Lisa Hanna

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The Honourable
Lisa Hanna
Lisa Hanna (cropped).jpg
Minister of Youth and Culture
In office
6 January 2012 – 7 March 2016
Preceded by Olivia Grange
Succeeded by Olivia Grange
Member of Parliament
for Saint Ann South Eastern
Assumed office
11 September 2007
Preceded by Aloun Ndombet-Assamba
Personal details
Born (1975-08-27) August 27, 1975 (age 43)[citation needed]
Nationality  Jamaica
Political party People's National Party

David Panton (m. 1999; div. 2004)

Richard Lake (m. 2017)
Children 1 child
Lisa Hanna
Born Lisa Hanna
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Title Miss Jamaica World 1993
Miss World 1993
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Miss Jamaica World 1993
Miss World 1993
(Miss World Caribbean)

Lisa Rene Hanna (born August 27, 1975)[citation needed] is a Jamaican politician and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World 1993,[1] becoming the third Jamaican to win the title. A member of the opposition People's National Party, Hanna currently serves as Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South East, and was Jamaica's Minister of Youth and Culture from 2012-2016.

Life after Miss World[edit]

Career in entertainment[edit]

In 1998, Hanna acted in the romantic comedy How Stella Got Her Groove Back.[2] In 2003, Hanna tried her hand in broadcasting, hosting a Jamaican talk show Our Voices[3] and was a guest presenter on Xtra in the United States. She returned to her country a year later and was a communications consultant for the Hilton Hotel in New Kingston.[2]

Jamaican Parliament[edit]

In the 2007 general election, as a member of the People's National Party, Hanna contested and won the seat for St. Ann South East. Hence, positioning her as a Member of Parliament for that Constituency.[4] She is one of the youngest women to be elected to the Jamaican Parliament.[5] In addition to her duties as constituency representative she served as opposition spokesperson on Information, Youth and Culture up to December 2011.[6] In the December 29, 2011 polls her party was elected into power. She was subsequently appointed as Minister of Youth and Culture.

Personal life[edit]

Hanna married David Panton in 1999 in New York City.[7] Hanna and Panton had a son in 2001.[7] They divorced in 2004 in Atlanta.[7] In December 2017, Hanna married Jamaican businessman Richard Lake in St. Andrew, Jamaica.[8]


  1. ^ "Miss Jamaica wins Miss World title". Deseret News. November 28, 1993. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Wendy's partner estranged wife silent over affair". Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday. January 29, 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Lisa and Carlene team in 'Our Voices'". The Jamaica Observer. March 31, 2003. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Team PNP remains confident in Portia". The Daily Gleaner. August 26, 2008. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  5. ^ Shakespeare-Blackmore, Keisha (7 September 2007). "Women in the House". The Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Positioning for power". The Daily Gleaner. October 12, 2008. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  7. ^ a b c Horowitz, Jason. In College Roommate David Panton, Ted Cruz Finds Unwavering Support, New York Times, April 23, 2016.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Bahamas Jody Weech
Miss World Caribbean
Succeeded by
Cayman Islands Anita Bush
Preceded by
Julie Bradford
Miss Jamaica World
Succeeded by
Johanna Ulett
Political offices
Preceded by
Olivia Grange
Minister of Youth and Culture
Succeeded by
Olivia Grange
Preceded by
Aloun Ndombet-Assamba
Member of Parliament for Saint Ann South Eastern