Miss Universe Barbados

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Miss Universe Barbados
Motto Beautiful, Talented, Educated and Confident
Formation 1976
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Bridgetown
Miss Universe
Official language
Brian Green
Website www.missuniversebarbados.org

Miss Universe Barbados is the national beauty pageant responsible for selecting a delegate to represent Barbados at the Miss Universe pageant. This pageant is unrelated to Miss Barbados World and Miss Barbados International contest.


Miss Barbados Universe sent its first contestant to Miss Universe in 1976 and has sent 11 delegates between 1976 and 2005. They have never sent a delegate for more than 5 years in a row.

After the death of the National Director Andy Niles in 2006, Candi Nicholls, a former member of Niles' team, took over the franchise. Niles had been national Director from 2003 to 2005.

Between 2008 and 2015 Barbados was absent from the Miss Universe pageant.

As of 2016, Crown Events Inc. with National Director Brian Green are the new management of the franchise.


Boldface indicates winner of the Miss Universe

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Barbados Venue Placement Notes
1976 Jewell Nightingale Bridgetown
1977 Margaret Rouse Bridgetown
1978 Judy Miller Bridgetown
1979 Barbara Bradshaw Bridgetown
1984 Lisa Worme Bridgetown
1985 Liz Wadman Bridgetown
1986 Roslyn Irene Williams Bridgetown
1987 Dawn Michelle Waithe Bridgetown
1999 Olivia Harding Bridgetown
2003 Nadia Forte[1] Bridgetown
2004 Cindy Batson[2] Bridgetown
2005 Nada Yearwood[3] Bridgetown
2007 Jewel Garner[4] Bridgetown
2016 Shannon Harris[5] Christ Church


  1. ^ "Miss Ja Universe contestants on an even keel". Jamaica Gleaner. April 5, 2003. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Contestants conquered Guayaquil". El Universo. May 23, 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "54th Miss Universe pageant". China Radio International. May 20, 2005. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Blondes, brunettes, tall, petite". El Universal. May 16, 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Miss Barbados 2016 is Shannon Harris". Road to Miss Universe. 18 September 2016. 

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