Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago
|Headquarters||Port of Spain|
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.
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.
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||Unplaced|
|2013||Port of Spain||Catherine Miller||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|
|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||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|
|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 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|
|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)|
- "Jevon King is Miss T&T Universe 2014 – Trinidad Express Newspaper". Retrieved 8 September 2014.
- "Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2013". eyeforbeautyblog.com.
- "Trinidad & Tobago – Alexia of the Universe". Retrieved 20 November 2000. Check date values in:
- "Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, crowned Miss Universe", Jet, 1 Jun 1998