Aurora Pijuan

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Aurora McKenny Pijuan, of the Philippines, is the Miss International titleholder for the year 1970.

She hails from Bacolod and is a graduate of St. Scholastica's College (batch 1967). A product of the 1970 Binibing Pilipinas beauty pageant, Aurora was sent to Osaka, Japan to compete, and eventually win, Miss International. 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 Dominican Republic. The couple has a son named TJ and a daughter named Mavis. The marriage ended in divorce.

She is currently an active member of the Gawad Kalinga movement in the rural areas of the Philippines.


Preceded by
Valerie Holmes
Miss International
Succeeded by
Jane Hansen
Preceded by
Binky Montinola
Binibining Pilipinas-International
Succeeded by
Evelyn Camus

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