Miss South Africa, Penelope Coelen had won Miss World 1958 crown at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, United Kingdom on Monday night of 13th October, 1958. 22 beauties from various countries participated for the crown, Miss World 1958. Penelope is the First South African who won Miss World title.
After winning Miss World title, Penelope said, “It’s just wonderful. Just think, I was only Miss South Africa yesterday, now I’m Miss World. I feel on top of the world.”
Penelope Coelen’s Profile:
Penelope Coelen born on Monday, 15th April, 1940. Her full name is Penelope Anne Coelen. Her hometown was Durban, South Africa. She was a Model and a Public Speaker. Her nickname is Penny Coelen. Penelope awarded by the ATKV, a Vrou vir Vroue award for her involvement in charity and environmental work. She managed her own line of clothing and endorsed beauty products.
Miss World 1958 Semifinalist:
Penelope Coelen from South Africa won Miss World 1958 beauty contest. Claudine Oger from France won the First Runner-up Miss World 1958 title. Vinnie Ingemann from Denmark won the Second Runner-up Miss World 1958 title. Harriet Margareta Wagstrom from Sweden won the Third Runner-up title. Lucienne Struve from Holland placed Fourth. Eillen Sheridan from United Kingdom placed Fifth. While Sonia Maria Campos from Brazil placed Sixth.