Kingston-based medical doctor, Sanneta Myrie has won the Miss Jamaica World crown and will represent the island at the 2015 Miss World pageant in China this December.
The 24-year-old dreadlocked beauty won the honour during the coronation show at the Montego Bay Contention Centre in St. James Saturday night. She outlasted 19 other contestants at the Miss Jamaica World pageant, with Royanne DeSilva finishing second and last year’s Miss Universe Jamaica runner-up, Roshelle McKinley finishing third.
Myrie, who was named Miss University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2012 also runs an after-school program and mentors inner-city youth across Kingston. As part of her prize package, she takes home a scholarship at the University College of the Caribbean, a weekend at Secrets Resorts and Spa, a Samsung Galaxy S5 and JA$50,000 worth of phone credit from telecommunications sponsor, LIME.
Among other notable contestants who vied for the crowd include media personality and 2013 Festival Queen winner, Krystal Tomlinson, who won two sectional prizes, including Most Congenial and Beauty in Business while co-host of TVJ’s entertainment program, Intense, Talia Soares won Best Skin Tone as she followed in the footsteps of fellow co-host, Ashley Miller, who entered the pageant in 2013.
Myrie is seeking to become the first Miss World from Jamaica since current youth and culture minister, The Hon. Lisa Hanna pulled off the feat in 1993. This year’s Miss World pageant will take place at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China.