The competitors in Miss World Contest gathered in London last night (Wednesday 11 November) for a reception in their honour.
CU PAN INT Miss Austria (left) with Miss Holland
CU Miss Sweden PAN TO Miss Luxembourg
CU Miss Iceland
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Miss Africa South to 2-shot of Miss Africa South and Miss South Africa
SV Miss South Africa (right) and Miss Africa south toast each other, ZOOM IN TO Miss Africa South
CU Miss Italy
CU Miss U.S.A. with toast master
CU Mr. Telly Savalas with Miss Ireland (left) and Miss Japan (right) kissing him.
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Background: The competitors in Miss World Contest gathered in London last night (Wednesday 11 November) for a reception in their honour. it is part of a round engagements which lead up to the selection of Miss World on Friday of next week ( 20 November ). There are two competitors from South Africa this year, Miss South Africa and Miss Africa South.
Sixty five countries are represented in the 1970 Miss World contest. The final judging will be at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Friday 20 November.
SYNOPSIS: In London Miss Austria, Rosemarie Resch, and Miss Holland, patricia Hollman, chatted together at a reception for the competitors in the Miss World contest.
Sweden is represented by Maj Christal Johansson, a model, and Luxembourg by Rita Massard who is a hair stylist.
Seventeen-year-old Anna Scheving Hansdottir, who is secretary, is representing Iceland.
From South Africa come two competitors, Miss Africa South Pearl Gladys Jansen and Miss South Africa, Jillian Elizabeth Jessup, both twenty years old.
Marika de Poi, a twenty-year-old model, competes for Italy. Sandra Anna Wolsfeld from the United States took a tip from the toast master, while actor Telly Savalas made friends with Mary McKinley from Ireland and Hisayo Nakamura from Japan.