Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago

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Miss Trinidad and Tobago Organization
Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe
MottoBeautifully Confident
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPort of Spain
Miss Universe
Official language
Jenny Douglas

Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago is a beauty pageant held annually since 1963, a year after Trinidad & Tobago's independence from the United Kingdom. The contest is meant to select a suitable delegate from both islands to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.

National pageants[edit]

Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago is an organisation dedicated to selecting a national delegate to represent the country at the annual international Miss Universe pageant. While the organising committee seeks to do this in a fair and democratic manner, it also seeks other outcomes including the upliftment of women through beauty and expression.

The women usually range from age 18 to 27, and are selected from a pageant held in Trinidad and Tobago. The winner represents the country at Miss Universe. Trinidad & Tobago did not send a delegate to Miss Universe in 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1992, 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2016.

The pageant's mission is to seek a national candidate to represent the republic at the international, annual Miss Universe pageant; and in so doing create a forum for the upliftment of women through beauty, intellect and expression.[citation needed]

Miss Universe[edit]

The country's representative in 1977, Janelle Commissiong, became the first person of African ethnicity to win the Miss Universe contest, which was hosted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

In May, 1999, the Miss Universe pageant was hosted at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre in Chaguaramas, Trinidad & Tobago. A record 84 nations were represented. The winner that year was Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana. This was also the first time that two women of African descent won on consecutive occasions, with the prior year's winner being Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago.


  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss Trinidad and Tobago represents her country at the Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Trinidad & Tobago has had two Miss Universe winners since the pageant's inception in 1952.
Year Regional Corporation / Municipality Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2017 San Fernando Yvonne Clarke Unplaced Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago Organization — Jenny Douglass Directorship
Miss Trinidad and Tobago
Did not compete between 2015—2016
2014 Diego Martin Jevon King[1] Unplaced
2013 Port of Spain Catherine Miller[2] Unplaced Best National Costume (1st Runner-up)
2012 San Juan–Laventille Avionne Mark Unplaced Dean Ackin Directorship
2011 Port of Spain Gabrielle Walcott Unplaced Best National Costume (5th Runner-up) Ian Lee Directorship
2010 Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo La Toya Woods Unplaced Lia Marie Guavara (CNN TV6) Directorship
2009 Did not compete
2008 Port of Spain Anya Ayoung-Chee Unplaced Miss Trinidad and Tobago held by TallMan Foundation
2007 Did not compete
2006 Tunapuna–Piarco Kenisha Thom Top 10 Best National Costume (Top 20) Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2004 1st Runner-up and before appointing Thom competed at Miss World 2004 — Miss World 2004 ( Top 15)
2005 Tunapuna–Piarco Magdalene Walcott Top 15 Appointed after the Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2004, Cherly Ankrah withdrew due to personal reasons
Port of Spain Cheryl Ankrah Did not compete Withdrew, after being accused of not fulfilling her duties and becoming overweight
2004 Port of Spain Danielle Jones 4th Runner-up Best National Costume (Top 10)
2003 San Fernando Faye Alibocus Top 10
2002 Princes Town Nasma Mohammed Unplaced
2001 Tunapuna–Piarco Alexia Charlerie[3] Unplaced
2000 Port of Spain Heidi Ann Rostant Unplaced
1999 Diego Martin Nicole Simone Dyer Unplaced Best National Costume Miss Universe 1999 held in Trinidad and Tobago
1998 Diego Martin Wendy Fitzwilliam[4] Miss Universe 1998 Best National Costume
1997 Tunapuna–Piarco Margot Rita Bourgeois 2nd Runner-up
1996 Princes Town Michelle Khan Unplaced
1995 Port of Spain Arlene Peterkin Top 6
1994 Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Lorca Chelsea Gatcliffe Unplaced
1993 Tobago Rachel Charles Unplaced
1992 Did not compete
1991 San Juan–Laventille Josie Ann Richards Unplaced
1990 Port of Spain Maryse De Gourville Unplaced
1989 Port of Spain Guenevere Helen Kelshall Unplaced
1988 Port of Spain Cheryl Ann Gordon Unplaced
1987 San Fernando Sheree Ann Denise Richards Unplaced
1986 Port of Spain Candace Jennings Unplaced
1985 San Juan–Laventille Brenda Joy Fahey Unplaced
1984 Port of Spain Gina Maria Tardieu Unplaced
1983 Tunapuna-Piarco Sandra William Unplaced
1982 Port of Spain Suzanne Troboulay Unplaced
1981 San Fernando Rohini Samaroo Unplaced
1980 Port of Spain Althea Ingrid Rocke Unplaced
1979 Port of Spain Marie Noelle Diaz Unplaced
1978 Port of Spain Sophia Titus Unplaced Miss Congeniality
1977 Port of Spain Janelle Commissiong Miss Universe 1977 Miss Photogenic
1976 Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Margaret Elizabeth McFarlane Unplaced Miss Congeniality
1975 Tunapuna–Piarco Christine Mary Jackson Unplaced Miss Congeniality
1974 Port of Spain Stephanie Lee Pack Unplaced
1973 San Fernando Camella King Unplaced
1972 Did not compete
1971 San Fernando Sally Karamath Unplaced
Did not compete between 1967—1970
1966 Port of Spain Kathleen Hares Unplaced Miss Trinidad and Tobago supported by Ministry of community Development Culture and The Arts
Miss Trinidad
1965 Did not compete
1964 Port of Spain Julia Merlene Laurence Unplaced The last Miss Trinidad as "Trinidad" representative
1963 San Fernando Jean Stodart Unplaced Queen Carnival by National Carnival Committee (NCC)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jevon King is Miss T&T Universe 2014 – Trinidad Express Newspaper". Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2013". eyeforbeautyblog.com.
  3. ^ "Trinidad & Tobago – Alexia of the Universe". Retrieved 20 November 2000. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, crowned Miss Universe", Jet, 1 Jun 1998

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