|Born||Evangeline Louise Ancheta Pascual
(1956-11-30) 30 November 1956
|Title||Miss Republic Of The Philippines 1973|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Miss Republic Of The Philippines 1973
Miss World 1973
Evangeline Pascual (born November 30, 1956) is a Filipino actress, artist, radio host and beauty queen who won Miss World Philippines 1973 and represented Philippines at Miss World 1973 where she placed 1st runner up.
In 1973, the 23rd annual Miss World pageant was held at the Royal Albert Hall in England. Fifty four delegates vied for the crown, with Miss United States Marjorie Wallace emerging as the winner and 17-year-old Pascual, as first runner-up. However, Wallace had to be fired from her duties as Miss World; pageant organizers extended an offer to Pascual to carry out the duties of Miss World for the remainder of the year without being officially granted the title; Evangeline Pascual was doing a movie at that time when Miss World offered her the crown. Pascual already signed a movie contract and she won’t be able to fulfill her duties as Miss World so she said no to the offer, they turned to second runner-up Miss Jamaica Patsy Yuen, who accepted.
She did movies at age 18, playing lead roles with Fernando Poe, Jr. in Ang Pangalan: Mediavillo (1974), and Ramon Zamora in The Game Of Death (1974) and The Dragon Force Connection (1974). She starred also in Mission: Get The Mastermind (1975) with Roberto Gonzales, The Exit (1975) with Tony Ferrer, and Golden Chaku with Rey Malonzo.
Pascual played as the mother of Valeria played by Sheryl Cruz in GMA-7‘s TV series Bakekang (2006) starring Sunshine Dizon. And she played as the wife of Juan Rodrigo, and the mother of Matteo Guidicelli in Paraiso (TV series) (2012) of ABS-CBN.
Aside from being a much-sought actress, she has a long-running radio talk show (which has been running for 17 years), Echoes of the Heart on DWIZ 882 kHz AM in the Philippines. She does radio counselling on the matters of love and life. Pascual is also an artist, her paintings became part of exhibits and were sold both in the Philippines and abroad.
Pascual was Miss Republic of the Philippines 1973 from Orani, Bataan, Philippines. Her father was the late Dr. Francisco Pascual, Jr. She studied in University of Santo Tomas. She is the mother of Nino Lapid, a tattoo artist at Zebra Tattoo and Piercing in Berkeley and Walnut Creek.