18 July 2009
Miss Philippines 1964, Myrna Sese Panlilio, Dies of Cardiac Arrest
Another Philippine representative to the Miss Universe died after Miss Philippines Universe 1980 Rosario "Chat" Silayan died of colon cancer on April 23, 2006.
Myrna Sese Panlilio Borromeo who represented Philippines at the 1964 Miss Universe in Miami Beach, Florida died of a cardiac arrest last July 16th at the Makati Medical Centre at around 2 o'clock in the morning.
Myrna is the first ever Binibining Pilipinas Universe winner but she is not the first Philippine representative to the Miss Universe pageant. Teresita Sanchez first represented the Philippines at the first edition of Miss Universe in 1952.
When Stella Marquez Araneta, first ever Miss International winner from Colombia, got the franchise of Miss Universe and started Binibining Pilipinas to select the Philippine representative to Misses Universe and International, Myrna was the first winner in 1964.
At the 1964 Miss Universe, Myrna did not make to the quarter-finals. The winner that year was Corinna Tsopie of Greece.
Some reports are also saying that Myrna died of gall bladder disease. So some are still confused on the cause of her death.
Myrna had a young daughter named Patricia Borromeo who died of cancer last 2003.