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    Jamaica's Cynthia Breakspeare started her first day as the new Miss World on Friday (19 November) with the traditional news conference while she had breakfast.

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    SV Miss World seated at table, having breakfast as photographers take pictures (2 shots)

    CU Crown on Miss World's head PULL BACK TO SV of her drinking coffee

    SV Cameramen taking pictures

    SV Miss World being interviewed by Visnews reporter Peter Whittle

    VISNEWS REPORTER WHITTLE: "What's your view of this women's lib bit about the cattle auction and so forth? You don't see ti that way of course?"

    BREAKSPEARE: "No, I don't, I think it's a marvellous opportunity, I really do. I don't believe it yet that I actually ended up with it. It's really a fabulous opportunity."

    WHITTLE: "What do you look forward to most in the coming year, Cindy?"

    MISS BREAKSPEARE: "The travelling, because you really do go to a lot of different countries and normally I would never be able to afford to do that so that's nice."

    WHITTLE: "And you've got GBP 5,000 in your purse right now."

    MISS BREAKSPEARE: "I haven't put it in my purse yet, I'm a little scared of it."

    WHITTLE: "What are you going to spend it on? What's the first thing you're going to go and treat yourself with?"

    MISS BREAKSPEARE: "A piece of land at home in Jamaica, definitely."

    WHITTLE: "Well that sounds extremely sensible. Cindy, thank you very much."

    MISS BREAKSPEARE: "You're welcome, and thank you."

    After her victory over the 59 other contestants, Miss Breakspeare told reporters she was originally told by her government to join a walk-out by several other contestants over the presence of two girls from South Africa, one black, one white. But it was soon discovered she was a private entrant, not under government control.

    Fifth placed Miss Finland complained that she was suspicious of the result. She said four of the first five places in the contest were chosen, supposedly at random, to occupy the first four places at a dress rehearsal two nights before. Miss Jamaica was picked for the crowning at the rehearsal.

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    Background: Jamaica's Cynthia Breakspeare started her first day as the new Miss World on Friday (19 November) with the traditional news conference while she had breakfast.

    SYNOPSIS: After dancing until the early hours of the morning at the glittering Miss World Ball in London, England, Cynthia's only regret at breakfast was not being able to take her usual exercise run in a nearby part. The new Miss World, who operates a health club in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, keeps her shape by strict diet and daily exercise. She said she thought the runner-up, Australia's 19-year-old Karen Pini, would win the title. Visnews reporter Peter Whittle spoke to Cynthia over her first breakfast as Miss World.

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