Fun Fact: Most International Beauty Pageant Wins

Counting all international beauty contests, the country with the most wins is the Philippines.

(Not So) Fun Fact: When America Conquered the Philippines

As a result of the Spanish-American War, Spain lost control over the Philippines. Native Filipinos tried to establish a new republic but America defeated them in the Philippine–American War. The Philippines would remain a territory of the United States until 1946.

Fun Fact: Why The Philippines and Filipino Are Spelled So Differently

The Philippines were named after King Phillip II of Spain. In Spanish the island is spelled and pronounced Filipinas as in Spanish the name Phillip is actually spelled and pronounced Felipe. Which is the reason why the name for the people of Philippines is spelled Filipinos instead of with a “Ph”.

Fun Fact: Phillipines Etymology

The Philippines get its name from King Phillip II of Spain who was honored with the namesake by explorers while he was still a prince.