EVELYN ANDRADETHE FIRST BLACK ADMITTED TO A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY CONTEST
|An accomplished dancer and swimmer, with a 36-24-36 figure, 18 year old Miss West Indies of 1954, Evelyn Andrade became the first colored woman admitted to a major white beauty contest in the United States. Her father was a Syrian Jew and her mother was a black native from Kingston. After the Miss Universe contest, Evelyn represented Jamaica in the 'Miss Carribean' contest in Trinidad and won before an audience of 4,000.
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