Tuesday, August 18, 2009

miss world 1971

Representing the State of Guanabara, Lucia placed first runner-up in the national pageant, hence, earning her the right to compete as Brazil's delegate in the Miss World pageant in London, United Kingdom. She became the first woman from her country and the fourth South American woman to win the title. After her reign, Lucia went on to finish her medical studies and became a doctor.

1st Runner-up United Kingdom - Marilyn Ann Ward
2nd Runner-up Portugal - Ana De Almeida
3rd Runner-up Guyana - Nalini Moonsar
4th Runner-up Jamaica - Ava Joy Gill


 United States - Karen Brucene Smith
 France - Myriam Stocco


 Australia - Valerie Roberts
 Austria - Waltraud Lucas
 Guam - Deborah Bordallo Nelson
 Israel - Miri Ben-David
 South Africa - Monica Fairall
 Spain - María García
 Sweden - Simonetta Kohl
 Venezuela - Ana María Padrón

Special Awards
Best National Costume - Onelia Ison Jose, Philippines

Other notes
9 of the contestants share the name Maria. They are: Miss Aruba (Maria Elizabeth Bruin), Miss Ecuador (María Cecilia Gómez), Miss Greece (Maria Maltezou), Miss Italy (Maria Pinnone), Miss Panama (María de Lourdes Rivera), Miss Paraguay (Rosa María Duarte), Miss Spain (María García), Miss Trinidad & Tobago (Maria Jordan) and Miss Venezuela (Ana María Padrón).


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