DEBORAH CARTHY DEU
20TH ANNIVERSARY AS MISS UNIVERSE
July 15th, 1985 is an unforgettable day in the life of Deborah Carthy
Deu, that great night in James l. Knight Convention Center in Miami,
Florida, Deborah would turn into Puerto Rican second’s Miss
Who don’t remember that night when beauty
model Teresa Sánchez reacted in a moment of confusion believing
herself as the new Miss Universe when she heard Spain as first runner
– up?, all happened because of language barrier, this situation
confused to Puerto Rican but Bob Parker cleared all doubts.
It worth to mention that Deborah got a special
award because of her evening gown which got a 9.57 score, the highest
score given of the history until that time.
triumph was very exciting and happy by Puerto Rican people, who
have waiting for 15 years to see another Miss Universe crown in
the head of a Puerto Rican, as happened with Marisol Malaret in
1970. Deborah was welcomed in Puerto Rico on August 19th, 1985,
and people gave her all support, since she arrived in Airport to
the avenues where she passed.
Deborah’s reign is remembered by all as “the
queen of the fire and water” because in that time, Miss Puerto
Rico pageant is celebrated just after de local pageant, Deborah
competed for Miss San Juan Title in Dupont plaza hotel & casino
in ballroom, during the contest some curtains fired and the contest
was delayed for few hours.
winning Miss San Juan, Deborah competes in Miss Puerto Rico Pageant,
held in San Juan Central Park, which that night had a big storm
and for that reason a part of the stage collapsed, from there Deborah
was know as “queen of the fire and water”.
Deborah’s reign as Miss Universe brought
her so much satisfactions, she travelled around the world visiting
many countries as European countries, Central and South America
countries, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, etc.
She is known for being the first Miss Universe
that danced and singed in Miss Universe show when she crowned Venezuela’s
Barbara Palacios in Panama, on July 21st. 1986.
Collaboration of Luis Orlando Flores (Puerto
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