Sunday, August 16, 2009

miss universe 1974

The pageant in Manila was unaffected by a typhoon which had ravaged the island nation only days before. Spain's Amparo Muñoz won in 1974. During her champagne victory breakfast, the new Miss Universe joked to reporters: "With the way I am living like a queen, I might get used to it. In one year, I will have to look for a rich boyfriend." Unfortunately, Amparo did not finish her reign and became a soft porn star and made one movie in the Philippines. Today, Amparo is still a film star in Spain and in 1996 filmed three movies. Runner-up Helen Morgan of Wales would later that year win the Miss World title only to be stripped of it as she was found to be an unwed mother.

1st runner-up Helen Morgan WALES
2nd runner-up Johanna Raunio FINLAND
3rd runner-up Ella Cecilia Escaldon
4th runner-up Maureen Ava Vieira ARUBA
Yasmin May Nagy AUSTRALIA
Kathleen Ann Celeste Anders ENGLAND
Shailini Bhavnath Dholakia INDIA
Jasmine Nereida Panay PANAMA
Guadalupe Cuerva Sanchez PHILIPPINES
Sonia Maria Stege Chardon PUERTO RICO
Karen Jean Morrison USA


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