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Miss World 1970 Reviews

Miss World 1970 by Jennifer Hosten, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Miss World 1970: How I entered a Pageant and wound up making history

Jennifer Hosten, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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1 review

Imprint: Sutherland House Publishing
Publisher: Sutherland House Publishing
Publication date: 1 May 2020
ISBN: 9781989555231

Misbehaviour, a major motion picture based on the author's life, and starring Keira Knightley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (as Jennifer Hosten), will be released globally in 2020.

3 stars out of 5
21 Mar 2020

"it is fascinating if you don’t know any successful beauty queens"

Hosten’s book is not good. It is written in the quasi-royal style of a press release put out by a semi-fictional great lady; but it is fascinating if you don’t know any successful beauty queens. I do — and the best ones I’ve met are like Hosten. Perhaps as a protective measure (you cannot be this lovely and still safe unless your words and behaviour summon an invisible burka around you), they are intensely poised: they exude sexlessness, and resemble tiny icons to be worshipped rather than women. They are very charming, but they are waxy and remote, engaged in a competitive purity contest that feels like a circus of denial. I long to watch them cut loose.

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