Raquel Pélissier

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Raquel Pélissier
Born (1991-08-21) August 21, 1991 (age 27)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
TitleMiss Haiti 2016
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack[2]
Eye colorBrown[2]
Miss Haiti 2016
Reina Hispanoamericana
(3rd Runner-up)
Miss Universe 2016
(1st Runner-up)

Raquel Pélissier (born August 21, 1991) is a Haitian model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Haiti 2016. She represented Port-au-Prince at the pageant and represented Haiti at Miss Universe 2016 where she ended as 1st Runner-up. Being the first Haitian delegate to place in the finals in 41 years. With their last placement being back in 1975.

Personal life[edit]

Pélissier was born in Haiti.[3] At the age of three, Pélissier was in a twenty-one day coma, came out of it and was paralyzed for a week.[3] In 2010, she survived the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[4] She started doing photo shoots for a local magazine called Rebelle Haiti.[2]

Pélissier has a master's degree in Scientific Research from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.[3][1] She is fluent in English and Spanish, alongside her native tongues of French and Haitian Creole.[3]


  1. ^ a b Grace, Jenny, ed. (30 August 2016). "Raquel Pelissier: Facts About Newly-Crowned Miss Universe Haiti 2016". Morning News USA. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Model Mayhem: Raquel Pélissier
  3. ^ a b c d Darius, Danio, ed. (30 January 2017). "Raquel Pélissier, de miraculée à Miss Univers". Le Nouvelliste. Retrieved 4 February 2017. (in French)
  4. ^ Juste, Carl, ed. (2 February 2017). "Miss Haiti wows the hearts of Haitian Americans on Miss Universe tour in Miami". Miami Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Colombia Ariadna Gutiérrez
Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Colombia Laura González