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Beauty All-Stars Vie for Miss Universe Crown in Miami Sunday

25 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

A Miami Beach love story born at Miss Universe 50 years ago.

Miss Universe contestants Noyonita Lodh, left, of India, Mary Jean Lastimosa, second from left, of the Philippines, Keiko Tsuji, second from right, of Japan, and Paulina Vega of Colombia pose for photos during a break in rehearsals, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, At Florida International University in Miami. In 1964, the year New York welcomed the World’s Fair, Dorothea Langhans, 19, recently crowned Miss New York, traveled to Miami Beach to compete for the Miss USA and Miss Universe titles.

Green, a college student working as an adminstrative assistant to then Miami-Dade Mayor Charles Hall. “The mayor and Steve were backstage when I met them. I was there a couple of weeks with all the pageant activities and we kept bumping into each other,” says Dorothea Green, 69. “After the contest we started dating.” Theirs was a long-distance love. Years before, the couple also launched the Green Family Foundation to support social programs including homeless assistance, disaster relief, HIV/AIDS prevention and education and access to the arts. Over the years, the Greens have supported FIU’s Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, along with the university’s medical and healthcare program — and the campus library that carries their name. “This is so exciting and so sentimental for us,’’ she says. “I wish I still had that globe.

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