Miss US Virgin Islands

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Miss US Virgin Islands
Formation 1961
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Charlotte Amalie
Location
Membership Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Miss Supranational
Official language English
Website Official page

Miss United States Virgin Islands or called as Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands is a national beauty pageant that selects US Virgin Islands' representative to the Miss Universe pageant.

History[edit]

In 1961 United States Virgin Islands debut at the Miss Universe and named by Virgin Islands until 1978. In early 1979, the national pageant has been named as U.S. Virgin Islands until now. The pageant is the most prestigious pageant in local nations of U.S. Virgin Islands. Miss U.S. Virgin Islands is also select the representatives at the Miss World and Miss Earth pageant.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
1961 Priscila Bonilla 1962 Juanita Monell 1963 None 1963-1967
1967 Gail Garrison 1968 Sadie Sargeant 1969 None
1970 None 1971 Cherrie Raphaelia Creque 1972 Carol Krieger
1973 Cindy Richards 1974 Thelma Yvonne Santiago 1975 Julia Florencia Wallace
1976 Lorraine Patricia Baa 1977 Denise Naomi George 1978 Barbara Henderson
1979 Linda Torres 1980 Deborah Velisa Mardenborough 1981 Marise Cecile James
1982 Ingerborg Hendricks 1983 Julie Elizabeth Woods 1984 Patricia Maria Graham
1985 Mudite Alda Henderson 1986 Jasmine Olivia Turner 1987 Feliza Ramone Bencosme
1988 Heather Carty 1989 Nathalie Lynch 1990 Keima Akintobi
1991 Monique Lindesay 1992 Cathy-Mae Sitaram 1993 Sheryl Simpson
1994 None 1995 Kim Marie Ann Boschulte 1996 Emoliere Williams
1997 Vania Thomas 1998 Leah Webster 1999 Sherece Shurmain Smith
2000 Lisa Hasseba Wayne 2001 Merlisa Rhonda George 2002 Hailey Cagan
2003 None 2004 Tricia Homer 2005 Kmisha-Victoria Counts
2006 JeT’aime Cheree Cerge 2007 Renata Christian 2008 None
2009 None 2010 Janeisha John 2011 Alexandrya Evans
2012 Taiesa Annique Lashley 2013 Petra Cabrera-Badia 2014 Aniska Tonge

Miss U.S. Virgin Islands at International pageants[edit]

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

Representatives at Miss Universe[edit]

The winner of Miss U.S. Virgin Islands 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. In 2012 U.S. Virgin Islands did not compete at Miss Universe, due to lack sponsorship.

Year Miss Universe USVI Placement Special awards Notes
United States 1961 Priscila Bonilla Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
United States 1962 Juanita Monell Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
United States 1967 Gail Garrison Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
United States 1968 Sadie Sargeant Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
United States 1971 Cherrie Raphaelia Creque Top 15 Miss Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico 1972 Carol Krieger Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
Greece 1973 Cindy Richards Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
Philippines 1974 Thelma Yvonne Santiago Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
El Salvador 1975 Julia Florencia Wallace Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
Hong Kong 1976 Lorraine Patricia Baa Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
Dominican Republic 1977 Denise Naomi George Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
Mexico 1978 Barbara Henderson Unplaced Miss Virgin Islands
Australia 1979 Linda Torres Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
South Korea 1980 Deborah Velisa Mardenborough Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1981 Marise Cecile James Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Peru 1982 Ingerborg Hendricks Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1983 Julie Elizabeth Woods Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1984 Patricia Maria Graham Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1985 Mudite Alda Henderson Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Panama 1986 Jasmine Olivia Turner Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Singapore 1987 Feliza Ramone Bencosme Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Taiwan 1988 Heather Carty Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Mexico 1989 Nathalie Lynch Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1991 Monique Lindesay Unplaced Miss Congeniality Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Thailand 1992 Cathy-Mae Sitaram Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Mexico 1993 Sheryl Simpson Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Namibia 1995 Kim Marie Ann Boschulte Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1997 Vania Thomas Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 1998 Leah Webster Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Sherece Shurmain Smith Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico 2001 Lisa Hasseba Wayne Unplaced Miss Congeniality Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico 2002 Merlisa Rhonda George Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Thailand 2005 Tricia Homer Unplaced Miss Congeniality Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 2006 JeT’aime Cheree Cerge Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Mexico 2007 Renata Christian Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
United States 2010 Janeisha John Unplaced Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands
Brazil 2011 Alexandrya Evans Unplaced Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands

Representatives at Miss World[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss U.S. Virgin Islands represents her country at Miss World. Sometimes the islands will be sending the winners to the Miss World pageant. In 2012 Miss Paradise U.S Virgin Islands will be selecting the official candidate for Miss World.

Year Miss World USVI Placement Special awards Notes
United Kingdom 1982 Benedicta Acosta Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1983 Chandra Theresa Ramsingh Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1984 Sandy Lewis Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1985 Connie Mary Colaire Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1986 Carmen Rosa Acosta Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1987 Lisa Pitram Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1988 Cathy-Mae Sitaram Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
Hong Kong 1989 Vania Thomas Top 15 Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1990 Keima Akintobi Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United States 1991 Cheryl Leiba Milligan Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
South Africa 1992 Leah Webster Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
South Africa 1993 Suzanne Palermo Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
South Africa 1994 Jessalyn Pearsall Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
South Africa 1995 Roshini Nibbs Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
India 1996 Emoliere Williams Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
Seychelles 1997 Taisha Regina Gomes Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
Seychelles 1998 Wendy Sanchez Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 1999 Shani Afua Smith Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 2000 Luciah Hedrington Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
South Africa 2001 Cherrisse Wood Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 2002 Hailey Cagan Unplaced Miss American Virgin Islands
China 2005 Kmisha-Victoria Counts Top 16 Best Talent Miss American Virgin Islands
China 2010 Carolyn Whitney Carter-Heller Unplaced Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 2011 Esoncia Viera Top 15 Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands (1st Runner-up)
China 2012 Taiesa Annique Lashley Unplaced Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands
Indonesia 2013 Petra Cabrera-Badia Unplaced Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands
United Kingdom 2014 Aniska Tonge TBA TBA Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

The Miss Earth U.S. Virgin Islands will be representing the Islands at Miss Earth pageant. As of 2011 the 2nd Runner-up of Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands competed at the pageant.

Year Miss Earth USVI Placement Special awards Notes
Philippines 2007 JeT’aime Cheree Cerge Unplaced Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
Philippines 2011 Kara Williams Unplaced Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands (2nd Runner-up)
Philippines 2012 Carolyn Whitney Carter-Heller Unplaced Best in Long Gown Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands
Philippines 2013 Vanessa Mari Donastorg Unplaced Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands (1st Runner-up)
Philippines 2014 Petra Cabrera TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

The second title of Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands will be representing the Islands at Miss International pageant. Since 2012 the title did not exist for while.

Year Miss International USVI Placement Special awards Notes
Japan 2012 Vanessa Mari Donastorg Unplaced Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands (1st Runner-up)

Representatives at Miss Supranational[edit]

The Miss Supranational U.S. Virgin Islands will be appointing by Miss Paradise U.S. Islands. Miss Supranational is became the one of most important pageants since 2009. The Islands were debuted in 2011.

Year Miss Supranational USVI Placement Special awards Notes
Poland 2011 Carolyn Whitney Carter-Heller Unplaced Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands
Belarus 2013 Esonica Veira 4th Runner-up Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands (1st Runner-up)
Poland 2014 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Representatives at Miss Grand International[edit]

Year Miss Grand US Virgin Islands Placement Special Awards
Thailand 2014 Wilma Echandy


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