Miss Universe 1970

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Miss Universe 1970
Marisol Malaret
Date11 July 1970
Presenters
VenueMiami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
BroadcasterCBS
Entrants63
Placements15
DebutsCzechoslovakia
Withdrawals
  • Bonaire
  • Thailand
  • Yugoslavia
Returns
  • Lebanon
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
WinnerMarisol Malaret
 Puerto Rico
CongenialityHilary Best
 Guam
Best National CostumeRoxana Brown Trigo
 Bolivia
PhotogenicMargaret Hill
 Bermuda
Expo QueenJosephine Wong
 Malaysia
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Miss Universe 1970 was the 19th Miss Universe pageant, held at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, United States on 11 July 1970.

At the end of the event, Gloria Diaz of the Philippines crowned Marisol Malaret of Puerto Rico as Miss Universe 1970. It is the first victory of Puerto Rico in the competition.[1]

Contestants from sixty-three countries and territories participated in this year's pageant. The pageant was hosted by Bob Barker in his fourth consecutive year, while June Lockhart provided commentary and analysis throughout the event.

Results[edit]

Miss Universe 1970 participating nations and results

Placements[edit]

Placement Contestant
Miss Universe 1970
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 15

Contestants[edit]

Sixty-three contestants competed for the title.

Country/Territory Contestant Age[a] Hometown
 Argentina Beatriz Gros[3] 21 Buenos Aires
 Aruba Linda Richardson[4] 20 Oranjestad
 Australia Joan Zealand[5] 24 Sydney
 Austria Elfriede Kurz[6] 19 Linz
 Bahamas Antoinette Patrice DeGregory[7] 19 Nassau
 Belgium Francine Martin[8] 20 Liège
 Bermuda Margaret Hill[9] 21 Hamilton
 Bolivia Roxana Brown[10] 18 La Paz
 Brazil Eliane Thompson[11] 20 Piraí
 Canada Norma Hickey[12] 19 Prince Edward Island
 Ceylon Yolanda Ahlip[13] 22 Colombo
 Chile Soledad Errázuriz[14] 19 Santiago
 Colombia María Luisa Riascos[15] 18 Antioquia
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Marie-Josee Basoko 22 Kinshasa
 Costa Rica Lillian Berrocal 18 Cartago
 Curaçao Nilva Maduro[16] 21 Willemstad
 Czechoslovakia Kristina Hanzalová[17] 20 Bratislava
 Denmark Winnie Hollmann[18] 23 Copenhagen
 Dominican Republic Sobeida Fernández 18 Valverde
 Ecuador Zoila Montesinos[19] 18 Portoviejo
 England Yvonne Ormes 21 Nantwich
 Finland Ursula Rainio 20 Rovaniemi
 France Françoise Durand-Behot 23 Paris
 West Germany Irene Neumann[20] 22 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
 Greece Angelique Bourlessa 23 Athens
 Guam Hilary Ann Best 18 Yigo
 Holland Maureen Renzen 19 The Hague
 Honduras Francis Van Tuyl 18 Cortés
 Hong Kong Mabel Hawkett 18 Hong Kong
 Iceland Erna Jóhannesdottir 19 Reykjavík
 India Veena Sajnani 23 Bombay
 Ireland Rita Doherty Fermanagh
 Israel Moshit Tsiporin 20 Ramat Gan
 Italy Anna Zamboni 18 Turin
 Jamaica Sheila Lorna Neil Kingston
 Japan Jun Shimada 21 Tokyo
 Lebanon Georgette Gero Beirut
 Luxembourg Josee Reinert[7] 18 Esch-sur-Alzette
 Malaysia Josephine Lena Wong[21] 18 Ipoh
 Malta Tessie Pisani 20 Birkirkara
 Mexico Libia Zulema López 18 Sinaloa
 New Zealand Glenys Treweek 19 Auckland
 Nicaragua Graciela Salazar León
 Norway Vibeke Steineger 22 Bergen
 Panama Berta López Herrera Santiago
 Paraguay Teresa Mercedes Brítez 18 Paraguarí
 Peru Cristina Málaga 21 Arequipa
 Philippines Simonette de Los Reyes[22] 19 Pasay
 Portugal Ana Maria Diozo Lucas 21 Lisbon
 Puerto Rico Marisol Malaret[23] 20 Santurce
 Scotland Lee Marshall 19 Wishaw
 Singapore Cecilia Undasan 21 Singapore
 South Korea Yoo Young-ae[24] 18 Seoul
 Spain Noelia Afonso 19 Canary Islands
 Suriname Ingrid Mamadeus 18 Paramaribo
 Sweden Britt-Inger Johansson 19 Kalmar
  Switzerland Diane Jane Roth 18 Geneva
 Tunisia Zohra Tabania 18 Tunis
 Turkey Asuman Tuğberk 18 Istanbul
 Uruguay Renee Buncristiand Montevideo
 United States Deborah Shelton[25] 21 Norfolk
 Venezuela Bella La Rosa[26] 20 Carabobo
 Wales Sandra Cater 21 Carmarthen

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Universe title won by Puerto Rican beauty". The Bulletin. 13 July 1970. p. 12. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Queen's happy; beau not". The Palm Beach Post. 13 July 1970. p. 12. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tension growing at site of Miss Universe finals". Tallahassee Democrat. 11 July 1970. p. 2. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Untitled". Aruba Esso News. 26 June 1970. pp. 4–5. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Digital Library of the Caribbean.
  5. ^ "Miss Universe entrant". The Canberra Times. 4 March 1970. p. 21. Retrieved 23 December 2022 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Statistik beweist: OÖ hat die schönsten Frauen". Heute.at (in German). 3 September 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  7. ^ a b "Miss Universe candidates flaunt lovely legs, etc". The Pensacola News. 8 July 1970. p. 11. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Erelijst Miss België". De Morgen (in Dutch). 11 January 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  9. ^ "HPWC discusses Miss Bermuda beauty pageant". The Bermuda Recorder. 8 August 1970. p. 1. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Bermuda National Library.
  10. ^ "El título les dio alegrías, trabajo y fama que aún saborean" [The title gave them joy, work and fame that they still savor.]. El Deber (in European Spanish). 29 July 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2023.
  11. ^ "Miss Brasil dara sorpresa en el concurso Miss Universo" [Miss Brazil will surprise in the Miss Universe contest]. La Nacion (in Spanish). 4 July 1970. p. 19. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  12. ^ Shea, Darlene (26 October 2015). "Island girl, Norma (Hickey) Dougherty, returns with new book". SaltWire. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  13. ^ "Boat ride for contest beauties". The Straits Times. 3 July 1970. p. 8. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via National Library Board.
  14. ^ "Soledad Errázuriz: En su mejor momento". La Tercera (in Spanish). 14 August 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  15. ^ "La Senorita Antioquia, Reina Nal. de Belleza". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 12 November 1969. p. 1. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  16. ^ "Miss Curacao verkiezing". Vrije Stem (in Dutch). 14 July 1970. p. 4. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Delpher.
  17. ^ "Doesn't want to go home". The Pensacola News. 4 August 1970. p. 2. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ "Hundene har fået deres eget vaskeri". Jyllands-Posten (in Danish). 19 December 2005. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  19. ^ "Miami Beach". El Tiempo (in Spanish). 9 July 1970. p. 23. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  20. ^ "Hamburger diet upsets Bonn beauty". The Orlando Sentinel. 6 July 1970. p. 9. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  21. ^ "Jelitawan dari Perak di-pileh paling chantek di-Malaysia" [The beauty from Perak was chosen as the most beautiful woman in Malaysia]. Berita Harian (in Malay). 31 May 1970. p. 2. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via National Library Board.
  22. ^ Lo, Ricky (25 August 2020). "2 more 'golden' beauties". Philippine Star. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  23. ^ "50,000 Turn Out in San Juan to Honor a Queen". The New York Times. 22 July 1970. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  24. ^ Cho, Yoo-bin; Oh, Jung-meen (13 April 2021). "Miss Korea, now & then: Meet Korea's beauty icons of '70, '07, '18 [VIDEO]". Korea Times. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  25. ^ "Miss USA title won by Virginia girl". Arizona Republic. Associated Press. 17 May 1970. p. 5. Retrieved 24 July 2023.
  26. ^ "Venezuela has a twin to spare in Miss Universe beauty pageant". Fort Lauderdale News. 10 July 1970. p. 18. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.