Miss US Virgin Islands

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Miss US Virgin Islands
Motto Talented and Articulated
Formation 1961
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Charlotte Amalie
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Earth
Miss International
Official language
English
Committee
US Ventures
Key people
Tom Youth
Website missusvirginislands2016.com

Miss US Virgin Islands is a national Beauty pageant in US Virgin Islands.

History[edit]

Between 1961 and 1978, the National Committee of Virgin Islands celebrated Miss Virgin Islands contest, in which the grand winners competed at the Miss Universe and other beauty pageants. Beginning in 1979, the official name changed to Miss U.S. Virgin Islands.

National committees[edit]

Since 1961 beauty pageants become national carnival of the U.S. Virgin Islands in under Virgin Islands Carnival Committee. Between 1961 and 1978 the Miss Virgin Islands national competition had organized national pageant to send the winners to the International pageants. Cherrie Raphaelia Creque was the only one Miss Virgin Islands who placed as the Top 15 of Miss Universe 1971 while the very first queen of Virgin Islands was Priscila Bonilla who competed at the Miss Universe 1961 in the United States.

Between 1978 and 2007 Miss United States Virgin Islands contest had become the most prestigious contest in the islands. The Miss U.S. Virgin Islands titleholders constantly competed at the Miss Universe while the Miss World candidate of this islands traditionally crowned in the same event and participated in the pageant as Miss American Virgin Islands.

In 2010 there are two the most reliable title for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The local committee held Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands and Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands. The two winners had selected in separation pageant.

In 2011 Miss U.S. Virgin Islands was back selecting three national titleholders when the winner went to Miss Universe and runners-up went to Miss World and Miss Earth pageants.

In 2016 Miss U.S Virgin Islands pageant was returned by US Ventures, LLC is the official 2016 licensee in the US Virgin Islands under license by the Miss Universe Organization.

Titleholders[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss U.S. Virgin Islands represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Since 2012 the islands have absent.

1961-1978[edit]

Between 1961 and 1978 called as Miss Virgin Islands. The celebration of Miss Virgin Islands did not held in 1963-1966, 1969-1970.

Year Miss Virgin Islands Achievement
1961 Priscila Bonilla
1962 Juanita Monell
1967 Gail Garrison
1968 Sadie Sargeant
1971 Cherrie Raphaelia Creque Top 15 Miss Universe 1971
1972 Carol Krieger
1973 Cindy Richards
1974 Thelma Yvonne Santiago
1975 Julia Florencia Wallace
1976 Lorraine Patricia Baa
1977 Denise Naomi George
1978 Barbara Henderson

Miss U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

The celebration of Miss U.S. Virgin Islands was not held in 2000, 2003-2004, 2008-2009, 2012-2015.

Year Miss US Virgin Islands Achievement
1979 Linda Torres
1980 Deborah Velisa Mardenborough
1981 Marise Cecile James
1982 Ingerborg Hendricks
1983 Julie Elizabeth Woods
1984 Patricia Maria Graham
1985 Mudite Alda Henderson
1986 Jasmine Olivia Turner
1987 Feliza Ramone Bencosme
1988 Heather Carty
1989 Nathalie Lynch
1991 Monique Lindesay Miss Congeniality Universe
1992 Cathy-Mae Sitaram
1993 Sheryl Simpson
1995 Kim Marie Ann Boschulte
1997 Vania Thomas
1998 Leah Webster
1999 Sherece Shurmain Smith
2001 Lisa Hasseba Wynne
2002 Merlisa Rhonda George Miss Congeniality Universe
2005 Tricia Homer Miss Congeniality Universe
2006 JeT’aime Cheree Cerge
2007 Renata Christian
2010 Janeisha John
2011 Alexandrya Evans
2016 Carolyn Carter[1] Best National Costume (Top 10)
2017 TBA TBA

Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

Between 1982 and 2011 the 1st Runners-up of Miss U.S. Virgin Islands represented their country at the Miss World pageant. Sometimes the islands sent its winner to the Miss World pageant. Since 2012 the Miss Paradise U.S. Virgin Islands winner might select its winner to the Miss World pageant.

Year Miss US Virgin Islands Achievement
1982 Benedicta Acosta
1983 Chandra Theresa Ramsingh
1984 Sandy Lewis
1985 Connie Mary Colaire
1986 Carmen Rosa Acosta
1987 Lisa Pitram
1988 Cathy-Mae Sitaram
1989 Vania Thomas Top 15 and Queen of the Caribbean
1990 Keima Akintobi
1991 Cheryl Leiba Milligan
1992 Leah Webster
1993 Suzanne Palermo
1994 Jessalyn Pearsall
1995 Roshini Nibbs
1996 Emoliere Williams
1997 Taisha Regina Gomes
1998 Wendy Sanchez
1999 Shani Afua Smith
2000 Luciah Hedrington
2001 Cherrisse Wood
2002 Hailey Cagan
2005 Kmisha-Victoria Counts Top 16 and Miss World Talent
2010 Carolyn Carter Top 20 at Miss World Sport
2011 Esonica Veira Top 15 Miss World 2011

Miss U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise[edit]

Miss World U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

The winner of Miss U.S. Paradise competes at the Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. This pageant promotes Beauty with A Purpose mission.

Year Miss World US Virgin Islands Achievement
2012 Taiesa Annique Lashley Top 16 at Miss World Talent
2013 Petra Cabrera-Badia Top 32 at Miss World Beach Beauty
2014 Aniska Tonge
2015 Jahne Massac
2016 Kyrelle Thomas
2017 TBA TBA

Miss Earth U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

The Winner or Runner-up of Miss U.S. Paradise competes at the Miss Earth pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. This pageant promotes Environment and does a climate program. Since 2012, the Miss Earth U.S. Virgin Islands may select by appointing candidate in under Miss U.S. Paradise.

Year Miss Earth US Virgin Islands Achievement
2007 JeT’aime Cheree Cerge
2011 Kara Williams
2012 Carolyn Carter 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Walk with M.E
2nd, silver medalist(s) I Love My Planet School Campaign
1st, gold medalist(s) Evening Gown
2013 Vanessa Mari Donastorg
2014 Esonica Veira 1st, gold medalist(s) Best Talent
1st, gold medalist(s)Teacher Challenge

Miss International U.S. Virgin Islands[edit]

The 1st Runner-up of Miss U.S. Paradise competes at the Miss International pageant. This title does not exist since 2013. There is only one candidate from U.S. Virgin Islands who competed in Miss International.

Year Miss International USVI Achievement
2012 Vanessa Mari Donastorg

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