Miss World 1970 Jennifer Hosten
Name : Jennifer Hosten
Place : Grenada
Date of Birth : 12 March 1948.
Jennifer Hosten was born and raised in St. George’s, Grenada. She completed her education in London, studied broadcasting with the BBC and worked for its Caribbean service before becoming a flight attendant.
In 1970 Ms. Hosten then 22 won the Miss World Title, her enthronement as Miss World was clouded in controversy fueled by racial tensions. Her runner up was Miss South Africa making it the first time ever in an international pageant that both winner and runner up were black. An immediate and distasteful uproar began with the television audience booing as if in an international soccer match. The controversy was further inflamed by the presence of the Grenada?s eccentric Prime Minister, Sir Eric Gairy, on the judging panel.