Miss Universe 1970
Marisol Malaret Contreras gave to Puerto Rico the
first title of Miss Universe on July 23rd in Miami Beach Auditorium
in Miami, Florida (the current Jackie Gleason Theather). Marisol’s
triumph change her live totally as thousands of Puerto Ricans who
celebrated the triumph. With 20 years old Marisol competed with
69 contenders from the whole world.
Although the favourite was Miss USA Debbie Shelton,
a specialist jury coming from Japan, England and Brazil gave the
triumph to the Puerto Rican and the first international crown for
the Island of Enchanting.
The news were received with enjoy and happiness
in Puerto Rico, the next day Marisol’s triumph she returned
to her country and received a very warm welcome, she was acclaimed
from the very beginning when she took off at International airport
to the city where she was received by President Luis A. Ferre.
Marisol showed off her Latin beauty throughout
the world, 36 years later Puerto Rico and the world remember her
as one of the most beautiful and special Miss Universe.
When she finish her reign as Miss Universe made
several movies and TV shows, she was director also of Puerto Rican
Magazine “Imagen” and years later she fund her own Maganize
called “Caras de Puerto Rico” where she appeared in
its first edition.
He has participated in several publish campaigns and nowadays she
is host for 2 tvshows in Puerto Rico.
the 4 Miss Universe of Puerto Rico, from left to
right, Marisol Malaret (1970), Deborah Carthy-Deu (1985), Dayanara
Torres (1993) and Denise Quiñones (2001)
Collaboration of Luis Orlando Flores (Puerto
Fundación Nacional Para la Cultura Popular
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