LALAINE BENNETT -MISS PHILIPPINES-UNIVERSE 1963
MISS UNIVERSE 1963 THIRD RUNNER-UP
PHILIPPINE FIRST PHILIPPINE BEAUTY TO BECOME FINALIST IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT.
1963 —A 5'9" tall starlet who measured an impressive 35-23-36, Lalaine "Bing-Bing" Betia Bennett, a 19-year-old American mestiza from Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya, won third runner-up in the 1963 Miss Universe Pageant.
Miss Philippines Lalaine Betia Bennett left Manila on June 29, 1963 for Tokyo and stayed there for a week to fulfill some engagements before proceeding to Honolulu and San Francisco. She was among the first 13 official delegates to arrive in Miami Beach, Florida. Lalaine placed third runner-up to Ieda Maria Vargas of Brazil. She married her official escort in the pageant, Felix Skievasky, a US Naval Officer of Polish-Filipino descent, on Sept. 7, 1964 at the San Marcelino Church in Manila. Felix died in a plane crash in 1973.She joined the movies until she married a pilot who died in a plane crash. She's based in the United States.