Miss Gambia

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The Miss Gambia Organization
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Ida Saine Conteh
Key people
The Gambia Fashion Organisation

The Miss Gambia is a national beauty pageant in The Gambia. The pageant aims to be a cultural ambassador of The Gambia.


The Miss Gambia beauty pageants aims to be the platform of young women in Gambia as ambassador of goodwill for the country. In 1964 the pageant organized and patronized by Gambians. In 2001 the annual Miss Gambia had not been organized due to myriad reasons including financial, organizational and logistical problems.[1] Miss Gambia winners also had experience in Miss Universe or Miss World history.

In 2022 the new organization under Ida Saine Conteh took over the Miss Gambia beauty pageant.[2][3] The main plan for a new era is to return at Miss Universe competition.[4]


  • 1963 — Roxy Vous (Miss Bathurst)
  • 1965 — METTA Youth Club (Miss Independence)
  • 1981 — Atta Promotion
  • 2022 — Ida Saine Conteh (The Gambia Fashion Organisation)


Year The Miss Gambia
1963 Joana Jahumpa
1964 Ndey Jagne
1965 Elizabeth Thomas
1966 Oumie Barry
1967 Janie Jack
1969 Marie Carayol
1970 Princess Margaret Davies
1982 Abbey Scattrel Janneh
1983 Mirabelle Carayol
1984 Georgett Salleh
1985 Batura Jallow
1986 Rose Marie Eunson
1987 Ellen Forster
1988 Oumou Haidara Faye
1989 Fatou Jarra
1990 Mai Coker
2000 Astou Njie

Titleholders under Miss Gambia org.[edit]

Miss Universe Gambia[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semi-finalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Division Miss Gambia Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 Banjul Glorious Haddijatou Njie TBA TBA Ida Saine Conteh (The Gambia Fashion Organisation) directorship.
Did not compete between 2001—2022
2000 Kanifing Astou Njie Did not compete Withdrew — Njie originally set to compete in Miss Universe 2001 in Bayamon. However, franchise problems with her national pageant her off the official roster.[5]
Did not compete between 1987—1999
1986 Banjul Rose Marie Eunson Unplaced
1985 Banjul Batura Jallow Unplaced
1984 Banjul Mirabelle Carayol Unplaced
1983 Banjul Abbey Scattrel Janneh Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
Atta Promotion Management.


  1. ^ "Miss Gambia Pageant". observer.gm. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Miss Gambia 2022". gambia.com. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Minister Bah Flags-Up Miss Gambia Beauty Pageant, Presides On Signing Tripartite Agreement". voicegambia.com. Retrieved 25 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Miss Gambia contest to be held after 20 years". thepoint.gm. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Gambia Gets New Beauty Queen, Amid Protest By Former Queen". allafrica.com. Retrieved 29 December 2022.