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Vintage Haiti – Haiti’s Sugar Queen “Claudinette Fouchard”

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Miss Haiti Miss Haiti 1959-1960

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Shes fluent in French, English, Spanish, German ,Italian and creole of course. She’s also the daughter of Jean Fouchard an anthropologist, writer and former ambassador to Cuba. Ms. Fouchard is the first Haitian to compete in Miss World 1960.

Ms. Fouchard left Haiti to study in France and eventually at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Article on Ms. Fouchard >  Ebony – Jul 1960 – Page 111 – Google Books Result. They also had a few stamps made in her honor. Claudinette Fouchard married an German Industrialist on her parents backyard’s Villa in Petionville, Haiti.

Check out this article on Kreyolcious on Claudinette Fouchard.

Claudinette Fouchard, 1950′s
Claudinette Fouchard, 1950′s

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And here’s our final Claudinette Fouchard stamp, comemorating both her victory as Miss Haiti and the Miss World Sugar Pageant in 1960. After her success in pageantry, Fouchard married and largely left the public eye. In her short time in the spotlight however she made an immense impact on the world’s impression of Haiti.
And here’s the Claudinette Fouchard stamps, commemorating both her victory as Miss Haiti and the Miss World Sugar Pageant in 1960. After her success in pageantry, Fouchard married and largely left the public eye. In her short time in the spotlight however she made an immense impact on the world’s impression of Haiti.

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Model/beauty queen Claudinette Fouchard gracing the cover of Ebony magazine.
Model/beauty queen Claudinette Fouchard gracing the cover of Ebony magazine.
Jean Claude Duvalier et Claudinette Fouchard. She was Haitian Beauty Queen
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