Miss Jamaica Universe

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Miss Universe Jamaica
Formation 1989
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Kingston
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Official language English
Organization Uzuri International
Website Official website

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

History[edit]

Miss Universe Jamaica pageant was started in 1989 to select the official representative to the Miss Universe pageant. In 2012, Uzuri International became the new Miss Universe Jamaica Franchise Owner.

In addition to securing the usual partnerships to effectively execute the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant, prepare and manage the title holder for local and international representation, Uzuri International also plans to develop, expose and partner with young and emerging fashion design, costume design and entertainment talent and showcase these talents as an integral component of the pageant.

Uzuri International[edit]

Uzuri International is a couture fashion design brand that was officially incorporated in 1998 and has won numerous international awards in the beauty and fashion industry. The brand has been showcased on all continents through fashion shows and numerous international beauty pageants. The designers, Karl Williams and Mark McDermoth were declared Caribbean Fashion Masters by Pulse Limited and they were invited to Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg South Africa to provide specially designed dresses for all 112 contestants in a post opening segment –a first for any Caribbean based design brand. And Global Beauties declared the evening gown they designed for Yendi Phillips in Miss World 2007 as “the Most Beautiful” in all international pageants that year. Uzuri International, Fashioning The World With Style.[1]

Titleholders[edit]

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 Special awards
2014 Kaci Fennell Kingston TBA
Russia 2013 Kerrie Baylis[2] Kingston Unplaced
United States 2012 Chantal Zaky[3] Queens, New York Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Shakira Martin Kingston Unplaced
United States 2010 Yendi Phillips[4] Kingston 1st Runner-up
The Bahamas 2009 Carolyn Yapp[5] Montego Bay Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 April Jackson[6] Kingston Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Zahra Redwood[7] Kingston Unplaced
United States 2006 Cindy Wright[8] Kingston Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Raquel Wright[9] Kingston Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Christine Straw[10][11] Kingston Top 10
Panama 2003 Michelle Lecky[12] Montego Bay Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Sanya Hughes Kingston Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Zahra Burton Kingston Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Saphire Longmore May Pen Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Nicole Haughton Kingston Top 10
United States 1998 Shani McGraham Kingston Unplaced
United States 1997 Nadine Thomas Bog Walk Unplaced
United States 1996 Trudi-Ann Ferguson Kingston Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Justine Willoughby Kingston Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Angelie Martin Montego Bay Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Rachel Stuart Kingston Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Bridgette Rhoden Kingston Unplaced
United States 1991 Kimberly Mais Kingston Top 6
United States 1990 Michelle Hall Kingston Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Sandra Foster Kingston Top 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uzuri International Organization". Miss Universe Jamaica. 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ Miss Universe 2013 Candidate
  3. ^ Chantal Zaky is Miss Jamaica Universe 2012
  4. ^ Yendi Phillips Crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2010
  5. ^ New Miss Jamaica Universe
  6. ^ Barbara Ellington (28 April 2008). "Ready for the experience - April Jackson, Miss Jamaica Universe 2008". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  7. ^ Kavelle Anglin-Christie (27 April 2007). "Rastafarian wins Miss Ja Universe title". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  8. ^ Alicia Roache (28 March 2006). "Cindy Wright is Miss Jamaica Universe 2006". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  9. ^ Kevin Jackson (19 April 2005). "Raquel Wright triumphs at Miss Jamaica Universe 2005". The Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2008-06-11. [dead link]
  10. ^ "MISS AUSTRALIA, CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2004" (Press release). Miss Universe. 1 June 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  11. ^ "Miss Jamaica Universe featured on website". Jamaica Gleaner. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  12. ^ "Michelle Lecky takes 'Miss Universe' crown". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 April 2003. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 

Official website[edit]