Kerry Anne Wells of Australia was the 1972 winner of the Miss Universe contest. She is from East Victoria Park, Western Australia. The 1972 pageant was the first to take place place outside the continental United States. That year, it was held in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Wells was not crowned by her predecessor Georgina Rizk, but Marisol Malaret, Miss Universe 1970 who is from Puerto Rico. Her crowning moment was not shown on television because of a strike threat among pageant electricians. The screen blacked out as her name was announced as the new Miss Universe. After her reign, she pursued working as a news anchor. Prior to entering the pageants, she worked as a weathergirl. Wells\s Miss Universe victory came in a year that Australian women also won the Miss World crown, the Miss Asia Pacific title, and placed second in Miss International. As of 2007[update], Kerry Anne Wells is
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