Miss Universe 1959 Akiko Kojima
Name : Akiko Kojima
Place : Japan
Date of Birth : October 29, 1936
Akiko Kojima (October 29, 1936 in Tokyo) is a Japanese model. The first Miss Universe to originate from Asia, Akiko was a 22-year-old model from Tokyo, Japan when she bested four other finalists from Norway, the USA, England, and Brazil for the 1959 Miss Universe crown in Long Beach, California. At 5 ft 7in (1.70 m.), Akiko measured 37-23-38 inches (94-58?96 cm.), which many believed as “incredible dimensions”. She denied having undergone breast surgery. Akiko settled into a quiet married life after her reign. Forty eight years later another Japanese national, Riyo Mori, won the Miss Universe pageant in 2007.