|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Marisol Malaret Contreras
October 13, 1949
Utuado, Puerto Rico
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Title(s)||Miss Puerto Rico 1970
Miss Universe 1970
|Spouse||Butch James (divorced)
Corky Stroman (divorced)
She started to work from an early age due to the death of her father and chronic illness of her mother. She was reportedly persuaded by Puerto Rican make-up artist Carmen Andino to compete in the Miss Puerto Rico pageant, then owned by Puerto Rican modeling guru and businesswoman Anna Santisteban. Malaret's strong will, impeccable ethics and stunning beauty made her a crowd favorite in the local contest. Before winning, she worked as an executive secretary for a telephone company.
She has one brother, Jesús and five half-siblings, Joseph, Alicia, Rita, Antonio, and Raul. Her parents are Lydia Contreras and José Antonio Malaret.
She has been married three times. First to former male model Butch James. The second, to musician Corky Stroman, with whom she has her only child, daughter, Sasha. The third to Cuban-born engineer Frank Cué.
Miss Universe 1970
The auburn-haired, blue-green eyed Malaret won the title on July 11, 1970 at the Miami Beach Auditorium in Miami Beach, Florida.
Due to her win in the Miss Universe pageant, she was honored with what was considered until then one of the biggest welcomings ever at San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, then known as Isla Verde International Airport.
Malaret's face has graced the covers of countless international and Puerto Rican entertainment and gossip magazines, such as Vea, Teve Guía, Artistas, Estrellas and its smaller version Estrellitas. She has participated in many advertising campaigns, and performs occasionally as a motivational speaker to young women and aspiring business leaders.
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|Awards and achievements|
|Miss Puerto Rico
Idalia "Beba" Margarita Franco