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1970 program book cover



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)
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1971 program book covere



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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1972 program book cover



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)
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1973 program book cover



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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1974 program book cover



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
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1975 program book cover



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
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1976 program book cover



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
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1977 program book cover

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
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1978 program book cover

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
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1979 program book cover



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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