Miss Chile 1978, Marianne Muller
18 years old, 1.78 mts. tall
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French
is the word to describe Marianne’s trip to Acapulco, the beautiful
Bay in Mexico, Marianne had travelled alone to represent Chile at
Miss Universe Pageant 1978, but when she arrived at Acapulco’s
airport along others Latin contenders, immigration delayed her entrance
to Mexico, ironically the rest of the group were able to enter with
out troubles, except her.
While a tired Marianne was waiting for an answer,
the Mexican Miss Universe Organization asked for the owners of Miss
Universe that she be returned and also that Chile not be permitted
to participate in the 27th Edition of the Contest, even though the
Franchise have been paid.
The conflict was because of current President of
Chile, Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, there was not diplomatic relations
between Mexico and Chile at that time. Fortunately the MUO rejected
the petition and Chile was able to participate in the beauty Pageant.
Marianne became a big favourite along with Miss USA, Miss Spain,
Miss South Africa and Miss Colombia, the Mexican comedian Mario
Moreno “Cantinflas” expressed that he was astonished
with the beauty of Miss Chile.
Luckily for Chileans, Marianne made it, as she
ranked in the top 12, and finally placing 7th, and although Chilean
people thought she could be the first Chilean Miss Universe, it
would not happen until 1987 when Cecilia Bolocco would win the crown.
Nowadays Mariane Muller is one of the most remembered and dearest
Miss Chile by Chileans.
Collaboration of Ramón Araya Zuñiga
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