1977 was the period of the Snake in the Chinese Horoscope. Certainly, was a peachy twelvemonth for those family who were calved in the years 1929, 1941 and 1953.Trinidad Tobago has been proverbial as one of the supreme magnificent countries in the Third World, but the Caribbean Island is too the place of the archetypal black Miss Universe Pageant in the History. Her name: Janelle Penny Commissiong.

In 1953 Janelle "Penny" Commissiong, the daughter of Venezuelan mother and Trinidadian father, came into the world in Port of Spain, Trinidad Tobago, a province thoroughly major for its music and athletes as Ato Bolton and Hasely Crawford. In the 1960s she stirred next to her people to the United States.

In New York City, she deliberate style engineer at the Fashion Institute of Technology. But she returned to Port of Spain in 1976, year wherever Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Margaret Elizabeth McFarlane, won the Miss Congeniality Title. Next year, Janelle Commissiong had been elect to epitomize 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 unbelievably popular, but was not popular for the heading. Miss Austria, Eva Maria Duringer, was a big popular until later ordinal.She looks like Farrah Fawcett, an actress best legendary for her part on Tv's Charly Angel's in the 1970s.Other favorites were Miss Colombia, Aura Maria Mojica, an exotic young woman from Cali; and Miss Nicaragua, Beatriz Lacayo Obregon, a dramatic Latin Barbie from Managua. But none favourite did not intercommunicate English tremendously fine.

Miss Trinidad-Tobago was nonappointive Miss Photogenic 4 days formerly the closing. She was the ordinal achromatic female to win the title in the Miss Universe History. On July 16th, in the National Theater of Santo Domingo, Janelle Commissiong was impressive in the semi and definitive. It was a exceedingly keen day for her. Miss Austria did not substantiate the aforementioned endowment compared to Miss TT. Minutes after that Janelle Commissiong was thronged Miss Universe.

Miss Trinidad and Tobago attracted transnational notice in 1977 because she was overcrowded as the introductory black in the temporal relation of Miss Universe. At the end of the transmission, via satellite, the Trinidadian illustrious the ending of Janelle Commissiong. Port of Spain was a festival. Every daily had the selfsame content. The New York Times same that "Miss Universe 1977 was a achromatic bombshell". Certainly, the planetary did not have a achromatic Miss Universe until 1977.

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

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

In 1978 Janelle went to Chile, where she was a specific justice at the "Miss Beaches of South American". During her reign, she had been an person for black's rights and the worldwide order. She wishes to gather round beside Idi Amin Dada, one of the lowest dictators of the 20th Century.

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

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