Miss Jamaica Universe


The crowning of 2008 Miss Jamaica Universe was held at the National Indoor Sport Centre, Independence Park on Saturday, 12 April. The winner was announced as 18-year-old April Jackson (Miss Swift Cash) .

Twenty-two -year-old Doneika Plowright (Miss Cherry Bomb Creative Labs) and Twenty- one-year-old Rebecca Silvera (Miss Digicel Tropical Plaza) placed second and third respectively. Francine Hall (Miss Jergens) and Adrianna Bryan (Miss Minott Services Mobay) completed the top five.


The second place winner will receive $100,000 cash; a modeling contract with Pulse valued at $100,000 over two years; one-year membership at Gymkhana; and dinner for two at Strawberry Hill among other prizes.

Third place winner walked away with $50,000 cash; one-year membership at Gymkhana; a modeling contract with Pulse valued at $75,000 over two years; and a gift voucher from Go West valued at $25,000.

While the new Miss Jamaica Universe titleholder won for herself $1 million, cash courtesy of title sponsors Worldwide Partners. A fully loaded BMW 120i courtesy of Stewart Motors; a trip to Vietnam to represent Jamaica in the 2008 Miss Universe pageant; guaranteed modelling contract with Pulse valued at one $150,000 over two years. Lifetime gym membership at Gymkhana; Miss Universe wardrobe courtesy Uzuri, and Keandra Francis; accessories valued at $100,000 courtesy of Bling Bling; and active wear from Puma Jamaica collection among other prizes.

The much-anticipated performance from Grammy nominated artiste Keyshia Cole was well received by audience. Patrons stood up in the stands while those in VIP stood on there chairs to see the stage which was bombarded by patrons from the stands.

The new Miss Jamaica Universe was overwhelmed, she plans to focus on community services during her reign as she prepares for the finals in Vietnam.

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