Beauty in Jamaica

Updated: 8/2/09

The beauty in Jamaica is not confined to our vegetation, climate, scenery and physical surroundings- part of it also is our people too!

Jamaica-Miss Jamaica Pageant

And I don't mean the inner beauty of the people alone. The physical beauty of our women are admired in far away places!

I indicated to you the special beauties we are blessed with on my interesting facts on Jamaica page already.

I proudly stated that Jamaica stands strong in 3rd place from the countries to win the Miss World title the most!.

Doesn't that trigger a thought in your mind though?... be honest now.

Our Miss Jamaica winners have had much success at the International Miss World Contest as, in addition to Carol Joan Crawford' and Cindy’s victories in 1962 and 1976 respectively, Lisa Hanna also took home the crown in 1993. [How can I forget that occasion?]

"In between these victories too there have been two 3rd place winners; two 4th places, one 5th place and two 6th placesand several winners of the Caribbean Queen of Beauty title. Prior to Spartan's staging of the contest, Jamaica had produced its first Miss World when Carol Crawford won that title in 1963" (

Brittany Lyons is the current queen. The previous year (2007), Yendi Phillips, won the title.

Below is a list of our former Miss Jamaica World Winners since 1976.

Brittany Lyons           2008

Yendi Phillips           2007

Sara Lawrence		 2006
Terri-Karelle Griffith	 2005 

Tonoya Toyloy		 2004 

Jade Fulford		 2003 

Danielle O' Hayon	 2002 
Regina Beavers		 2001 

Ayesha Richards		 2000 

Desiree Depass		 1999 

Christine Straw		 1998 
Michelle Moodie		 1997 

Selena Delgado		 1996 

Imani Duncan		 1995 

Johanna Ulett		 1994 
Lisa Hanna		 1993 

Julie Bradford		 1992 

Sandra Foster		 1991 

Erica Aquart		 1990 
Natasha Marcanik	 1989 

Andrea Haynes		 1988 

Janice Wittingham	 1987 

Lisa Mahfood		 1986 
Allison Barnett		 1985 

Jacqueline Crichton	 1984 

Cathy Levy		 1983 

Cornelia Parchment	 1982 
Sandra Cunningham	 1981 

Michelle Harris		 1980 

Debbie Campbell		 1979 

Joan Mcdonald		 1978 
Sandra Kong		 1977 

Cindy Breakspeare	 1976 

These are are still amazing performances considering the number of entrants from across the world in addition to our resource limitations.

In the Miss Jamaica Universe pageant, although a Jamaican has never won the prize, we have had several top 10 finishers, including a top 4.

The following are some of the latest winners in that contest:

  • 2009 Carolyn Yapp
  • 2008 April Jackson
  • 2007 Zahra Redwood
  • 2006 Cindy Wright
  • 2005 Raquel Wright
  • 2004 Christine Straw

Jamaica-Miss Jamaica Pageant 2006

But don't get carried away by the outer beauty. These ladies had to demonstrate brains and cultural awareness at the pageant.

For pictures and background of each of these former beauties, Click Here and then come back here to 'beauty in Jamaica'!

Now, please tell me that you believed me know when I said Jamaica is not only about the scintillating beaches and the alluring reggae music.

Go ahead tell me, I am listening...

Thank you! Yes, there are varieties of beauty in Jamaica, in this case it is the very people (the ladies) themselves!

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