Miss Jamaica Universe

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Miss Jamaica Universe
Motto Enhancing Lives Through Beauty
Formation 1961
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kingston
Miss Universe
Official language
Uzuri International
Karl Williams
Website Official website

Miss Jamaica Universe is a beauty pageant that selects the contestant to represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.


Although Jamaica started competing at the Miss Universe Pageant in 1961, the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant officially started in 1982 and was organised by Ed Wallace to select the official representative. This was won by Nancy Martin who was slated to compete at the Miss Universe pageant, but was unable to do so. The contest was again held from 1986 to 1988, and in 1989 Pulse was asked to host the Jamaica preliminary to Miss Universe. They went on to post an outstanding record, producing 4 top 10 finalists (Sandra Foster, Kimberley Mais, Nicole Haughton and Christine Straw) at the international Pageant.[1] The pageant was then promoted by Invyte Promotions (2010-2011), hotelier Dimitris Kosvogiannis (2012) and in 2013, Uzuri International became the new Miss Universe Jamaica franchise owner.[2]


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

The winner of Miss Jamaica 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.

Year Miss Jamaica Hometown Placement Special Awards
Philippines 2016 Isabel Dalley[3] Montego Bay TBA
United States 2015 Sharlene Rädlein Kingston Unplaced
United States 2014 Kaci Fennell Kingston 4th Runner-up
Russia 2013 Kerrie Baylis[4] Kingston Unplaced
United States 2012 Chantal Zaky[5] Port Antonio Unplaced
Brazil 2011 Shakira Martin Brooklyn, New York[6] Unplaced
United States 2010 Yendi Phillips[7] Kingston 1st Runner-up
The Bahamas 2009 Carolyn Yapp[8] Montego Bay Unplaced
Vietnam 2008 April Jackson[9] Kingston Unplaced
Mexico 2007 Zahra Redwood[10] Kingston Unplaced
United States 2006 Cindy Wright[11] Kingston Unplaced
Thailand 2005 Raquel Wright[12] Kingston Unplaced
Ecuador 2004 Christine Straw[13][14] Kingston Top 10
Panama 2003 Michelle Lecky[15] Montego Bay Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2002 Sanya Hughes Kingston Unplaced
Puerto Rico 2001 Zahra Burton Kingston Unplaced
Cyprus 2000 Saphire Longmore May Pen Unplaced
Trinidad and Tobago 1999 Nicole Haughton Kingston Top 10
United States 1998 Shani McGraham Kingston Unplaced
United States 1997 Nadine Thomas Bog Walk Unplaced
United States 1996 Trudi-Ann Ferguson Kingston Unplaced
Namibia 1995 Justine Willoughby Kingston Unplaced
Philippines 1994 Angelie Martin Montego Bay Unplaced
Mexico 1993 Rachel Stuart Kingston Unplaced
Thailand 1992 Bridgette Rhoden Kingston Unplaced
United States 1991 Kimberly Mais Kingston Top 6
United States 1990 Michelle Hall Kingston Unplaced
Mexico 1989 Sandra Foster Kingston Top 10
Taiwan 1988 Leota Suah Kingston Unplaced
Singapore 1987 Janice Sewell Kingston Unplaced
Panama 1986 Liliana Cisneros Kingston Unplaced
Peru 1982 Nancy Martin Kingston Did not compete
Hong Kong 1976 Angela Ruddock Kingston Did not compete
El Salvador 1975 Gillian Louise Annette King Kingston Unplaced
Philippines 1974 Lennox Anne Black Kingston Unplaced
Greece 1973 Rita Faye Chambers Montego Bay Unplaced
Puerto Rico 1972 Grace Marilyn Wright Kingston Unplaced
United States 1971 Suzette Marilyn Wright Clarendon Unplaced
United States 1970 Sheila Lorna Neil Kingston Unplaced
United States 1969 Carol Gerrow Kingston Unplaced
United States 1968 Marjorie Bromfield Kingston Unplaced
United States 1967 Elham Warwar Kingston Did not compete
United States 1966 Beverly Savory Kingston Unplaced
United States 1965 Virginia Hope Redpath Kingston Unplaced
United States 1964 Beverly Elaine Rerrie Kingston Unplaced
United States 1963 June Maxime Bowman Kingston Unplaced
United States 1962 Marlene Murray Kingston Did not compete
United States 1961 Marguerite LeWars Kingston Unplaced

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pulse". Caribbean Fashion Week. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Looking for the new Miss Universe Jamaica". Jamaica Observer. June 18, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Isabel Dalley crowned as Miss Universe Jamaica 2016". www.angelopedia.com. Angelopedia. 28 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Miss Universe 2013 Candidate
  5. ^ Chantal Zaky is Miss Jamaica Universe 2012
  6. ^ Huriash, Lisa J. (August 4, 2016). "Shakira Martin, 2011 Miss Jamaica Universe, Dies at 30". Sun Sentinel. 
  7. ^ Yendi Phillips Crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2010
  8. ^ New Miss Jamaica Universe
  9. ^ Barbara Ellington (28 April 2008). "Ready for the experience - April Jackson, Miss Jamaica Universe 2008". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  10. ^ Kavelle Anglin-Christie (27 April 2007). "Rastafarian wins Miss Ja Universe title". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  11. ^ Alicia Roache (28 March 2006). "Cindy Wright is Miss Jamaica Universe 2006". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  12. ^ Kevin Jackson (19 April 2005). "Raquel Wright triumphs at Miss Jamaica Universe 2005". The Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  13. ^ "MISS AUSTRALIA, CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2004" (Press release). Miss Universe. 1 June 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  14. ^ "Miss Jamaica Universe featured on website". Jamaica Gleaner. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  15. ^ "Michelle Lecky takes 'Miss Universe' crown". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 April 2003. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 

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