December 14, 2015

Luz Marina Zuluaga, Miss Universe 1958, died in Colombia

In 1958 Colombia debuted in Miss Universe with the victory of Luz Marina Zuluaga. The government of Colombia awarded her with a mansion and tax exemption for life. She died at the age of 77 in Manizales.
Luz Marina placed 2nd in Miss Colombia 1958. The winner decided to get married and renounced, which gave Luz Marina the opportunity to represent Colombia in Long Beach, USA, where Miss Universe was held. She won the title.
About Zuluaga´s death, the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, said: “I am very sad. She was our first Miss Universe, a reason of pride to all of us Colombians”, and complemented, “Fortunately we will carry only good memories of this extraordinary woman”.
She will be certainly missed and forever remembered!

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