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Born on 3rd January 1983, Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman-Alcaraz is a Filipina actress who won the title of Miss International 2005, becoming the fourth ever representative of the Philippines to be declared victorious at Miss International. She also became the third Miss International winner from the Binibining Pilipinas family. She stepped into the world of pageantry at the age of 15, when she became a part of TV Babe - A beauty contest telecasted on GMA-Channel 7. She was also one of the finalists of Calender Girl, telecasted on ABS-CBN-Channel 2. Her first major pageant was back in 2001, when she participated in Binibining Pilipinas, at the age of 18. She remained Unplaced in the competition and also failed to win any sub contests. The edition was later won by Zorayda Ruth Andam who represented the Philippines at Miss Universe. The other queens crowned were Gilrhea Quinzon who was sent to Miss World and Maricarl Tolosa who participated in the Miss International pageant in the same year. All three however remained unplaced at their respective international pageants.
Precious took a break for several years after the setback, not participating in any pageant until 2005 when she made a comeback at Binibining Pilipinas. As commonly stated, Comebacks are always stronger than setbacks. She was better and more determined to take home one of the crowns. And she did. During the competition however, Quigaman could not bag any of the subtitles. She emerged as the winner of Miss International Philippines at the end of 19th March 2005. Her preparations for the international contest began.
Prior to entering the world of pageants, Precious spent almost her entire life jumping from Laguna and Bahrain, the two places she spent most of her childhood in. She completed her graduation studies from England in the field of media production and communication. She participated in 2005’s Miss International pageant and won the crown ultimately. Owing to her own experience in the world of pageantry and what she has acquired from her fellow pageant sisters, she has written and published one of the most famous handbooks in pageantry - The Secret of Beauty Queens.
In 2011, she got married to her long time lover Marco Alcaraz privately and a year later they had a ceremony in church where they got married again, this time in public. She also has a little son Noah Alcaraz who recently turned 10 years old. The Alcaraz family now vlogs their daily life and their day to day shenanigans on YouTube with the channel name of “The Alcaraz Family” and have gathered around 185K (185000+) subscribers on the platform. We are happy to see our reina enjoy her life and share her happiness with us. Wishing only the best for Queen Precious!