Miss International 1962

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Miss International 1962
DateAugust 18, 1962
VenueLong Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
Entrants50
Placements15
Debuts
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerTania Verstak
 Australia
CongenialitySue Burgess
 England
PhotogenicTania Verstak
 Australia
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Miss International 1962 was the 3rd Miss International pageant, held on August 18, 1962 at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States. 50 contestants competed for the pageant. Finally, Tania Verstak from Australia was crowned as Miss International 1962 by outgoing titleholder, Stam van Baer from Holland.

Results

Placements

Placement Contestant
Miss International 1962  AustraliaTania Verstak
1st Runner-Up  Argentina – Maria Bueno
2nd Runner-Up  Panama – Ana Maruri
3rd Runner-Up  HollandCatharina Lodders
4th Runner-Up  United States – Carolyn Joyner
Top 15

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Friendship
 England – Sue Burgess
Miss Photogenic
 Australia – Tania Verstak
  • first runner-up:
     Israel – Nurit Newman
  • second runner-up:
     United States – Carolyn Joyner
  • third runner-up:
     Italy – Maria Vianello
  • fourth runner-up:
     Philippines – Cynthia Lucero
Miss Popularity
 Scotland – Elizabeth Burns[a]
Preliminary Competition Winners
Awards Contestant
Best in Playsuit
Day 1:  Israel – Nurit Newman
Day 2:  Argentina – Maria Bueno
Day 3:  South Africa – Aletta Strydom
Best in Evening Gown
Day 1:  Australia – Tania Verstak
Day 2:  United States – Carolyn Joyner
Day 3:  Holland – Catharina Lodders
Best National Costume
Day 1:  Scotland – Elizabeth Burns
Day 2:  Ireland – Mona Burrows
Day 3:  Taiwan – Anne Yui Fang

Contestants

Withdrawals

  •  Borneo - Jane Lim (due to illness)
  •  France - Michèle Wargnier (fainted during the preliminaries)
  •  Haiti - Mireille Hollant
  •  Spain - Acidalia Medina

Notes

  1. ^ Voted by parade viewers.

References

  1. ^ "MAIDS IN JAPAN". Danville Register. June 21, 1962. Retrieved 13 April 2016.

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