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Complete list of Miss Universe 1959 candidates

Adalgisa Colombo, Geri Hoo, Luz Marina Zuluaga, Eurlyne Howell, Alicja Bobrzowska
Adalgisa Colombo, Geri Hoo, Luz Marina Zuluaga, Eurlyne Howell, Alicja Bobrzowska

Miss Universe 1958 Luz Marina Zuluaga, 20, of Colombia will crown her successor at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California, United States on July 24, 1959. It is the eighth edition of the international beauty pageant organized by Catalina Swimwear manufacturer Pacific Knitting Mills, which is based in California.

Philippines’ Christine Matias, New Zealand’s Arlenne Nesgitt and the United Arab Republic’s Nawal Ramli withdrew from the competition. Sodsai Vanijvadhana, an exchange student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California, was appointed as Thailand’s representative.

Including Vanijvadhana, 34 women are competing for the Miss Universe 1959 crown. Here is the list of candidates:

  1. Liana Cortijo (Argentina)
  2. Christine Spatzier (Austria)
  3. Hélène Savigny (Belgium)
  4. Corina Taborga (Bolivia)
  5. Vera Regina Ribeiro (Brazil)
  6. Than Than Aye (Burma)
  7. Eileen Butter (Canada)
  8. Olga Beatriz Pumajero Korkor (Colombia)
  9. Zianne Monturiol Varand (Costa Rica)
  10. Irma Buesa Mas (Cuba)
  11. Lisa Stolberg (Denmark)
  12. Carlota Elena Ayala (Ecuador)
  13. Pamela Anne Searle (England)
  14. Françoise Saint-Laurent (France)
  15. Carmela Künzel (Germany)
  16. Zoitsa Kouroukli (Greece)
  17. Rogelia Cruz Martínez (Guatemala)
  18. Patricia F. Visser (Hawaii)
  19. Peggy Erwich (Holland)
  20. Sigríður Þorvaldsdóttir (Iceland)
  21. Rina Issacov (Israel)
  22. Maria Grazia Buccella (Italy)
  23. Akiko Kojima (Japan)
  24. Oh Hyun Joo (Korea)
  25. Josée Pundel (Luxembourg)
  26. Mirna García Dávila (Mexico)
  27. Jorunn Kristjansen (Norway)
  28. Guadalupe Mariátegui Hawkins (Peru)
  29. Zuzanna Cembrzowska (Poland)
  30. Marie Louise Ekström (Sweden)
  31. Sodsai Vanijvadhana (Thailand)
  32. Ecel Olcay (Turkey)
  33. Claudia Bernat (Uruguay)
  34. Terry Lynn Huntingdon (USA)

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