In the ballroom of the Manila Hotel of the Filipino capital, press photographers hold a contest to pick their ideal girl.
LV.PAN.Contestant No. 3 Ocampo parades in dress.
LV.PAN.Contestant No.7 Concepcion.
SV.PAN.Contestant No.8 Pena.
LV. Contestants in swimsuits.
CU. Girl announcer.
LV. Winner and runners up Pena (2nd) Concepcion (3rd).
SV. Contestant receives prizes.
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Background: In the ballroom of the Manila Hotel of the Filipino capital, press photographers hold a contest to pick their ideal girl.
First, contestants appear before the judges in cocktail or evening wear Lovely Miss Mila Ocampo (No. 3) movie starlet, models original Filipino dress with strong foreign influence. Nex Miss Rosario de la Concepcion, a college student (No. 7) parades with grace and charm. Then big applause for Miss Teresita Pena (No. 8).
The trophy is donated by President Garcia and vice-president Macapagal.
The contestants then parade in swimming costume: Mila Ocampo again, displaying her charm and poise.
Radio announcer Bagoie Castaneda is the master of ceremonies.
The judges include a newspaper columnist and a public relations man.
The winner...28-year-old Mila Ocampo, the movie star with 11 films to credit. Five feet one inch tall, she has 34-23-33 1/2 figure. Her prize: an expense-paid vacation trip to Hongkong, the President's trophy and 1,000 pesos (US $500).
The runners-up: Teresita Pena (No. 8) and Rosario Concepcion (No 7). Twenty-year old Miss Pena's vital statistics are 36-24-36 1/2. Miss Concepcion is an eighteen-year-old student with her 5 feet 4 inch height and 34 1/2-24-35 1/2 figure she looks forward to better results in future contests.