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16 February 2007

First Miss World Turns 94

Since little time is left from all the design tweaking and responding to the comments (which I am so grateful), I want to share something short I read in a Turkish newspaper today. Keriman Halis Ece (1913) is a former Turkish beauty contestant, who became Miss Turkey 1932 and also Miss World 1932. Following the introduction of the surname act on June 21, 1934, Mustafa Kemal Atat├╝rk gave her the surname "Ece", which means "queen" in Turkish.

She participated 1932 in the Miss Turkey beauty pageant that started only in 1929 and was promoted by the newspaper Cumhuriyet. She was elected the most beautiful Turkish woman in the contest held on July 2, 1932 in ─░stanbul among eight candidates. Keriman Halis was sent then to the Miss World contest held in Spa, Belgium to represent Turkey. On July 31, 1932, she was crowned Miss World among competitors from 27 countries, achieving Turkey’s first title at an international beauty contest after three years only of its existence and less than a decade after the founding of the Republic.

'Yes, very nice' you might say, but the question in my mind, made me think: What is the secret to a long life?

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