Sunday, August 16, 2009

miss universe 1971

Prior to coming to Miami Beach to compete in the Pageant, Georgina Rizk was told by a local fortune teller that she would be travelling to a far land and become successful. That she was as she ran away with the title of Miss Universe 1971.  She was the first Miss Universe to use an interpreter for her final question. She was also the last Miss Universe to wear a robe. Maybe that is why she is smiling!

Semi-finalist Miss US Virgin Islands, Cherri Creque said, "I began to believe blacks have a chance in beauty contests when a black girl won Miss World last year." (Miss World 1970 was Grenada's Jennifer Hosten) This year, only 12 semi-finalists were chosen instead.

1st runner-up Toni Rayward AUSTRALIA
2nd runner-up Pirjo Laitila FINLAND
3rd runner-up Beba Franco PUERTO RICO
4th runner-up Elaine Parreira Guimaraes
Marilyn Ann Ward ENGLAND
Myriam Stocco FRANCE 
Esther Orgad ISRAEL
Shigeko Taketomi JAPAN
Josefina Roman Gutierrez SPAIN
Michele McDonald USA
Cherri Raphaelia Creque US VIRGIN ISLANDS


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