Miss Bahamas

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Miss Bahamas
Formation 1963
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Nassau
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Official language English
National Director Michelle Malcolm
Website http://2010.missbahamas.net/

Miss Bahamas is pageant that was established in 1963. The first woman crowned Miss Bahamas was Brenda Barry. The competition was produced by a committee of leading ladies in society known as the Miss Bahamas Committee. The first woman to represent The Bahamas in the Miss Universe pageant was Sandra Loiuse Young who competed in 1963.


The Miss Bahamas Committee staged the Miss Bahamas pageant for 40 years. In 2002, the franchise for the Miss Universe pageant was awarded to Theophilus Fritz and Gaynell Rolle who ran the pageant until 2009. In 2010, the Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) headed by journalist Michelle Malcolm was awarded the franchise for Miss Universe. At the time, MBO - which was formed in 2006 - was already producing the Miss World Bahamas pageant since the year 2007.

After receiving the Miss Universe franchise, MBO combined the Miss World and Miss Universe systems into one local pageant, crowning one winner who would compete in both international pageants. This was the first time in the history of pageants in The Bahamas that the license for both Miss Universe and Miss World were held by the same organization. Braneka Bassett competed in Miss Universe in 2010 and went unplaced. She then competed in Miss World that same year and advanced to the semi finals. The following year, MBO crowned two winners - Anastagia Pierre for Miss Universe and Sasha Joyce for Miss World. Runners up were sent to Miss Supranational and Miss Intercontinental. In 2012 due to a change in date of the Miss World pageant, Daronique Young - 1st runner up to Sasha Joyce in 2011 - represented The Bahamas at the Miss World competition where she went unplaced.

In 2013 after undergoing a major restructuring process, MBO separated the two national pageants into separate events - Miss Universe Bahamas and Miss World Bahamas.


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

The winner of Miss Bahamas 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 Bahamas Placement Special awards
United States 1963 Sandra Louise Young Unplaced
United States 1964 Catherine Cartwright Unplaced
United States 1965 Janet Thompson Unplaced
United States 1966 Sandra Zoe Jarrett Unplaced
United States 1967 Elizabeth Knowles Unplaced
United States 1968 Brenda Fountain Unplaced
United States 1969 Joan Bowe Unplaced
United States 1970 Antoinette Patrice De Gregory Unplaced
United States 1971 Muriel Terah Rahming Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Deborah Jane Taylor Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Agatha Elizabeth Watson Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Sonia Chipman Unplaced
Hong Kong 1976 Sharon Elaine Smith Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Paulette Rosetta Ogylvie Borghardt Unplaced
Mexico 1978 Dulcie Louise Mullings Unplaced
Australia 1979 Lolita Louise Ambrister Unplaced
South Korea 1980 Darlene Cecilia Davis Unplaced
United States 1981 Linda Teresa Smith Unplaced Miss Congeniality
Peru 1982 Ava Marilyn Burke Unplaced Miss Photogenic
United States 1983 Christina Maria Thompson Unplaced
United States 1985 Cleopatra Maria Adderly Unplaced
Panama 1986 Marie Brown Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Betty Ann Hanna Unplaced
Taiwan 1988 Natasha Christine Pinder Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Natasha Inga Ramirez Unplaced
United States 1990 Lisa Nichelle Sawyer Unplaced
United States 1991 Farrah Saunders Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Fontella Dean Chipman Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Marietta Ricina Sands Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Meka Knowles Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Shammine Tenika Lindsay Unplaced
United States 1996 Michelle Rae Collie Unplaced
United States 1997 Nestaea Sandra Sealy Unplaced
United States 1998 Juliette Deanza Sargent Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Glennis Knowles Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Mikala Tracey Moss Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Nakera Simms Unplaced Miss Congeniality
Puerto Rico 2002 Nadia Rodgers-Albury Unplaced
Panama 2003 Nadia Johnson Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Raquel Simone Horton Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Denia Ikena Nixon Unplaced
United States 2006 Samantha Carter Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Trinere Lynes Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 Sacha Scott Unplaced
The Bahamas 2009 Kiara Sherman Unplaced
United States 2010 Braneka Bassett Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Anastagia Pierre Unplaced
United States 2012 Celeste Marshall Unplaced
Russia 2013 Lexi Wilson Unplaced
United States 2014 Tomacina Culmer TBD TBD


Islands Ranking since 2010

Island Ambassadors Years
Nassau, New Providence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
East Grand Bahama 2010

Lists of Miss Bahamas at International pageants[edit]

Bahamas also competed at International pageants. In 2004 Miss International Bahamas and Miss Earth Bahamas selected by Miss Universe Bahamas pageant until 2009. In 2010, Miss World Bahamas joined with the Miss Bahamas pageant together with Miss Universe Bahamas until 2011.

Year Miss Bahamas World Miss Earth Bahamas Miss Bahamas International Miss Intercontinental Bahamas Miss Bahamas Supranational Miss Grand Bahamas
2004 Brianna Clarke Shantell Nicole Hall Leslia Miller
2005 Ordain Moss Nadia Cash Brianna Clarke Philincia Cleare
2006 Deandrea Darcelle Conliffe Leandra Pratt Samantha Carter
2007 Anya Watkins Sharon Eula Rolle Ciji Adderley
2008 Tinnyse Jamel Johnson Garnell Storr Amy Knowles
2009 Joanna Brown Krystal Alexis Brown Aisha Delaney Dashanique Latoya Poitier Kendra Demetria Wilkinson
2010 Braneka Bassett Aquelle Francesca Plakaris Carlrita Latasha Robinson Anastagia Pierre Janay Pyfrom
2011 Sasha Joyce Kerel Razil Pinder Sharie Delva
2012 Daronique Young Brooke Maria Sherman
2013 De'Andra Bannister Vandia Sands
2014 Rosetta Cartwright No representative TBA TBA TBA TBA

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