Miss Jamaica World
|Motto||Beauty With a Purpose|
|Laura Butler, Julia Morley|
The Miss Jamaica World pageant's predecessor the 'Miss Jamaica Contest' dates back to the 1930s. The winner of Miss Jamaica World represents Jamaica at the Miss World pageant from 1978-present. The title of Miss Jamaica World was official coined in 1978. The 1976 and 1977 representatives were appointed by then licence holder Mickey Haughton-James of Spartan Health Club. Spartan held the franchise from 1976-2012.
Jamaica sent its first representative to Miss World in 1959. To date Jamaica has won three Miss World titles (1963, 1976 and 1993)
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Jamaica World represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
|Year||Miss Jamaica World||Placement|
|1959||Sheila Mechtilde Chong||Top 15|
|1962||Chriss Leon||Top 15|
|1963||Carole Crawford||Miss World 1963|
|1964||Erica Joanne Cooke||6th Runner-up|
|1965||Carol Joan McFarlane||Unplaced|
|1969||Marilyn E. Taylor||Top 15|
|1970||Elizabeth Ann Lindo||Unplaced|
|1971||Ava Joy Gill||4th Runner-up|
|1972||Gail Geraldeen Phillips||Unplaced|
|1973||Patricia Teresa Yuen Leung||2nd Runner-up|
|1974||Andrea Lyon||Top 15|
|1976||Cindy Breakspeare||Miss World 1976|
|1979||Debbie Campbell||2nd Runner-up|
|1980||Michelle Harris||Top 15|
|1981||Sandra Cunningham||2nd Runner-up|
|1983||Cathi Levy||3rd Runner-up|
|1985||Alison Barnett||4th Runner-up|
|1990||Erica Aquart||Top 15|
|1991||Sandra Foster||3rd Runner-up|
|1992||Julie Ann Bradford||Unplaced|
|1993||Lisa Hanna||Miss World 1993|
|1997||Michell Moodie||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1998||Christine Straw||Top 10|
|1999||Desiree DePass||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2003||Jade Fulford||Top 17|
|2004||Tonoya Toyloy||Miss Scholarship|
|2005||Terri-Karelle Griffith||Top 16|
|2006||Sara Lawrence||Top 6|
|2007||Yendi Phillipps||Top 17|
|2012||Deanna Robins||5th Runner-up|
|2013||Gina Hargitay||Top 10|
Miss Jamaica 1963 is the shortest woman in history to win Miss World, her height-5ft3.
Joan McDonald was the first to hold the official title of Miss Jamaica WORLD. She is also the first winner of full African descent. Her win came at a time when public pressure built up for winners who represented the dominant ethic group in Jamaica.
Lisa Hanna is currently a Member of Parliament and hold the cabinet post as Minister of Youth and Culture.
Miss Jamaica World 1991 Sandra Foster previously held the title Miss Jamaica Universe 1989, she represented Jamaica at Miss Universe 1989 and made Top Ten.
Miss Jamaica World 1995, Imani Duncan currently serves as a Government Senator. Regina Beavers became the youngest title holder, she won at age 17 in 2001.
Miss Jamaica World 1998 Christine Straw represented Jamaica in Miss Universe 2004, making Top Ten.
Miss Jamaica World 2005 Terri-Karelle Griffith-Reid is host of the popular talent show Digicel Rising Stars which was previously hosted by Yendi Phillipps from 2008-2009.
Miss Jamaica World 2006 was subject to controversy when she got pregnant during her reign. Miss World CEO Julia Morley allowed her to retain her title.
Miss Jamaica World 2007 Yendi Phillipps went on to win Miss Jamaica Universe in 2010 and placed 1st Runner up at Miss Universe 2010.