The beauty in Jamaica is not confined to our beaches, vegetation, climate, scenery and physical surroundings - it also is our people too!
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 places and 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" (missjamaicaworld.com)
Brittany Lyons is the current queen. The previous year (2007), Yendi Phillips, won the title.
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:
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 visit the Miss Jamaica World website at www.missjamaicaworld.com
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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