Jamaica welcomes a new 2017 Miss Universe Pageant named Davina Bennett, A 21-year-old second-year marketing student at the University of West Indies, also a Pulse model for London’s fashion week.
Bennett emerged from 96 contestants aiming to be the next miss universe from around the world. Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was declared the winner and Miss Colombia Laura González Ospina, first runner-up which placed Bennett as second runner-up. This year’s pageant was the leading number of competing countries.
Bennett is from Clarendon a parish of Jamaica where she had established a foundation for the deaf. In August 2017, she was crowned Jamaica’s 66th pageant representative securing her crown in her country.
In a recent interview with Bennett, from The Gleaner in September, she stated, “I didn’t think I could do pageantry. I was always afraid of speaking. I was more of a walk on the runway type of girl, but I decided that it was time for a change. I started the foundation before Miss Universe. I needed a platform to have a voice for these persons who need my support. That was my main motivation going in, and what can I say? I’m the winner today,” she said after Miss Universe Jamaica.”
This year’s Miss Universe Pageant was a privilege and an honor to watch, she represented for Jamaica but for black girls and women worldwide, Bennett is a true inspiration and a black queen who rocks.