Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Edna Park

Here's an interesting fact about a not so known Nigerian, who represented Nigeria in the 1964 Miss universe pageant held in Miami, Florida.


Enda Park (pictured above) was the first Miss Nigeria to rep Nigeria at the Miss Universe contest. Although there was nothing really memorable about her looks that made her stand out except for the obvious (color, hair, tradition, etc). She is famously known for causing a ruckus on stage as the competition was going on. What did she do you might ask?  Well, this here pretty lady broke down in tears, refused to leave the stage, and finally fainted on stage after her name wasn't called as a finalist for the pageant...( how embarrassing that must have been). Reports claimed that she was "overly confident" and expected to easily take the crown...So when her name wasn't announced, her next course of action was to collapse (smh). 
She had to be sedated and taken by police to the Miami hospital where she was attended by and consoled by the wife of the Nigerian ambassador at the time, who according to Wikipedia stated: "All the judges are white and they aren't really competent to judge dark girls’ beauty". Since Park, no Miss Nigeria has competed at Miss Universe.



anyone notice her unshaved armpits...lol.

EDNA PARK, MISS NIGERIA AT THE MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT (MIAMI, 1964)
One of the questions on the forms for the contestant biographies required the contestants to state what they hoped to gain from their participation in the competition. Most of them replied with typically insincere, faux-inspirational pageantry cliches like “To represent my country,” “To make friends” and “To travel.” Edna Park however, stated in no uncertain terms, ” To win the crown.”
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Photo from Ebony magazine, October 1964)

source: wikipedia, google.

Tiny Miyo

    9 comments:

    Miss behaviour said...

    This is quite hilarious

    'Biodun said...

    I was laughing when she was telling me about this few days ago. It must have been an embarrassing occurrence and thank God for someone like Agbani Darego.

    Bombchell said...

    lol at "to win." eyaaaa

    thehighstreethobo said...

    Lol at this story, is it true, like really true, so her disappointment resulted in her fainting, how very melodramatic, this really made me crack up.

    The Young Radical said...

    yes its very true, i couldnt stop rolling at her over dramatic antics. smh..talk about drama queen.

    The Corner Shop said...

    LOL!! See drama. The woman is not serious lol

    Adiya

    jemmabond said...

    Apparently, Edna Park took part in Miss Lux the following year and came second. She was also in Miss United Nations 1964.

    I wonder were she is now...

    Jenny Jlosky Patterson said...

    Where is she now

    Anonymous said...

    Aunty Edna is fine now. A 70 something year old still beautiful grandma. Shuttles between Nigeria and UK.