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Subject: I totally agree with you about Miss Universe 1987. Both Patricia Lopez Ruiz and Uruguay's Victoria Zangaro were the top placers at Miss South America 1987 and they both were eliminated from the start despite getting high prelim swimsuit scores (unless they did bad in interview). I can see how Lita Cecilia won that night but with the help of the interview with Bob Barker and elimination of contenders who placed higher than her in a pageant that usually was an indicator in previous years of how South American reps would do at Universe. As for Mona Grudt, i still don't get how she swept everything at Universe during her year. Yes Mona did evolve into a stunning beauty years later, but that night she sorta looked like a pretty version of the kid from Problem Child and her interviews were pretty dull. I would've scored Bolivia, USA, and Venezuela (even with the gift wrap topped with a ribbon gown) higher than her. Heck, I would've possibly scored Urenia Haltenhoff higher!


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Date Posted: 12:06:40 10/06/20 Tue
In reply to: MU_Critic 's message, "Most of them! I doubt pageant organizers would allow random judges to select a winner just like that even though that's the image that is portrayed. We've all heard of judges' briefing. They are told what the org. is looking for before finals. The telecast is merely a production to justify the selection of the chosen one. CLICK INSIDE for some thoughts about particular pageants >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>" on 17:42:40 10/05/20 Mon

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[> [> [> Subject: AMEN bro! And Peru was another clapper at Miss South America who ended up placing in the Top 10! I still can't get the traumatic flashbacks of her teal foil gown out of my head after 30+ years! 1987 was so strange that the results never registered as random or lucky. There was something going on that allowed 2 smaller pageant clappers to emerge as semi-finalists with the older looking one rising like the phoenix in the end. And 1990 was the year of Mona. I'm surprised she didn't pick up an Oscar, a Grammy and a Nobel Prize as well because I have never seen someone look so ho-hum vacuuming up everything in sight! LMAO @ a prettier version of the kid in Problem Child! Colombia, Bolivia, USA, India, Mexico, a gift-wrapped Venezuela and even our very own Goddess of Caterpillar Brows Urania showed more spunk and interest. The only semi-finalist I thought Mona should have beaten that year was Czechoslovakia who had the fastest and most awkward EG performance in the history of MU!


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Date Posted: 20:53:17 10/06/20 Tue

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[> [> [> [> Subject: I totally forgot about Czechoslovakia, who was just awkward..period!! And her EG looked like something from the Fingerhut catalog. My mom said that she was probably scared and uneasy about conpeting in a pageant in the free world and was probably experiencing culture shock being outside of the Iron Curtain. Once again, another great Urenia moment was when Czechoslovakia was called into the 10 and awkwardly walks to her spot, Urenia who was not clapping at first has this look like "ohhhkay..really?"


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Date Posted: 01:13:03 10/07/20 Wed

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: LOL! I remember! Urania dressed up like a rooster giving the competition cut eye in Top 10 is why I love pageants! Czechoslovakia looked like she was victim of electric shock therapy at some point in her life. The fried hair, the nervous twitching, and the odd tempo of her walk (sometimes slow, sometimes fast but never in unison with the music) definitely made it appear as if she was experiencing culture shock as your mom suggested. And I'm sure selecting one item under $7.99 from the Fingerhut catalog was part of the Iron Curtain prize package back in the day. Haha! One of my favorite moments from that pageant in EG is when Turkey's Little Sister pulls a Urania as soon as she sees the pink harem pajama dress. Her face said it all: "I'm only 4 but like....WTF?!"


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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: LOL. So dead on with your descriptions. I totally thought the same thing about Czechoslovakia as even her eyes had a look of years of living in turmoil and looked like you'd see her in one of those olympic fluffs about a gymnast from a communist country who had to travel 3 days by train to get to her training center. I can picture her looking out a big window to a gray cold world with a look of sadness and hope. I thought Turkey was gorgeous and thought evening gown was what killed her. She looked like a curtain fell on her and she just ignored it and kept walking. Her little sisters "how embarrasing" look was priceless. Another Urania tidbit, look at her little sister and how bossy and mean she was to the other little girls (noticable during Miss India's turn) telling them where to stand and shoving them around and then looking at Urenia with admiration as she walked down the stairs thinking my big sister is gonna win


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Jana Hronkova already looks like she gone through some shock therapy during the national pageant. CLICK INSIDE for pic........


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: The pic didn't load but good God! We could write an encyclopedia on these older pageants. They were pure gold! I just rewatched the EG segment and Urania's Little Bully was such a snot! No wonder she had her chin stroked by Rooster Lady like a good minion. lol And I was also rooting for Turkey until she came out looking like cotton candy. Didn't know whether to give her a 1.0 or take a bite out of her thigh.


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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: I think that Turkey "saw it in the winda, and jest couldn't resist."


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