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Ireland (1st RU), Belgium (2nd RU), Denmark (winner), Spain (3rd RU), France (4th RU)

Maja International 1966
1966 May 23
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
15 participants

Results
1  DENMARK  Jeannette Christjansen (SF Universe '65)
2  IRELAND  Muriel O'Hanlon (World '62)
3  BELGIUM  Rossette Menegain
4  SPAIN  Silvia Veiga
5  FRANCE  Liliane Burnier (SF Universe '61 as Miss Switzerland)  

Awards
Belgium, Germany & Spain received awards, though the categories are not available

Remainder
AUSTRIA
GERMANY
ENGLAND
HOLLAND
ITALY  Simonetta Fava
MOROCCO  Fany Michele El Kain
NORWAY  Tove Johannessen
PORTUGAL
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND   Josette Barret
____________________

Denmark (3rd RU), Belgium (1st RU), Italy (winner), Sweden (2nd RU), Norway (4th RU)

Maja International 1967
1967 May 24
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
15 participants

Results
1  ITALY  Carla Lumachi
2  BELGIUM  Solange Milliau
3  SWEDEN  Anne-Christine Kahnberg
4  DENMARK  Yvonne Hanne Ekman (4th RU Europe '65, SF World '65)
5  NORWAY  Ingeborg Marie Sorensen (SF International '69, 1st RU World '72)

Awards
Maja Simpatia SPAIN
Maja Popularidad AUSTRIA
Maja Fotogenia ITALY
Mejor Peinado (Best Hairstyle) SPAIN

Remainder
AUSTRIA   Annelies Buck  
ENGLAND  Brenda Sawyer
GERMANY  Heidi Korman
FRANCE  Marie Anne Lelay
IRELAND  Patricia Brogan
MOROCCO  Fatima Karaj  
PORTUGAL   Carolina Regaldo
SWITZERLAND  Yolanda Gaenwiber-Frei
SPAIN  Maria del Carmen Vásquez Andrade
U.S.A.  Linda Cousin
____________________

Uruguay (3rd RU), Sweden (1st RU), Spain (winner), Denmark (2nd RU), Great Britain (4th RU)

Maja International 1968
1968 May 27
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
18 participants

Results
1  SPAIN  María Dolores García Pallás
2  SWEDEN  Ulla Lindstrom
3  DENMARK  Kirsten Pjetursson
4  URUGUAY  Sara Cuervo
5  GREAT BRITAIN  Vivien Grundy

Awards
Maja Simpatia CHILE
Maja Popularidad (no information)
Maja Fotogenia ITALY

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Lidia Esperanza Navarro
BELGIUM  Claudine Swaels
CHILE  Laura Martín Soler
FRANCE  Christiane Follias
GERMANY  Heidi Horn Kauertz
HOLLAND  Margrit van der Linden
IRELAND  Michelle Lawlor
ITALY  Silvia Atzeri
MOROCCO  Touria Djebari
NORWAY  Ellen Foss
PORTUGAL   María da Graça Braz Machado
SWITZERLAND  Erika Stadtman
U.S.A.  Terry Alper
____________________

Portugal (3rd RU), Spain (1st RU), Great Britain (winner), Switzerland (2nd RU), Paraguay (4th RU)

Maja International 1969
1969 May 18
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
18 participants

Results
1  GREAT BRITAIN  Gillian Millar
2  SPAIN  Mery de Lara Caballero (SF International '69)
3  SWITZERLAND  Patrice Sollner (Europe '69, SF Universe '69, World '71)
4  PORTUGAL   Maria Emilia Rodrigues Pinto
5  PARAGUAY  Sara Victoria Duarte

Awards
Maja Simpatia IRELAND
Maja Popularidad CHILE
Maja Fotogenia ARGENTINA
Best National Costume URUGUAY

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Marina Carmona Ariza
BELGIUM  Danièlle Dumoulin
CANADA  Ann Soamaalia
CHILE  Maria Soledad Ferreiro Serrano
ETHIOPIA  Ethiopia Meharle
FINLAND  Satu Charlotta Östring (1st RU Universe '66, 4th RU Europe '66, 1st RU International '69)
FRANCE  Sophie Bruguere
IRELAND  Eileen Theresa Slattery (winner Rose of Tralee '68)
ITALY  Albertina Piera Sterza
LEBANON  Zena Kanawati
MOROCCO  Rahima Hachti (International '69)
URUGUAY  Lylian Elena Piñeiro
U.S.A.  Mary Foster Davidson
____________________

Denmark (1st RU), Germany (3rd RU), Chile (winner), Spain (4th RU), Great Britain (2nd RU)

Maja International 1970
1970 May 11
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
19 participants

Results
1  CHILE  María Isabel Pérez Montes
2  DENMARK  Anette Gleerup
3  GREAT BRITAIN  Shirley Jones (Universe '69 as Miss Wales)
4  GERMANY  Anya Meyer Glaters
5  SPAIN  Consuelo Costales Varela (International '72)

Awards
Maja Simpatia LUXEMBOURG
Maja Popularidad AUSTRIA
Maja Fotogenia SPAIN
Best National Costume PERU

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Norma Ruiz
AUSTRIA   Inge Krottendorfer
BRAZIL   Mara de Carvalho Ferro
EL SALVADOR   Nora Silvia Montes
FRANCE  Brigitte Dubart
IRELAND  Cathy Quinn  
ITALY  Liliana Superchi
LUXEMBOURG   Marceline Mersch
PARAGUAY  Maria Elvira Lloret
PERU  Gloria Rivera Bedoya  
PORTUGAL   Maria Manuela Ribeiro de Castro
TUNISIA  Rekaia Dekhil (World '67, Universe '68, International '69)
URUGUAY  Maria Victoria Hernández Alvarez
U.S.A.  Patricia McKendry

Did not compete
Switzerland  Irene Stierli (SF International '68)
____________________

Congo (3rd RU), Ireland (1st RU), Czechoslovakia (winner), Finland (2nd RU), Venezuela (4th RU)

Maja International 1971
1971 May 22
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
30 participants

Results
1  CZECHOSLOVAKIA  Eva Fiedlerova (1st RU Cinema Europa '70)
2  IRELAND  Evelyn-Ann Barden
3  FINLAND  Anne-Elisabeth Schäfer (Ambar '76 & '77)
4  Congo (Congo, Kinshasa)  Marie Josée Thomas
5  VENEZUELA  Mary Capinety

Awards
Maja Simpatia PERU
Maja Popularidad U.S.A.
Maja Fotogenia SPAIN
Best National Costume MEXICO

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Estela Gismero Puentes
AUSTRIA   Ursula Engl
BELGIUM  Chantal Sainte
CHILE  Ximena Valentina Molinare Vergara
COLOMBIA  Gloria Giraldo Gutiérrez
FRANCE  Jeannette Bruno (Charming '72)  
GERMANY  Brigitte Weining
GREECE  Rea Nikolaou (International '69)
HOLLAND
ITALY  Silvia Spinnozzi
JAPAN
LUXEMBOURG
MOROCCO   Naima Chtuki
MEXICO  Gloria Elena Noriega  
MONACO  Chantal Migueres
NORWAY  Wenche Steen (World '73)
PERU  Marilú de Cossío y Devidanco
PORTUGAL   Maria Helena da Rocha Rafael
PUERTO RICO   María del Carmen Castro Ayala
SPAIN  Consuelo Gómez Alvarez
SWEDEN  Eva Mossberg
SWITZERLAND
TURKEY  Dilek Aksu
URUGUAY  Margarita Plérigo Dominguez
U.S.A.  Lillian Vought

Did not compete
DENMARK
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Turkey (3rd RU), U.S.A. (1st RU), Argentina (winner), India (2nd RU), Spain (4th RU)

Maja International 1972
1972 May 13
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
25 participants

Results
1  ARGENTINA  Maria Luisa Gorostidi Zabalza
2  U.S.A.  Barbara Joan Lopez
3  INDIA  Salomé Aaron  
4  TURKEY  Yasemin Eser
5  SPAIN  Josefina Mondéjar Martínez

In Top 10
PHILIPPINES  Bernice Romualdez
PERU  Panchita Piedra
SWITZERLAND  Suzanne Elizabeth Müller

Awards
Maja Simpatia AUSTRIA
Maja Popularidad (no information)
Maja Photogenic GERMANY
Best National Costume PERU

Remainder
AUSTRIA   Angelica Ellen Dietl
BELGIUM  Marie-France L´Hoste
CHILE  Mónica Erika Concha Siebert
COLOMBIA  Liliana Estrada Navia
DENMARK  Bente Dorte Nielsen (International '71)
FRANCE  Sybia Zabalcuieff
GERMANY  Gabi Berendt
GREECE  Pepi Sdralia
HOLLAND  Agnes Ida Pander
IRELAND  Patricia Anna Sugme
LUXEMBOURG   Carine Stephano
MONACO  Bernardette Haraval
NORWAY  Anne Helene Hansen
SINGAPORE  yasmin Saif (Universe '68)
SWEDEN  Mary Elizabeth Ek
YUGOSLAVIA  Jovanka Dukić
ZAIRE  Mibuli Boyaka

Did not compete / not confirmed by photos
FINLAND  Heidi Paulette Wathen (got ill a few days before she was to go to the pageant)
ITALY  Daria Alessadri
MALAYSIA  Agnes Lim
PORTUGAL   Maria Helena de Carvalho Costa
TRINIDAD  Dixy Ann Hepburn (International '71)
____________________

Philippines (1st RU), Paraguay (3rd RU), Dominican Republic (winner). Sweden (4th RU), Yugoslavia (2nd RU)

Maja International 1973
1973 June 3
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
28 participants

Results
1  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Sandra Simone Cabrera Cabral (World '69)
2  PHILIPPINES  Maria Nanette Macapagal Prodigalidad
3  YUGOSLAVIA  Nada Ljutic
4  PARAGUAY  Maria Angela Zulema Medina Monjagata (Universe '74)
5  SWEDEN  Helene Yvonne Apelgren (SF unofficial Europe '74)

Top 10
ARGENTINA  Graciela Mónica Tomasoni Oñate
AUSTRALIA  Saskia van Loon
SPAIN  María Jesús Pujante Cánovas
MONACO  Karin Lafabrie
U.S.A.  Earleen Carey

Awards
Maja Simpatia PUERTO RICO
Maja Popularidad PORTUGAL
Maja Fotogenia PHILIPPINES
Best National Costume COLOMBIA

Remainder
BELGIUM  Huguette Haelters
COLOMBIA  María Leticia Olarte López
ECUADOR  Ana Patricia Rivadeneira Peña
EL SALVADOR  Angela B. Calderón Villafaño
FINLAND  Heini Paulette Wathén
FRANCE  Aleth Mosson
GERMANY  Ilse Renate Ulrich
GREAT BRITAIN  Penelope Ann Cheek
HOLLAND  Hester Wilhelmina Maria Nugteren
IRELAND  June Mary Stack
LUXEMBOURG  Daisy Schmit
MEXICO  Mirtha Dalia Liquidano Rodríguez (Queen of the Pacific '75)
NORWAY  Vibeke Ronningen
PERU  Nancy Simón Rivera
PORTUGAL  Margarida Maria Ferreira Florêncio Prieto
PUERTO RICO   Cynthia Heyliger Soto
SWITZERLAND  Heidi Gyger
TURKEY  Nesrin Kekevi (International '73)

Did not compete
HONDURAS  Lynn Arriaga
ITALY  Michele Falcone
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Spain (1st RU), Philippines (3rd RU), Greece (winner), Bolivia (4th RU), Puerto Rico (2nd RU)

Maja International 1974
1974 May 26
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
33 participants

Results
1  GREECE  Sicta Vana Papadaki (SF Universe '73, 2nd RU Europe '73)
2  SPAIN  Maribel López del Hoyo
3  PUERTO RICO   Yvonne Torres García (SF International '76)
4  PHILIPPINES  Pacita Eduarda Abrera Guevara
5  BOLIVIA  Rosa Mari Columba González (International '73)

Top 10
(no information)

Awards
Maja Simpatia MEXICO
Maja Popularidad U.S.A.
Maja Fotogenia DENMARK
Best National Costume PORTUGAL

Remainder
ANDORRA  María Valls Campoy
BELGIUM  Lola Wayaffe
COSTA RICA  María de los Ángeles Picado González (Universe ‘75)
DENMARK  Bente Gjedsted Larsen
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Jocelyn Álvarez Díaz (Café ’75)
ECUADOR  María del Carmen Jiménez (Turismo de las Américas ’74)
EL SALVADOR   Isabel Olivares
FINLAND  Johanna Kankare
FRANCE  Christiane Gibaja
GERMANY  Claudia Schümann
GREAT BRITAIN  Lesley R. A. Jefferis
HONDURAS  Jenny Margot Morel
IRELAND  Mary Margaret Adams
ICELAND  Gudrún Erla Adalsteinsdóttir
ITALY  Maria Grazia Gravina
LIECHTENSTEIN  Roswitha Schafhauser
LUXEMBOURG   Esther Theis
MEXICO  Maria Cristina González Tella
NICARAGUA  Martha Dorn Holman
PERU  Freyda Noemí Schuller del Alcázar
PORTUGAL   Olga Gonçalves
SWEDEN  Ellionor Ulrika Malm
SWITZERLAND  Romana Nater
TURKEY  Aysegul Siray
U.S.A.  Sharon Margaret Sutton
VENEZUELA  Reyna Margarita Noguera Coimán
YUGOSLAVIA  Nada Javanovski

Needs confirmation
HOLLAND Sylvia E. Bargon

Did not compete
MONACO
NORWAY  Inger Lise Hem
____________________

Argentina (3rd RU), Dominican Republic (1st RU), Venezuela (winner), Puerto Rico (2nd RU), Philippines (4th RU)

Maja International 1975
1975 May 31
Palacio de la Lonja, Zaragoza, Spain
28 participants

Results
1  VENEZUELA  Deborah Velasco
2  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Miguelina Sánchez Rodríguez (2nd RU Coffee '76)  
3  PUERTO RICO   Marilyn Ursulich Sottero (Coconut '77)  
4  ARGENTINA  Rocío Castro de Celis
5  PHILIPPINES  Annette Liwanag

Top 10
(no information)

Awards
Maja Simpatia EL SALVADOR
Maja Popularidad ROMANIA
Maja Fotogenia SWEDEN
Best National Costume PANAMA

Remainder
ANDORRA  Dolores Marti Puigsubira
BOLIVIA  Katya Rojas Saavedra
COSTA RICA  Macarena Barahona Riera
DENMARK  Anne Sofia Frigast
ECUADOR  Karen Andrea Hollihan Bruckman
EL SALVADOR   Ana Stella Comas Durán (World '75)
FINLAND  Ditte Merja Mäntykoski
FRANCE  Annie Muyard
GREAT BRITAIN  Deirdre Jennifer Greenland (Universe '73 as Miss Wales)
GREECE  Liana Merdinian
HOLLAND  Sandra MacDonald
IRELAND  Noreen Mary O'Sullivan
ICELAND  Vala Jonsdottir
LUXEMBOURG   Martine Anne Wagner (SF International '75)
NICARAGUA  Maria Amanda Rivas Argüello (SF International '74)
NORWAY  May-Synar Satra
PANAMA  Gisela Elena Cárdenas
PERU  Maria Julia Fortunic
SPAIN  Esther Vergel Cabellos
ROMANIA  Lia Maria Bologa
SWEDEN  Ingela Agnetha Jonsson
U.S.A.  Sandra Lidia Abay
YUGOSLAVIA  Nina Gazibara
____________________

Ecuador (1st RU), Spain (winner), Greece (3rd RU), Finland (2nd RU), Yugoslavia (4th RU)

Maja International 1976
1976 June 30
Condado Holiday Inn, San Juan, Puerto Rico
26 participants

Results
1   SPAIN  Sabrina León Santana
2   ECUADOR  Marie Clare Fontaine Velasco (World '76)
3   FINLAND  Carita Brigitta Abrahamsson
4   GREECE  Mary Vidali
5   YUGOSLAVIA  Radmila Ostojic

Top 10
ARGENTINA  Cecilia Alicia García
COLOMBIA  Luz Elena Torres Vergara
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Cesarina Castillo Pichardo (winner Miss Turismo de las Américas '77)
PUERTO RICO    Rebecca Guerrios
VENEZUELA  Derby Orietta Sanabria

Awards
Maja Simpatia NICARAGUA
Maja Popularidad ITALY
Maja Fotogenia SWEDEN
Best National Costume MEXICO

Remainder
ANDORRA  Maricel Fite Espitel
BRAZIL
DENMARK  Elizabeth Brinkel
EL SALVADOR   Maria Eugenia Laret Castello
FRANCE  Katty Lanvin
HOLLAND  Lise Van Dort
HONDURAS  Maribel Ileana Ayala Ramírez (World '76)
ENGLAND  Theresa Pamela Scott
IRELAND  Margaret Anne Savage
ITALY  Beatrice Bordone
MALTA (Malta)  Mary Fenech  
MEXICO  Gloria Quijada
NICARAGUA  Cecilia Castellón Mejia
PERU
PHILIPPINES  Cynthia M. Nakpil
SWEDEN  Anette Nona Eva-Lis Nilsson

Did not compete
LUXEMBOURG   Sylvie Krier
NORWAY  Wenche Hage
PANAMA  Matilde Figueroa Díaz
____________________

Venezuela (4th), Mexico (2nd), Puerto Rico (winner), Norway (3rd), Colombia (5th)

Maja International 1977
1977 October 14
Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico
24 participants

Results
1  PUERTO RICO   Elizabeth Zayas Ortíz (1st RU Tourism of Americas '76, Universe '76)  
2  MEXICO  Eva Mariagna Prats Donován (3rd RU Tourism of Americas '76)
3  NORWAY  Ingvild Marie Loeken
4  VENEZUELA  Maria Consuelo Vegas Jaén
5  COLOMBIA  Patricia Abello Marino

Top 10
(no information)

Awards
Maja Simpatia GUATEMALA
Maja Popularidad MEXICO
Maja Fotogenia ENGLAND
Best National Costume ENGLAND

Remainder
ARGENTINA  María Amelia Vazquez
BRAZIL   Vera Lucia de la Rosa
DENMARK  Sigron Christiansen
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Jennyfer del Carmen "Yany" Corporan Viñas
ECUADOR  Lenny Cecilia Mariscal San Martín
ENGLAND Lynn Marina Hunt
FINLAND  Eija Christina Lehtiö
FRANCE  Fabienne Boillet
GREECE  Nina Negreponti
GUATEMALA  Marlen Mirey Lopez  
HONDURAS  Aura Beatriz Irias
LUXEMBOURG   Marianin Bernav
NICARAGUA  Carmen Saavedra
PANAMA  Aracely Lourdes Chiappetto Núñez
PERU  María del Carmen de Laguerra
PHILIPPINES Annabelle Gaskell Arambulo
SPAIN  Ligia Rodríguez Franco
U.S.A.  Laura Jayne Adams (Illinois-World '76)
YUGOSLAVIA  Sonja Stojanovic

Replaced
NORWAY  Bente Lihaug
____________________


Maja International 1978
1978 October 14
San Juan Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico
30 participants

Results
1  U.S.A.  Barbara Figarola (Illinois-World '78)
2  PERU  Elizabeth Draguilón Bonilla
3  FINLAND  Anne-Maarit Kiljunen
4  GREECE  Ariana Dimitropoulou (World '78)
5  SPAIN  María del Pilar Corral Palacín

Top 10
(no information)

Awards
(no information)

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Silvia Cristina Rodriguez
BOLIVIA  Marianella Natusch Pinto
BRAZIL   Nicea Regina Flores Martins
COLOMBIA  María Stella de la Ossa Vivero
COSTA RICA  Andrée Leroy Beaulieu
DENMARK  Laila Vikso
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Carmen Cecilia Reyes Tio (Coconut '78)
ECUADOR  Antonieta Cecilia Campodonico Aguirre (World '78)
EL SALVADOR   Delmy Marina Rodríguez Valdez
ENGLAND  Sherina Helen Hale
FRANCE  Marie-Christine Pavani
GUATEMALA  Ana Lucrecia Hernandez
HONDURAS  Ligia Evelyn Canales Hawit
IRELAND  Agnes Orla Burke (winner Rose of Tralee '77)
LUXEMBOURG   Patricia Deloge
MEXICO  María Martha Collignon Goribar
NICARAGUA  Sherlyn Noguera Miranda
NORWAY  Trude Anna Spant
PANAMA  Carmen Eunice Garcia
PHILIPPINES  Ligaya Padilla Pascual
PUERTO RICO   Denise Vega Gonzalez
SWEDEN  Yvonne Norup Bergoqvist
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  Brunette Gloudon
VENEZUELA  Zaida Asuncion Hurtado
YUGOSLAVIA  Sonja Stojanovic
____________________

Mexico (3rd RU), Dominican Republic (4th RU), Spain (winner), Venezuela (1st RU), Sweden (2nd RU)

Maja International 1979
1979 December 8
Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
27 participants

Results
1  SPAIN  Cristina Pérez Hernández
2  VENEZUELA  Rosa del Valle Martínez Sayago (Teenage Intercontinental '78)
3  SWEDEN  Alexandra Lena Brigitta Leiderby
4  MEXICO  Ana Rosa Sánchez Mejía
5  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  Viena Elizabeth García Javier (Universe '79, winner Coconut '80)

Top 10
AUSTRIA   Karin Lakner
COLOMBIA  Maria Silvina Rondón Freijedo
PHILIPPINES  Princess Ava Quibranza
PANAMA  Lorelay De la Ossa Chevalier (SF World '79, Señorita Latinoamérica '81)
PUERTO RICO   Sonia Noemí Lanza Barriere  

Awards
Maja Simpatia MEXICO
Maja Popularidad PUERTO RICO
Maja Fotogenia BRAZIL
Best National Costume PHILIPPINES

Remainder
ARGENTINA  Marisa Rodríguez
BOLIVIA  Maria Ingrid Wende Limpias
BRAZIL   Maria de Jesus Santiago
COSTA RICA  Gabriela Volio
DENMARK  Merette Boltining Hansen
ECUADOR  Mónica Carchi
EL SALVADOR   Luz Maria Cárdenas
FINLAND  Eeva-Maria Heiskanen
GREECE  Maria Sinnannidou
GUATEMALA  Anabella Contreras Czech
HONDURAS  Annabel Rivera
JAMAICA  Sandra Henriquez
LUXEMBOURG   Dolores Biwer
NORWAY  Guri Leeber
PERU  Liliana Ethel Prato Arias Schreiber
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO  Valerie Alleyne
U.S.A.  Annette Marroquin (Illinois-World '80)

 
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