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Miss Universe Jamaica 2022: Get to know the 20 contestants

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Miss Universe Jamaica 2022 final competition will take place on Saturday, September 3 at the Grand Ball Room of the AC Hotel by Marriot in Kingston. Last year's titleholder Daena Soares will crown her successor among 20 beauties at the end of the event. Jamaica first joined Miss Universe in 1961 but has yet to win the crown. Its highest placement was in 2010 when Yendi Phillips finished as first runner-up. The next Miss Universe Jamaica will represent the Caribbean island nation at Miss Universe 2022. Meet this year's official contestants: Kasey Graham - Miss Alletia's Beauty Retreat, 23, from Kingston, a marketing strategist Shante Jarrett - Miss Pier 1, 21, from St. James, student, model Celine Walters - Miss Klean Skin & Spa, 21, from Kingston, a biotechnology student Zasha-Kae Dennis - Miss Toyota Jamaica, 21, from St. Catherine, online reporter, producer, presenter Pershenia McGann - Miss Rafting on the Martha Brae, 26, from St. James, office court assistant c

Miss Universe Jamaica 2021 is Daena Soares

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Daena Soares bested nine other finalists to be crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2021 in a gleaming national competition held last October 31 at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay in St. James. The 22-year-old beauty who hails from Jamaica's breadbasket parish, St. Elizabeth, holds a bachelor's degree in basic medical sciences from the University of the West Indies. She succeeds last year's winner, Miqueal-Symone Williams. Trishanie Weller and Lauren Less were named the first and second runners-up, respectively. The new Miss Universe Jamaica was also awarded Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. She will now prepare to represent her country at the 70th Miss Universe pageant to be held in Eilat, Israel this December. Jamaica has yet to win the Miss Universe pageant. The country's highest placement was first runner-up in 2010 with Yendi Phillips. Photos: Miss Universe Jamaica