Zahra Redwood

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Zahra O. Redwood
Zahra O. Redwood

TitleMiss Jamaica Universe 2007
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Jamaica Universe 2007 (Winner)
Miss Universe 2007

Zahra O. Redwood (born c. 1985) was crowned Miss Jamaica Universe on March 25, 2007.[1] She is the first Rastafarian to enter and win a beauty pageant in Jamaica and also the first Rastafarian beauty queen to represent Jamaica internationally in the Miss Universe pageant held in Mexico City on May 28, 2007.

In addition to being the first Rastafarian to be crowned a beauty queen in Jamaica and to represent Jamaica internationally in the Donald Trump/NBC co-owned Miss Universe pageant, Redwood's win was significant because her crowning on March 25 coincided with the same date as the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Redwood was voted Most Congenial by her fellow competitors, and also copped the award for Most Aware, bringing her number of awards on the crowning night to three: Winner, Most Congenial and Most Aware.


  1. ^ "Entertainment :: Zahra among top 30 contenders". The Jamaica Star. 14 May 2007. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015.