Binibini Gold – Lia Andanar – Binibining Pilipinas International 1989

I just saw the images of Lia Andanar on external drive while browsing images of Miss International since MI is just around the corner. And i just thought of featuring her in Binibini Gold series.. and here she is… Lilia Eloisa Marfori Andanar – Binibining Pilipinas 1989 at Binibini Gold..

Lovely Lia

My friend says Lia Andanar was born in Surigao City and was raised in Cagayan de Oro City but her Binibining Pilipinas profile says, she was born in CDO.  She was Miss Cagayan de Oro of 1986 and competed in 1989 Binibining Pilipinas and won the Binibining International title. She was just 17 years old when she joined the pageant and as i reviewed her profiles, her ambition is to become a successful newscaster and stage actress, and I’m happy for reaching her goals. She is now a successful newscaster!

01. Sara Jane Davis Paez (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe)
02. Lilia Eloisa Marfori Andanar (Bb. Pilipinas-International)
03. Jeanne Therese Plata Hilario (Bb. Pilipinas-Maja)
04. Maria Rita Manalili Apostol (Bb. Pilipinas-Flower Queen)
05. Marichele Lising Cruz (Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism)
06. Suzanne Park Villaseñor Fahling (nyo) (1st runner-up)
07. Michelle Blardony (2nd runner-up)

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Lia Andanar – 1989 Bb. Pilipinas International 1989

Lia competed in 1989 Miss International pageant in Kanazawa City Tourism Hall, Kanazawa, Japan on September 17, 1989. Even she failed to bring home the MI crown, she got the most precious award – Miss Friendship Award! As they say” winning the title means winning the votes of a dozen judges. But winning the Miss Friendship Award means winning the hearts of your co-candidates which is the true meaning of the gathering!

Most Loved Candidate.. Lia receiving hugs and kisses from MI 89 delegates..

Lia currently co-anchors the Saturday edition of Dateline Philippines.  When she’s off-cam, Lia is a doting mother, a traveler who describes herself as a “purposeful gypsy”, and a proud Kagayanon who’s helping CDO recover from the effects of storm Sendong.


Lia at ABS-CBN News Channel..


Lia’s photo in Binibining Pilipinas 1989 press kit

Again.. Lilia Eloisa Marfori Andanar – Binibining Pilipinas 1989 at Binibini Gold..