Miss Jamaica World
|Miss Jamaica World|
|Motto||Beauty With a Purpose|
|Headquarters||Spartan Health Club's association|
|Franchise Holder||Laura Butler|
|Key people||Laura Butler, Julia Morley|
Miss Jamaica World is a Jamaican beauty pageant for young women between the ages of 17 and 25, which remains the most popular and prestigious beauty pageant in the island. The 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)
|1959||Sheila Mechtilde Chong||SemiFinalist|
|1963||Carole Crawford||Miss World|
|1964||Erica Joanne Cooke||6th runner-up|
|1965||Carol Joan McFarlane|
|1969||Marilyn E. Taylor||Semi-Finalist|
|1970||Elizabeth Ann Lindo|
|1971||Ava Joy Gill||4th runner-up|
|1972||Gail Geraldeen Phillips|
|1973||Patricia Teresa Yuen Leung||2nd Runner-up|
|1976||Cindy Breakspeare||Miss World|
|1977||Sandra Kong||withdrew in protest of South Africa's Apartheid policy.|
|1979||Debbie Campbell||2nd runner-up|
|1981||Sandra Cunningham||2nd runner-up|
|1983||Cathi Levy||3rd runner-up|
|1985||Alison Barnett||4th runner-up|
|1990||Erica Aquart||Semi-Finalist (Caribbean Queen of Beauty)|
|1991||Sandra Foster||3rd runner-up (Caribbean Queen of Beauty)|
|1992||Julie Ann Bradford|
|1993||Lisa Hanna||Miss World (Caribbean Queen of Beauty)|
|1997||Michell Moodie||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1998||Christine Straw||Semi-Finalist (Caribbean Queen of Beauty)|
|1999||Desiree DePass||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2003||Jade Fulford||Semi-Finalist (Caribbean Queen of Beauty)|
|2004||Tonoya Toyloy||Miss World Scholarship|
|2006||Sara Lawrence||Finalist (Miss World Caribbean)|
|2007||Yendi Phillipps||Semi-Finalist; (2nd) Beach Beauty; (4th) Miss Sports; (13th) Miss Talent; (4th) Top Model; (3rd) Beauty with a Purpose.|
|2009||Kerrie Baylis||(16th) Beach Beauty; (2nd) Miss Sports; (7th) Top Model; (3rd) Best World Dress Designer.|
|2012||Deanna Robins||5th runner-up (Miss World Caribbean)|
|2013||Gina Hargitay||Top 10 (Miss World Caribbean)|
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.