all corners of the world, 41 young women are preparing to meet in
Barranquillo next October 16 to participate in the Miss Teen
was selected to host the contest over cities around the world. The
Aparta Hotel El Golf, Distribudora San Jose and Cogollo Communication
advertising agency have the responsiblity to make it a success.
the pageant was scheduled in Puerto Galeon, Santa Marta, but due to
labor problems the hotel executives rejected the offer and this was
transferred to Barranquilla.
local organizers showed Atan Lee a sketch of what would be in the
international beauty contest. After a few renovations a
tentative final program will be presented to Mr. Lee in a few days.
October 15 a Special Committee at the Ernesto Cortissoz Airport will
be responsible for each candidate that arrive in Barranquilla. There
will be entertainment by musical ensembles and dance group.
16 October is scheduled the first formal presentation of the 41 young
women to the local authorities and consular corps along with members
of the jury.
17 October will begin with breakfast at the Aparta Hotel El Golf.
Lunch will be offered by the Mayor of the city, during which
the warden Moseres Perez will deliver to the candidates the keys of
the city. In the evening will be the first official encounter
with the press and the official presentation of the candidates at a
great feast of gala in the elegant salons of the Aparta Hotel El
October 18 will have a picnic in Rose Nuro hacienda on the outskirts
of the city. There will be a private showing of the candidates
with the jury.
October 19, a joyous caravan of candidates, chaperones, organizers,
judges, press and special guests will go to Cartagena, where will be
transferred the headquarters of the contest for which the city will
make some presentations to the public and parades to the judges in
the historical walls and the beautiful beaches of the Corralito de
Pedra, as well as a tour of all the historical sites.
Cartagena, Mayor Augusto Martínez Martínez will deliver to the
candidates keys of the city, and later will offer an elegant
next day, Tuesday, October 20, the candidates will return to
Barranquilla, where for two hours the 41 candidates will be presented
to the press photographers; then there will be a session of
preliminary contests and in the evening a dinner offered by Eastern
Wednesday and Thursday following would be devoted entirely to
interviews and presentations privately with the judges. Only on
Wednesday evening there will be a special event at the covered
Coliseum where the public will view a great show with the candidates.
Here will be the awarding of Miss Photogenic by members of the
press and Miss National Costume, by a Special Commission.
December 23rd will be the grand finale. This day is the
election and coronation of Miss Teen Intercontinental 1981. For
this the designer of the contest Edmundo Alver, man of much
experience, will present a stage style theater with a capacity for
2,000 people in the interior of the Aparta Hotel El Golf,
headquarters of the international contest.
October 24 will be the farewell and in the morning there will be a
press conference with the new sovereign.
Miss Teen Intercontinental was re-named Miss Intercontinental
(2nd RU), Brazil (4th RU), Miss Teen Intercontinental 1981, U.S.A.
(winner), Wales (1st RU), Finland (3rd RU)
Caribe, Cartagena CO
USA Jodee Joy Dominici
WALES Caroline Jane Williams (SF Young International '81,
SF International '82, 3rd RU Europe '82)
ARGENTINA Rossana Maritza Sartor
FINLAND Viola Viktoria Bussman
BRAZIL Márcia Cristine de Carvalho Macedo
Rosabell Castell Britton
Della Frances Dolan (SF Universe '82, 2nd RU World '82)
Suzana Walker dos Santos Dias (World '82)
RICO Mary Rodríguez
Milagros Pérez Castro (SF International '83, World '83)
Sondra Carpio Useche
Congeniality (no information)
National Costume BRAZIL
Heidemarie Pilgerstorfer (World '84)
Laura Claudia Ciancolo (International '82)
Ingrid Nieman Solari
RICA Sigrid Lizano Mejía (International '82, Maja Int'l '83)
Ivette del Carmen Atacho (World '84)
Marina Elena Rauscher (World '82, Universe '83)
REPUBLIC Yocasta Reyes Fernández
SALVADOR Jeannette Orietta Marroquín (Universe '82, Café 83)
Dina Ann Reyes Salas (Universe '86, International '86)
Roberta Brown (6th RU World '82, 2nd RU Universe '83)
Landy Ivone Bretón Loeza
Maria Eugenia Correa
Maria Ursula Lahoud Velaochaga
Lena Masterton (International '82, Europe '82)
& TOBAGO Jenny Mattadeen
Dinorah González Carpio (International '77)
Tiempo : 1982 December 14
Intercontinental pageant ended with an embarrassing incident"
new Miss Intercontinental was outraged and on the verge of losing her
crown, when the President of the contest wanted her to dance with him
on Saturday night.
incident took place in the Caribbean Hotel, where the contest was
held Saturday night and ended at noon yesterday, when the new Miss
Intercontinental, Jodee Joy Dominici, returned to the United
tears in her eyes, the beautiful 17-year-old American told this
correspondent what happened from the night of 5 Saturday until now.
to her, after she won the contest, she did not attend the coronation
ball, instead returning to her hotel room to go to sleep. Atan
Lee went to her door and asked her to go back downstairs and dance
refused to leave her room. Moments later, Atan Lee came back to
her room and once again asked her to go with him to the dance.
a few moments the room phone rang. It was from her parents,
calling from the USA to congratulate their daughter on winning the
contest. They were ignorant of the "hell" that their
daughter was experiencing at the time.
Lee did not allow Jodee to speak with her parents, and they argued
again for a while. Finally he agreed to let her converse with
at the same time Atan Lee lashed out at the beauty in a violent way,
pushed her out of the room and forced her to go to the Hall where the
party was taking place.
Lee forced Jodee to dance with him for a while and then ordered her
to remain seated beside him. She was not allowed to talk to the
members of the jury to thank them for her election as the new Miss
moments later, the beautiful American went to her room and returned
with her chaperone, which displeased Mr Lee because he did not want
the chaperone to be with them.
eventually the party ended, Jodee went to her room. Shortly
after that, Mr Lee banged on the door and she opened it. Lee
scolded her as an immature girl that could not deal with difficult
situations. There was a struggle between the two, then Mr Lee
crown was over the American's bed and Mr Lee took it, as well as the
Miss Intercontinental sash that was worn during the Coronation Ball.
was another struggle when Jodee picked up her scepter, and Mr Lee
tried to snatch it. Lee, 1.80 of height, dominated Jodee who
measured only 1.68.
President then left the room, carrying the crown and sash.
the day yesterday Sunday, Atan Lee would not talk to Jodee and the
situation was quite tense, while the other candidates who had learned
about the incident severely censured Mr Lee and stated that next year
many countries will decline the invitation to participate in the
the morning Monday there was a new altercation between Jodee and Mr
Lee, who refused to hand over the crown, on the grounds that she
could not be the winner, because she was not fulfilling advertising
commitments immediately in Colombia.
retorted that she has not signed any contract and would not comply
with something that had not been signed.
the midst of insults and rudeness by Mr Lee, he ordered the American
to then go "for where I want." She tried to claim her
crown, and the man refused to surrender it.
grabbed the crown and sash that was in Lee's office and ran out. Lee
managed to grab the sash but Jodee launched a cry that forced him to
stop to avoid a major scandal.
Manager of the hotel, Patricia Restrepo, intervened and took Jodee to
her room and called the police.
remained in her room and Atan Lee in his, making it impossible to
talk with him or with other members of the Organizing Committee.
the evening, Jodee left the hotel to go to the airport where she took
a plane to Los Angeles and from there to her hometown, with a bitter
experience of the pageant.
scandal involving Lee originated a series of criticisms to the
contest, which is said that it is a scandalous business that was not
of any benefit to the country.
should be noted, moreover, that its organizers refused all
cooperation to the press, up to that point and this correspondent was
not allowed to enter the hotel to observe the contest and Coronation
Saturday, even though he had the credentials issued by the Committee.
Tiempo : 1982 12 20
of Miss Intercontinental denies charges over his behavior"
Kim Raymundo, known as Atan Lee and President of the Miss
Intercontinental contest that concluded last week in Cartagena,
denied that he had tried to abuse Jodee Joy Dominici, the American
that was chosen as Miss Intercontinental, although he admitted that
there was an incident with the young woman that he was going to
to him, the only altercation with Jodee took place on Monday 13, two
days after the election, when he learned that the young woman was
preparing to return to the United States that was not going to meet a
few commercial commitments in Bogota.
Lee denied that he used force with the winner and that he never
forced her to dance with him.
Miss Intercontinental President returned to Bogota in order to
clarify the events during the contest, because he was accused of
leaving the country incognito and said he feels wounded, because "I
am a gentleman, I have an obligation to care for the young
participants and anything that happens to them is my responsibility."
to him, the altercation between him and the young winner took place
when he went up to her room, accompanied by his Secretary, Maritza
Reyes. to explain why she should not leave the country without first
doing the commercial commitments in Bogota.
on Monday Jodee refused to accompany Atan Lee to Bogota, which caused
him to inform her that he would disqualify her unless she changed her
decision before 3 p.m. that afternoon.
Lee further explained that at 1:30 pm Jodee took a plane to Bogota in
order to catch a connection to her country.
said, "I received a call from her father who was disappointed by
the incident. Even told me that he was willing to pay for the
stay of his daughter in Bogota to record commercials." However,
Mr Lee replied that he would accept an apology from nobody except
Jodee, and, indeed, shortly afterward she called him to inform him
that she was now willing to honour the commitment.
added that it was already too late, because he had cancelled the
contract with a commercial firm.
the Queen and I were in very good relations and she will stay for two
weeks in my home in ARUBA to attend the Carnival in February,
as is the custom since the competition began 10 years ago," said
to exclusive information published by El Tiempo on Tuesday, 14th this
month, the first incident between Jodee and Atan Lee occurred on the
night of the election, when he wanted to prevent her from attending
the Coronation Ball and later forced her to go to the living room,
dance with him for a bit, and sit next to the owner of the hotel.
in this journal said also that Mr. Lee tried to prevent Jodee from
speaking on telephone with her parents and he came to her room to
remove the Crown. He grappled with her and left the room with
the band and the Crown. The next day there was a new quarrel
because she wanted to retrieve her things, but Mr Lee refused to
surrender them. Therefore Jodee refused to meet commercial
this regard, Atan Lee said that it is true that he advised Miss
Dominici to go early to her room, as on the next morning she had a
press conference, but denied that he had forced her to dance with
danced with her because journalists asked me to do it to take a
picture of us, even if I was fatigued and wanted to rest, as I was
four weeks in Cartagena, featuring all of the contest and attending
events with the candidates," he said, adding that he told Jodee
to sit with the owner of the Caribbean Hotel and to be there half an
hour in order to please the audience.
the beginning, Jodee refused, but finally understood that it was a
reasonable request, attended the Ball and then withdrew without any
problems to her room.
Lee provided a tape in which Aruba journalists interviewed Jodee
about the embarrassing episode in Cartagena and she said that Atan
Lee is a gentleman, who always treated her well and never had
problems with anyone at the time. She added that at the party
Mr Lee advised her not to dance with anyone "but because I was
the Queen" and thus special.
Lee said the Caribbean Hotel not only breached some clauses of the
contract but that they retaliated by giving erroneous releases to the
press and attacking his organization.
accused them of trying to give him a bad time and obstruct his
organization's work, because they were not satisfied with the
economic results of the competition.
head staff of Caribbean Hotel complained that they did not not have
enough publicity with the competition, but that is not our fault.
Also the hotel intended to have the girls attend its Coffee
Shop at night as a way to attract customers, but the rules of the
competition are clear and they have to retire early to rest,"
(4th RU), Peru (2nd RU), Holland (winner), Bolivia (1st RU), Brazil
HOLLAND Brigitte Bergman (SF International '83, Universe
'85, Most Beautiful Girl in the World '85, World '85, 2nd RU Europe
BOLIVIA Sandra Ximena Aliaga Czerniewicz (Young '83,
Latin America '84, Maja '86)
PERU Maria Lucila del Rosario Boggiano Lacca (1st RU Café
'82, winner Mrs World '89)
BRAZIL Rejane Heiden
ARUBA Marjorie Marisa Flemming
Patricia Graciela Moriconi
Carmen Di Martini
Luz Maria Arias Ochoa
Xenia Jeannette Combe Jaén
Isabel Maria dos Santos (SF Young Int'l '83)
Helene Suzette Chemaly Abudei
Congeniality (no information)
Photogenic PUERTO RICO
National Costume PERU
Susan Teresa Angela (Turismo del Caribe '85)
Maria de Los Angeles Torres Núñez (Latin America '83)
RICA Denia Leyton Guerrero (Café '83)
REPUBLIC María Josefina Martínez (World '88)
Nicola Stanley (SF International '83)
Niina Maarit Kesäniemi (International '83)
Plousia "Sia" Farfaraki (Universe & International
'83, SF Europe '84)
Lydia Martine Galin (Universe '82)
Berta Victoria Gonzáles García (Universe '83)
RICO Carmen Batiz Vergara (Universe '83)
EUSTATIUS Alida Francis
& TOBAGO Francilla Ryan
Rosina G. Vásques (Young Int'l '83)
: 1983 10 25 Tuesday
Miss Intercontinental Committee has entirely finished the program for
1983 that on 1 November begins with the arrival of the first guests
and will take end on 12 November.
was encountered on all sides, in particular the sponsors Budweiser
and Pan Am. The first official activity is on Friday 4 November, in
the morning at ten o'clock with the installation of the candidates by
Deputy Efrain de Kort, in the Aruba Caribbean Hotel where the flags
of the participating countries have been hoisted. Friday night
there will be celebration in Santa Cruz at which the candidates
will participate. There is a large number of dinners and lunches with
meetings in night clubs, etc. The election of Miss
Intercontinental 1983 is on Saturday 12 November in the studio of
: 1983 10 26 Wednesday
elections of Miss Photogenic and Miss National Costume will be on 8
November, under the sponsorship of Amigoe di ARUBA and Instituto di
Cultura. Conhunto Sumeda will offer music among the activities
of the programme.
: 1983 11 05 Saturday
candidates from all parts of the world received their official sashes
yesterday yesterday morning in the Papiamento Room of the Aruba
Caribbean Hotel. The sashes were given by the Regional
Councillor responsible for tourism, Efrain de Kort, undoubtedly a
pleasant part of his tourism duties.
: 1983 11 07 Monday
Governor and Mrs Pedro Bislip hosted a successful and cosy reception
on Saturday evening. Each of the 39 candidates brought a gift
from her country. There were gems from Brazil, wines from
Italy, rum from Jamaica and many other things.
the candidates were guests of architect Dan Oduber at Daymari, which
ended with a Miss Aruba Cocktail Party. This morning the
candidates made a trip around the island, sponsored by Estrella
Supermarket. Tonight Mr and Mrs Efrain de Kort, a
representative of Avon on Aruba, will host a reception for the
begins the rehearsals for the election on Saturday night at Tele
: 1983 11 08 Tuesday
Pan Am passenger plane arrived yesterday afternoon from New York,
bringing Miss Intercontinental 1982, Jodee Joy Dominici. At the
airport she was greeted by members of the Organizing Committee.
the candidates will visit the Watapana festival in Oranjestad. This
will occur under the leadership of the group Simadanza under Astrid
Salazar. A few local artists, such as Claudius Philips, Olivia
Murray, Edwin Abath, Janice Tromp and all the finalists of the
Antillean Otifest will be present. The musical accompaniment
will be by La Selectade. It is possible that the Orchestra of
Fermando Villalona will be present.
night, around the pool of the Aruba Caribbean Hotel, the candidates
will present themselves in swimsuit, evening wear and national
costumes. After that, the Miss Photogenic and Miss National
Costume winners will be announced.
: 1983 11 09 Wednesday
candidates for Miss Intercontinental 1983 were Tuesday afternoon
guests of the Manchebo Beach Hotel.
: 1983 11 11 Friday
night there was great interest in Miss Peru, Lucia Bogiana Laca,
chosen at Miss National Costume. The press chose Miss Puerto
Rico, Carmen Batiz, as Miss Photogenic. In addition, a jury of
5 residents of Aruba pre-selected 12 of the candidates as
semi-finalists, but the results will be not announced until on
Saturday night at the finals.
program was very good last night with a large variation of music.
There were "Trio Los Arubenos", "The Young
Voices", the ballet school presented folklore dance. The
dance group "Arubaile" gave a good show especially with a
Brazilian dance piece.
Miss Intercontinental Committee can look back on an outstanding
Telegraaf : 1983 11 14 Monday
of joy flowed down Brigitte Bergman's face when she was
selected as Miss Intercontinental 1983. The 18-year-old
schoolgirl from Utrecht won the title Saturday night. Jodee
Dominici, the previous year's winner, helped dry the tears. Brigitte
said emotionally, after she was given flowers and prizes, "I am
very surprised, because I had really never thought this."
: 1983 11 15 Tuesday
report of the Organizing Committee for the election of Miss
International 1983 shows that the event on Aruba has received a lot
of interest all over the world. United Press had a special
representative on Aruba and photographs were taken by Reuters agency.
The candidates returned to their home countries yesterday. The
new Miss International 1983 remains until Thursday in Playa Linda.
All candidates were full of praise for their stay on Aruba and
the excellent organization. The Committee is grateful to all
the cooperation that they received.
: 1983 11 17 Thursday
Executive Council hosted a reception in Surfside, where the Deputy
for Tourism, Efrain de Kort, appointed Miss Intercontinental 1983 a
"goodwill ambassador" of Aruba. She departs Thursday
to Netherlands via London.
ARTICLES IN 1984
: 1984 03 01
for Cultural Affairs, Frank Croes, hosted a luncheon for three
foreign beauty queens as well as three Aruban Misses, for the
Carnival celebration. In a photo were: Princess Aruba Marjorie
Flemming, first runner-up Miss Intercontinental Sandra Aliaga
(Bolivia), Miss Intercontinental Brigitte Bergman (Netherlands),
Deputy Frank Croes, Carnival Queen of the Netherlands Antilleans
Joyce Blijd, Youth Carnival Queen 1984 Natasha Felix, Carnival Queen
Aruba 1983 Moira Lioe-A-Tjam & SAC President Milo Croes.
News-Sentinel : 1984 05 14
are being accepted for the Miss California Empire Pageant at the
Sheraton Plaza L.A. Reina Hotel in Los Angeles. The winner will
take a trip to the Caribbean Island of Aruba for a two week stay
while she competes in the world finals of the Miss Intercontinental
: 1984 10 18
athlete Nelson Salas Jr. met top surfers and Miss Intercontinental in
Schevingen during the "2nd O'Neill Pro World Cup" as public
relations manager of Aruba Sailsurfing. In the photo, left to
right: topsurfer Bobby Naish, Miss Intercontinental Brigitte
Bergman, topsurfer Pete Cabrinha, Nelson Salas Jr. and topsurfer
Dennie Hennevanger, a young man who learned windsurfing in Aruba.
Miss Intercontinental pageant was discontinued in 1984, for reasons