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the story of the first Spanish crown in beauty contests. The first
reference point of Canarias beauty.
There have been many Canarias misses that have conquered different
national and international beauty pageants, but the first one
was undoubtedly Alicia Navarro Cambronero. A stunning young woman,
with spectacular curves and with an angelical smile
Everything started in 1935,
when the principal casino of the island of Tenerife called for
different candidates with the intention of choosing its delegate
for the regional contest, her first victory started there, she
represented the above mentioned entity in Miss Santa Cruz where
she obtained her second crown and the right to represent the capital
of the island in the miss provincial contest of Tenerife
on the picture to see in high resolution)
picture published in La Prensa Newspaper, where all candidates
are; Alicia's picture is below on right side.
where she won her third
crown, automatically she went to the autonomic contest, which
in those days it was organized by the newspaper “La Prensa",
the contest was on April 20th, 1935 in the Guimera Theater of
the capital, with a total of seven misses among them was Alicia
Navarro accompanied by the candidates representing the rest of
the islands that compose the Canario archipelago, the winner was
Alicia Navarro, obtaining her fourth crown in less than a month
Navarro (third from right to left) and the rest of delegates for
the title Miss Canarias when they visited La Prensa Newspaper.
Not satisfied with these four contests, she went to the national
contest, Miss Spain, celebrated on may 5th, 1935 at the Teatro
de la zarzuela in Madrid, Spain. it was the first time that the
Canarian island participated in this contest and for the first
time the responsibility of choosing a winner was not in the judges,
it was the theater’s audience who was going to choose the
They all were surprised
with the Canarian delegate, she looked dazzling with an impressive
red evening gown with a clasp that was shining more than the theater
lights. there was no doubt that the new Miss Spain would be her.
She received a total of 503 votes, leaving behind the delegate
of Cataluña and Aragón with 246 and 149 votes respectively.
The victory was for Canarias
and Tenerife where her election was celebrated, giving this way
a reputation to Canarian beauty and with it a new prize for her
obtaining her fifth crown.
For obligations of the contest
Miss Spain had to represent her country in the most important
contest of the time which was Miss Europe, celebrated in Torquay,
England, on July 6, 1935, during a very cold night, the Canarian
beauty dazzled with the light she brought from her home country,
her sixth crown, the whole achievement went to Spain since it
was the first international victory.
Thanks to Alicia Navarro,
the Canarian beauty is famous all over the world.
as curious note in 1935, General Franco, General Military forces
in the island of Tenerife, at that time, he was known as “Miss
Canaria”, due to the victories obtained by Alicia.
Time passed and Alicia did
not loose her beauty, she was married twice, first with a prestigious
Cuban doctor and secondly with the brother of Miss Greece that
compited with her in the Miss Europe contest, she became Alicia
Papadopoulos. She lived her last days in France, where she died
about ten years ago, surrounded by her family and undoubtedly
without loosing her beauty.
With this brief article
we want to recognize the Canarian beauty and to show to the world
this beautiful woman who is the pride of all Canarian People.
Alicia poses in front of milenarium
drago in Icod de los Vinos in Tenerife, just days after to be
named Miss Spain.
Pictures never seen before
in internet and exclusive for elanecdotario.com
sent by Victor Mesa (Canarias Island, Spain), Thank you very much!