Miriam Stevenson (Miss Universe 1954) and Christiane Martel (Miss Universe 1953)
Hillevi Rombin (Miss Universe 1955; l) and Miriam Stevenson (Miss Universe 1954; r):
After a one-year stint in Hollywood at Universal Studios through the contract she won in the pageant, Miriam made headlines in Variety Magazine by returning home to South Carolina to complete her education. She hosted television shows for the local NBC affiliate in Columbia, WIS-TV. It was here that she met her future husband, chief announcer, songwriter and public servant Donald Upton. They had two children. Miriam Stevenson was active in the media through the 1970s as a model, Miss Universe Pageant Judge, and actress in national commercials.
Miriam Stevenson in 1960