Today in History: First Black Miss World

Jennifer Josephine Hosten

On this day in 1970 Jennifer Josephine Hosten won the Miss World 1970 contest, representing Grenada.

She became the first woman from her country to win the title. Her winning made a complete outrage among newsmen, pageant fans and feminist groups.

She was born in St. George’s, Grenada.

Jennifer then worked with Air Canada in customer relations, and married one of the airline’s executives, David Craig. They lived in Bermuda until 1973, when they moved to Ontario, Canada.

Hosten gained a Masters of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton University, Ottawa.

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