Tuesday, August 18, 2009

miss world 1966

Reita Faria was the first Indian woman to win the Miss World title of 1966. After winning the Miss Bombay crown earlier that year, she won the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest (not to be confused with the Femina Miss India competition won that year by Yasmin Daji.) She was the first Asian to win Miss World. After her one year tenure, she refused modeling and films and instead concentrated on medical studies. Now Dr. Reita Powell, she lives in Dublin, Ireland with her husband David Powell, and has two children and five grandchildren. Reita has come back to judge the Miss World competition on a few occasions.

1st Runner-up Yugoslavia - Nikica Marinovic
2nd Runner-up Greece - Efi Fontini Plumbi
3rd Runner-up Brazil - Marlucci Manvailler Rocha
4th Runner-up Italy - Gigliola Carbonara
Finalists Norway - Birgit Andersen
 USA - Denice Estelle Blair


 Norway - Birgit Andersen
 USA - Denice Estelle Blair


 Argentina - Graciela Guardone
 Canada - Diane Coulter
 Dominican Republic - Jeanette Dotel Montes de Oca
 France - Michèle Boulé
 Germany - Jutta Danske
 Guyana - Umblita Van Sluytman
 South Africa - Johanna Maud Carter
 United Kingdom - Jennifer Lowe Summers


Nigeria - Uzor Okafor (married to a Briton, was not nationally crowned)


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