• Short Summary

    The finals in Formosa's first "Miss China" contest were held at Taipei, June 6.

    Ten shapely?

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    The finals in Formosa's first "Miss China" contest were held at Taipei, June 6.

    Ten shapely candidates - out of an initial 109 - dressed in high-slit tight-fitting cheongsams paraded before a panel of ten judges whose choice was 23-year-old Miss Lin Ching-I. She will represent "Free China" in the international beauty contest at Long Beach, USA, in August 1960.

    Mayor Huang Chi-Rui of Taipei handed the beauty crown to the Formosan-born girl, who is a graduate of the Taipei Practical Home Economics College. She speaks Mandarin and some English.

    Runners-up were Miss Yeh Mo-Chu, 23, and 18-year-old student Miss Wang Li-Ling.

    Formosa decided to select a "Miss China" for the first time, after the organisers of the American "Miss Universe" contest announced a radical change in the Long Beach beauty meeting. According to them the swim-suit competition - hitherto the main feature of the contest - has been abolished, all publicity trappings have been cut, and the contest is now designed to promote international friendship goodwill and understanding.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3505APOXKTZEH69DODVMW5W3B
    Media URN:
    VLVA3505APOXKTZEH69DODVMW5W3B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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