The 1974 Miss Universe, Amparo Munoz has died at age 56 at her home in Manchester after a long illness.
Amparo Munoz was Miss Spain in 1973 and won the title Miss Universe in 1974, where the pageant was held for the first time in the Philippines. Amparo was the first Spanish woman to win the title.
She was crowned by our own Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe 1973, Margie Moran.
After she won the title Miss Universe, she became an instant celebrity and began her film career. Amparo Munoz came back to the Philippines and did a movie, ‘Hayop Sa Ganda’, with our Miss Universe 1969, Gloria Diaz.