Chapo Ba…in which we give props to someone who has had a significant impact on Haitian culture.
In July of 1975, Gerthie David and several Miss Universes, representing their respective countries, flew to El Salvador for the 13th Edition of the Miss Universe pageant. David, a dark-skinned beauty with large eyes, and a spectacular figure was Haiti’s delegate in the pageant. Although she did not win the title, she was the 1st Runner up, and among the Top 5 Finalists.
On the night of the pageant ceremony, David was a sight to see dressed in a long, sleek gown with a white boa, chandelier earrings dangling from her ears, her hair permed and subdued into a short crop, and sporting a smile that could light up a blackout.
David lived a relatively quiet life, resurfacing as the set designer for the 2005 Haitian movie La Rebelle. You can view the actual crowning here.