Yendi Phillips

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Yendi Phillipps
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Jamaica 07 Yendi Phillipps.jpg
Born Yendi Amira Phillipps
(1985-09-08) September 8, 1985 (age 31)
Kingston, Jamaica
Hometown New York City, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Measurements 34 – 25 – 36
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Jamaica World 2007
Miss Jamaica Universe 2010
Miss Jamaica World 2007
Miss World 2007
(Top 16)
Miss Jamaica Universe 2010
Miss Universe 2010
(1st Runner-Up)

Yendi Amira Phillipps[1] (born September 8, 1985) is a Jamaican TV Host, model and beauty queen who the winner of the Miss Jamaica World 2007 beauty pageant, as well as the Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 pageant. She represented Jamaica at the Miss World 2007 contest held in Sanya, China and at Miss Universe 2010 held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 23, 2010, where she finished as the first runner up to Ximena Navarrete of Mexico.[2] After Miss Universe Phillipps appeared in commercials for brands such as Toyota.[3]

Miss World 2007[edit]

She placed in Miss World Beach Beauty, Miss World Sports, Miss World Talent, Miss World Top Model and the Beauty With A Purpose Award. The Jamaican Beauty made Miss World history and was the first contest to ever place in all of the fast track events listed above . During the telecast, she made the final top 16.[4]

Miss Universe 2010[edit]

She was crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2010 on July 3, 2010, and represented Jamaica at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010 run by high-class billionaire Donald Trump. Phillipps scored the highest in swimsuit and came in second in evening gown, entering the final question round in second place with a score of 8.884. She became the first runner up behind Mexico.

She is one of only three former Miss World semifinalists to place in the Miss Universe semifinals, the others being compatriot Christine Straw of Jamaica in 2004, Ada de la Cruz of the Dominican Republic in 2009 and Patricia Yurena Rodríguez of Spain in 2013 (coincidentally Phillips, de la Cruz, and Rodriguez all finished as 1st Runner-Up).

2010–present: After Miss Universe[edit]

Phillipps currently holds a bachelor's degree of fine arts with a concentration in dance from The College at Brockport, State University of New York and a master's degree in Recreation and Leisure Management. After the Miss Universe pageant, Phillipps appeared in an American ad campaign for the car brand Toyota.[5] Phillipps has also appeared in commercials for Pepsi Refresh in the US and the Sprite campaign in India.[3] Yendi Phillipps has also appeared in publications such as Skywritings magazine, Caribbean Beat magazine, Woman & Home, Fair Lady, Buzz, Collage, Soul, Basia and Ocean Style.[3] Phillipps has also hosted Digicel Rising Stars. On April 22, 2012, Yendi announced via her Facebook fan page that she was pregnant.On September 21, 2012, she gave birth to a 7-pound, 11 ounces baby girl.[6]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Yendi Phillips". Daily News. New York. 
  3. ^ a b c Yendi bags new American Toyota campaign – Entertainment. (2010-11-09). Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  4. ^ Miss Jamaica World. Miss Jamaica World (1985-09-08). Retrieved on 2010-12-13.
  5. ^ Yendi Phillipps Featured In New American Toyota Ad Campaign [Video] l Urban Islandz. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  6. ^ VDEO: Yendi Phillipps is Pregnant – News. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz
Miss Universe 1st Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Ukraine Olesya Stefanko
Preceded by
Carolyn Yapp
Miss Jamaica Universe
Succeeded by
Shakira Martin