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Ms Jamaica Pageant - History
by Marguerite Carby
QUESTION: Marlene Murray was crowned as the FIRST MS. Jamaica 1962 in the year that Jamaica got it's Independence, she was not a Jamaica Festival Queen but the first Ms. Jamaica Independence Queen.
What happened to all the Queens before Jamaica became Independent for example:
Judy Willoughby Ms. Jamaica 1960 crowned Margaret Lewars as Ms Jamaica as 1961.
Margaret Lewars Ms Jamaica 1961 crowned Marlene Murray as Ms Jamaica 1962.
Marlene Murray Ms Jamaica 1962 crowned Carol Joan Crawford as Ms jamaica 1963.
Carole J Crawford Ms Jamaica 1963 crowned Mitzie Constantine as Ms Jamaica 1964 but Carol Joan Mc Farlane represented Jamaica in the MS World Contest.
Do you have any books and pictures of the Former Beauty Queens before Spartan took over I am speaking from years 1956 to 1962
The Jamaica Beauty Contest did not start in 1963 and these facts was given by Ms Marlene Murray who refuses to accept that you are now referring to her as MS Jamaica Festival Queen as she was the LAST "QUEEN" of the Ken Rhino Era and the FIRST Independent Queen when Jamaica got it's Independence in 1962.
Ken Rhino produced the Ms Jamaica Contests from the 50s to 1962.
ANSWER: by Wellesley July 9, 2012
Awesome! Are you Jamaican Marguerite?
You clearly seem to have a good grasp of the history of beauty pageants in Jamaica.
Unfortunately, when much of the original happenings were taking place I was not around :-) and I can't recall seeing nor hearing about a book that captures such history. That would surely be a great piece of literature though! I'll be checking the gleaner archives to see what I can find.
I am also going to solicit suggestions from my seniors, peers and friends on this one. In the meantime, please follow the comments on the link below, I am anticipating that someone will provide some feedback on this soon.
Stay in touch my friend! And thank for this excellent query, turns out I'm learning more from you than you from me on this one :-)
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