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  • Italy’s Denny Mendez Takes on Hollywood (Photos)

    Sep 8, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *The stunningly beautiful Denny Mendez captivated the European world when she won the title of Miss Italy back in 1996, becoming the first black woman to do so. Her win was a controversial upset because she was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Italy with her mother, who married an Italian man; thereby making […]