Hobbies and Interests
School Last Attended:
University of the West Indies
Miss Jamaica World Middlesex – First Runner Up (2017)
Manchester High School Head Girl (2016-1017)
Outstanding Performance in Caribbean Studies (2017)
Jamaica Makeup Artists Awards – Best Emerging Makeup Artist (2017)
Principal’s Distinction Club (2010 – 2016)
Manchester High School Graduating Class Salutatorian (2015)
Manchester High School Pageant Queen (2014 – 2015)
Outstanding Performance in M.H.S. Dance Club (2015)
Outstanding Performance in Academics (2014)
Taekwon-do World Cup Double Bronze Medalist (2014)
Excellence in Academia and Taekwon-do (2012)
Sports Person of the Year (2012)
Experimenting with makeup
Taraji P Henson
From the very core of our being, we desire contentment and so, my ambition in life is to make myself and others happy while making a lasting positive impact on the world.
What are your five-year goals?:
In the next five years I see myself as a well known Forensic Engineer owning a prosperous business in makeup artistry with my own cosmetic product. I also see myself on the cover of essence magazine as it is the only magazine that revolves solely around the black woman experience. I also see my self as a brand ambassador for my island, representing our unique and diverse culture on an international scale.
Motivation for entering Miss Jamaica World 2017?:
I entered this pageant to garner knowledge and experience while networking with other beautiful young women. I see it as a vector to better myself and be the best version of myself that i can be.
What is your most unusual experience?:
Describe your proudest/happiest moment:
My proudest moment would have to be being crowned Miss Manchester High 2014. Being the youngest to ever enter the pageant and not the stereotypical pageant queen, I was ‘attacked’ with a lot of harsh comments while the competition progressed. However, through determination and continuous support from friend and family I was crowned Miss Manchester High 2014 at the age of 15, making history as the youngest to ever win the pageant.