Miss Universe 1974, Amparo Munoz of Spain, died at 56 after a long illness

by • March 2, 2011 • EntertainmentComments (3)6153

All Filipinos in the 70’s knew whom, Miss Universe 1974 Miss Amparo Munoz was. The coronation of such prestigious international beauty event was held in the Philippines during Marcos regime. All people in the world were following the famous pageant. Miss Amparo Munoz, now 56 years old, earlier died of long illness in her home in Malaga, Spain from a newspaper report, published in Spain.


She was an actress before she was crowned as Miss Universe ’74. Unfortunately, she surrenders her title due to organizer’s differences, later on after 6 months as confirmed. Thereafter, she went back to the Philippines to accept a movie offer to shoot “Hayop sa Ganda” with Ms. Gloria Diaz who was a beauty titlist also, who won Miss Universe in 1969, as narrated by Ricky Lo. However, not for long, she instantly left the country, because of some disputes with her producer-manager that lead to court conflicts. She was branded as having mood swings and being inconsistent by her encounters.


Furthermore, the Philippine star’s most reliable journalist, Ricky Lo, mentioned way back 2006 in his editorial, alleging that the former Miss Universe from Spain was rumored to die from AIDS in Spain. Last year, Amparo Munoz defended herself from the rumor through Cronica, one of the leading Spanish newspapers that she was suffering from cerebral disease, contrary to the AIDS issue. The Beauty titlist from Spain was quoted of saying, “I got sick the same day my Papa died of pulmonary infection…I was so devastated and affected by his death because I was not able to ask for an apology to him for what I did, before he died. At first, I only felt little symptoms, like dizziness when I tied up my shoes.” Since those early warnings become so persistent, she said, “I then consulted a doctor, who first told me that he got doubts that I have cancer of the brain, from there I was vomiting and felt tremors. I again took a second opinion and was diagnose of having an abnormal growth in my cerebellum. That is why I undergone chemotherapy,” Typically Spanish reported.


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3 Responses to Miss Universe 1974, Amparo Munoz of Spain, died at 56 after a long illness

  1. Izza says:

    Syempre, Amparo Munoz, miss Spain will never be forgotten by Filipinos. She is a very beautiful woman, with a perfect face. People are just so judgmental of others. Just respect the death of former Miss Universe. Spare her the bad publicity even to her death. Magsulat ka pa ng mga ganito..talagang maganda basahin..

  2. rob says:

    sayang talaga si miss spain. kaso pinabayaan nya talaga ang self nya kaya sya nagka-ganyan. kaya kayong mga feature beauty queens, take care always. mwah

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