Catharina Lodders, Miss World 1962 (Holland)
crown, sash, tears and twist

People might think the reigning year of a beauty queen is full of happiness due to the title that got her the recognition as the most beautiful woman in the world, as well as the amount of prizes she received, the travels to all corners of the world, and meeting famous and important people ... nevertheless it is not always like that.

Catharina Lodders, Miss Holland and Miss World 1962, a professional model with measurements of 87 53 87, just 3 days prior to the Miss World 1963 show, was being interviewed for a popular magazine and said the following:

“I’m so happy because I am not the one who is going to receive the crown”. Her last official act as Miss World would be to crown the new Miss World and she did it gently because it meant taking the crown off of her head; because the crownwas not nice to her -- she paid an expensive price to conquer the Miss World title: she was going to marry her love. At first, her fiancé was proud because her girlfriend was recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world, but later her required trips abroad began.

One day, when she returned home from one of her trips, she found her boyfriend with another girl, there followed a terrible scene where her "lovely" man threw her from the car in a violent movement and dragged her for several meters because her dress got stuck in the car's door. Obviously, they broke their engagement.

But the title came with other disappointments as well, Catharina says; “I don’t think the Miss World title has changed me in any way, I don’t like to change and in my country there are people who don’t understand and admit that”.

 


Once, in a fashion show, none of the 36 models wanted to talk with her and she was completely ignored. Moreover, she received dozens of offensive letters. “There are people in Holland that think that because you have triumphed you must not be as you are, nevertheless in other countries everybody has been very good and friendly with me” and when she gave up the crown, she planned to move to London to work as a model with people "who had been friendly and acted educated" with her.

But destiny had a different prize for her, and 18 months after crowning her successor she married Chubby Checker “the King of the Twist”, who met her on one of her trips to New York. He wrote the song “Loddy Lo” in her honour, which was on the Hit Parade in 1963. Nowadays, Catharina is a happy wife and mother living in Philadelphia with her husband and children.


 

La la la lardy
la la la lardy
i've got a girl that i love so
hey lardy lardy lo
her name is lardy lardy lo
hey lardy lardy lo
sing it:-
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey lardy lardy lo
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey lardy lardy lo
la la la lardy
la la la lardy
don't know the word to any song
hey lardy lardy lo
but me and my lardy get along
hey lardy lardy lo
sing it now:-
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey lardy lardy lo
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey lardy lardy lo
and with the moon above
i should sing words of love
but all i do is sing her name
she gets the message just the same
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey lardy lardy lo
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey girl i love you so
all together:-
la la la lardy
la la la lardy
la la la lardy
hey girl i love you so
and when we take a walk
we got no time for talk
cause fancy talk is for the birds
a kiss is worth a thousand words
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey lardy lardy lo
hey lardy lardy lardy
hey girl i love you so
all together:-
la la la lardy
oh yeah la la la lardy

Collaboration of Alexboy777 (Mexico)  

 

 

 

This anecdote is from the month:

SEPTEMBER 2006

 

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