Maligayang bati sa inyong lahat. Alam kong ang buong Pilipinas ay ngayo'y nasisiyahan sa gabing ito.
As a child, I have always wanted to come; to visit the native land of my grandfather who was one of the first American teachers who came to help educate my people.
Through this pageant, my dream has been fulfilled. America has helped the Philippines, taught us how to stand on our own two feet and in 1946, gave us a most wonderful gift, the gift of freedom.
For this, I, together with my people will forever be grateful. Please accept our sincerest thanks, United States of America. Thank You. (Lalaine Bennett, 3rd runner-up, 1963 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.