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Melanie is back in Manila after her recent car accident in the United States. We’re glad she’s now home, back to her regal form, and is doing very well these days. 

After all, Melanie Marquez is Melanie Marquez (just like Anna Dizon is Anna Dizon), and no one can take her away from the throne as the ultimate ‘Quotable-quote Queen.’    

They say laughter is the best medicine, so here’s our list of the best quotes from the 1979 Miss International beauty queen herself…


20. You can fool me once. You can fool me twice. You can fool me thrice. But you can never fool me FOUR.”

19. Before Christmas: “Well, I want to spend my holidays with my family most probably out of place.”






18. When asked for a message to her daughter who was allegedly abused by their houseboy: “Don’t worry little angel, big angel is here”

17. While waiting backstage during a noontime show after watching actress Nikki Valdez perform her dance number: “Nikki, you’re so galing. You should go to the States. You will sell hotcakes!”  

16. After giving birth and while on an interview on The Buzz: “My answers have been prayered”

15. “My brothers is not a girl; he’s a gentleman.”








14. “We are lovers, not fighters.”

13. “Kapatid ko pa rin siya. We are one and the same.”

12. “I keep my crown on the voltage.”

11. “Can you repeat that for the second time around once more from the top?”

10. “Don’t touch me not!”

9. “Bakit ang dami mong tanong. You’re so questionable.”

8. (Boy Abunda: “Melanie, paano na ang showbiz career mo ngayong magmo-Mormon ka na?”) Melanie: “Ah okay lang yan Boy, kasi matagal na rin akong semi-RETARDED.” 

7. “I won’t stoop down to my level”









6. “Ang tatay ko ang only living legend na buhay”

5. “I don’t eat meat, I am not a carnival.”








4. “Eh ikaw ba naman durugin and ari mo… ‘Pag di ka naman manutok ng baril”







3. “Yung STD, baka sa maruming toilet lang niya nakuha yan”

2. “Don’t judge my brother; he’s not a book.” 









1. (Eddie Mercado: “Angie Dickson has insured her legs for a million dollars, would you also do the same?”) Melanie replies, “I won’t change my legs ‘cos I’m contented with my long-legged.” Melanie bagged the Miss International-Philippines 1978 title after this.

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