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PHOTO FLASHBACK: Miss World 1963, Carol Joan Crawford returns to Jamaica after winning

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 5:51 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production
Carol Joan Crawford awaits the arrival of Santa Claus at the annual Times Store parade on Saturday, November 30, 1963.
Miss World's first dance at the Jaycees Ball to welcome her goes to Minister of Development and Welfare, the Hon. Edward Seaga . The ball took place at the Sheraton Hotel on November 30, 1963, and Mr Seaga was among those who welcomed Miss World back to Jamaica.
Miss World Carol Joan Crawford is serenaded by Bamboolinist at the Jamaica Hilton Hotel, Ocho Rios.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME for Miss World on her way to Montego Bay on Wednesday, November 27, 1963 came from the people of St. Ann's Bay. Here she is escorted by Councillor Phillip Brown, Mayor of St. Ann's Bay to a brief but happy welcome on the courthouse steps. At left is Mrs Edna Crawford, her mother, and behind the mother is brother Vinton Jnr.
Carol Joan Crawford as she returns to the stage with Jaycees president, Mr Pat Byles, during the Jaycees Ball on November 30, 1963. The Jaycees sponsored the Miss Jamaica contest.

Carole Joan Crawford was crowned Miss World in 1963. The 20-year-old was the first Jamaican to win the competition and also the first from the Caribbean. Standing at five feet, three inches tall, she is the shortest to have ever won the competition.