Melanie Marquez
Melanie Marquez (b. 16 July 1964), is a Filipina personality development
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 coach, actress, film producer, author, and celebrity endorser. She is a former beauty queen and model who won the 1979 Miss International
Miss International
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 beauty pageant in Tokyo, Japan, representing the Philippines
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Marquez won a local beauty pageant competition when 15 years old, and the 1979 Miss International
Miss International
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 Pageant. Subsequently she took-up a career in fashion, magazine, catwalk, and commercial modelling, was featured on national and international magazine covers, and toured Europe and the United States. As an actress she has played parts in action and dramatic films, including the title role in her own bio-picture, and has become a TV host, film producer, and celebrity endorser.

In 1985 Marquez became the Face of the 80s winner in New York. In 1986 she was first runner-up
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 in the Supermodel
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competition and was described as the "Most Glamorous Woman in Italy". In 2000 she was voted the "Most Beautiful Miss International Winner", and in 2005 was one of the 6 finalists in the Mrs. World
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pageant in India
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, representing the Philippines. She has appeared in the Binibining Pilipinas
Binibining Pilipinas
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 World of BC 2004 and World of Canada 2004 pageants.

Marquez is a modeling and image-enhancement coach. She trained Ruffa Gutierrez
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 (Miss World 1993
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 2nd Princess); Charlene Gonzales
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 (Miss Universe 1994
Miss Universe 1994
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 4th runner-up); and Miriam Quiambao
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 (Miss Universe 1999 1st Runner-up). She has been a judge, coach, commentator, or host in beauty pageants, modelling contests, and talent-search competitions. Recently, she opened a modelling school for training models, beauty pageant contestants, and actors.

In a 2000 poll
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, Marquez was voted as the "Most Beautiful Miss International
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", and in the TV magazine show, Ang Pinaka (Top Picks), she was ranked the Philippines show business number one "most admired beauty queen". Marquez endorses, and is the face of, the Psalmstre line of beauty products.

Personal life

Melanie Marquez was born and grew-up in Mabalacat, Pampanga. Her father is Artemio Marquez, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as is her husband, ranch owner Adam Lawyer. Also being a member of the Church, she has been involved in its Relief Society
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 and the build-up to the 2011 50th Anniversary Celebration of its foundation in the Philippines.

In 2006, Marquez graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) from the International Academy of Management and Economics
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In 2008, she announced an oil find at her Utah
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 ranch; parts of the ranch have been leased by the US government for oil drilling.

The father of Marquez's eldest son, Juan Manuel, , a mexico's [boxer]] and actor. She has six children from four marriages.

See also

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