Because the first finalist also is important,
Miss Mexico Everywhere Forum and el anecdotario is proud in introduce
to the first runner up in the first Miss Universe pageant,
held in Long Beach, California, USA, in 1952
She is Elza Kananionapua Edsman!!!!
She was the Hawaii's delegate, when Hawaii
was not part of USA, 46 years ago. "it was just a beauty pageant
that was beginning” she said, no money, no sponsors, everyone bought
the clothes, everyone made up and combed, nobody taught us how to
walk, everything was very natural"
During years she never told to her descendors that she was the Miss
Universe's first runner up. She threw the trophy because she thought:
will it have some utility? Her sister got angry for that reason.
Fortunately, she still keeps her photo album and her yellow swimming
suit that she wore.
This anecdote is from the month: