Miss Universe winners: Where are they now?
1952 – ARMI HELENA KUUSELA OF FINLAND was only 17 when she won the inaugural Miss Universe Pageant in Long Beach, California on June 28, 1952. Armi bested 29 other contestants worldwide including Teresita Torralba Sanchez of the Philippines.
Love crosses borders
LASTING ONES – Armi Kuusela of Finland remained married to Virgilio Hilario until his death 1975. Armi's the first Miss Universe. George Araneta and Stella Marquez of Columbia remain married to date. Stella's the first Miss International. Seems the ...
PHL in top 15 Miss U ranking
The sixth to fifteenth places, in descending order, all won two crowns in different years: Brazil (1963, 1960); Colombia (2014, 1958); Finland (1975 and 1952, with Armi Kuusela winning the very first crown); Australia (2004, 1972); Japan (2007, 1959 ...
Where the bucks stops
Visayan Daily Star (press release)
I'm sure many other beauty contest watchers in the country still recall that the first Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela, the blonde beauty from Finland, married a Filipino, millionaire bachelor, Virgilio Hilario, and lived in the country until she was ...