Armi Kuusela

Pageant Contestant

Birthday August 20, 1934

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Finland

Age 89 years old

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Finnish beauty pageant contestant famous for becoming the first-ever winner of the Miss Universe pageant in 1952. She willingly gave up her crown in May 1953.

Before Fame

She began attending college in Porvoo in 1951 and won the Finnish national beauty pageant the following year.


She played herself in the movie Maailman Kaunein Tytto shortly after being named Miss Universe.

Family Life

She married businessman Virgilio Hilario in 1953. After his death, she married diplomat Albert Williams.

Associated With

She and Mexico's Lupita Jones are both winners of the Miss Universe pageant.