First black Miss Italy picked amidst two judges' disapproval

September 1996
Jet;9/23/96, Vol. 90 Issue 19, p14
Reports on the criticism of the crowning of Denny Mendez as Miss Italy for 1996. First Black Miss Italy; Opinions of Bob Krieger and Alba Parietti; Feelings of two of the judges that a Black woman could not represent the concept of Italian beauty.


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