Miss Jamaica in 1961 & 1962?

by Bob
(Phoenix, AZ USA)

QUESTION:.

Who was Miss Jamaica 1961 & 1962?


ANSWER: by Wellesley Gayle, November 6, 2009



Hi Bob,

There was a Miss Jamaica Festival Queeen in 1962, Miss Marlene Murray, but the beauty contest officially started the following year.

According to the Jamaica Gleaner,

The Miss Jamaica Beauty contest began in 1963. Most most of the winners and runners-up going on to compete in international beauty pageants.

The contest started the same year as the festival song and school festival arts competitions. The Festival Office (now the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission -- JCDC) was also created that year in celebration of independence.

The first official Miss Jamaica beauty queen, Carol Crawford, went on to win the Miss World contest later that year (1963)in London, England.

In its early years controversy surrounded the competition. In 1964, organisers sent the runner-up to compete in the Miss World contest instead of the winner, Mitsy Constantine (later Seaga), who wanted to have her mother act as her chaperone.

The issue of colour and favourtism to contestants of lighter hues also plagued the pageant.

In the mid 1970s there was a shift as the Festival Office took over the running of the contest and emphasis was placed on cultural awareness, talent and community development.

The beauty pageant component was awarded to Spartan Health Club which today organises the Miss Jamaica World contest.

Full Story in Jamaica Gleaner Article. See also - JCDC's Festival Queen winners

I hope that helps.
Stay in touch.


Related Pages:

Facts about Jamaica
Jamaican Culture
History and Culture Q & A
Visitor Related Q & A
Our Jamaica Blog
And even more...Search Here

Comments for Miss Jamaica in 1961 & 1962?

Click here to add your own comments

May 27, 2016
Miss Jamaica 1961
by: Ghawazeegirl

Margaret LeWars she was in Dr No movie filed in jamaica 1962 (James Bond)

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to JamaicaQuestions.

Recommended For You

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool, It works!

Or, simply click here to ask me the questionI'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours!

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on great Jamaican products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed.

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products from their inventory.

As an ardent customer and affiliate I earn a small commission from your purchase, at no extra cost to you. So thanks in advance.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.


Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Ready To Vacation?
Please Book With Us...

wellesley gayle - booking link

Was the information helpful to you?
Here is a great way to support our effort.

All you need to do is book your vacation via the reputable HotelsCombined.com search box below.

It can be for travel to Jamaica or anywhere else on earth.

They combine the best deals from across all major booking sites and shows you only the very best!

Not quite ready to book?  Start by searching (below) to get some amazing ideas now.

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See

SEARCH THE SITE



Trending Now

My Gift To You!

101 FACTS ABOUT JAMAICA
EMAIL IT PLEASE

Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Jamaican Heritage In Her Hands

    Feb 24, 18 10:37 PM

    Jamaican Heritage In Her Hands - Interview With Rebecca Dayes by Wellesley || February 2018 Well you know how passionate I am about Jamaican culture

    Read More

  2. Kelly's Syrup

    Feb 23, 18 06:00 PM

    QUESTION about: Kelly's Syrup from Jamaica Hello Wellesley, I have tried to look for Kelly's Syrup here in Dover, DE, but have not been able to find the

    Read More

  3. Venue for family reunion

    Feb 23, 18 05:56 PM

    QUESTION about: Best Venue For Family Reunion On South Coast Jamaica Any idea on venue for a family reunion in St. Elizabeth or Manchester? I need a facility

    Read More

  4. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Centre

    Feb 23, 18 08:09 AM

    The Obstetrics and Gynaecology (TOG) Centre provides obstetric and gynecological services for female residents of central Jamaica. Our professional

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.