Only two countries have been lucky
to win the most prestigious beauty title
Worldwide its first participation...***
In 1958 Colombia sent its first delegate.
A beautiful young woman by the name of Luz Marina, with a
beauty as refreshing as her predecessor Gladys Zender. Luz
Marina managed to turn into the second Miss Universe for Latin
America and the first one for Colombia.
tells that during her reign as Miss Universe big misadventures
happened, among them, an unfortunate change of look that condemned
her to use a hair wig during her reign. When she was crowned,
Luz Marina received one of the best prizes in the history
of the contest, she won a big house, tax free.
41 years later, a beautiful black young woman
was competing for the title of Miss Universe 1999 in Trinidad
and Tobago. Her happy and relaxed attitude crowned her one
of the most beautiful women in the universe and gave to her
remote country, Botswana, its first international beauty crown.
Mpule Kwelagobe, as well as Michelle Mclean, we recognize
their tireless work as good will ambassadors in their countries,
obtaining funds for the most unprotected.
Definitively, nobody can forget the expression on her face
when the winner was announced, since she perfectly knew it
would be a double victory.
***Note: Finlandís Armi Kuusela was the very first winner
of Miss Universe 1952 Beauty Pageant (in its first edition),
nevertheless this article is about the winners in its first
participation and AFTER the first edition of Miss Universe
Our thanks to Juan Carlos from Mexicali
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