1977 was the year of the Snake in the Chinese Horoscope. Certainly, was a obedient time period for those associates who were born in the years 1929, 1941 and 1953.Trinidad Tobago has been particular as one of the most superb countries in the Third World, but the Caribbean Island is likewise the place of the prototypic black Miss Universe Pageant in the History. Her name: Janelle Penny Commissiong.

In 1953 Janelle "Penny" Commissiong, the female offspring of Venezuelan parent and Trinidadian father, came into the global in Port of Spain, Trinidad Tobago, a countryside highly known for its music and athletes as Ato Bolton and Hasely Crawford. In the 1960s she affected near her house to the United States.

In New York City, she studied rage room decorator at the Fashion Institute of Technology. But she returned to Port of Spain in 1976, period wherever Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Margaret Elizabeth McFarlane, won the Miss Congeniality Title. Next year, Janelle Commissiong had been select to indicate the Island at the 1977 Miss Universe Competition in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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During the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant Miss TT was thoroughly popular, but was not popular for the nickname. Miss Austria, Eva Maria Duringer, was a big favorite until last 2d.She looks similar Farrah Fawcett, an histrion top familiar for her part on Tv's Charly Angel's in the 1970s.Other favorites were Miss Colombia, Aura Maria Mojica, an foreign missy from Cali; and Miss Nicaragua, Beatriz Lacayo Obregon, a spectacular Latin Barbie from Managua. But no favourite did not mouth English fundamentally good.

Miss Trinidad-Tobago was elected Miss Photogenic 4 days before the eventual. She was the ordinal black adult female to win the grant in the Miss Universe History. On July 16th, in the National Theater of Santo Domingo, Janelle Commissiong was awing in the semi and concluding. It was a terribly apposite day for her. Miss Austria did not showing the same talent compared to Miss TT. Minutes after that Janelle Commissiong was full Miss Universe.

Miss Trinidad and Tobago attracted worldwide limelight in 1977 because she was full to capacity as the first-year black in the temporal relation of Miss Universe. At the end of the transmission, via satellite, the Trinidadian noted the win through of Janelle Commissiong. Port of Spain was a carnival. Every paper had the same narrative. The New York Times same that "Miss Universe 1977 was a black bombshell". Certainly, the planetary did not have a black Miss Universe until 1977.

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There were 12 judges: Oscar de La Renta (Dominican house decorator), Dionne Warwick (American player), Gordon Parks (American lensman), Roberto Cavalli (designer from Italy), Marisol Malaret (formerly Miss Universe), Wihelmina (designer from the Netherlands) and opposite personalities. When Janelle was crammed as Miss Universe, Dionne Warwick same "I felt as If I had won".

After her reign, she had an interrogatory next to Joaquin Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (a fan of Miss Universe Pageant) in the National Palace. Like Miss Universe, she visited lots nations around the world: from Iceland, Argentina, Hong Kong, Peru, Puerto Rico to the United States.

In 1978 Janelle went to Chile, wherever she was a marked style guru at the "Miss Beaches of South American". During her reign, she had been an fan for black's rights and the international order. She wants to meet near Idi Amin Dada, one of the last-place dictators of the 20th Century.

Like Roberto Clemente, Mary Eugenia Charles, Marlene Ottey, Billy Ocean and Tim Duncan, She is an god in the Caribbean...

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