|Owner||Westpoint Media Global Inc.|
The Miss Universe Bahamas was established in 2008 by Tom Youth and Andy Odenbach in the Bahamas. The main pageant purpose is dedicated to the overall enrichment of the lives of young women across The Bahamas. The beauty pageant represents one component of our well-rounded approach to educating and grooming the beautiful ladies of this country. The Miss Universe representatives from the Bahamas were previously selected by Miss Bahamas pageant.
The Miss Bahamas Committee staged the Miss Bahamas Pageant for 40 years. In 2002, the franchise for the Miss Universe pageant was awarded to Theophilus Fritz and Gaynell Rolle who ran the pageant until 2009. In 2010, the Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) headed by journalist Michelle Malcolm was awarded the franchise for Miss Universe. At the time, MBO - which was formed in 2006, and had produced the Miss World Bahamas pageant since the year 2007.
After receiving the Miss Universe franchise, MBO combined the Miss World and Miss Universe systems into one local pageant, crowning one winner who would compete in both international pageants. This was the first time in the history of pageants in The Bahamas that the license for both Miss Universe and Miss World were held by the same organization. Braneka Bassett competed in Miss Universe in 2010 and went unplaced. She then competed in Miss World that same year and advanced to the semifinals. The following year, MBO crowned two winners - Anastagia Pierre for Miss Universe and Sasha Joyce for Miss World. Runners up were sent to Miss Supranational and Miss Intercontinental. In 2012 due to a change in date of the Miss World pageant, Daronique Young - 1st runner up to Sasha Joyce in 2011 - represented The Bahamas at the Miss World competition where she went unplaced. Celeste Marshall was crowned Miss Universe Bahamas in 2012 and competed in Miss Universe in 2012. De'Andra Bannister was crowned Miss World Bahamas and competed in Miss World in 2013 and went unplaced.
In 2013 after undergoing a major restructuring process, MBO separated the two national pageants into separate events - Miss Universe Bahamas and Miss World Bahamas. In 2014 MBO sent Tomacina "Tomii" Culmer to Miss Universe, and this was the last time MBO would hold the Miss Universe franchise for The Bahamas.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017 the Miss Universe franchise for The Bahamas as Miss Universe Bahamas was operated by Albany Resort and Ivy Lane Ltd. Michelle Collie and Loretta Thomas were National Directors. In 2015, Toria Nichole Penn represented The Bahamas at Miss Universe, and in 2016 Cherell Williamson competed at Miss Universe. In 2017 Ivy Lane Ltd. sent Yasmine Cooke as Miss Universe Bahamas to Las Vegas to compete at Miss Universe. This would be the last time Albany Resort together with Ivy Lane Ltd. would hold the Miss Universe franchise for The Bahamas.
In 2018 the Miss Universe franchise for The Bahamas as Miss Universe Bahamas is operated by Westpoint Media Global Ltd. At the time, Westpoint Media was already producing the Miss Teen Bahamas Scholar Pageant since the year 2016 and the Miss Teen Bahamas International Pageant from 2012 to 2015. Headed by Anthony Smith, he became the National Director on June 4, 2018. PJ Michelle Douglas Sands is the Director of Pageant and Branding Affairs. The Miss Bahamas Universe Executive Board and Committee is composed of several professionals with decades of experience in pageantry, entertainment, coaching and careers in law, medicine, government, tourism, hospitality, entertainment, TV, stage and film. Westpoint Media opted to change the name back to Miss Bahamas Universe to restore and continue to retain use of Miss Bahamas as this is the Official and National Pageant of The Bahamas with Miss Universe being the most coveted title in the worldwide pageant scene. Contestants from around the world compete for the title of Miss Universe each year.
On September 16, 2018 Danielle Simone Grant was selected as Miss Bahamas Universe and will represent The Bahamas in Bangkok, Thailand at Miss Universe on December 16, 2018.
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- Eva Macoherso Williams (1963―1968)
- Hazel Thompson (1969-1989)
- Thelma McQueeney (1990―1996)
- Theasa Haven Adderly (1997―2001)
- Theopiluz Fritz and Gaynelle Role (2002―2009)
- Michelle Malcolm (2010―2015)
- Tom Youth, Andy Odenbach, and Michelle Collie (2016―2017)
- Anthony Smith (2018―present)
- : 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
|Year||Island Group||Miss Bahamas Universe||Placement at Miss Universe||Special Awards||Notes|
|2023||Long Island||Melissa Ingraham||Unplaced||Ingraham wore Bahamas sash again after 2 years, dropping the word "The".|
|2022||Long Island||Angel Cartwright||Unplaced|
|2021||New Providence||Chantel O'Brian||Top 10||
||Brian wore The Bahamas sash instead of Bahamas sash.|
|2020||Long Island||Shauntae-Ashleigh Miller||Unplaced||Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no national pageant in 2020. Miller, a runner-up of 2019 was appointed as Miss Bahamas Universe 2020 by the MBU Organization.|
|2019||Grand Bahama||Tarea Sturrup||Unplaced|
|2018||New Providence||Danielle Grant||Unplaced||Anthony Smith (Westpoint Media Global Inc.) directorship.|
|Miss Universe Bahamas|
|2017||New Providence||Yasmine Cooke||Unplaced|
|2016||New Providence||Cherell Williamson||Unplaced||Tom Youth, Andy Odenbach and Michelle Collie (Ivy Lane Ltd.) directorship|
|Miss Bahamas (MB Organization)|
|2015||New Providence||Toria Nichole Penn||Unplaced|
|2014||New Providence||Tomacina Culmer||Unplaced|
|2013||New Providence||Lexi Wilson||Unplaced|
|2012||New Providence||Celeste Marshall||Unplaced|
|2011||New Providence||Anastagia Pierre||Unplaced|
|2010||Grand Bahama||Braneka Bassett||Unplaced||Michelle Malcolm directorship.|
|Miss Bahamas Universe (MBUO)|
|2009||Grand Bahama||Kiara Sherman||Unplaced|
|2008||New Providence||Sacha Scott||Unplaced|
|2007||New Providence||Trinere Lynes||Unplaced|
|2006||New Providence||Samantha Carter||Unplaced|
|2005||New Providence||Denia Ikena Nixon||Unplaced|
|2004||New Providence||Raquel Simone Horton||Unplaced|
|2002||New Providence||Nadia Rodgers-Albury||Unplaced||Theopiluz Fritz and Gaynelle Role directorship.|
|Miss Bahamas (MB Committee)|
|2001||New Providence||Nakera Simms||Unplaced||
|2000||New Providence||Mikala Tracey Moss||Unplaced|
|1999||New Providence||Glennis Knowles||Unplaced|
|1998||New Providence||Juliette Deanza Sargent||Unplaced|
|1997||New Providence||Nestaea Sandra Sealy||Unplaced||Theasa Havel Adderley directorship.|
|1996||New Providence||Michelle Rae Collie||Unplaced|
|1995||New Providence||Shammine Tenika Lindsay||Unplaced|
|1994||New Providence||Meka Knowles||Unplaced|
|1993||New Providence||Marietta Ricina Sands||Unplaced|
|1992||New Providence||Fontella Dean Chipman||Unplaced|
|1991||New Providence||Farrah Saunders||Unplaced|
|1990||New Providence||Lisa Nichelle Sawyer||Unplaced||Thelma McQueeney directorship.|
|1989||New Providence||Natasha Inga Ramirez||Unplaced|
|1988||New Providence||Natasha Christine Pinder||Unplaced|
|1987||New Providence||Betty Ann Hanna||Unplaced|
|1986||New Providence||Marie Brown||Unplaced|
|1985||New Providence||Cleopatra Maria Adderly||Unplaced|
|1984||New Providence||Pamela Lois Parker||Did not compete||The Miss Bahamas Committee boycotted the pageant due to South Africa sending a representative and being allowed to compete.|
|1983||New Providence||Christina Maria Thompson||Unplaced|
|1982||New Providence||Ava Marilyn Burke||Unplaced||
|1981||New Providence||Linda Teresa Smith||Unplaced||
|1980||New Providence||Darlene Cecilia Davis||Unplaced|
|1979||New Providence||Lolita Louise Ambrister||Unplaced|
|1978||New Providence||Dulcie Louise Mullings||Unplaced|
|1977||New Providence||Paulette Rosetta Borghardt||Unplaced|
|1976||New Providence||Sharon Elaine Smith||Unplaced|
|1975||New Providence||Sonia Chipman||Unplaced|
|1974||New Providence||Agatha Elizabeth Watson||Unplaced|
|1973||Did not compete|
|1972||New Providence||Deborah Jane Taylor||Unplaced|
|1971||New Providence||Muriel Terah Rahming||Unplaced|
|1970||New Providence||Antoinette Patrice De Gregory||Unplaced|
|1969||New Providence||Joan Bowe||Unplaced||Hazel Thompson directorship.|
|1968||New Providence||Brenda Fountain||Unplaced|
|1967||New Providence||Elizabeth Knowles||Unplaced|
|1966||New Providence||Sandra Zoe Jarrett||Unplaced|
|1965||New Providence||Janet Thompson||Unplaced|
|1964||New Providence||Catherine Cartwright||Unplaced|
|1963||New Providence||Sandra Louise Young||Unplaced||Eva Macoherso Williams directorship.|
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- "Makeover Miss Universe Pageant in the Bahamas". tribune242.com. 23 June 2016.
- "Toria Nichole is Miss Bahamas 2015". tribune242. 18 May 2016.
- "Climate advocate, Melissa Ingraham, crowned Miss Bahamas Universe". Loopnews. 2023-07-03. Retrieved 2023-07-03.
- "Miss Bahamas Universe Pageant". Facebook. Retrieved July 31, 2022.
- "She did it again! Former Miss World is the new Miss Universe".