Miss Jamaica Universe
Miss Jamaica Universe pageant first started in 1982 by Ed Wallace to select the official representative which was won by Nancy Martin to the Miss Universe pageant however she did not compete in the international contest. The contest was then held again 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.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.
In addition to securing the usual partnerships to effectively execute the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant, prepare and manage the title holder for local and international representation, Uzuri International also plans to develop, expose and partner with young and emerging fashion design, costume design and entertainment talent and showcase these talents as an integral component of the pageant.
Uzuri International is a couture fashion design brand that was officially incorporated in 1998 and has won numerous international awards in the beauty and fashion industry. The brand has been showcased on all continents through fashion shows and numerous international beauty pageants. The designers, Karl Williams and Mark McDermoth were declared Caribbean Fashion Masters by Pulse Limited and they were invited to Miss World 2008 in Johannesburg South Africa to provide specially designed dresses for all 112 contestants in a post opening segment –a first for any Caribbean based design brand. And Global Beauties declared the evening gown they designed for Yendi Phillips in Miss World 2007 as “the Most Beautiful” in all international pageants that year. Uzuri International, Fashioning The World With Style.
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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|
|2014||Kaci Fennell||Kingston||4th Runner-up|
|2012||Chantal Zaky||Port Antonio||Unplaced|
|2010||Yendi Phillips||Kingston||1st Runner-up|
|2009||Carolyn Yapp||Montego Bay||Unplaced|
|2004||Christine Straw||Kingston||Top 10|
|2003||Michelle Lecky||Montego Bay||Unplaced|
|2000||Saphire Longmore||May Pen||Unplaced|
|1999||Nicole Haughton||Kingston||Top 10|
|1997||Nadine Thomas||Bog Walk||Unplaced|
|1994||Angelie Martin||Montego Bay||Unplaced|
|1991||Kimberly Mais||Kingston||Top 6|
|1989||Sandra Foster||Kingston||Top 10|
|1982||Nancy Martin||Kingston||Did not compete|
- "Pulse". Retrieved 2014.
- http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Looking-for-the-new-Miss-Universe-Jamaica_16928326. Retrieved 2014. Missing or empty
- "Uzuri International Organization". Miss Universe Jamaica. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
- Miss Universe 2013 Candidate
- Chantal Zaky is Miss Jamaica Universe 2012
- Yendi Phillips Crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2010
- New Miss Jamaica Universe
- Barbara Ellington (28 April 2008). "Ready for the experience - April Jackson, Miss Jamaica Universe 2008". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- Kavelle Anglin-Christie (27 April 2007). "Rastafarian wins Miss Ja Universe title". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- Alicia Roache (28 March 2006). "Cindy Wright is Miss Jamaica Universe 2006". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- Kevin Jackson (19 April 2005). "Raquel Wright triumphs at Miss Jamaica Universe 2005". The Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2008-06-11.[dead link]
- "MISS AUSTRALIA, CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2004" (Press release). Miss Universe. 1 June 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- "Miss Jamaica Universe featured on website". Jamaica Gleaner. 21 May 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- "Michelle Lecky takes 'Miss Universe' crown". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 April 2003. Retrieved 2011-12-14.
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