Iêda Maria Vargas
Who is Iêda Maria Vargas?
Iêda Maria Britto Vargas is a Brazilian who was crowned Miss Universe in Miami Beach, Florida in 1963. She was the first person from her country to win a major international beauty pageant. Vargas is a native of Rio Grande do Sul. During her term she opened the Capital Plaza Mall in Landover Hills, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
After living in Miami, for five years, Vargas returned to her native country, once again, as a permanent resident. Although having long abandoned the spotlights, she retains her celebrity status in Brazil, but, internationally, her fame has faded as she decided to keep a low-profile life, rather than pursuing an artistic career.
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- Lived in
- Rio Grande do Sul
on July 23, 2013
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