Joanne Quintas

Joanne Quintas (née Santos; born October 27, 1976) is a Filipino actress and former beauty queen who won the Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1995 crown at the age of 18, participating in Miss Universe 1995.

Joanne Santos
Joanne Zapanta Santos

(1976-10-27) October 27, 1976 (age 43)
Other namesJoanne Quintas
Joanne Quintas-Primero
Joanne Santos Primero
Joanne Santos Quintas-Primero
Josa Primero
Years active1994–2010
Known forBinibining Pilipinas 1995
(Winner - Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1995)
Miss Universe 1995
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
TitleBinibining Pilipinas Universe 1995
Miss Tourism International 1997
Mrs. Philippines World 2003
Domini Primero
m. 1998)

Early lifeEdit

Prior to Binibining Pilipinas, Quintas started her modeling career at age 12,[1] becoming the image of Filipino clothing company Pink Soda and appearing in the movie Marikina Files (Massacre Files on IMDb) in 1994.[2]

Binibining PilipinasEdit

After actress Charlene Gonzales' Top 6 Finish at Miss Universe 1994 and Ruffa Gutierrez's Second Runner-up placement at Miss World 1993, Quintas aimed to replicate their success stories in her country's national beauty pageant, Binibining Pilipinas, participating at age 18.[2]

She succeeded in her efforts and was crowned Binibining Pilipinas 1995 on March 12,[2] gaining the right to represent her country in Miss Universe 1995.

Miss UniverseEdit

As the official representative of her country to the 1995 Miss Universe pageant, broadcast live from Windhoek, Namibia on May 12, 1995,[3] she placed 16th in the preliminary competition, coming 9th in the preliminary evening gown event.

Life after Binibining PilipinasEdit

Quintas continued working as a model and actress in several television shows and movies, never forgetting her success as a beauty queen, winning the titles of Miss Tourism International 1997[4] and Mrs. Philippines World in 2003.[5]

A decade after she started modeling, she married Domini Primero and has three children with him: Rafael, Mulawin and Mayumi.[6] In 2006, she started studying photography, later becoming famous for her work behind the camera.[5]

In 2009, she was involved in a minor controversy with political candidate Joey Marquez when they were seen together as part of her work as a photographer for his political campaign.[7] Both parties clarified the situation and moved on with their lives.[8]


Year Title Role Channel
2010 Langit sa Piling Mo Bianca Ocampo GMA Network
2009-10 Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Romina Samaniego
2009 All About Eve Marissa
2009 Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang Sylvia Torres
2008 Codename: Asero Gelyn Abesamis
2008 Obra: Daady Dearest Gia
2007 Impostora[5] Sofia
1999 D! Day Guest
1999 Pintados Alex
1996-99 Anna Karenina[5] Melissa Cruz


Year Title Role
1997 Shake, Rattle & Roll VI Mabel Laroza
1994 Daddy's Angel Bettina Lacuesta


  1. ^ Sison, Myrza (May 11, 2009). "The Rise of the Model-Turned-Photographer". Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Showbiz beauties in Binibining Pilipinas". Manila Standard. March 8, 1995. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Who will be crowned Miss Universe?". The Daily Union. Associated Press. May 12, 1995. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Christmas joy in the Philippines". NY Daily News. January 4, 1998. Retrieved 24 October 2010. Last week in the Filipino Reporter: A bathing-suit shot of Joanne Santos, Miss Tourism International 1997
  5. ^ a b c d "Beauty queens-turned-showbiz icons". GMA News and Public Affairs. January 28, 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Who will be SM's Little Stars?". Manila Bulletin. October 9, 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. Also enjoying fun bonding time were Domini Primero and wife Joanne Quintas with kids Rafael, Mulawin and Mayumi. Three months after that, she represented her country in the annual 'Vegan olympics', where she was chosen to start the broccoli relay.
  7. ^ "Joanne Quintas says she's involved in Joey Marquez's publicity for mayor, nothing more". Philippine Entertainment Portal. December 6, 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Joanne Quintas-Joey Marquez 'affair' denied". ABS-CBN News. November 16, 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Charlene Gonzales
Binibining Pilipinas Universe
Succeeded by
Aileen Damiles