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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Miss Universe 1959 – Akiko Kojima - Japan

Miss Universe 1959 – Akiko Kojima - Japan

Full Name: Akiko Kojima

Date of Birth: October 29, 1936

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Height: 170cm / 5’7”

Preceded by: Luz Marina Zuluaga

Succeeded by: Linda Bement

Miss Universe 1959 – Akiko Kojima - Japan Biography

Akiko Kojima in 1959 captured the hearts of the world when she won the coveted Miss Universe crown. She is the first woman from the Far East and the Asian continent in general to ever achieve such a feat. This former Japanese model is also the first to hand Japan its first Miss Universe title. She was a 22-year-old when she bested other candidates from Norway, the USA, England, and Brazil. Rumor has it that her “incredible dimensions” was a product of breast surgery – an allegation she vehemently denied. After her reign, Akiko went on to a quiet married life. Only after 48 years later that another Japanese woman, will be crowned in 2007 when Riyo Mori was adjudged Miss Universe.

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