In 1955, Hingert was crowned Miss Ceylon and subsequently selected as a contestant in Miss Universe 1955 pageant. She was the first Ceylonese representative to win an award at the Miss Universe pageant, after ended up as the second runner-up. Due to her very high placement in the contest, she has been revered as “putting Ceylon on the map” and being an ambassador to her country, Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka).
Maureen Hingert in Films
Maureen Hingert becoming Mrs Zamperrelli …. her husband being Mario Zamperrelli