Precious Lara Quigaman

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Precious Lara Quigaman

Quigaman in 2017
Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman

Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Other namesLara[citation needed]
Alma materSouth Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Height5 ft 5.5 in (166 cm)[1]
(m. 2012)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleBinibining Pilipinas International 2005
Miss International 2005
Years active2005–present
Hair colorBlack[citation needed]
Eye colorDark Brown[citation needed]
Binibining Pilipinas 2001
Binibining Pilipinas 2005
(Winner – Binibining Pilipinas International 2005)
Miss International 2005
(Best in National Costume)

Precious Lara San Agustin Quigaman-Alcaraz, OL (Tagalog pronunciation: [kiˈgɐmɐn ɐlˈkɐɾas]) is a Filipina actress, and beauty queen who won Miss International 2005, in Tokyo, Japan.[2] She is the fourth Filipino to have won the crown, after Gemma Cruz in 1964, Aurora Pijuan in 1970, and Melanie Marquez in 1979. Prior to winning Miss International, Quigaman competed in Binibining Pilipinas twice, 2001 and 2005, where she won the title of Binibining Pilipinas International.[3]


Based in Bristol, United Kingdom, Quigaman is the eldest of four children of Nelson Quigaman and Princesita San Agustin. She grew up in Biñan, Laguna, and eventually Bahrain, where her father worked. After five years, she returned to Biñan and completed high school at La Consolacion College. Before moving to Bahrain, she studied for a semester at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. In England, she attended South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, where she studied Media Production and Communication.[4] Quigaman married Marco Alcaraz in a civil ceremony on 1 January 2011 in Vancouver, Canada, and a Christian ceremony on July 8, 2012, at the Hacienda Isabela in Tagaytay City.[5] They have one child.[6]

Quigaman is a Born-again Christian and drew negative reactions after several of her Instagram posts were taken to oppose Pope Francis visiting the country.[7]



Year Title Role Network
2023 FPJ's Batang Quiapo Young Tindeng Kapamilya Channel
ASAP Natin 'To Herself / Host / Performer
2022 Family Feud Guest GMA Network
Magpakailanman: Ang Bulag Na Ilaw ng Tahanan Jane Orlino
Magpakailanman: Teenage Mama Joan
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Slot Machine Luzviminda "Baby" Ybañez Kapamilya Channel
2021 Maalaala Mo Kaya: TV Evelyn Alcantara
2019–2020 The Killer Bride Alicia "Alice" Montero-Dela Torre / Bella Donna ABS-CBN
2019 SEA Games 2019 Opening Ceremony Muse / Malaysia Delegation
Ipaglaban Mo: Nanay Carina Sevilla
Wansapanataym: Mr. CUTEpido Onang
2018 Halik Loida Ybañez-Montefalco
Bagani Dilag
Ipaglaban Mo: Hazing Helen
2017 Love is... Angela GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bandila Gracia ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Dukot Elsa
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rehab Center Baby
2016 Till I Met You Lorraine Dee
Magpahanggang Wakas Gina Meyers
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Radyo Erlinda
Karelasyon Liza GMA Network
A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Herself
Wansapanataym: Candy's Crush Pinky Balane ABS-CBN
Ipaglaban Mo: Kabataan Andrew's Mother
My Super D Mikaelas
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasa Mila
All of Me Vicente's mother
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gasa Jennifer
You're My Home Veronica "Roni" Tesnado
Ipaglaban Mo: Nagkunwaring Baliw April
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet Alma
Ipaglaban Mo: Akin Ang Anak Mo Trining
2014 It's Showtime Guest Hurado
Pinoy Beauty Queen Academy Judge GMA News TV
Luv U Lisa Domingo ABS-CBN
Hawak Kamay Sophia Bustos-Agustin
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Jasmine Ruiz-Buenavista
Ipaglaban Mo: Hindi Ko Sinasadya, Yaya Ella
Moon of Desire Mia Ricafrente
Sarap Diva Herself/Guest GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Seashells Lani ABS-CBN
2013 Juan dela Cruz Queen Nerea
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Alitaptap Brian's mother
Little Champ Helen Caballero
Kahit Konting Pagtingin Olga
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flyers Young Auring
It's Showtime Guest Hurado
Wansapanataym: Sandy And The Super Sandok Isay
Princess and I Queen Isabel
Paparazzi Herself TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Manok Analina ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: OMG, Oh My Ghost Claire Delgado
Wansapanataym: Dirty Larry Lisa
Binibining Pilipinas 2011 Co-Host
Pablo S. Gomez's: Mutya Cordelia Sardenas
Sabel Cassandra Zaragosa
2010 Imortal Ceres
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor Monique Benitez
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Diploma Rima
Showtime Judge
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Selda Sta. Maria
2008 Dyosa Gorga
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kandila Laila
Kung Fu Kids Shen Li Liang
2007 That's My Doc Greta
Princess Sarah Sarah's mother
Your Song: Salamat Darlene
Wowowee Co-host
Pilipinas Game KNB Player
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Diary Darlene
2006 Encantadia: Pag-Ibig Hanggang Wakas Adult Cassandra GMA Network
2005 Binibining Pilipinas 2005 Herself / Contestant / Binibining Pilipinas-International 2005


Year Title Role Film Outfit
2020 Happy Times Kim's mother Reality Entertainment
2013 Kung Fu Divas Charlotte's adoptive sister Star Cinema, Reality Entertainment, The O&Co. Picture Factory
2012 The Healing Lian Star Cinema
2011 Enteng ng Ina Mo Ina Berde Star Cinema, M-Zet Productions, OctoArts Films, and APT Entertainment
Aswang Regal Entertainment Inc.
Babang Luksa Anna Viva Films
2010 Dalaw Agnes Star Cinema, Cinemedia, and MJM Productions
Slowfade Ter
2009 Buenavista (Ang Kasaysayan ng Lucena) Conchita
2006 Umaaraw, Umuulan Lynette/Rich
Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice Sara Imus Productions

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • People Asia Magazine: People of the Year- 2005
  • Presidential Order of Lakandula: Champion for Life (Alongside Manny Pacquiao given by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo).
  • Nominee for 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movie. New Actress Award 2007


  1. ^ Alex Vergara (22 July 2013). "Once heavy with child at 160 pounds, Lara Quigaman regains her whistlebait figure". INQUIRER.NET.
  2. ^ Ricky Lo (September 27, 2005). "RP bet is Miss International 2005". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  3. ^ Interview by Tinna S. Bonifacio (November 2005). "CELEBRITY PROFILE". Archived from the original on October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  4. ^ "Precious Lara Quigaman Biography". PINOYSTOP. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  5. ^ FUNFARE by Ricky Lo (July 11, 2012). "Mr. and Mrs. Marco Alcaraz (née Precious Lara Quigaman): One wedding & a baby". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  6. ^ Rowena Tan (September 21, 2013). "Precious mommy moments". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  7. ^ "Precious Lara Quigaman's Instagram Post Draw Negative Reactions From Netizens During Papal's Visit". 19 January 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by Miss International
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Margaret Bayot
Binibining Pilipinas International
Succeeded by
Denille Valmonte
(Quezon City)