Carol Joan Crawford, Miss World 1963 (Jamaica)
from left to right the contestants of Sweden, Finland, Jamaica (winner), New Zealand and Denmark
The edition number thirteen of Miss World Pageant was celebrated on November 7, 1963 in the London Lyceum Hall, taking part 40 contestants being Mexico, Malaysia, Liberia, Nigeria and Colombia its first entrant in the Pageant.
Jamaica’s Carol Joan Crawfod won the coveted title, 20 years old, 1.59 mts. tall, 86 – 56 – 86 measurements, she likes dance, play tennis, swimming, travel and she is the father’s business public relationship.
Before taking part in Miss World, Carol had the duties as Miss Jamaica to be host of ceremonies offer by Jamaican Government to special guest; Jamaica just had the document of Independence moths before by British Government.
Second place went to Elaine Miscall, Miss New Zealand, third place Marja-Lisa Stahlberg, Miss Finland; four place, Aino Korwa, Miss Denmark; fifth place Grete Qviberg, Miss Sweden; six place Diane Westbury, Miss United Kingdom and seven place Muguette Fabris, Miss France.
The rest of the semi finalist were Michelle Metrinco, Miss USA; Vera Lucia Ferreira, Miss Brazil; Keum Shil Choi, Miss South Korea; Maria Eugenia Cucalón, Miss Colombia; Catherine Loh, Miss Malaysia; Jennifer Ann Fonseca, Miss Sri Lanka (before Ceylon) and Ethel Zoe Norman, Miss Liberia.
In spite of having unanimity in the selection of Miss Jamaica as Miss World 1963, such selection was a surprise anyway considering the gorgeous woman left, as Miss Denmark and Miss Finland great Nordic blondes and against all forecast the triumph was granted Carol Joan Crawford, a short girl with graceful movements who physical features did not have relation with a typical Jamaican (country founded by African slaves mainly).
That year, Beatriz Martínez Solorzano, Miss Mexico was disqualified for not having the allowed age, Miss Italy was invited but she never came.
Carol lives nowadays in Kingston with her husband, she is mother of two, and she is still Goodwill ambassador in Jamaica.
from left to right the contestants of Sweden Grete Qviberg, Finland Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg, Jamaica Carol Joan Crawford, New Zealand Elaine Miscall and Denmark Aino Korwa
wearing National costume, from left to right standing Miss Venezuela, Miss USA, Miss United Kingdom, Miss Turkey, Miss Tunez, Miss Sweden, Miss Surinam, Miss South Africa and Miss Spain.
In the middle Miss Argentina, Miss Austria, Miss Belgium, Miss Brazil, Miss Canada, Miss Sri Lanka, Miss Chile, Miss Colombia, Miss Cyprus, Miss Denmark, Miss Finland, Miss France, Miss Germany, Miss Greece, Miss Holland, Miss Iceland, Miss Ireland and Miss Mexico.
In the first row, Miss Israel, Miss Jamaica, Miss Japan, Miss Jordania, Miss South Korea, Miss Liberia, Miss Luxemburg, Miss Malaysia, Miss New Zealand, Miss Nigeria, Miss Peru and Miss Portugal.
Standing, Miss Jamaica, Miss Japan, Miss Jordania, Miss South Korea, Miss Liberia, Miss Luxemburg, Miss Malaysia, Miss Mexico, Miss New Zealand, Miss South Africa, Miss Spain, Miss Surinam, Miss Sweden, Miss Tunez, Miss United Kingdom, Miss USA and Miss Venezuela.
first row: Miss Argentina, Miss Austria, Miss Belgium, Miss Bolivia, Miss Brazil, Miss Canada, Miss Sri Lanka, Miss Colombia, Miss Cyprus, Miss Denmark, Miss Finland, Miss France, Miss Germany, Miss Greece, Miss Holland, Miss Iceland, Miss Ireland and Miss Israel.
Miss Jamaica, Carol Joan Crawford, Miss France Muguette Fabris and Miss USA Michele Bettina Metrinko
Miss Denmark Aino Korwa (Miss Universe 1963 1st. runner up) and Miss Israel Sara Talmi
Miss Surinam Virginia Blanche Hardjo and Miss Argentina Diana Sarti
Miss Sweden Grete Qviberg, Miss Finland Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg and Miss Germany Susie Gruner
Miss Holland Hanny IJsbrants and Miss United Kingdom Diana Westbury
Miss New Zealand Elaine Miscall and Miss Spain Encarnación Zalabardo
Contribution of Alexboy 777 (Mexico) and Maddy Sharma (India)