19_November_1976_The_Daily_Capital_News_Jerfferson City, Missouri
he here run take to it pro- he the he and Kan- of crea- Malis, now spent to LONDON (AP) -- Miss Jamaica, 22-year-old Breakspeare, was chosen Miss World 1976 a contest marred by the withdrawal of nine ticipants protesting South Africa's race policies. Miss Australia, Karen Jo Pini, 19, was first up. Third place went to Miss Guam, 17-year-old Duenas. The new Miss World, a brown-haired West beauty with hazel eyes, is a physical education teacher. She is 5-feet-6 and her measurements given as 35-24-36. She is a friend of Jamaican star Bob Marley and said she hopes to open a food restaurant someday. Miss Breakspeare won a prize of 5,000 pounds ($8,500) and the chance to earn an additional pounds ($34,000) during her year-long reign. Miss United States. 21-year-old model Kimberlee Foley of Southfield, Mich., was not among the in the semifinals. Just hours before the final judging in the Royal Albert Hall, the governments of the Philip-' pinnes and Yugoslavia pulled their contestants the competition to protest the'racist image by the presence of two South African entrants, black and one white. They were the eighth and ninth contestants to withdraw and left 60 to take part in the final events. Earlier it was thought Miss Trinidad-Tobago been withdrawn Thursday because her-government ordered its ambassador in London to boycott the test. But that did not stop her from competing. Organizers had feared a "sensational, last-minute" walkout by others before the televised contest day night. Â· In the three days before the finals, seven ments withdrew their representatives, some of 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 ing two representatives -- Miss Africa South, Motsepe, a black student, and Miss South Africa, Massyn, a white textile designer from Durban. Miss Philippines, Joy Conde, 20, tried in vain enter the contest by appealing to the wife of Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda Marcos -- a former queen herself, who was 'on a private visit to But she could not make contact. "I sincerely hope that any fresh governments wish to pull out would have the good manners hurt us by choosing to make a sensational the last minute," said one of the principal Mrs. Julia Morley. Mrs. Morley is a former model whose husband, Morley, heads the Mecca-entertainment organization, which sponsors the Miss World contest.