
bathing suit incident at the 1930 Carnival came back to compete
at the 1932 search for Miss Philippines, proof that she harbored
no ill feelings towards the organizers. Violeta
Lopez's good sportsmanship paid off, as she placed
third and earned the Miss Mindanao title in the finals.
The written dedication on the back of this picture written by a
starstruck sender noted Violeta's outstanding beauty. She
writes: "She is
the most beautiful candidate, but she lacks votes. I all saw
them in the Floral Parade and she was naturally beautiful. She
is Miss Mindanao".
(text by Alex R. Castro of Manila Carnivals 1908-1939)
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