Against the 

Colonel Manuel F. Siverio

 US Army (Ret.)


Contra Vien​to y Marea

Col. Manuel F. Siverio Sr.

 US Army (R​et)

Shortly after returning to Puerto Rico, a neighbor from his home town of Arecibo introduced Manuel to Marilia Levy, a lovely young lady from Lares, Puerto Rico. The two quickly became friends.

In May 1952 the lovely Marilia was selected Miss Puerto Rico and represented Puerto Rico that summer in the first ever
Miss Universe Pageant in Long Beach, California.