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Miss Jamaica Universe

Miss Jamaica Universe
Formation 1961
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kingston
Miss Universe
Official language
Uzuri International
Karl Williams
Website Official website

Miss Jamaica Universe is a beauty pageant that selects the contestant to represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.


Although Jamaica started competing at the Miss Universe Pageant in 1961, the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant officially started in 1982 and was organised by Ed Wallace to select the official representative. This was won by Nancy Martin who was slated to compete at the Miss Universe pageant, but was unable to do so. The contest was again held from 1986 to 1988, and in 1989 Pulse was asked to host the Jamaica preliminary to Miss Universe. They went on to post an outstanding record, producing 4 top 10 finalists (Sandra Foster, Kimberley Mais, Nicole Haughton and Christine Straw) at the international Pageant.[1] The pageant was then promoted by Invyte Promotions (2010-2011), hotelier Dimitris Kosvogiannis (2012) and in 2013, Uzuri International became the new Miss Universe Jamaica franchise owner.[2]


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Jamaica represents her country at Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Jamaica Hometown Placement
2017 Davina Bennett Clarendon 2nd Runner-up
2016 Isabel Dalley[citation needed] Montego Bay Unplaced
2015 Sharlene Rädlein Kingston Unplaced
2014 Kaci Fennell Kingston 4th Runner-up
2013 Kerrie Baylis[3] Kingston Unplaced
2012 Chantal Zaky[4] Port Antonio Unplaced
2011 Shakira Martin Brooklyn, New York[5] Unplaced
2010 Yendi Phillips[6] Kingston 1st Runner-up
2009 Carolyn Yapp[7] Montego Bay Unplaced
2008 April Jackson[8] Kingston Unplaced
2007 Zahra Redwood[9] Kingston Unplaced
2006 Cindy Wright[10] Kingston Unplaced
2005 Raquel Wright[11] Kingston Unplaced
2004 Christine Straw[12][13] Kingston Top 10
2003 Michelle Lecky[14] Montego Bay Unplaced
2002 Sanya Hughes Kingston Unplaced
2001 Zahra Burton Kingston Unplaced
2000 Saphire Longmore May Pen Unplaced
1999 Nicole Haughton Kingston Top 10
1998 Shani McGraham Kingston Unplaced
1997 Nadine Thomas Bog Walk Unplaced
1996 Trudi-Ann Ferguson Kingston Unplaced
1995 Justine Willoughby Kingston Unplaced
1994 Angelie Martin Montego Bay Unplaced
1993 Rachel Stuart Kingston Unplaced
1992 Bridgette Rhoden Kingston Unplaced
1991 Kimberley Mais Kingston Top 6
1990 Michelle Hall Kingston Unplaced
1989 Sandra Foster Kingston Top 10
1988 Leota Suah Kingston Unplaced
1987 Janice Sewell Kingston Unplaced
1986 Liliana Cisneros Kingston Unplaced
1982 Nancy Martin Kingston Did not compete
1976 Angela Ruddock Kingston Did not compete
1975 Gillian Louise Annette King Kingston Unplaced
1974 Lennox Anne Black Kingston Unplaced
1973 Rita Faye Chambers Montego Bay Unplaced
1972 Grace Marilyn Wright Kingston Unplaced
1971 Suzette Marilyn Wright Clarendon Unplaced
1970 Sheila Lorna Neil Kingston Unplaced
1969 Carol Gerrow Kingston Unplaced
1968 Marjorie Bromfield Kingston Unplaced
1967 Elham Warwar Kingston Did not compete
1966 Beverly Savory Kingston Unplaced
1965 Virginia Hope Redpath Kingston Unplaced
1964 Beverly Elaine Rerrie Kingston Unplaced
1963 June Maxime Bowman Kingston Unplaced
1962 Marlene Murray Kingston Did not compete
1961 Marguerite LeWars Kingston Unplaced

See also


  1. ^ "Pulse". Caribbean Fashion Week. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Looking for the new Miss Universe Jamaica". Jamaica Observer. June 18, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Miss Universe 2013 Candidate
  4. ^ Chantal Zaky is Miss Jamaica Universe 2012
  5. ^ Huriash, Lisa J. (August 4, 2016). "Shakira Martin, 2011 Miss Jamaica Universe, Dies at 30". Sun Sentinel. 
  6. ^ Yendi Phillips Crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2010
  7. ^ New Miss Jamaica Universe Archived 22 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Barbara Ellington (28 April 2008). "Ready for the experience - April Jackson, Miss Jamaica Universe 2008". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  9. ^ Kavelle Anglin-Christie (27 April 2007). "Rastafarian wins Miss Ja Universe title". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 20 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  10. ^ Alicia Roache (28 March 2006). "Cindy Wright is Miss Jamaica Universe 2006". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  11. ^ Kevin Jackson (19 April 2005). "Raquel Wright triumphs at Miss Jamaica Universe 2005". The Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  12. ^ "MISS AUSTRALIA, CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2004" (Press release). Miss Universe. 1 June 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  13. ^ "Miss Jamaica Universe featured on website". Jamaica Gleaner. 21 May 2004. Archived from the original on 19 September 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  14. ^ "Michelle Lecky takes 'Miss Universe' crown". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 April 2003. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 

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