Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago
|Headquarters||Port of Spain|
The 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.
Trinidad debuted at Miss Universe in 1963 and in the time the country used "Trinidad" at Miss Universe. The first candidate was Jean Stodart. She competed at Miss Universe 1963 in the United States. Began in 1966 Trinidad and Tobago began to compete as Trinidad and Tobago at Miss Universe pageant.
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 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam captured the Miss Universe title in Hawaii, USA. She is the second woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win the coveted title after Janelle “Penny” Commissiong.
Miss Universe 1999
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 Universe 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||Region||Miss Trinidad and Tobago||Placement at Miss Universe||Special Awards||Notes|
|2022||Arouca||Tya Jané Ramey||Top 16||Crowns and Sashes Academy T&T - Stephen Jones directorship.|
|Did not compete between 2018 and 2021|
|2017||San Fernando||Yvonne Clarke||Unplaced||Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago Organization — Jenny Douglass directorship.|
|Did not compete between 2015 and 2016|
|2014||Diego Martin||Jevon King||Unplaced|
|2013||Port of Spain||Catherine Miller||Unplaced||
|2012||San Juan–Laventille||Avionne Mark||Unplaced||Dean Ackin Directorship|
|2011||Port of Spain||Gabrielle Walcott||Unplaced||
||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||
||Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2004 1st Runner-up and before appointing Thom competed at Miss World 2004 — Miss World 2004.|
|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||Withdrawal — Did not compete after being accused of not fulfilling her duties and becoming overweight.|
|2004||Port of Spain||Danielle Jones||4th Runner-up||
|2003||San Fernando||Faye Alibocus||Top 10|
|2002||Princes Town||Nasma Mohammed||Unplaced|
|2000||Port of Spain||Heidi Ann Rostant||Unplaced|
|1999||Diego Martin||Nicole Simone Dyer||Unplaced||
||Miss Universe 1999 held in Trinidad and Tobago for the first time in history.|
|1998||Diego Martin||Wendy Fitzwilliam||Miss Universe 1998||
|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|
|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|
|1982||Port of Spain||Suzanne Traboulay||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||
|1977||Port of Spain||Janelle Commissiong||Miss Universe 1977||
|1976||Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo||Margaret Elizabeth McFarlane||Unplaced||
|1975||Tunapuna–Piarco||Christine Mary Jackson||Unplaced||
|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 and 1970|
|1966||Port of Spain||Kathleen Hares||Unplaced||Miss Trinidad and Tobago supported by Ministry of community Development Culture and The Arts.|
|1965||Did not compete|
|1964||Port of Spain||Julia Merlene Laurence||Unplaced||The last Miss Universe Trinidad as "Trinidad" representative.|
|1963||San Fernando||Jean Stodart||Unplaced||Queen Carnival by National Carnival Committee (NCC).|
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- ^ "Tya Jané Ramey crowned Miss Universe T&T". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
- ^ "Jevon King is Miss T&T Universe 2014 – Trinidad Express Newspaper". Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- ^ "Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2013". eyeforbeautyblog.com.
- ^ "Trinidad & Tobago – Alexia of the Universe". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
- ^ "Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, crowned Miss Universe", Jet, 1 Jun 1998