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Author Hosten-Craig, Jennifer, author.

Title Miss World 1970 : how I entered a pageant and wound up making history / Jennifer Hosten ; foreword by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Publication Info. Toronto : Sutherland House, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.6609 Hosten-Craig,J HOS    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xix, 153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
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Summary "1970 was the last year of the Beatles and the first year of the supersonic Concorde--a time of new possibilities and social upheaval, and Jennifer Hosten, a young airline hostess from the Caribbean island of Grenada, was as surprised as anyone to find herself in the midst of it. After winning a Miss Grenada contest, she travelled to London for the 1970 Miss World pageant and arrived at Royal Albert Hall determined to make her mark. So, too, did members of the fledgling Women's Liberation movement who chose that globally-televised moment to protest the sexual exploitation of women. They planted bombs, stormed the hall, and chased comedian Bob Hope from the stage. By the end of the night, the world had been introduced to both radical feminism and a new ideal of feminine beauty. Ms. Hosten was the first woman of color crowned Miss World. Miss World 1970 is the story of the craziest and most meaningful pageant ever, an inspiring account of Ms. Hosten's barrier-breaking win and her subsequent globe-trotting career as a development worker and diplomat. With historic photographs, movie stills, and a foreword by acclaimed actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: the big stage -- A tomboy -- Flying high -- Miss Grenada -- The Miss World pageant -- Behind the curtain -- The night of nights -- Stealing the show -- Miss World 1970 -- Rigging, racism, rioting -- Touring with Bob Hope -- Miss World around the world -- Swept off my feet -- New York, New York -- A Grenadian in the snow -- Her Excellency, High Commissioner -- The revolution comes -- The bloody end -- A whole new me -- Fighting for justice -- Hurricanes and living history -- Epilogue: beauty contests and other blessings.
Subject Hosten-Craig, Jennifer.
Beauty contestants -- Grenada -- Biography.
Beauty contests -- History -- 20th century.
Miss World Pageant.
Diplomats -- Grenada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Miss World nineteen seventy
ISBN 9781989555231 (hardcover)
1989555233 (hardcover)

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