Miss Haiti

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Miss Haiti Organization
Motto Impacting and Improving Lives Through Beauty
Formation 1960
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Port-au-Prince
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss International
Miss Earth
Reina Hispanoamericana
Official language
Christian Puesan
Website misshaitiorg.com

Miss Haiti is a national beauty pageant in Haiti.


Historically, the most notable contestants were Evelyn Miot and Gerthie David. On July 14, 1962, Evelyn Miot was the first black contestant to be one of the 15 semi-finalists in the Miss Universe Pageant.[1] This was Miss Haiti's first international meet. Gerthie David competed in the Miss Universe Pageant in 1975 and placed in the finals, becoming runner up to Miss Finland, Anne Marie Pohtamo won the 1975 title. In 1975, Gerthie became the second black woman to be placed in the finals. In 1975 Joelle Apollon was declared Miss Haiti World to represent the country in Miss World Pageant, remaining as the fifth finalist, was the only time Haiti the sent a candidate a Miss World. The 1968 Miss Haiti Universe delegate, Claudie Paquin, was eliminated in the first round of Miss Universe. The last time Miss Haiti Universe competed in Miss Universe before 2010 was in 1989, the delegate was Glaphyra Jean-Louis.

In 2010, Haiti returned to the Miss Universe pageant under Magali Febles, who was also the franchise holder for Miss Universe in the Dominican Republic. She would end up having the franchise until 2015.

In 2016, the license of Miss Universe was awarded to Chris Puesan from the Dominican Republic, a pageant coach and license holder. Before the creation of Miss Haiti Organization was not common to see Haiti competing in international pageants but after the launch of the national competition Haiti is joining most of the pageants all over the world.

Pageant format[edit]

Today[when?] Miss Haiti Universe is being organized by Chris Puesan and Anedie Azael Doura. The organization finds young ladies from Haiti's 10 departments through the preliminary pageants (Concours Miss Haiti Departementaux) The winners and first runners-up join the current Miss Haiti in Port-au-Prince for a month of preparation to participate in the Miss Haiti Pageant which is held during the month of August. Those who make it to the semi-finals participate in The Grand Coronation.

The winner of Miss Haiti is crowned as Miss World Haiti and competes at Miss World. The remaining contestants continue on to the Miss Universe Haiti contest, whose winner competes as Miss Universe Haiti.

Big Four pageants[edit]

The following women have represented Haiti in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[2][3] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[4][5][6]

Miss Universe Haiti[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Haiti Region Placement Special Awards
2018 Samantha Colas Port-au-Prince TBA
2017 Cassandra Chéry Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2016 Raquel Pélissier[c] Port-au-Prince 1st Runner-up
2015 Lisa Drouillard Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2014 Christie Désir Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2013 Mondiana Pierre Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2012 Christela Jacques Pétion-Ville Unplaced
2011 Anedie Azael[7] Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2010 Sarodj Bertin[b] Port-au-Prince Unplaced
1989 Glaphyra Jean-Louis[a] Port-au-Prince Unplaced
1985 Arielle Jeanty Port-au-Prince Unplaced
1977 Françoise Elie Port-au-Prince Unplaced
1975 Gerthie David Port-au-Prince 1st Runner-up
1968 Claudie Paquin Port-au-Prince Unplaced
1962 Evelyn Miot Port-au-Prince Top 15
1960 Claudinette Fourchard Port-au-Prince Did not compete

  • a Glaphyra Jean-Louis placed the 1st Runner-up at Reina Mundial del Turismo 1989.
  • b Sarodj Bertin won Reina Hispanoamericana 2012.
  • c Raquel Pélissier placed as the 3rd Runner-up at Reina Hispanoamericana 2016.

Miss World Haiti[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss World Haiti Region Placement Special Awards
2018 Stephie Morency Port-au-Prince TBA TBA
2016 Suzana Sampeur Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2015 Seydina Allen Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2014 Carolyn Desert[a] Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2013 Ketsia Lioudy Cap-Haïtien Unplaced
1975 Joelle Apollon Port-au-Prince 5th Runner-up

  • a Carolyn Desert placed as the 3rd Runner-up at Reina Hispanoamericana 2014.

Miss International Haiti[edit]

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

Miss Haiti for Miss International also selects the new titleholder from Miss Haiti Organization. Anedie Azael was the first Miss Haiti who competed at the Miss International 2012 and placed as the Top 15 semi-finalist.

Year Miss International Haiti Region Placement Special Awards
2018 Merlie Fleurizard Port-au-Prince
2017 Caroline Minerve Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2016 Cassandre Joseph Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2015 Marie Vyannie Menard Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2014 Christie Desir Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2013 Clara Luce Lafond Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2012 Anedie Azael Port-au-Prince Top 15
  • Miss JOICEF

Miss Earth Haiti[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Earth Haiti Region Placement Special Awards
2017 Anaika Gaspard Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2016 Valierie Alcide Pétion-Ville Unplaced
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Best National Costume (The Americas)
2014 Fabiaula Dumas Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2013 Carolina Rinchère Port-au-Prince Unplaced
2006 Helan Georges Port-au-Prince Unplaced


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2011-08-09.
  2. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  3. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  4. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  5. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  6. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  7. ^ "Haiti - Social : Anedie Azael crowned "Miss Haiti 2011" - HaitiLibre.com, Haiti News, The haitian people's voice". Haitilibre.com. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-08-07.

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