The winner will succeed Miss Jamaica Universe 2015 Sharlene Radlein. Miss Jamaica Universe pageant first started in 1982 by Ed Wallace to select the official representative which was won by Nancy Martin to the Miss Universe pageant however she did not compete in the international contest.
The last memorable contestant was Kaci Fennell. She represented her country at Miss Universe 2014 where she was a heavy favorite to win the crown. She was the 4th runner-up to Paulina Vega of Colombia.
When Jamaica was named 4th runner-up the crowd started booing as they thought that Jamaica would be in a better position. She was the first Ms. Jamaica to place since 2010 and its second Top 5 placement after 2010.
The rules to participate at Miss Jamaica Universe 2016
Request your applications at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be between the ages of 18 and 27, must radiate natural beauty, class and elegance. Display self confidence, personality, charm and sincerity. You must also be comfortable in new environments and meeting people from all walks of life, possess maturity and dignity.
Miss Jamaica 2016 : Meet the candidates
Miss Jamaica Universe 2016 : Meet the finalists