July 14, 1962 - Norma Beatriz Nolan (pictured with Gene Rayburn) of Argentina was chosen today as Miss Universe of 1962. The jet-black-haired model was picked from 15 international beauties. “I don’t think I will win,” she remarked before stepping on stage. “All of the girls are prettier than I.” Miss Nolan later said she would like to model in France or Italy. “All the fashion designers like to copy the styles used by the models in France, but that is the old story. Now it is Italy.” The new Miss Universe is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She is 24 years old. Her grandfather was an Irish farmer who migrated to Argentina.