Miss Jamaica Universe

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Miss Universe Jamaica Organization
Formation1961; 62 years ago (1961)
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
Karl Williams, Mark McDermoth Uzuri International
Websitemissuniversejamaica.org[dead link]

The Miss Universe Jamaica (formerly Miss Jamaica Universe) is a beauty pageant that selects the contestant to represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe beauty pageant.


Although Jamaica started competing at the Miss Universe Pageant in 1961, the Miss Universe Jamaica pageant officially started in 1982 and was organised by Ed Wallace to select the official representative. This was won by Nancy Martin who was slated to compete at the Miss Universe pageant, but was unable to do so. The contest was again held from 1986 to 1988, and in 1989 Pulse was asked to host the Jamaica preliminary to Miss Universe. They went on to post an outstanding record, producing 4 top 10 finalists (Sandra Foster, Kimberley Mais, Nicole Haughton and Christine Straw) at the international Pageant.[1] The pageant was then promoted by Invyte Promotions (2010–2011), hotelier Dimitris Kosvogiannis (2012). Uzuri International became and still remains the Miss Universe Jamaica franchise owner in 2013. The organization has sent two of Jamaica's most popular Miss Universe titleholders, 2014's Kaci Fennell and 2017's Davina Bennett.


  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The Miss Universe Jamaica organization is responsible for sending representatives to Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Parish Miss Universe Jamaica Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 Kingston Jordanne Levy[2][3] Top 20
2022 Saint Thomas Toshami Calvin[4] Unplaced
2021 Saint Elizabeth Daena Soares Unplaced
2020 Saint Andrew Miqueal-Symone Williams Top 10
2019 Saint James Iana Tickle Garcia Unplaced
2018 Kingston Emily Maddison Top 20
2017 Clarendon Davina Bennett 2nd Runner-up
2016 Saint James Isabel Dalley Unplaced
2015 Kingston Sharlene Rädlein Unplaced
2014 Kingston Kaci Fennell 4th Runner-up
2013 Kingston Kerrie Baylis[5] Unplaced Karl Williams & Mark McDermoth (Uzuri International) directorship.
2012 Portland Chantal Zaky[6] Unplaced Dimitris Kosvogiannis directorship.
Miss Jamaica Universe
2011 Kingston[7] Shakira Martin Unplaced
2010 Kingston Yendi Phillips[8] 1st Runner-up Invyte Promotions directorship.
Miss Jamaica
2009 Saint James Carolyn Yapp[9] Unplaced
2008 Kingston April Jackson[10] Unplaced
2007 Kingston Zahra Redwood[11] Unplaced
2006 Kingston Cindy Wright[12] Unplaced
2005 Kingston Raquel Wright[13] Unplaced
2004 Kingston Christine Straw[14][15] Top 10
2003 Saint James Michelle Lecky[16] Unplaced
2002 Kingston Sanya Hughes Unplaced
2001 Kingston Zahra Burton Unplaced
2000 Clarendon Saphire Longmore Unplaced
1999 Kingston Nicole Haughton Top 10
1998 Kingston Shani McGraham Unplaced
1997 Saint Catherine Nadine Thomas Unplaced
1996 Kingston Trudi-Ann Ferguson Unplaced
1995 Kingston Justine Willoughby Unplaced
1994 Saint James Angelie Martin Unplaced
1993 Kingston Rachel Stuart Unplaced
1992 Kingston Bridgette Rhoden Unplaced
1991 Kingston Kimberley Mais Top 6
1990 Kingston Michelle Hall Unplaced Kingsley Cooper (Pulse Org.) directorship.
Miss Jamaica Universe
1989 Kingston Sandra Foster Top 10
1988 Kingston Leota Suah Unplaced
1987 Kingston Janice Sewell Unplaced
1986 Kingston Liliana Cisneros Unplaced
Did not compete between 1983 and 1985
1982 Kingston Nancy Martin Unplaced Miss Jamaica Universe org. – Ed Wallace directorship.
Miss Jamaica
Did not compete between 1977 and 1981
1976 Kingston Angela Ruddock Did not compete
1975 Kingston Gillian Louise Annette King Unplaced
1974 Kingston Lennox Anne Black Unplaced
1973 Saint James Rita Faye Chambers Unplaced
1972 Kingston Grace Marilyn Wright Unplaced
1971 Clarendon Suzette Marilyn Wright Unplaced
1970 Kingston Sheila Lorna Neil Unplaced
1969 Kingston Carol Gerrow Unplaced
1968 Kingston Marjorie Bromfield Unplaced
1967 Kingston Elham Warwar Did not compete During rehearsals, Miss Jamaica, Elham Warwar was informed she had to leave the pageant because neither she nor her national sponsor had shown proof she had won a national competition, which was in the pageant rules.
1966 Kingston Beverly Savory Unplaced
1965 Kingston Virginia Hope Redpath Unplaced
1964 Kingston Beverly Elaine Rerrie Unplaced
1963 Kingston June Maxime Bowman Unplaced
1962 Kingston Marlene Murray Did not compete The First Miss Jamaica 1962 in the year that Jamaica got its Independence, she was not a Jamaica Festival Queen but the first Miss Jamaica Independence Queen.
1961 Kingston Marguerite LeWars Unplaced Miss Jamaica org. – Ken Rhino directorship.

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  1. ^ "Pulse". Caribbean Fashion Week. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  2. ^ @officialmissuniversejamaica (21 August 2023). "Congratulations to our incredible winner of the Hyundai Miss Universe Jamaica 2023 competition, Dr @jordannelauren !". Retrieved 21 August 2023 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ "Jordanne Levy Crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2023". Jamaica Observer. 22 August 2023. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Toshami Calvin is Miss Universe Jamaica 2022". The Gleaner. 4 September 2022. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  5. ^ Miss Universe 2013 Candidate
  6. ^ Chantal Zaky is Miss Jamaica Universe 2012
  7. ^ Huriash, Lisa J. (4 August 2016). "Shakira Martin, 2011 Miss Jamaica Universe, Dies at 30". Sun Sentinel.
  8. ^ "Yendi Phillips Crowned Miss Jamaica Universe 2010". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  9. ^ New Miss Jamaica Universe Archived 22 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Barbara Ellington (28 April 2008). "Ready for the experience – April Jackson, Miss Jamaica Universe 2008". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  11. ^ Kavelle Anglin-Christie (27 April 2007). "Rastafarian wins Miss Ja Universe title". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 20 June 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  12. ^ Alicia Roache (28 March 2006). "Cindy Wright is Miss Jamaica Universe 2006". Jamaica Gleaner. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  13. ^ Kevin Jackson (19 April 2005). "Raquel Wright triumphs at Miss Jamaica Universe 2005". The Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  14. ^ "MISS AUSTRALIA, CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2004" (Press release). Miss Universe. 1 June 2004. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  15. ^ "Miss Jamaica Universe featured on website". Jamaica Gleaner. 21 May 2004. Archived from the original on 19 September 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2008.
  16. ^ "Michelle Lecky takes 'Miss Universe' crown". Jamaica Gleaner. 7 April 2003. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2011.

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