Miss Haiti Universe

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Miss Haiti Universe
Formation 1960
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Port-au-Prince
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
French
Haitian Creole
English
Franchise Owner and Manager
Magali Febles
Website www.misshaitiuniverse.com

Miss Haiti Universe is a beauty pageant that chooses the delegate that will represent Haiti at the Miss Universe Pageant.

History[edit]

Historically, the most notable contestants were Evelyn Miot and Gerthie David. On July 14, 1962, Evelyn Miot was the first black contestant to be one of the 15 semi-finalists in the Miss Universe Pageant.[1] This was Miss Haiti's first international meet. Gerthie David competed in the Miss Universe Pageant in 1975 and placed in the finals, becoming runner up to Miss Finland, Anne Marie Pohtamo who won the 1975 title. In 1975, Gerthie became the second black woman to be placed in the finals. In 1975 Joelle Apollon was declared Miss Haiti World to represent the country in Miss World Pageant, remaining as the fifth finalist, was the only time Haiti the sent a candidate a Miss World. The 1968 Miss Haiti Universe delegate, Claudie Paquin, was eliminated in the first round of Miss Universe. The last time Miss Haiti Universe competed in Miss Universe before 2010 was in 1989, the delegate was Glaphyra Jean-Louis.

The Pageant Today[edit]

Today Miss Haiti Universe is being organized by Magali Febles from PR is National Director in Haiti. The organization finds young ladies from Haiti's 10 departments through the preliminary pageants (Concours Miss Haiti Departementaux) The winners and first runner ups join the current Miss Haiti Universe in Port-au-Prince for two weeks of preparation to participate in the Miss Haiti Universe Pageant which is held during the month of July. Those who make it to the semi-finals participate in The Grand Coronation.

In 2010 the pageant returned and the Miss Haiti Universe franchise chose a delegate, Sarodj Bertin, to represent the country at Miss Universe after 22 years. This was done under the management of Magali Febles.

Being an experienced leader for the Miss Haiti Universe Organization, Magali has managed Miss Dominican Republic Universe and Miss Puerto Rico Universe. She also holds much expertise in aesthetics as a former beauty salon owner in Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. As reported in a Celestrellas article, "Magali Febles, former director of Miss Puerto Rico, believed that one of the ways for Haiti to rebound from the earthquake's devastation was to celebrate the beauty and grace of the people of Haiti. She moved to organize the Miss Haiti pageant and send a candidate to the Miss Universe event in Las Vegas."[2]

2011 Pageant[edit]

On July 27, 2011 contestant Anedie Azael won the title and was chosen to represent Miss Haiti Universe at the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant. Marie Darline Exumé was runner-up with about 14 young ladies vying for the title in total.[3] Magali Febles and Nadia Pressage (of Pressage PR) organized and coordinated the 2011 pageant which took place in the Karibe Convention Center in Pétionville, Haiti.[4]

Contestant Requirements[edit]

As of 2011, the requirements for the contestants are as follows:[5]

  • A native of Haiti
  • Unmarried without children
  • Age 18 to 26 by the week of the pageant
  • Of a good moral character with no criminal background
  • Enrolled in or a graduate of an accreditied institution
  • Possess beauty of face and proportionate body
  • Able to compete in all areas of the Miss Universe competition
  • Able to secure a sponsor
  • Able to travel, possess or be eligible for a valid passport.

Titleholders[edit]

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

Traditionally, the winner of Miss Haiti-Universe 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 Haiti Region Placement Notes
United States 2014 Christie Desirt Port-au-Prince TBD TBD
Russia 2013 Mondiana Pierre Port-au-Prince Unplaced
United States 2012 Christela Jacques Pétionville Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Anedie Azael Port-au-Prince Unplaced
United States 2010 Sarodj Bertin Port-au-Prince Unplaced Reina Hispanoamericana 2012
Mexico 1989 Glaphyra Jean-Louis Port-au-Prince Unplaced
United States 1985 Arielle Jeanty Port-au-Prince Unplaced
Dominican Republic 1977 Françoise Elie Port-au-Prince Unplaced
El Salvador 1975 Gerthie David Port-au-Prince 1st Runner-Up
United States 1968 Claudie Paquin Port-au-Prince Unplaced
United States 1962 Evelyn Miot Port-au-Prince Top 15
United States 1960 Claudinette Fourchard Port-au-Prince Did not compete

Miss World Haiti[edit]

Since 2013, Haiti declared to return at the Miss World. The official candidate will select at the Miss Haiti International pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss World Haiti Region Placement Notes
United Kingdom 2014 Carolyn Desert [6] Port-au-Prince Unplaced Top 10 at The People's Choice Award,

Top 10 at the Interview Scores, Top 20 at the Top Model

Indonesia 2013 Ketsia Lioudy Cap-Haïtien Unplaced
United Kingdom 1975 Joelle Apollon Port-au-Prince 5th Runner-Up

Miss Haiti International[edit]

Haiti debut in 2011. The Miss Haiti International held the first pageant to select official candidate at the Miss International pageant. Anedie Azael selected as two titles in different year as Miss Haiti 2011 and Miss Haiti International 2011 but due to schedule time, she competed at the Miss Universe 2011 before competing at the Miss International 2012 in Japan.

Year Miss Haiti International Region Placement Notes
Japan 2014 Christie Desirt Port-au-Prince Unplaced
Japan 2013 Clara Luce Lafond Port-au-Prince Unplaced
Japan 2012 Anedie Azael Port-au-Prince Top 15 Miss JOICEF
China 2011 Lina Reyes Port-au-Prince Unplaced

Miss Earth Haiti[edit]

Miss Earth Haiti winner will be competing at the Miss Earth pageant.

Year Miss Earth Haiti Region Placement Notes
Philippines 2014 Fabiaula Dumas[7] Port-au-Prince TBA
Philippines 2013 Carolina Rinchère Port-au-Prince Unplaced
Philippines 2012 Chersonese Archange Port-au-Prince Did not compete
Philippines 2006 Helan Georges Port-au-Prince Unplaced
Philippines 2005 Channa Cius Port-au-Prince Unplaced

Miss Supranational Haiti[edit]

Miss Supranational Haiti winner will be competing at the Miss Supranational pageant.

Year Miss Supranational Haiti Region Placement Notes
Poland 2014 Rose Catheline Paul Artibonite Unplaced
Belarus 2013 Manouchka Luberisse Port-au-Prince Unplaced
Poland 2010 Lina Reyes Port-au-Prince Unplaced

Miss Grand Haiti[edit]

Miss Grand Haiti winner will be competing at the Miss Grand International pageant.

Year Miss Grand Haiti Region Placement Notes
Thailand 2014 Lisa Drouillard Port-au-Prince Top 10 Top 25 Best in Swimsuit,

Top 20 Best National Costume

Notes[edit]

Under the Miss Universe organization the proper title for the delegate would be Miss Haiti Universe as it appears on her official sash.

References[edit]