Kōrero: Beauty contests

Miss Universe Lorraine Downes, 1983

Miss Universe Lorraine Downes, 1983

In 1983 Lorraine Downes won the international Miss Universe contest, making her New Zealand's most successful beauty contestant. Here, she is photographed soon after her win with Prime Minister Robert Muldoon and his wife Thea.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 1960s to the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38691/miss-universe-lorraine-downes-1983 (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 23 Dec 2015