Miss Universe 1971

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Miss Universe 1971
Georgina Rizk, Miss Universe 1971
Date24 July 1971
Presenters
VenueMiami Beach Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
BroadcasterCBS (WTVJ)
Entrants60
Placements12
Withdrawals
Returns
WinnerGeorgina Rizk
 Lebanon
CongenialityMagnolia Martinez
 Peru
Best National CostumeMaria Luisa Lopez Corzo
 Mexico
PhotogenicVida Valentina Doria
 Philippines
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Miss Universe 1971 was the 20th Miss Universe pageant, held at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida, United States on 24 July 1971.

At the end of the event, Marisol Malaret of Puerto Rico crowned Georgina Rizk of Lebanon as Miss Universe 1971. It is the first victory of Lebanon in the competition.[1]

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

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Placement Contestant
Miss Universe 1971
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 12

Contestants[edit]

Miss Universe 1971 competing nations and territories and the results

Sixty contestants competed for the title.

Country/Territory Contestant Age[a] Hometown
 Argentina María del Carmen Vidal[3] 21 Santa Fe
 Aruba Vallita Maduro[4] Santa Cruz
 Australia Toni Rayward[5] 19 Sydney
 Austria Edeltraud Neubauer[6] 18 Vienna
 Bahamas Muriel Rahming[7] 24 Nassau
 Belgium Martine De Hert[8] 18 Antwerp
 Bermuda Rene Furbert 20 Paget Parish
 Bolivia Ana María Landívar[9] 18 Sucre
 Brazil Eliane Guimarães[10] 21 Mariana
 Canada Lana Drouillard[11] 20 Ancaster
 Colombia Piedad Mejía[12] 22 Manizales
 Congo-Kinshasa Martine Mualuke 19 Kinshasa
 Costa Rica Rosa María Rivera[13] 18 San José
 Curaçao Maria Vonhogen[14] Willemstad
 Dominican Republic Sagrario Reyes El Seibo
 Ecuador Ximena Moreno 18 Quito
 England Marilyn Ann Ward[15] 21 Hampshire
 Finland Pirjo Laitila 20 Helsinki
 France Myriam Stocco 20 Languedoc-Roussillon
 Germany Vera Kirst 22 Bavaria
 Greece Angela Carayanni 18 Athens
 Guam Linda Mariano Avila 18 Mangilao
 Holland Laura Mulder-Snid 18 Amsterdam
 Honduras Dunia Ortega Santa Bárbara
 Iceland Guðrún Valgarðsdóttir 18 Skagafjörður
 India Raj Gill 18 Dhule
 Ireland Marie Bernadette Hughes 22 Dublin
 Israel Ester Orgod 19 Eilat
 Italy Mara Palvarini 20 Mantua
 Jamaica Suzette Marilyn Wright Clarendon
 Japan Shigeko Taketomi 21 Tokyo
 Lebanon Georgina Rizk 18 Beirut
 Luxembourg Mariette Francoise Fay Mersch
 Malaysia Yvette Baterman[16] 21 Shah Alam
 Malta Felicity Carbott 19 Valletta
 Mexico María Luisa López[17] 21 Mexico City
 New Zealand Linda Jane Ritchie 21 Auckland
 Nicaragua Xiomara Paguaga 20 Managua
 Norway Ruby Reitan 23 Oslo
 Panama Gladys Isaza 18 Panama City
 Peru Magnolia Martínez[18] 24 Lima
 Philippines Vida Doria[19] 20 Binmaley
 Portugal Maria Celmira Pereira Bauleth 18 Portuguese Angola
 Puerto Rico Beba Franco 24 San Juan
 Scotland Elizabeth Montgomery 18 Ayr
 Singapore Jenny Wong[20] 23 Singapore
 South Korea Noh Mi-ae Seoul
 Spain Josefina Román 24 Cádiz
 Surinam Marcelle Darou Paramaribo
 Sweden Vivian Oihanen 20 Vaxholm
  Switzerland Anita Andrini 19 Ticino
 Thailand Warunee Sangsirinavin 19 Bangkok
 Trinidad & Tobago Sally Karamath 22 San Fernando
 Tunisia Aida Mzali Tunis
 Turkey Filiz Vural 18 Istanbul
 Uruguay Alba Techira 18 Montevideo
 United States Michele McDonald[21] 19 Butler
 United States Virgin Islands Cherrie Creque[22] 20 Saint Croix
 Venezuela Jeannette Donzella 18 Monagas
 Wales Dawn Cater 19 Cardiff

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Miss Universe knew she'd won– she peaked". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. 26 July 1971. p. 2. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Title no surprise to beauty". The Palm Beach Post. 26 July 1971. p. 20. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Maria del Carmen I." El Litoral (in Spanish). 4 June 1971. p. 2. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  4. ^ "Vallita Maduro wins Miss Aruba title at Divi Divi Hotel July 3". Aruba Esso News. 16 July 1971. p. 7. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Digital Library of the Caribbean.
  5. ^ "A wardrobe fit for a beauty queen". The Australian Women's Weekly. 14 July 1971. p. 28. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Wachten op de grote dag" [Waiting for the big day]. Het Parool (in Dutch). 20 July 1971. p. 5. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Delpher.
  7. ^ "Tourist attraction". Youngstown Vindicator. 1 December 1971. p. 21. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  8. ^ "Miss België, achter de schermen". Het Nieuwsblad (in Flemish). 23 October 2002. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Conheça a história do Miss Brasil" [Discover the history of Miss Brazil]. Terra (in Brazilian Portuguese). 29 September 2022. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  11. ^ Beneteau, Ann (10 July 1971). "Secret was to be herself". The Windsor Star. p. 8. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Caldas gano reinado" [Caldas wins reign]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). pp. 1, 13. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  13. ^ "Elegida la Miss Costa Rica que ira a Miami" [Elected the Miss Costa Rica who will go to Miami]. La Nacion (in Spanish). 10 May 1971. p. 60. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  14. ^ "Willemstad - De charmante Miss Curacao 1971, Maria Vonhögen zal vandaag naar Miami vertrekken om mee te doen aan de verkiezing van Miss Universe, die morgen begint". Amigoe di Curacao (in Dutch). 16 July 1971. p. 1. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Delpher.
  15. ^ "Businesswoman Miss Universe entrant". The Palm Beach Post. 18 July 1971. p. 2. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Secretary who feels on top of the world". The Straits Times. 14 June 1971. p. 7. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via National Library Board.
  17. ^ "El sabado se elige a Miss Universo". La Nacion (in Spanish). 21 July 1971. p. 57. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Google News Archive.
  18. ^ "Miss Perú: las peruanas más bellas de las últimas décadas". El Comercio (in Spanish). 12 November 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  19. ^ Alano, Ching M. (3 November 2002). "La dolce Vida". Philippine Star. Retrieved 9 November 2023.
  20. ^ "Reluctant Jenny wins the Miss Singapore-Universe title". The Straits Times. 21 July 1971. p. 24. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via National Library Board.
  21. ^ "Miss USA Breaks Date For Prom to Win Title". The Wichita Beacon. Associated Press. May 23, 1971. p. 1. Retrieved 25 July 2023.
  22. ^ "Black girl has new hope for Miss Universe". Fort Lauderdale News. 20 July 1971. p. 32. Retrieved 9 November 2023 – via Newspapers.com.