|Crown of Beauty Jamaica|
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The Miss Jamaica pageant's predecessor, the "Miss Jamaica Contest", dates back to the 1930s. The winner of Miss Jamaica represents Jamaica at the Miss World pageant from 1978–present. The title of Miss Jamaica World was officially coined in 1978. The 1976 and 1977 representatives were appointed by then licence holder Mickey Haughton-James of Spartan Health Club. Spartan held the franchise from 1976 to 2012. And resumed its leadership in 2017.
In 2018, Miss World Organization announced that the franchise to stage the Miss Jamaica World pageant as a precursor to Miss World has been granted to Crown of Beauty Jamaica Limited whose principals are local playwright and impresario Aston Cooke and veteran entertainment specialist Weston Haughton.
Jamaica sent its first representative to Miss World in 1959. To date Jamaica has now won four Miss World titles (1963, 1976, 1993, and 2019).
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- Declared as Winner
- Ended as runner-up
- Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
The winner of Miss Jamaica World represents her country at Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
|Year||Miss Jamaica||Placement||Special Awards|
|1959||Sheila Mechtilde Chong||Top 15|
|1962||Chriss Leon||Top 15|
|1963||Carole Crawford||Miss World 1963|
|1964||Erica Jeanne Cooke||5th Runner-up|
|1965||Carol Joan McFarlane|
|1969||Marlyn E. Taylor||Top 15|
|1970||Elizabeth Ann Lindo|
|1971||Ava Joy Gill||4th Runner-up|
|1972||Gail Geraldeen Phillips|
|1973||Patricia Teresa Yuen Leung||2nd Runner-up|
|1974||Andrea Lyon||Top 15|
|1976||Cindy Breakspeare||Miss World 1976|
|1979||Debbie Campbell||2nd Runner-up|
|1980||Michelle Harris||Top 15|
|1981||Sandra Cunningham||2nd Runner-up|
|1983||Cathi Levy||3rd Runner-up|
|1985||Alison Barnett||4th Runner-up|
|1990||Erica Aquart||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1991||Sandra Foster||3rd Runner-up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1992||Julie Ann Bradford||Unplaced|
|1993||Lisa Hanna||Miss World 1993||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1997||Michell Moodie||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1998||Christine Straw||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|1999||Desiree DePass||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
|2003||Jade Fulford||Top 17||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Beach Beauty (Top 10)
|2004||Tonoya Toyloy||Miss Scholarship|
|2005||Terri-Karelle Griffith||Top 16||Beach Beauty (Top 19)|
|2006||Sara Lawrence||3rd Runner-up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Beach Beauty (Top 25)
|2007||Yendi Phillipps||Top 16||Beach Beauty (1st Runner-up)|
Beauty with a Purpose (Top 5)
Top Model (Top 7)
Sports and Fitness (Top 16)
Performing Talent (Top 18)
|2008||Brittany Lyons||Performing Talent (Top 19)|
|2009||Kerrie Baylis||Sports and Fitness (1st Runner-up)|
Best World Designer Dress Award (2nd Runner-up)
Top Model (Top 12)
Beach Beauty (Top 20)
|2011||Danielle Crosskill||Sports and Fitness (Top 24)|
|2012||Deanna Robins||5th Runner-up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Performing Talent (Top 5)
Beauty with a Purpose (Top 10)
Top Model (Top 10)
Sports and Fitness (Top 24)
Beach Beauty (Top 40)
|2013||Gina Hargitay||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Beach Beauty (3rd Runner-up)
Best in Interview (1st Place)
|2014||Laurie-Ann Chin||Sports and Fitness (Top 29)|
|2015||Sanneta Myrie||3rd Runner-up||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Performing Talent (2nd Runner-up)
Best in Interview (4th Runner-up)
Multimedia Award (Top 5)
|2017||Solange Sinclair||Top 10||Caribbean Queen of Beauty|
Sports and Fitness (Top 23)
|2018||Kadijah Robinson||Top 5||Caribbean Queen of Beauty
Beauty with a Purpose (Top 12)
|2019||Toni-Ann Singh||Miss World 2019||Miss World Talent|
|2020||Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2020|
|2021||Khalia Hall||Miss World Talent (Top 27)|
Miss World Sport (Top 32)
|2022||Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant in 2022|
Miss Jamaica 1963 is the shortest woman in history to win Miss World. She is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.
Joan McDonald was the first to hold the official title of Miss Jamaica WORLD. She is also the first winner of full African descent. Her win came at a time when public pressure built up for winners who represented the dominant ethic group in Jamaica.
Lisa Hanna is currently a Member of Parliament and former Minister of Youth and Culture.
Miss Jamaica World 1991, Sandra Foster, represented Jamaica at Miss Universe 1989 and made Top Ten.
Miss Jamaica World 1989, Janice Sewell, is currently working as Human Resources.
Miss Jamaica World 1995, Imani Duncan, currently serves as a Senator.
Regina Beavers became the youngest title holder, she won at age 17 in 2001.
Miss Jamaica World 1998, Christine Straw, later represented Jamaica in Miss Universe 2004, making the Top Ten.
Miss Jamaica World 2005, Terri-Karelle Griffith-Reid, is a successful keynote speaker, events and TV host. She is the host of the popular talent show Digicel Rising Stars, which was previously hosted by Yendi Phillipps from 2008 to 2009.
Miss Jamaica World 2006 was subject to controversy when she got pregnant during her reign. Miss World CEO Julia Morley allowed her to retain her title as Miss World Caribbean.
Miss Jamaica World 2007, Yendi Phillipps, went on to win Miss Jamaica Universe in 2010 and placed first runner-up at Miss Universe 2010.
Miss Jamaica World 2009, Kerrie Baylis later represented Jamaica at Miss Universe 2013 but was unplaced.
Miss Jamaica World 2017 and Miss World Caribbean 2017 Solange Sinclair is the granddaughter of deceased Hollywood actress Madge Sinclair who had notable roles as Queen Aoleon in Coming to America and voice of Sarabi in Disney's The Lion King
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- "Khalia Hall wins Miss Jamaica World 2021". The Gleaner. October 9, 2021.
- "Medical student Shanique Singh named Miss Jamaica World 2022". The Gleaner. 4 December 2022. Retrieved 22 January 2023.