They say that beauty is subjective, but if you ask UK price comparison site money.co.uk, where you were born can actually play a part.
In their research on the world’s most beautiful birthplaces, data shows that the Philippines placed as the 5th country where the most beautiful people are born, with Manila also taking the 5th spot, city-wise.
Taking from past winners from international pageants such as Miss World, Miss Universe, and Mr. Gay World, the site found that the Philippines ranked just below USA, Venezuela, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
We have a total of 23 pageant winners, with the leading USA taking in over 61 pageants in recent years. Venezuela has brought home a total of 35 pageant crowns, Brazil with 23, and the United Kingdom with 25.
“The Philippines are considered another powerhouse of the beauty pageant world, which explains why the capital of Manila has produced the joint fifth-highest number of winners,” the site explained.
Meanwhile, 2020 data from consumer data site Statista found that the Philippines ranks as the second country with the most international pageant crowns from the pageant “Big Four,” namely Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.
The country tied with USA's 15 crowns and was just below Venezuela's 23 Big Four wins at the time, though money.co.uk and Statista looked into different beauty pageants for their research.