Miss Jamaica World
|Motto||Beauty With a Purpose|
|Laura Butler, Julia Morley|
The Miss Jamaica pageant's predecessor the 'Miss Jamaica Contest' dates back to the 1930s. The winner of Miss Jamaica represents Jamaica at the Miss World pageant from 1978-present. The title of Miss Jamaica World was official coined in 1978. The 1976 and 1977 representatives were appointed by then licence holder Mickey Haughton-James of Spartan Health Club. Spartan held the franchise from 1976-2012.
Jamaica sent its first representative to Miss World in 1959. To date Jamaica has won three Miss World titles (1963, 1976 and 1993)
- Color key
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Jamaica World represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
|Year||Miss World Jamaica||Placement||Special Awards|
|1959||Sheila Mechtilde Chong||Top 15|
|1962||Chriss Leon||Top 15|
|1963||Carole Crawford||Miss World 1963|
|1964||Erica Joanne Cooke||6th Runner-up|
|1965||Carol Joan McFarlane||Unplaced|
|1969||Marilyn E. Taylor||Top 15|
|1970||Elizabeth Ann Lindo||Unplaced|
|1971||Ava Joy Gill||4th Runner-up|
|1972||Gail Geraldeen Phillips||Unplaced|
|1973||Patricia Teresa Yuen Leung||2nd Runner-up|
|1974||Andrea Lyon||Top 15|
|1976||Cindy Breakspeare||Miss World 1976|
|1979||Debbie Campbell||2nd Runner-up|
|1980||Michelle Harris||Top 15|
|1981||Sandra Cunningham||2nd Runner-up|
|1983||Cathi Levy||3rd Runner-up|
|1985||Alison Barnett||4th Runner-up|
|1990||Erica Aquart||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1991||Sandra Foster||3rd Runner-up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1992||Julie Ann Bradford||Unplaced|
|1993||Lisa Hanna||Miss World 1993||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1997||Michell Moodie||Unplaced||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1998||Christine Straw||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1999||Desiree DePass||Unplaced||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2003||Jade Fulford||Top 17||Caribbean Queen of Beauty
|2005||Terri-Karelle Griffith||Top 16||
|2006||Sara Lawrence||Top 6||Caribbean Queen of Beauty
|2007||Yendi Phillipps||Top 16|
|2012||Deanna Robins||5th Runner-up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2013||Gina Hargitay||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2015||Sanneta Myrie||4th Runner-Up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Miss Jamaica 1963 is the shortest woman in history to win Miss World, her height-5ft3.
Joan McDonald was the first to hold the official title of Miss Jamaica WORLD. She is also the first winner of full African descent. Her win came at a time when public pressure built up for winners who represented the dominant ethic group in Jamaica.
Lisa Hanna is currently a Member of Parliament and former Minister of Youth and Culture.
Miss Jamaica World 1991 Sandra Foster represented Jamaica at Miss Universe 1989 and made Top Ten.
Miss Jamaica World 1989 Janice Sewell is currently working as Human Resources.
Miss Jamaica World 1995, Imani Duncan currently serves as a Government Senator. Regina Beavers became the youngest title holder, she won at age 17 in 2001.
Miss Jamaica World 1998 Christine Straw represented Jamaica in Miss Universe 2004, making Top Ten.
Miss Jamaica World 2005 Terri-Karelle Griffith-Reid is host of the popular talent show Digicel Rising Stars which was previously hosted by Yendi Phillipps from 2008-2009.
Miss Jamaica World 2006 was subject to controversy when she got pregnant during her reign. Miss World CEO Julia Morley allowed her to retain her title.
Miss Jamaica World 2007 Yendi Phillipps went on to win Miss Jamaica Universe in 2010 and placed 1st Runner up at Miss Universe 2010.