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Friday, May 2, 2014

First Iban Beauty Enters Miss Borneo Contest 1960.

In fact, Miss Borneo Contest is 1st beauty contest ever held in BORNEO under British Colony for Miss International 1960 contest in Long Beach California(http://miss-international.org/eng/history)

Miss International 1960, the first edition of International Beauty Congress Pageant was held on August 12, 1960 at Long Beach, CaliforniaUSA.(Miss_International_1960)
Cordella Agatha Adam is 1st Iban Beauty Enters Miss Borneo Contest 1960 in Kuching. Source:Sarawak Tribune Feb 20, 1960
1st photo (d blur 1) - Cordella Agatha Adam.
The girl holding the umbrella- Sheree Ivy Howe.
The 1st girl in kebaya was Fatimah Berdah (the very famous singer in Radio Sarawak in the 60's).
The mid girl in kebaya - Sarbanum Merican.
The 3rd girl was Dayang Saamah.
*photos by the late Charlie See from International Studio.
*The newspaper article was taken from Sarawak Tribune, Feb 20, 1960..

Pretty Iban Sisters Competing for Miss Borneo 1960 Crown.
Mira Esther Adam and Cordella Agatha Adam together with the late Charlie See in Sarawak.
*source: Sarawak Tribune, Feb 23, 1960.
Elizabeth Voon f 18 years old from Sabah, Won 1st Ever Miss Borneo 1960.(35-23-35) beats contestants from all over BORNEO & won the title MISS BORNEO 1960 in the country's first  beauty contest held in KUCHING 1960
Elizabeth Voon, 18 year old from Sabah won the 1st ever Miss Borneo which was held in 1960. This contest was supervised by non other than the late Charlie See, the beauty pageant extraordinaire. Elizabeth represented Borneo in Miss International 1960 in Long Beach, USA along side the former Johor Sultanah, Sultanah Zanariah who represented Malaya.

The Singapore Free Press, 25 June 1960, Page 5

A fund to clothe the young Miss Borneo


( former Johor Sultanah, Sultanah Zanariah who represented Malaya)Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_International_1960

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