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Miss Universe Philippines Quezon City 2024 Candidate Joyce Penas Pilarsky wearing her swimsuit

Meet the Oldest Beauty Pageant Candidate of Miss Universe Philippines Quezon City 2024.

Joyce Penas Pilarsky is one of the 15 candidates vying to represent Quezon City at Miss Universe Philippines 2024.

Here are some of her swimwear photos:

Turning 70 Year-old this year, Joyce Pilarsky took the internet by storm when the Miss Universe Philippines Quezon City organization included her as one of the official candidates for this year’s local pageant. 

Joyce reveals that she wanted to join beauty pageants when she was younger, but her late father dissuaded her. Back then, the closest she came to joining a beauty pageant was when she represented her batch in a school competition in St. Paul Manila. She also joined Mrs. Asia International 2014, Mrs. Universe 2017 etc. 

As a fashion designer, she was declared grand winner at Los Angeles Fashion Week Design Competition last 2015. Top 2 finish for her Balangiga Bells-inspired collection at Britain’s Top Designer Awards 2019.

“I took my inspiration from Balangiga Bells. From war trophy to goodwill symbol, the victory of the return of the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. The bells were taken by the Americans as war booty from the town of Balangiga in the province of Eastern Samar during the Philippine-American War of 1901,” wrote Pilarsky in her Instagram post about the historical reference of her design.

Prior to receiving her Britain’s Top Designer Award, Pilarsky had won several awards including grand prize at the Coastal Fashion Week Design Competition 2017 in New Orleans and Grand Phoenix Cultural Achievement Award 2016.

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