• Short Summary

    Miss Japan, 22 years old Japanese fashion model Akito Kojima, was elected - July 25 - "Miss Universe" at Long Beach, California, USA.

  • Description

    Miss Japan, 22 years old Japanese fashion model Akito Kojima, was elected - July 25 - "Miss Universe" at Long Beach, California, USA.

    The first Asian girl to be chosen for the world's beauty title, Miss Japan is 5ft. 6ins tall with black hair, black eyes and vital statistics of 37-23-38.

    Ultimate positions of the elected finalists were Miss Japan, 1st, Miss Norway (Jorunn Kristiansen) 2nd, Miss U.S.A. (Terry Huntingdon) 3rd.

    Miss England, - 21 years old Anne Searle of Morden, Surrey, England, smiling despite trouble by toothache, was fourth, whilst Miss Brazil (Vera Ribeiro) was fifth.

    "Miss Universe", selected from 78 other competitors from all over the world, will get a screen test, an expenses-paid tour of the United States plus some GBP4,000 advertising and modelling contracts, besides other gifts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91JY27LU5GDMBRAD4HEUTAYDA
    Media URN:
    VLVA91JY27LU5GDMBRAD4HEUTAYDA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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