Linda Bement

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Linda Bement
Born Linda Jeanne Bement
(1941-11-02) November 2, 1941 (age 76)
Title Miss Utah USA 1960
Miss USA 1960
Miss Universe 1960
Spouse(s) Manuel Ycaza
Children 2
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Brown
Eye color Green
Miss Utah USA 1960
Miss USA 1960
Miss Universe 1960

Linda Jeanne Bement (born November 2, 1941), is an American model and beauty queen who became the third Miss USA to be crowned Miss Universe.

Miss Universe 1960[edit]

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[1] Bement was the second woman from Utah to be crowned Miss USA. She represented the United States in the Miss Universe 1960 pageant, broadcast from Long Beach, California, where she was crowned the winner of the title by Miss Universe 1959, Akiko Kojima of Japan. The 1960 pageant was the first Miss Universe pageant to be televised nationwide.[2]

Life after Miss Universe[edit]

In 1962 she married the Panamanian-born future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racing jockey, Manuel Ycaza. The couple had two children before they divorced in November 1969.[3]


  1. ^ "Linda Bement at Mormon World Records". Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved 2007-04-25. 
  2. ^ Newsreel footage of her Miss Universe win (Pathé)
  3. ^ Linda Bement/Manuel Ycaza 1969 divorce notice in TIME magazine

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Japan Akiko Kojima
Miss Universe
Succeeded by
West Germany Marlene Schmidt