Jane Vieira Macambira, 19, almost won the 12th edition of Miss International. She is from Guanabara, a state of Brazil established in 1960.
On October 6, 1972, Macambira represented Brazil at Miss International 1972 and competed against 46 other candidates.at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. She was third runner-up.
It was Linda Hooks of Britain who won the Miss International 1972 crown while Christine Nola Clark of Australia was her runner-up. Yolanda Adriatico Dominguez of the Philippines was second runner-up and Lindsay Diane Bloom of the United States was fourth runner-up.
Macambira was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She is 5’6″ tall.
Currently, Brazil has nine Miss International placements including Macambira’s recent win. Had she won, she would have been the second Brazilian woman to win the title following Maria da Glória Carvalho, who was crowned at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo in 1968.
Representing Brazil in Miss International, Vera Brauner was first runner-up in 1961, Vera Lúcia Couto was second runner-up in 1964 and Sandra Penno Rosa was fourth runner-up in 1965. Also representing the country in the international beauty pageant, Tania Franco, Virginia Barbosa, Maria Alexandrino and Maria Bernadete Heeman finished inn the Top 15 in 1963, 1967, 1969 and 1971, respectively.