Trinidad and Tobago at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Trinidad and Tobago's official representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The country has won three victories:

  • One — Miss World crown (1986)
  • Two — Miss Universe crowns (1977 • 1998)

Trinidad and Tobago's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color Key
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists or Semi-finalists
YEAR MISS WORLD MISS UNIVERSE MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 Jeanine Brandt
TBA
× × ×
2020 ↑ No Pageant Held due to COVID 19 Global Pandemic. × ×
2019 Tya Janè Ramey
Top 40
× × ×
2018 Ysabel Bisnath x x Afeya Jeffrey
2017 Chandini Chanka Yvonne Clarke × ×
2016 Daniella Walcott × × ×
2015 Kimberly Farrah Singh × × Danielle Dolabaille
2014 Sarah Jane Waddell
Top 25
Jevon King × ×
2013 Sherrece Villafana Catherine Miller × Ariana Rampersad
2012 Athaliah Samuel Avionne Mark × Amyrl Nurse
2011 Lee-Ann Forbes
Top 30
Gabrielle Walcott Renee Bhagwandeen
Top 15
Melanie George-Sharpe
2010 Davia Chambers La Toya Woods × ×
2009 Ashanna Arthur × × ×
2008 Gabrielle Walcott
2nd Runner-Up
Anya Ayoung-Chee × ×
2007 Valene Maharaj
Top 5
× × Carleen Ramlochansingh
2006 Tineke De Freitas Kenisha Thom
Top 10
× ×
2005 Jenna Marie Andre Magdalene Walcott
Top 15
× ×
2004 Kenisha Thom
Top 15
Danielle Jones
4th Runner-Up
× Leah Guevara
Top 16
2003 Magdalene Walcott
Top 20
Faye Alibocas
Top 10
× ↑ No Pageant Held

(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. Trinidad & Tobago sent the first delegate in 2004.)

2002 Janelle Rajnauth Nasma Mohammed ×
2001 Sacha St. Hill Alexia Charlerie ×
2000 Rhonda Rosemin Heidi Rostant ×
1999 Sacha Anton Nicole Simone Dyer ×
1998 Jeanette la Caillie Wendy Fitzwilliam
WINNER
×
1997 Mandy Jagdeo Margot Bourgeois
2nd Runner-Up
×
1996 Sharda Ramlogan Michelle Khan ×
1995 Michelle Khan
2nd Runner-Up
Arlene Peterkin
Top 6
×
1994 Anabel Thomas Lorca Gatcliffe ×
1993 Denyse Paul Rachel Charles ×
1992 Renee Garib × ×
1991 Sastee Bachan Josie Richards ×
1990 Guenevere Kelshall Maryse de Gourville ×
1989 Dr Samantha Bhagan Guenevere Kelshall ×
1988 Wendy Baptiste Cheryl Gordon ×
1987 Maria del Valle Sheree Richards ×
1986 Giselle Laronde
WINNER
Candace Jennings ×
1985 Ulrica Phillip Brenda Fahey ×
1984 Ria Rambardan Gina Tardieu ×
1983 Esther Farmer Sandra William ×
1982 Althea Rocke
Top 7
Suzanne Troboulay ×
1981 Rachel Thomas
Top 15
Rohini Samaroo ×
1980 Maria Octavia Chung Althea Rocke ×
1979 Marlene Coggins
Top 15
Marie Noelle Díaz ×
1978 Kathleen Thomas Sophia Titus ×
1977 Marlene Villafana Janelle Commissiong
WINNER
×
1976 Patricia Leon
Top 15
Margaret McFarlane ×
1975 Donna Dalrymple Christine Jackson ×
1974 × Stephanie Lee Pack ×
1973 × Camella King ×
1972 × × ×
1971 Maria Jordan Sally Karamath Dixy Hepburn
1970 × × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. Trinidad & Tobago sent their first delegate in 1971.)
1969 × ×
1968 × ×
1967 × ×
1966 Kathleen Hares Diane de Freitas
1965 ×
1964 × Julia Laurence
1963 × Jean Stodart (Trinidad and Tobago first delegate to Miss Universe)
1954 Seeta Indranie Mahabir (Trinidad and Tobago first delegate to Miss World) ×

× Did not compete

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss World 13 Winner Star*.svg (1986)
Miss Universe 8 Winner Star*.svg (1977 • 1998)
Miss International 1 Top 15 (2011)
Miss Earth 1 Top 16 (2004)
Total 23 3 TITLES

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  13. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  14. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

See also[edit]

  • Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago
  • Miss Oneness Trinidad and Tobago
  • Miss Earth Trinidad and Tobago


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