BY Mark Babatunde, 12:00pm February 22, 2017,

Africa’s 5 Most Successful Beauty Queens

Margaret Gardiner  (South Africa, 1978)

Margaret Gardiner

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Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Margaret Gardiner became the first African to win the Miss Universe title in a ceremony held in Acapulco, Mexico. In the 4th round, she came in the top position among five finalists and won the pageant after correctly answering the final question.

Gardiner is a published author of two books on health and beauty, and she also holds a degree in Psychology from the College of Charleston.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: February 22, 2017


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