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Beauty queen overcomes challenges and becomes first Miss Haiti in 22 years

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Driscoll,Anne (Author)
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Sep 9-Sep 15, 2010
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Haiti, Beauty contests, Bertin, Sarodj, 1986-, Las Vegas (Nevada)
[Mireille Durocher Bertin], 24, was crowned Miss Haiti after Magali Febles, former director of Miss Puerto Rico, organized a modest Miss Haiti contest as a way to promote the beauty of the Haitian people. Bertin, who speaks four languages, lost her luggage on the way to Las Vegas, along with all her pageant gowns, shoes, accessories, but fellow contestants and supporters have loaned her replacement items.