It’s no secret that Trinbagonians have a robust relationship with beauty pageants.
With two titles under our belt, Trinidad and Tobago is the smallest nation among a group of twelve countries that can boast two Miss Universe titles.
We have rounded up all the times Miss Trinidad and Tobago stood out among the rest at the international leg of the pageant.
1977 - Janelle Penny Commissiong became the first black woman to win the Miss Universe title, putting our tiny twin-island nation on the pageant map. She also won the Miss Photogenic award that year.
1995 – Arlene Peterkin made it into the Top 6 of the pageant this year, sporting a short do that certainly set her apart from her longer-tressed competitors.
1997 – Arouca native, Margot Rita Bourgeois came so close to the title this year, copping the second runner-up place after Miss Venezuela (first runner-up) and Miss USA (winner).
Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago delegates
1998 - 21 years after Janelle was crowned, Wendy Fitzwilliam sealed the deal to become the next Trinidad and Tobago representative to win the coveted title. Wendy also took home the top award for Best National Costume.
2003 – Trinidad and Tobago’s name was called in the Top 10. San Fernando’s Faye Alibocus represented us that year.
2004 – Danielle Jones secured the fourth runner-up place and also placed in the Top 10 for Best National Costume.
2005 – After Cheryl Ankrah gave up the Miss T&T title, Magdalene Walcott stepped up to represent the country, and secured a spot in the Top 15 of the international leg of the pageant.
2006 – Kenisha Thom would be the woman to secure us our most recent ‘Top’ placement in the Miss Universe pageant – placing in the Top 10 and earning a spot in the Top 20 for Best National Costume.
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