Venezuela is not the first country to have won both Miss Universe and Miss World in the same year. France was the first country to achieve the distinction last 1953 when Christianne Martel and Denise Perrier won in their respective outings. Almost two decades later in 1972, Australia scored the second recorded twin wins in one year after Kerry Ann Wells and Belinda Green separately zoomed to the top in the said pageants. 1981 would be the next – the subject of this blog entry – with the ever beautiful Irene Saez capturing the Universe in New York and Pilin Leon conquering the World in London. Let’s watch their national finals first and then the crowning moments in the bigger stage.