Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago

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The Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago Organization
Formation1963; 60 years ago (1963)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersPort of Spain
Miss Universe
Official language
Stephen Jones

The Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago is a beauty pageant held annually since 1963, a year after Trinidad and Tobago's independence from the United Kingdom. The contest is meant to select a suitable delegate from both islands to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.


Trinidad debuted at Miss Universe in 1963 and in the time the country used "Trinidad" at Miss Universe. The first candidate was Jean Stodart. She competed at Miss Universe 1963 in the United States. Began in 1966 Trinidad and Tobago began to compete as Trinidad and Tobago at Miss Universe pageant.

International winners[edit]

The country's representative in 1977, Janelle Commissiong, became the first person of African ethnicity to win the Miss Universe contest, which was hosted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.[1]

In 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam captured the Miss Universe title in Hawaii, USA. She is the second woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win the coveted title after Janelle “Penny” Commissiong.

Miss Universe 1999[edit]

In May, 1999, the Miss Universe pageant was hosted at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago. A record 84 nations were represented. The winner that year was Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana. This was also the first time that two women of African descent won on consecutive occasions, with the prior year's winner being Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago.


  •   : 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 winner of Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago represents her country at the Miss Universe pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Trinidad & Tobago has had two Miss Universe winners since the pageant's inception in 1952.
Year Region Miss Trinidad and Tobago Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 San Fernando[2] Faith Gillezeau[3][4] Unplaced
2022 Arouca Tya Jané Ramey[5] Top 16 Crowns and Sashes Academy T&T - Stephen Jones directorship.
Did not compete between 2018—2021
2017 San Fernando Yvonne Clarke Unplaced Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago Organization — Jenny Douglass directorship.
Did not compete between 2015—2016
2014 Diego Martin Jevon King[6] Unplaced
2013 Port of Spain Catherine Miller[7] Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (1st Runner-up)
2012 San Juan–Laventille Avionne Mark Unplaced Dean Ackin Directorship
2011 Port of Spain Gabrielle Walcott Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (5th Runner-up)
Ian Lee directorship.
2010 Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo La Toya Woods Unplaced Lia Marie Guavara (CNN TV6) directorship.
2009 Did not compete
2008 Port of Spain Anya Ayoung-Chee Unplaced Miss Trinidad and Tobago held by TallMan Foundation.
2007 Did not compete
2006 Tunapuna–Piarco Kenisha Thom Top 10
  • Best National Costume (Top 20)
Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2004 1st Runner-up and before appointing Thom competed at Miss World 2004 — Miss World 2004.
2005 Tunapuna–Piarco Magdalene Walcott Top 15 Appointed after the Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2004, Cherly Ankrah withdrew due to personal reasons.
Port of Spain Cheryl Ankrah Did not compete Withdrawal — Did not compete after being accused of not fulfilling her duties and becoming overweight.
2004 Port of Spain Danielle Jones 4th Runner-up
  • Best National Costume (Top 10)
2003 San Fernando Faye Alibocus Top 10
2002 Princes Town Nasma Mohammed Unplaced
2001 Tunapuna–Piarco Alexia Charlerie[8] Unplaced
2000 Port of Spain Heidi Ann Rostant Unplaced
1999 Diego Martin Nicole Simone Dyer Unplaced
  • Best National Costume
Miss Universe 1999 held in Trinidad and Tobago for the first time in history.
1998 Diego Martin Wendy Fitzwilliam[9] Miss Universe 1998
  • Best National Costume
1997 Tunapuna–Piarco Margot Rita Bourgeois 2nd Runner-up
1996 Princes Town Michelle Khan Unplaced
1995 Port of Spain Arlene Peterkin Top 6
1994 Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Lorca Chelsea Gatcliffe Unplaced
1993 Tobago Rachel Charles Unplaced
1992 Did not compete
1991 San Juan–Laventille Josie Ann Richards Unplaced
1990 Port of Spain Maryse De Gourville Unplaced
1989 Port of Spain Guenevere Helen Kelshall Unplaced
1988 Port of Spain Cheryl Ann Gordon Unplaced
1987 San Fernando Sheree Ann Denise Richards Unplaced
1986 Port of Spain Candace Jennings Unplaced
1985 San Juan–Laventille Brenda Joy Fahey Unplaced
1984 Port of Spain Gina Maria Tardieu Unplaced
1983 Tunapuna-Piarco Sandra William Unplaced
1982 Port of Spain Suzanne Traboulay Unplaced
1981 San Fernando Rohini Samaroo Unplaced
1980 Port of Spain Althea Ingrid Rocke Unplaced
1979 Port of Spain Marie Noelle Diaz Unplaced
1978 Port of Spain Sophia Titus Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
1977 Port of Spain Janelle Commissiong Miss Universe 1977
  • Miss Photogenic
1976 Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo Margaret Elizabeth McFarlane Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
1975 Tunapuna–Piarco Christine Mary Jackson Unplaced
  • Miss Congeniality
1974 Port of Spain Stephanie Lee Pack Unplaced
1973 San Fernando Camella King Unplaced
1972 Did not compete
1971 San Fernando Sally Karamath Unplaced
Did not compete between 1967—1970
1966 Port of Spain Kathleen Hares Unplaced Miss Trinidad and Tobago supported by Ministry of community Development Culture and The Arts.
Miss Trinidad
1965 Did not compete
1964 Port of Spain Julia Merlene Laurence Unplaced The last Miss Universe Trinidad as "Trinidad" representative.
1963 San Fernando Jean Stodart Unplaced Queen Carnival by National Carnival Committee (NCC).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Caribbean woman who shocked the world as the first black Miss Universe in 1977". Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  2. ^ Reporter, Newsday (2023-07-11). "Faith Gillezeau wins Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago title - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday". newsday.co.tt. Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  3. ^ "Faith Gillezeau wins Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago title". Flipboard. 2023-07-11. Retrieved 2023-07-11.
  4. ^ Reporter, Newsday (2023-07-11). "Faith Gillezeau wins Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago title - Trinidad and Tobago Newsday". newsday.co.tt. Retrieved 2023-11-16.
  5. ^ "Tya Jané Ramey crowned Miss Universe T&T". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Jevon King is Miss T&T Universe 2014 – Trinidad Express Newspaper". Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2013". eyeforbeautyblog.com.
  8. ^ "Trinidad & Tobago – Alexia of the Universe". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Trinidad and Tobago, crowned Miss Universe", Jet, 1 Jun 1998

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