Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Miss Universe 1955

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Giving the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a bit of a brake today, so we look at the 1950s for name inspiration. Below are the names of Miss Universe contestants for the 1955 pageant.

Lora
Hilda Isabel
Nicole
Emilia
Cathy
Maureen
Rosa
Clemencia
Gilda
Leonor
Maribel
Margaret
Sirkku
Claude
Margit
Sonia
MarĂ­a del Rosario
Pastora
Ilana
Elena
Keiko
Kim
Hanya
Yolanda
Rosa
Solveig
Yvonne
Carmen Laura
Hillevi
Inge
Carlene
Carmen Susana
Noreen

The winner was Miss Sweden, Hillevi Rombin, pictured above. If it were down to names alone, Miss Sweden would've won the sparkly crown anyway. Miss El Salvador, Maribel, was the first runner-up and Miss Ceylon, Maureen, was second runner-up.