Almost like an ENCYCLOPEDIA of Pageant Crownings.
Please dont feel dizzy. =)
The list of Beautiful Goddesses who were crowned in their own turf might be a cliche to enumerate as it may only send the wrong message to people who will be reading it as it may be perceived as a "biassed" decision nor an an irrational preference or prejudice.
My second report for UNOLOGY will focus on the uncanny and interesting facts
about some crowning that made the World of Pageantry worth remembering.
In 1954, Miss USA Miriam Stevenson won the title. Miss Sweden Hillevi Rombin won in 1955 and after a year she crowned another American beauty Carol Morris.
Hillevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe 1955 (Sweden) died in a private plane crash in Los Angeles, California in 1996.
Carol Morris, Miss Universe 1956, USA
In 1979, a Venezuelan goddess Maritza Sayalero was crowned Miss Universe. She passed her crown to Miss USA Shawn Weatherly in 1980 and a year after,
Irene Sáez gave Venezuela another Miss Universe victory.
1979: Venezuela - Maritza Sayalero
1980: USA - Shawn Weatherly
1981: Venezuela - Irene Saez
It happened again after 40 years for USA. Chelsi Smith won in 1995 and crowned Miss Venezuela Alicia Machado in 1996. The very last Miss Universe to date from USA was won by Brook Mahealani Lee in 1997.
Chelsi Smith of USA, Miss Universe 1995
Alicia Machado of Venezuela, Miss Universe 1996
Brooke Lee of USA, Miss Universe 1997
Miss World also have their fair share of sandwich crowning.
Miss World 1997 Diana Hayden (India)
In 1997, Miss India Diana Hayden crowned Miss Israel Linor Abargil in 1998. Another victory for India took place in 1999 as Yukta Mookhey was crowned Miss World.
Miss World 1998 -Linor Abargil (Israel )
Yukta Mookhey - Miss World 1999 (India)
The same way with Miss international.
Miss International 1991 Agnieszka Kotlarska of Poland
Miss International 1992 Kirsten Davidson of Australia
Miss International 1993 Agnieszka Pachalko of Poland
Miss International 2007 Priscilla Perales of Mexico
Miss International 2008 Alejandra Andreu of Spain
Miss International 1993 Annagabriel Espinoza of Mexico
Miss Universe 1988 (THAILAND)
Porntip Nakhirunkanok of Thailand was the first Asian Miss Universe winner that was crowned in an Asian soil. It was in Lin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan on May 24, 1988. This year was also considered the "Year of the Far East Asians" as four of the five finalists came from Asian countries.
l-r Amanda Olivares (3rd), Mexico; Chang Yoonjun(2nd), Korea; Porntip Nakhirunkanok (winner), Thailand; Mizuho Sakaguchi (4th), Japan and Pauline Yeung (5th), Hong Kong
Sushmita Sen of India, Miss Universe 1994
The 2nd Asian to be crowned in an Asian soil was Sushmita Sen in 1994. She was crowned in Manila, Philippines and made history as the very 1st indian to win Miss Universe.
The very first Asian to win Miss World in an Asian soil was in 2007 Miss China Zhang Zilin. She was crowned in her native land Sanya, China.
Antigone Costanda of Egypt - Miss World 1954
The very first African country to win Miss World was in 1954 for Egypt -Antigone Costanda.
Susana Duijm -Miss World 1955
The very first Latina to win Miss World was in 1955 for Venezuela -Susana Duijm.
In 1966, the very first Asian Miss World was crowned, Reita Faria from India.
Jennifer Josephine Hosten of Grenada - Miss World 1970
Jennifer Josephine Hosten won the Miss World 1970 contest, representing Grenada. She became the first woman from her country to win the title.
(Peru) - Gladys Zender
The very first Latina win for Miss Universe was in 1957 for Peru -Gladys Zender.
Akiko Kojima (Japan)
The very first Asian win for Miss Universe was in 1959 for Japan -Akiko Kojima.
Europe holds the first win for Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Earth.
Kiki Håkansson from SWEDEN
Armi Kuusela of FINLAND
Kicki Håkansson from Sweden in 1951 and Armi Kuusela from Finland in 1952 for Miss Universe.
In 2001, Denmark won the very first Miss Earth via Catharina Svensson.
While, the Latina holds the first win for Miss International via Colombia's Stella Marquez in 1960.
Stam van Baer - NETHERLANDS
Netherlands holds the first European country to win Miss International via Contance "Stanny" van Baer in 1961.
The very first Asian to win Miss International is Philippines Gemma Teresa Cruz in 1964.
In fact, the Philippines is the only Far Eastern Asian to have won Miss International. They've got 4 crowns.
Lebanon is 2nd Asian country to win Miss international crown in 2002 via Christina Sawaya.
Winfred Omwakwe of Kenya was the first Miss Earth (2002) from Africa after the dethronement of Miss Bosnia and Herzegovina Džejla Glavović.
The very first Asian Miss earth happened in 2008 via Karla Paula Henry.
Philippines was also the first Asian to be crowned Miss Earth in the Asian soil until Nicole Faria of India.
Miss Earth 2010 - Nicole Faria - India
The first Miss Earth with the latina flavor is Dania Prince from Honduras in 2003.
In 1973 Philippines' Maria Margarita Moran won its 2nd Miss Universe crown. The following year, they hosted the annual pageant. It is uncunny that the Philippines was colonized by Spain for 333 years and yet they crowned a beautiful Spanish woman, Miss Spain Amparo Muñoz in that said edition.
Miss Israel's Rina Messinger made history as the only Miss Universe from her country 1976. In 1977, another history took place as the first Black Miss Universe was crowned. She is Miss Trinidad and Tobago -Janelle Commissiong.
The Black to Black crowning happened ONLY in Miss Universe in 1998 (Miss Trinidad and Tobago - Wendy Fitzwilliam) and in 1999 (Miss Botzwana - Mpule Kwelagobe)
In 2007, a Japanese beauty was crowned Miss Universe in Mexico (Riyo Mori) and in return, a Mexican goddess was crowned Miss International in Japan (Priscilla Perales).
One of the most famous "Back to Back" win in the history of pageantry would definitely in 2008 and 2009 for Venezuela- Dayana Mendoza and Stefania Fernandez won Miss Universe respectively.
Buth prior to that Miss Universe back to back crowning, Miss World have done it trice already.
Miss Sweden Kicki Håkansson
May Louise Flodin of Sweden
The very first Miss World is Miss Sweden Kicki Håkansson. She crowned her fellow Swedish May Louise Flodin in 1952.
Ann Sidney (U.K)
Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom
In 1964, Ann Sidney - Miss United Kingdom won the crown and passed in to another Miss United Kingdom named Lesley Langley in 1965.
In 1999, Miss India Yukta Mookhey won their 4th Miss World crown only to find out that she will be crowning her fellow Indian goddess Priyanka Chopra in 2000.
Mexico to crowned an African
Miss Mexico Guadalupe Jones
Miss Namibia Michelle McLean
Miss Universe 1991 from Mexico Lupita Jones crowned Miss Namibia Michelle McLean in 1992.
Just recently, Miss Universe 2010 also from Mexico Ximena Navarete crowned another African beauty Leila Lopes from Angola.
Miss Universe 2011 was held in Sao Paolo Brazil. The Portuguese speaking country crowned another Portuguese speaking country Angola.
Both were previously colonized by Potugal. All three, Brazil-Portugal-Angola, placed in the Top 16 as well.
A repeat Miss Universe crowning Venezuela to USA.
Miss Universe 1979 Miss Universe 1980
MISS UNIVERSE 1979 (Maritza Sayalero)
Miss Universe 1980 - Miss USA - Shawn Weatherly
Miss Universe 1979 Maritza Sayalero from Venezuela crowned
Miss USA Shawn Weatherly in 1980.
Miss Universe 1996 Alicia Machado from Venezuela crowned
Miss USA Brook Mahealani Lee in 1997.
Miss Universe 1997 - Brook Mahealani Lee (Miss USA), from Hawaii
A repeat Miss World crowning USA to Venezuela:
Gina Marie Tolleson of United States - Miss World 1990
Miss World 1990 Gina Tolleson from USA crowned Miss Venezuela Ninibeth Leal in 1991.
And it happened again in 2010 and 2011 as Alexandria Mills from USA crowned another Venezuelan goddess Ivian Sarcos in 2011.
A reversed repeat crowning happened at Miss International.
Miss International 1999 Paulina Gálvez from Colombia crowned Vivian Urdaneta Miss Venezuela in 2000.
Miss International 2003 Goizeder Azúa from Venezuela crowned Miss Colombia Jeymmy Vargas in 2004 and made a history as the 1st "colored" Miss Internatonal.
Two girls repreasenting the same country wining a grand slam pageant the same year:
1953: Christianne Martel from France won Miss universe & Denise Perrier won Miss World
Denise Perrier of France
Miss World 1953
Brazil also won 2 crowns in 1968 with Miss Universe Martha Vasconcellos and Miss International Maria da Gloria Carvalho.
1972: Kerry Ann Wells from Australia won Miss Universe & Belinda Roma Green won Misss World
Australia - Kerry Anne Wells
Belinda Roma Green
1981: Irene Saez from Venezuela won Miss Universe & Carmen Josefina Leon won Miss World
1981 Carmen Josefina “Pilín” León Crespo - Miss World 1981
1994: Aishwarya Rai from India won Miss World & Shumita Sen won Miss Universe
2000: Lara Dutta from India won Miss Universe & Priyanka Chopra won Miss World
2011: Fernanda Cornejo from Ecuador won Miss international & Olga Olava won Miss Earth
The first country to win all Big 4 crowns was Brazil in 2004.
Thats the time Brazil won Miss Earth via Priscilla Meirelles, having already achieved Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss International crowns before.
First Brazilian Miss Earth - Priscilla Meirelles (2005)
First Brazilian Miss World - Lucia Petterle (1970)
First Brazilian Miss International - Maria da Gloria Carvalho (1968)
First Brazilian Miss Universe - Ieda Maria Vargas (1963)
Priyanka Chopra - MISS WORLD 2000, Lara Dutta - MISS UNIVERSE 2000, Dia Mirza - MISS ASIA PACIFIC 2000
YEAR 2000 IS A GLODEN YEAR FOR INDIA IN THIS YEAR THEY RECEIVE
THE 3 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TITLE IN BEAUTY PAGEANT HISTORY.
AND THEY ARE ALL WINNERS OF FEMINA MISS INDIA 2000.
Crowned in her own TURF and Yet Passed her CROWN at her Own Turf as well.
Brooke Lee was crowned in Miami, Florida USA and she was representing USA. She then passed her crown in 1998 to Miss Trinidad and Tobago in Hawaii (her home state). As we all know Hawaii is still USA so technically she was crowned in USA and crowned her successor in her own country too.
I guess most of these happened in Miss World.
In 1961, Miss United Kingdom Rosemarie Frankland† was crowned in February 1, 1943 in Lyceum Theatre, London, UK and passed her crown to Miss Netherlands Catharina Lodders also in London, UK.
Rosemarie Frankland (Wales) - 1961
Miss World 1962 Catharina Johanna Lodders (Holland)
In 1964, Miss United Kingdom Ann Sidney was crowned in Lyceum Theatre, London, UK. She then passed her crowned with her fellow British in
1965 Lesley Langley also at the Lyceum Theatre, London, UK. A year after, she passed her crown to India's Reita Faria also at the Lyceum Theatre, London, UK.
Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom Miss World 1965
In 1983, another Brit named Sarah Jane Hutt was crowned at the Royal Albert Hall London, UK.
She then passed her crowned in 1984 to a Venezuelan goddess named Astrid Carolina Herrera in June 23, 1963 also in London, UK.
Sarah Jane Hutt
Astrid Carolina Herrera, MW84
POST SCRIPT: Queens that are CROWNED in their HOME TURF
(***as requested by some)
Miss Universe 1954 - Miriam Stevenson (Miss USA),from South Carolina
Miss Universe 1956 - Carol Ann Laverne Morris (Miss USA),from Iowa
Miss Universe 1960 - Linda Jeanne Bement (Miss USA),from Utah
Miss Universe 1967 - Sylvia Hitchcock (Miss USA), from Massachusetts (grew up in Florida and represented Alabama at Miss USA)
Miss Universe 1997 - Brook Mahealani Lee (Miss USA), from Hawaii
Miss Universe 2001 - Denise Quiñones (Miss Puerto Rico)
Miss World 1961 - Rosemarie Frankland (Miss UK),from Wales
Miss World 1964 - Ann Sidney (Miss UK),from England
Miss World 1965 - Lesley Langley (Miss UK),from England
Miss World 1974 (Resigned) - Helen Morgan (Miss UK),from Wales
Miss World 1983 - Sarah-Jane Hutt (Miss UK),from England
Miss World 2007 - Zhang Zilin (Miss China PR)
Miss Earth 2008 - Karla Henry (Miss Philippines)
I am WELCOMING other additional interesting facts that I might have forgotten to include.
SEASON 1 - UNOLOGY
UNOLOGY Season 1 previous posts:
UNOLOGY: CAMPFIRE'S BURNING -Philippine's Beauty Queenmakers
http://host.missosology.info/~missyorg/ ... 1&t=133638
UNOLOGY: Pageant CROWNING's INTERESTING FACTS
UNOLOGY: The MOST UNFORGETTABLE "ALMOST" Winners
http://www.missosology.info/forum/posti ... &p=2682079
UNOLOGY: There is SOMETHING about the EVENING GOWN
UNOLOGY: In Search of a GREENER PASTURE...
http://www.missosology.info/forum/viewt ... 1&t=136211
UNOLOGY: The SEVENTEEN ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE
UNOLOGY: MY TAKE ON MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH 2012 FINALS
UNOLOGY: The LUSTER of the CROWN & the PRICE of FAME
UNOLOGY: IMPERFECTION GUARANTEED (Beauties Under the KNIFE)
UNOLOGY: The RISE and FALL of ASIA
http://www.missosology.info/forum/viewt ... 1&t=137994
UNOLOGY: ISN'T IT IRONIC?
UNOLOGY: One Word - EPIC!
http://ns1.missosology.info/forum/viewt ... 1&t=138825
UNOLOGY: The QUEENLY and RICH (Miss World Philippines 2012)
SEASON 2 - UNOLOGY
UNOLOGY Season 2 previous posts:
UNOLOGY Season 2: TEAM Philippines 2012
UNOLOGY Season 2: OASIS of the Desert