1977 was the period of time of the Snake in the Chinese Horoscope. Certainly, was a apt yr for those grouping who were dropped in the time of life 1929, 1941 and 1953.Trinidad Tobago has been specified as one of the most good-looking countries in the Third World, but the Caribbean Island is likewise the place of birth of the prototypic dark Miss Universe Pageant in the History. Her name: Janelle Penny Commissiong.

In 1953 Janelle "Penny" Commissiong, the female offspring of Venezuelan female parent and Trinidadian father, came into the planetary in Port of Spain, Trinidad Tobago, a pastoral greatly renowned for its music and athletes as Ato Bolton and Hasely Crawford. In the 1960s she rapt with her unit to the United States.

In New York City, she affected fashion specialist at the Fashion Institute of Technology. But she returned to Port of Spain in 1976, time period where Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Margaret Elizabeth McFarlane, won the Miss Congeniality Title. Next year, Janelle Commissiong had been hand-picked to be a symbol of the Island at the 1977 Miss Universe Competition in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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During the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Miss TT was tremendously popular, but was not popular for the statute title. Miss Austria, Eva Maria Duringer, was a big favorite until final second.She looks like Farrah Fawcett, an player unexceeded set for her part on Tv's Charly Angel's in the 1970s.Other favorites were Miss Colombia, Aura Maria Mojica, an exotic adult female from Cali; and Miss Nicaragua, Beatriz Lacayo Obregon, a striking Latin Barbie from Managua. But none favourite did not state English terribly all right.

Miss Trinidad-Tobago was nonappointive Miss Photogenic 4 days beforehand the crucial. She was the 2d black female to win the distinction in the Miss Universe History. On July 16th, in the National Theater of Santo Domingo, Janelle Commissiong was awful in the semifinal and decisive. It was a extremely well brought-up day for her. Miss Austria did not substantiate the selfsame endowment compared to Miss TT. Minutes then Janelle Commissiong was jammed Miss Universe.

Miss Trinidad and Tobago attracted supranational focus in 1977 because she was bursting at the seams as the premier dark in the temporal relation of Miss Universe. At the end of the transmission, via satellite, the Trinidadian celebrated the overcome of Janelle Commissiong. Port of Spain was a festival. Every paper had the same anecdote. The New York Times aforesaid that "Miss Universe 1977 was a black bombshell". Certainly, the global did not have a black Miss Universe until 1977.

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There were 12 judges: Oscar de La Renta (Dominican room decorator), Dionne Warwick (American lead singer), Gordon Parks (American photographer), Roberto Cavalli (designer from Italy), Marisol Malaret (formerly Miss Universe), Wihelmina (designer from the Netherlands) and new personalities. When Janelle was jam-packed as Miss Universe, Dionne Warwick aforementioned "I material as If I had won".

After her reign, she had an examination beside Joaquin Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (a fan of Miss Universe Pageant) in the National Palace. Like Miss Universe, she visited heaps nations in the region of the world: from Iceland, Argentina, Hong Kong, Peru, Puerto Rico to the United States.

In 1978 Janelle went to Chile, where on earth she was a particular negotiator at the "Miss Beaches of South American". During her reign, she had been an suggest for black's rights and the worldwide order. She requirements to group next to Idi Amin Dada, one of the most unpleasant dictators of the 20th Century.

Like Roberto Clemente, Mary Eugenia Charles, Marlene Ottey, Billy Ocean and Tim Duncan, She is an icon in the Caribbean...

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