Her accidental fall during the 1999 Miss Universe pageant has never been forgotten by Filipino viewers. It was never her fall that made the audience cheer and clap but rather her grace when Miriam Quiambao got up and continued her walk as if nothing had happened.
Quiambao’s life story mirrors this experience. Her first book, He Can Catch You When You Fall, is a story of hope and second chances. n.
The book also tells the inside story of how, divorced and depressed, she came back to the Philippines a few years later, where more bad news awaited her. Miriam Quiambao then shares how God lifted her up, enabled her to walk on and to once again wear that beauty queen smile that had captivated the hearts of many. Today, she is happily married to Christian author and entrepreneur Ardy Roberto.
Miriam Quiambao first launched her book at the 35th Manila International Book Fair on Sept.18, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center. At 4 p.m. on March 21 this year, in celebration of International Women’s Month, she once again shared her inspirational story at a special book launch at National Book Store Glorietta 1.
The event was attended by family and friends and members of the press. The program was hosted by media personality Donita Rose, and guests were serenaded by former Moonstar88 lead vocalist Acel Van Ommen and former Imago vocalist Aia de Leon. A public book signing opened at 6 p.m. The event was organized in partnership with CSM Publishing, National Book Store, and sponsoring brands Mango, Hairworks, Cozy Nails, Olay, NicePrint Photography, Pancake House, Buqo, Sexy Solutions by Belo and Neil’s Kitchen.
He Can Catch You When You Fall: The Continuing Life Story of Miriam Quiambao is published by Cross Over (an imprint of CSM Publishing) and is available at leading bookstores nationwide.
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