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JM | Dec 14, 2020

No time to relax for new Miss Universe Jamaica

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Beauty boot camp part of preparations for Miss Universe pageant next year

Miqueal-Symone Williams (centre) won the 2020 Bahia Principe Miss Universe Jamaica title on Saturday night. while Abigail Pinnock and Monique Thomas were 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively. (Photo: Facebook @MissUniverseJam)

Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams will have little time to relax, even though a date has yet to be a confirmed for a new queen to succeed Miss Universe 2019, the island’s own Toni-Ann Singh.

Williams, a 23-year-old professional model and the crowd favourite of the 10 finalists, was crowned during the virtual coronation held on the weekend at the Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica Resort in St. Ann.

In addition to walking away with the top prize, Williams also received a sectional prize having been voted the Best in Evening Gown.

This year’s Miss Universe Jamaica contestants were asked to consider initiatives that would help the nation in its fight against the novel coronavirus.

First runner-up was Abigail Pinnock while Monique Thomas was named second runner-up. Williams will now represent Jamaica at the 69th Miss Universe pageant, which is expected to be held next year, possibly as early as March.

This year’s Miss Universe Jamaica contestants were asked to consider initiatives that would help the nation in its fight against the novel coronavirus. Some of the projects include programmes to assist children with tablets, Wi-Fi and data transmission, assistance for the elderly, mental counselling, rural electrification, among other acts of kindness.

The other seven finalists were Kimberly Dawkins, Ashanti Findley, Briana Russell, Liniesha Davis, Alexia Royal Eatmon, Shanique Thompson and Samantha Williams

Background of newly crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2020

The newly crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 is a graduate of the Immaculate Conception High School in Kingston and in September 2016 enrolled at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus and is currently completing her degree in marketing and psychology. In April 2018, Williams started modeling professionally in London, England.

She was a Pulse/Select Model Search winner and has travelled around the world and modelled for several magazines including ELLE and Marie Claire and luxury brands such as Armani and Valentino. The 2020 Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion and Wellness Pageant was originally set for November 28, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Lu Sierra will be putting Miss Universe Jamaica in a special beauty boot camp.
(Photo: Facebook @lu.sierra.5)

The virtual coronation featured pageant and runway coach, Lu Celania Sierra as a special guest. Lu Sierra, who is also a model, will train Williams in a special Miss Universe Jamaica beauty boot camp.

Preparing for Miss Universe pageant

The intensive week-long training plan is designed to immerse the Miss Jamaica 2020 title winner in a broad-based regime that will focus on the new queen’s stage walk and presentation, interview skills, nutrition, grooming, wardrobe, etiquette, fitness and exercise, hair styling, make-up techniques, personal branding, public speaking and media relations.

This is part of the strategy to fully prepare Williams to represent Jamaica at the 69th edition of the Miss Universe pageant.

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