02 February 2010

Venezuela's mother and daughter tandem at Miss World

In 1955, Venezuela participated for the first time at the Miss World pageant in London. Luckily, Carmen Susana Duijm Zubillaga who traveled alone and lost in London won the title - the first of 5 Miss World crowns for this South American country.

Carmen Susana also competed at Miss Universe 1955 and reached the Top 15.

After 28 years in 1983, Carmen Susana's daughter, Carolina Cerruti Duijm, tried to duplicate her mother's achievement also at Miss World but she failed to advance to the finals.

Here are pictures of Carmen Susana during the Miss World 1955: