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Miss Universe 1999 1st Runner-up

Miriam Today

Miriam Quiambao Today

Every Filipino remembers Miriam Quiambao as the country's closest chance to the Miss Universe crown back in 1999. We all recall the way she glided effortlessly on stage in that sparkling one-shoulder Halston evening gown, poised and bursting with pride. She may not have won, but she did take home the pageant's first runner-up crown. Since then, Miriam Quiambao has become a celebrity through her public appearances and her foray into the world of broadcast journalism.

Miriam Quiambao upon returning to the country was awarded Outstanding Alumna for the field of arts and entertainment by her alma mater the University of Santo Tomas Institute of Physical Therapy.

Her current TV shows includes 100% Pinoy on Thursday Nights after Saksi on GMA7 and The BEAT on Monday Nights at 10:30pm on QTV.

Her product endorsements include Olay Total Effects Moisturizer, Clear Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, Mister Donut, Lactacyd, and Creamsilk.

Miriam appeared on the front cover of the August 2008 issue of Playboy Philippines.

In spite of her success, she never fails to contribute to her community. She has been a very active celebrity endorser for Worldvision Development Foundation since 2001 and has served as a Celebrity Advocate Against Child Labor from 2006-2008. She is currently one of the hosts of Christian news magazine TV program, The 700 Club Asia, which airs weeknights on GMA Network.

She wrote her first book, He Can Catch You When You Fall, which tells a story of her life full of hope and second chances. It was published in 2015.

She is a loving wife to best-selling author, inspirational speaker and award-winning entrepreneur Ardy Roberto. Together, they are loving and caring parents to their nine-year old son, Joshua. (Updated 11 February 2018)

Miriam with UST Rector Fr. Lana
" If you’re in another country, you feel proud of your country & the school you came
from… I refer to God as the center of my wisdom. I would like to thank the men &
women of UST for their support in my success. "

--- Miriam at UST Recognition Day
June 21, 1999, España, Manila

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