I’ve always admired Miriam Quiambao’s Filipina beauty, the kind that won her Miss Universe 1999 first runner-up honors. So it surprised me when I learned from my newsfeed that she’s engaged again/ slated to be married.
The guy: author & speaker Ardy Roberto. Research shows that his company is the one bringing John Maxwell to Manila for those inspirational speaking engagements.
Okay, first impressions stick. Am reminded of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Miriam is a beauty queen…. and Mr. Roberto looks like your typical jolly, nice Filipino. Hmmm, comedian ang peg
Apparently, the guy is so well-liked in the Christian and speaking circuits. My former colleague Anjo Perez of Manila Bulletin says: “wow, he’s my friend…what a lucky girl she is.”
To this photo which she posted on her Instagram, Miriam wrote: “Went to visit Passages Bookstore in Bacolod at the The District mall. Found @ardyroberto’s books by the window! #AMventures7 #realmenarepogi”
It was a whirlwind courtship for the two.
Ardy adopted a child Joshua with his wife, the late Tingting Roberto who died only last January.
Their Christian friends believe it is all a matter of “God’s perfect timing.”