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Brittany Lyons is Miss Jamaica World 2008

brittany_lyons_miss_jamaica_world_2008.jpgBrittany Lyons who wore the sash Miss Logo Stitch was crowned miss Jamaica World 2008 last night at the Hilton Kingston Hotel in a grand coronation show. She beat out 15 other finalists for the coveted title and will represent Jamaica at the 2008 Miss World finals.

2nd place winner was Jade Grant, while 3rd place went to former Miss Jamaica Universe runner up Marshagay Reynolds. The top 5 include Raecine Williams who won the Miss Jamaica World Beauty with a Purpose prize and the sectional prize for Most Aware; and Chaka Laguerre.

Other sectional prizes include Most Congenial which went to Yanique Levy. She also was named Miss Jamaica World Sports. Miss Jamaica World Talent went to Marshagay Reynolds who delivered a horrible rendition of Celine Dion's To Love You More. Brittany Lyons was named Miss Jamaica World Beach Beauty, while 17 year old high school student Monique Daley was named Miss Jamaica World Model.

Lyons continues a tradition as far as beauty contests are concerned in her family. Her mother, Marie Clare Delapenha (daughter of one time sports caster Lindy Delapenha) placed 2nd in the Miss Jamaica World Beauty contest in 1980. Michelle Harris had won the competition that year.

Marie Clare would later gain fame in the Nadinola television commercial of the 1980's.


Comments (17)


Posted by kerry | August 17, 2008 9:09 PM


Posted by Jamaicanista | August 18, 2008 10:50 AM

Beautiful girl. Congratulations!

esworth williams:
Posted by esworth williams | August 18, 2008 3:53 PM

we have just come full circle.they provide us with a few dark ladies and a rasta then gone back to the up town

Lost my mind:
Posted by Lost my mind | August 18, 2008 5:22 PM

well as far as mi see it is pure regular girl a win , black or brown, none of them are outstanding looking which is evident when dem go farin go compete.

Mr. Jamaica:
Posted by Mr. Jamaica | August 19, 2008 12:26 PM

Amazing how a very small fraction of the Jamaican population looks like her, but history will show that the ones that look like her have won most of the Miss Jamaica competitions. Hmmmm. I'm sure she is a decent young lady, but she doesn't represent the true make up of my country at all. They should rename the competition to Miss Uptown Kingston, then it would be more fitting.

Posted by Val | August 19, 2008 4:33 PM

Beautiful young lady. I'm just curious to know which one of the parishes she is from.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2008 5:48 PM

Well, its not all about colour..our motto is "out of many one People". We should try to remember that. Secondly no one really answered their question intelligently. The person who deserves to win does in the majority of cases. Yes Sarah lawrence and Terri were black girls but they were very intelligent, if we had one black girl like that in the competition this year she would more than likely would have won but we didnt. get over the colour thing we are the same ones who hold down ourselves. Free yourselves from mental slavery

Posted by aziz | August 20, 2008 6:01 AM

I love you

Posted by sassa | August 21, 2008 11:21 PM

weh she a go with that zitty under her chin go look a life the next girl should have won because you family enter already, go away ugly........... ja nah reach no way with you former winners were the bomb.

Posted by chin | August 22, 2008 5:24 PM

F..K Them Weh Deh Chat dem fi go look a lyfe

Posted by Chris | August 27, 2008 7:13 AM

Congratulations Brittany Lyons.
I can't believe what I've been reading in the previous comments. Have you guys gone mad?
Seriously, I'm very disappointed in the mind set of you so call "Jamaicans". Any descent and intelligent Jamaican knows better than this. Jamaican are made up of many different cultures. This is what make us Jamaicans. We're beautiful people of different shades. So, before you make another ignorant comment about your own people please pick up a book and read it. Education is Key.

Posted by ISABEL | August 27, 2008 7:33 PM

im glad she won..those other ugly gurls would stand no chance at glad jamaica has opened their eyes to realise that those gurls that are being sent to miss world are not even noticed in any way because THEY ARE UGLY.the best miss jamica world gurls so far that i kno of are lisa hannah,daniel ohion,jade fullfor,yendi philips and brittany lyons.although brittany is short she is beautiful.dem ole zar deh naw seh nuttin.BIG UP TO MY COUNTRY VENEZUELA THATS THE TRU MEANING OF MISS WORLD AND BEAUTY WOOOT WOOOT:)

Posted by ya | October 12, 2008 11:05 PM

everybody is always hating on the brown girls and white girls who go and represent Jamaica abroad. truth is when we are competing with columbia, venezuela and brazil these are the only girls who stand a chance. she is a beautiful girl and i think she will do a good job!

Posted by TEX | November 3, 2008 10:08 PM

All you with the racist comments...Emancipate your selves from mental slavery..get a life and get educated. We don't dismiss the honary Robert Nesta Marley because he is half white or half black do we?. The answer is no, Jamaicans are all one beautiful people, black, white, chinese, indian, mixedup,...out of many one people. Congratulations Brittany, you are beautiful, represent Jamaica.

Posted by DEVON WHITE | November 13, 2008 12:51 PM

IF you look at pass winners the majority of then look like this girl, while the majority of jamaicans do not. The miss jamaica pageant overwhelmingly chooses light skin straight haired contestants year after year overlooking beautiful dark skin contestants, IF this is what we feel is the standard for beauty in our Country what does that say about us? it make a statement. If jamaica does not consider is dark skin sisters beautiful how is the the rest of the world to view us.

Posted by Kayekaye | November 23, 2008 2:53 PM

I think that before we start addressing the light skin and dark skin phenomena, we should take a moment to realize that this is a beauty pageant. Britany like most of the contestants are ostensibly beautiful. However, at the end of the day while beauty is the essence of the pageant there are other factors to be considered, like pre-judging and the mini events. I dont believe any of us are in a position to say who deserved to have won based on the final show. Britany is beautiful and at the end of the day all the girls are winners, just one choosen to represent. Well done girls!!!!!!!

Accepting the inevitable:
Posted by Accepting the inevitable | December 5, 2008 8:01 PM

Of course Jamaica is diverse! We have had persons from the Ashanti warrior tribe of Ghana and later Indians and Chinese immigrants to replace the freed slaves, Europeans from Portugal and Germany. The Europeans (after slavery was abolished) were brought to Jamaica (especially St. Elizabeth) to form a buffer between the freed slaves and the plantation owners; which is why many ‘brown’ people are in St. Elizabeth. Unfortunately many things are left over from slavery. The phenomenon of unsupportive fathers has been linked to the practice of plantation owners separating families (divide and concur) in order to beat and break their minds. Another echo from slavery is that white people are considered better. We see this every day. It is one of the first things we think about when we see a brown person getting more credit that a person of a darker shade, often times we immediately think that the result is due to the light-dark argument. We see it in billboards on our way to Kingston, fair-skinned smiling girls and boys. It was much worse though, I have aunts who tell me that at high school the fair, long-haired girls would sit beside the teacher while she would play in their hair, which guaranteed the girl a high grade. While we have passed such an obvious stage of having preferences, we have entered a more subtle stage. I know people who have said that they want to adopt a ‘BLOK’ [black] baby to compensate. I also know people who have dated ugly people and when asked why, they have responded “cah she fair, yuh zi mi.” While I have my own bias [black chiney], it is important to ask ourselves if we really have moved beyond the whole light skinned issue. I don’t think we have.

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