Mirta Teresita Massa, Miss International 1967 (Argentina)

 

Mirta Teresita Massa is the first delegate of Argentina to capture the Miss International crown in 1967. She is the second Latin American to win the beauty pageant after Maria Stella Márquez Zawadzky of Colombia did it in 1960.
She was 19 years old when she won the crown and she stands 5'7, weighs 120 pounds and measures up 36-24-36. She competed with around 45 contestants on 1967 April 29 in long beach, California.

 

The result was as follows :


1 Argentina  Mirta Teresita Massa
2  Israel  Yaffa Sharir
3  USA  Pamela Elfast
4  Peru  Martha Quimper Suárez
5  Hong Kong  Gisella Ma Ka-Wai

Semi-finalists
Austria  Angelika Aichberger
Brazil  Virginia Barbosa de Souza
England  Sonia Gail Ross
Finland  Terttu Helena Ronkainen
Guam  Margaret Frances Glover
Italy  Gilda Giuffrida
Japan  Hiroko Sasaki
Sweden  Gun Ebba Margret Sundberg
Switzerland  Ursula "Uschy" Isler
Yugoslavia  Slavenka Veselinovic


Friendship: Georgia (Julia Anna Beckerstaff)
Photogenic: Japan
Most Popular Girl: Alabama (Cindy Baker) (voted by parade viewers)


Miss International 1967 Top 5

 

Mirta Teresita became an instant celebrity in her country, grazing parades and fashion magazines. Mirta went on to pursue a career as a model, and was even offered some acting opportunities.

Mirta was also romantically linked with tennis player Guillermo Vilas. She eventually took up an interest in painting, and continues to do so upon retirement from modeling.

In 1999, she was wrongly reported to have died in a traffic accident in Trenque Lauquen. The fatality was a woman who was of the same age as hers (late 40s to early 50s). It was eventually clarified that the woman was not the ex-Miss Argentina, but just have the same name, Mirta Isabel Massa.

 

Contribution of Maddy Sharma (India)      


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