Aside from selecting representatives to worldwide beauty
pageants, BPCI also helps a number of orphanages in Metro Manila and gives
skills training and educational workshops to less fortunate kids.
The 1993 Miss Universe first saw the Philippines in 1994 when she came
here to crown the new Miss Universe.
Shortly after this stint, Dayanara immediately got proposals
for product endorsements. She stayed on
even longer when she started to get offers for TV appearances and movie
One of these offers was to be a mainstay in the Sunday
variety show ASAP. Here,
Filipinos saw how graceful she danced on stage, and so she was given the title
"Dancing Queen." Also, according to
Wikipedia, she won the Best New Female TV Personality award in the 1995 PMPC
Star Awards for TV.
In movies, she was able to work with Gary Valenciano for Hataw
Na! in 1995; Cesar Montano for Type
Kita, Walang Kokontra in 1999; and Aga Muhlach for Basta't Kasama Kita
Although not clearly stated when it started, Dayanara had a
relationship with the former Bagets star Aga Muhlach, whom she first met
on the set of their movie together.
Their relationship lasted for four years.
All these projects and her constant interaction with local
celebrities somehow helped Dayanara in learning to speak Tagalog easily.
In 1998, the year she reportedly broke up with her local
celebrity boyfriend, Dayanara went back to Puerto Rico and released her first
and only music album called Antifaz.
She also did supporting roles in a Puerto Rican TV series called La
Cenicienta (1999) and in the American soap operas The Young and the
Restless (2004) and Watch Over Me (2006).
In 2000 Dayanara married international singer Marc Anthony, with
whom she had two sons, Christian Anthony and Ryan Anthony. Their marriage was short-lived and they
separated in 2003.
In the last quarter of 2006, Dayanara made a short visit in
the Philippines to endorse the controversial Beverly Hills 6750 cosmetic
surgery clinic. (Click here to read
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Michelle Van Eimeren. The Australian beauty queen Michelle Van Eimeren
fell for the popular singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid. She chose to stay here
after the 1994 Miss Universe pageant, which was hosted by the Philippines.
that same year, Michelle, who acted as a mermaid, starred with Ogie in the movie
Manolo and Michelle Hapi Together.
Then, in less than a year, they appeared together in another movie
titled Isko: Adventures in Animasia.
Michelle and Ogie's romance grew stronger and they decided
to get married in 1998. Their union
produced two lovely daughters, Leila and Sarah.
The marriage ended, however, after Michelle moved back to
Australia in 2003, together with the children.
This started the speculations about the couple's separation. (Click here
to read related article )
The couple tried to keep mum about the rumored annulment for
years until Ogie admitted publicly his romantic relationship with Asia's
Songbird and SOP co-host Regine Velasquez. (Click here to read related
But all's well that ends well. Michelle, Leila, and Sarah
recently had a reunion with Ogie and Regine on the occasion of Ogie's 20th