Teresita Sanchez is the first Filipina Representative to the 1st Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1952.
Philippine Representative to the First Miss Universe Pageant in 1952
Miss Philippines Teresita Torralba Sanchez left Manila for Los Angeles California USA via Honolulu on June 19, 1952 at 7:45 p.m. by Pan American Airways Strato Clipper. She was joined by Miss Hong Kong Judy Dan who arrived earlier in the afternoon from Hong Kong.
Teresita was immediately rated as a dark horse; she fainted during the finals but recovered before the announcement of winners. Ramon Valera and Mademoiselle designed her wardrobe. During this pageant, Armi Helena Kuusela of Finland won the first Miss Universe Tittle.