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
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)
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)