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A newly crowned Miss Universe 1962 Norma Beatriz Nolan of Argentina and her court during a press conference moments after the pageant which took place in Miami Beach, Florida on July 14, 1962. From left to right: 4th runner-up Maria Olívia Rebouças of Brazil, 2nd runner-up Anja Aulikki Järvinen of Finland, Norma, Anna Geirsdottir of Iceland, and 3rd runner-up Helen Liu Shiu-Man of the Republic of China. Photo taken by anonymous photographer. 


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A newly crowned Miss Universe 1970 Marisol Malaret of Puerto Rico and her court during a press conference moments after the pageant which took place in Miami Beach, Florida. From left to right: June Shimada of Japan, Deborah Shelton of the USA, Marisol, Joan Zealand of Australia, and Beatriz Gross of Argentina. Photo taken by Puerto Rican photographer Kuri Diaz.



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Miss Greece Vana Papadakis and Miss USA Amanda Jones on the cover of a Greek magazine taken during the Miss Universe 1973 pageant held in Athens, Greece.



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Miss World founder and president Eric Morley helps a contestant with a jammed zipper during the 1955 competition in London. Press photo


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Miss Universe 1977 contestants (L-R):  Beatriz Obregón Lacayo, Maritza Elizabet Jurado, Altagracia Arévalo, and Cássia Janys Moraes Silveira. Lacayo made history by becoming the first candidate from Nicaragua to place in the semifinals. Press photo




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President Richard Nixon touches the sleeve of Puerto Rico's Marisol Malaret, Miss Universe 1970 as Resident commissioner Jorge L. Cordova of Puerto Rico and Harold Glasser, right , president of Miss Universe Organization, watch. The president met Marisol at his Oval Office at the White House. Sept. 8, 1970. Press photo.




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Georgina Rizk, Miss Lebanon, expresses surprise when she is announced as Miss Universe 1971. She is hugged by her 1st runner-up, Toni Rayward, Miss Australia. Associated Press Wire Photo, July 24, 1971.



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  Pamela Anne Searle, Miss England for Miss Universe 1959, poses with a smile on the rooftop of the Savoy Hilton in New York City. Associated Press Wire Photo, 1959.


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Eurlyne Howell of Louisiana, left, who was named Miss United States 1958, and two foreign entries in the Miss Universe beauty pageant -  Graviela Scorza, center, of Paraguay, and Angela Tong of the West Indies -  look over a plaque bearing the Miss Universe creed. Photo by Associated Press, 1958.


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Miss Universe Marlene Schmidt of Germany (1961), full-length portrait, wearing evening gown, crown, sash, and holding a sceptre. Photo by UPI Telephoto.



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Original 1961 CBS TV Photo of Miss Universe 1960 Linda Bement of USA.



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Miss World 1966 Reita Faria of India signs autographs on  the caps of American servicement at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam (Dec. 21, 1966) to see comedian Bob Hope's  61-member troupe perform.   (AP wire story by Hugh A. Mullihan)
 


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 7th November 1953: Miss Norway, Solveig Gulbrandsen, a contestant in a 'Miss World' beauty competition sponsored by Mecca Dancing, posing on the Embankment, London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6785 - The Beauty Contest Business - pub. 1953 (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty Images)



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Twist idol Chubby Checker and his bride-to-be Catharina Lodders, the 1963 Miss World from Holland, ham it up as they kiss after the 22-year-old millionaire presented the 21-year-old beauty with an engagement ring on December 12, 1963. The couple had met in Manila in January 1963.  UPI Telephoto.