19_November_1976_The_Morning_Herald_Hagerstown, Maryland

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19_November_1976_The_Morning_Herald_Hagerstown, Maryland - Jamaica nabs Miss World crown LONDON (AP) -...
Jamaica nabs Miss World crown LONDON (AP) - Miss Jam a i c a , S-year-old Cindy Breakspeare, wu djose. Miss World 1OT6 Thursday in a contest marred by the withdrawal of 'nine participants protesting South Africa's race policies. Miss Australia, Karen Jo Pini, 19. was first runner- up. Third plan went to. Hiss G « a m , 17-year-oH Diana Duenaj. ' The Dew Mis. Worid, a brown-haired West Indian beauty with hazel eyes, is a physka) education teacher. She Is 5-fee« *nd her measurements were given as 35-J4-*. She is a friend at Jamaican singing slar Bob Marley and said she hopes to open a health food restaurant someday. Miss BreaXspeare won a prize of 5,000 pounds (18,500) and the chance to earn aa additional 20 000 pounds ($34,000) during her year-long reign Miss United States; U-yearoW model Kimherlee Foley of Soulhfield, .Mich., was not among the last la in Ihe semirmals. Just hours before the final judging m llie crowded Royal Albert Hall, the governments of the Philippines and Yugoslavia pulled their contestants out of the competition to protest the racist image projected by the presence of two South African entrants, one black and one white. They were the eighth and ninth contestants to withdraw and left 60 to take part in the final night's events. Earlier it was thought Miss Trinidad-Tobago had been withdrawn Thursday because her government ordered its ambassador In London to boycott the contest. But that did not stop her from competing. Organizers had feared a "sensational, ' last- minute" walkout by others before the televised contest Thursday nnight. In the three days before (he finals, seven governments withdrew their representatives, some of whom departed in tears. They were India, Mauritius, Swaziland, Liberia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. .The protest was against South Africa's apartheid racial policy, which resulted in South Africa's entering two representatives -- Miss Africa South, Rozette Motsepe, a black .student, and Miss South Africa, Lynn Massyn, a wtiite textile designer Durban. Miss Philippines, Joy Condc, 20, tried in vain enfer the contest by appealing to the wife of President Ferdinand Marcos, Imekla Marcos -- a beauty queen herself, who was on a private Britain. But she could not make contact. "I sincerely hope that any fresh governments wish to pull out would have the good manners hurl us by choosing to make a sensational the last minute," said one of the principal organizers, Mrs. Julia Morley. Mrs. Morlcy is a former model whose Eric Morley, heads (ha Mecca entertainment organization, which sponsors the Miss World The withdrawals were urged by the South Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC), an apartneid group. SANROC campaigning led to withdrawal of most African athletes Irom last summer's Olympic games in Montreal. The Miss World contesl is a charity benefit, some prsons criticized the walkout for hurting charities which would have received the money.

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  1. The Morning Herald,
  2. 19 Nov 1976, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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