• Short Summary

    PERHAPS THE MOST UNUSUAL FEATURE OF THIS YEAR'S-"MISS WORLD" COMPETITION -- TO BE JUDGED IN LONDON NEXT THURSDAY -- IS THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVES TAKING PART.

  • Description

    PERHAPS THE MOST UNUSUAL FEATURE OF THIS YEAR'S-"MISS WORLD" COMPETITION -- TO BE JUDGED IN LONDON NEXT THURSDAY -- IS THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVES TAKING PART. ONE OF THEM, MISS ROSEMARY SALMOS, WHO IS "MISS UGANDA", THINKS IT'S A VERY GOOD IDEA -- THAT IT COULD BRING NEEDED PUBLICITY TO THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

    THE WINNER OF THE GBP2,500 STERLING PRIZE AND TITLE MISS WORLD WILL BE CHOSEN FROM THE 60 CONTESTANTS AT A LAVISH CEREMONY AT LONDON'S LYCEUM BALLROOM. BUT ALREADY THE CONTEST HAS BEEN STRUCK BY VARIOUS DISPUTES AND UPHEAVALS. LAST YEAR'S MISS WORLD, REITA FARIA OF INDIA, WHO IS DUE TO CROWN HER SUCCESSOR, IS THREATENING TO BOYCOTT THE CEREMONY.

    MISS FARIA CLAIMS THE CONTEST ORGANISERS OWE HER GBP3,000 STERLING, BUT THE ORGANISERS, MECCA PROMOTIONS, DENY THIS. MEANWHILE, AN ORGANISATION IN GHANA IS CLAIMING THAT MISS GHANA, MISS ARABA VROON, SHOULD NOT BE REPRESENTING HER COUNTRY BECAUSE IT AND NOT FLAMINGO MAGAZINE HAD THE RIGHT TO CHOSE A MISS GHANA.

    ANOTHER OF THE CONTESTANTS, MISS NIGERIA -- MISS JEAN GIBBONS -- HAS FALLEN ILL AND COULD MISS THE FINALS, AND THE ORGANISERS ARE TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER NIGERIAN GIRL TO TAKE HER PLACE. EARLIER MECCA PROMOTIONS HAD TO COPE WITH TWO "MISS FRANCE" RIVALS, AND HAD TO PROVIDE A BODYGUARD FOR "MISS UNITED STATES" WHEN IT WAS LEARNED THAT STUDENTS PLANNED TO KIDNAP HER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5B1OWINYWGUHTDL9I5PAPP3K0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5B1OWINYWGUHTDL9I5PAPP3K0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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