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Miss South Africa 1958 results: Adele Kruger crowns Penelope Coelen

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South African Pictorial held Miss South Africa in 1923, which was won by Doris Gwendoline Heliwell with W. J. van Blommestein and Marjorie Elizabeth Cowley as the respective first and second princesses. In 1943, Susie Smuts became the second woman to hold the title.

However, it was Norma Vorster who won the first official Miss South Africa competition in 1956. It was open to white females only.

Oranje-Blanje-Blou
Oranje-Blanje-Blou
  • beauty pageant: Miss South Africa
  • edition: 3rd
PLACEMENT19581957
2nd princessDebbie du ToitDenise Nichols
1st princessRosemary WhitlockJessie Waring
Miss South AfricaPenelope Anne Coelen
(Natal Province)
Adele June Kruger
(Transvaal Province)
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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • beauty pageant: Miss World
  • edition: 8th
  • venue: Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, United Kingdom
  • date: October 13, 1958
  • candidates: 20
NAMEHOMETOWNAGERESULT
Penelope Anne CoelenNatal Province,
South Africa
18Miss World 1958
winner

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