Catharina Lodders

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Catharina Lodders (1963)

Catharina Johanna Lodders (born August 18,1942, in Haarlem) is a Dutch model and beauty queen who won the 1962 Miss World contest, representing the Netherlands. Prior to it, she was crowned Miss Holland in May 1962. Winning Miss Holland would therefore give her a chance to be crowned Miss International 1962 in Long Beach, California and to succeed compatriot Stam van Baer. Lodders placed 3rd Runner-Up to eventual winner Tania Verstak of Australia. She then also was crowned Miss Benelux, followed by Miss World later that year. She became the second woman (after Corine Rottschafer in 1959) from her country to win the title. The pageant was held in London. Upon winning the contest, she is quoted as saying "I don't think I'm the most beautiful girl in the world - I am the most beautiful girl here".[1]

On 12 December 1963, as a 21-year-old Dutch model and now former beauty queen from Haarlem, the Netherlands,[2] Lodders accepted the marriage proposal[3] of 22-year-old American millionaire singer/songwriter/dancer Chubby Checker.[4] Checker said he met Lodders in Manila the prior January. They married on 12 April 1964 at Temple Lutheran Church in Pennsauken, NJ.[5] They later raised their children in Paoli, Pennsylvania, where they moved into a fashionable stone and frame colonial house reportedly costing $80–100k.[6] Their first child, Bianca Johanna Evans, was born in Philadelphia on 8 December 1966.[7]


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  2. ^ UPI Telephoto (NAP 1404993…New York Bureau)
  3. ^ UPI Telephoto (NAP 121201-12/12/63)
  4. ^ "Chubby Checker To Wed Beauty". Reading Eagle. UPI. 12 December 1963. p. 46. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ AP Wire Photo 1964
  6. ^ UPI Telephoto NAP 021702-02/17/1965
  7. ^ AP wire photo (jfu 5-2200-jfu-stass) 1966

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