First Ever Miss Universe Armi Kuusela Gave Up Her Title To Marry a Filipino. SHOCKING!

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Did you know that the first ever Miss Universe gave up her title to marry a Filipino

Armi Helena Kuusela was the first to ever hold the prestigious Ms. Universe crown. She represented Finlad after winning the national pageant, Suomen Neito, in May 24, 1952. She flew to California to participate in the first ever Miss Universe pageant in June 17 of the same year. She was only 17 years old when she competed and 5'5" in height

Everyone was taken aback after she gave up her crown to marry a Filipino named Virgilio Hilario

They met on a blind date while she was in the Philippines for a visit. She was invited to crown the winner of the 1953 Miss Philippines by the PH's International Fair Committee. She flew to Japan afterwards, but Hilario followed her all the way to Tokyo. This is where they fell in love and their romance blossomed. They got married on May 4, 1953, less than a year after she was crowned the inaugural Ms. Universe. 

First Ever Miss Universe Armi Kuusela Gave Up Her Title To Marry a Filipino. SHOCKING!

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