09 Setrena Clarke – Miss Yaad Trendz
Vote for me by texting Setrena or 9 (nine) to 1876-444-4659
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches
Sponsor: Yaad Trendz
Interests/Hobbies: I’m a lover of the Visual & Performing Arts with a knack for Drawing, Illustrating, Designing, Sewing, Dancing and Performing Dramatic Pieces. When I’m not trying to fine tune those God-given talents or working on my career goal of being an Actuary, specializing in Risk Management, you can find me indulging in books, solving puzzles and watching movies.
Schools attended: Immaculate Conception High School,University of the West Indies, Mona
5 year plan: Attain Associateship in the Actuarial Professional Body Society of Actuaries by successfully completing 5 professional exams. I would then gain experience in the Insurance Sector to then continue my journey towards fellowship (which is when you are fully recognized as an Actuary) with a specialization in Risk Management.
Reasons for entering the contest:
Firstly, I am patriotic & this competition is a medium that I can represent my country Jamaica. The Miss Jamaica World Competition also gives you visibility and a platform to be heard. I particularly love the fact that it highlights beauty with a purpose. As a dark-skinned natural hair Jamaican woman, I have firsthand experience of the struggle of the black woman to love and find value in herself when the images & messages of blackness being pushed are mostly negative ones. I, therefore, see myself as a representative of black beauty and an ambassador of confidence, value and self-worth especially for those young girls of darker complexion with natural hair who are struggling to find beauty in themselves and are battling with self-esteem issues because society has psychologically manipulated them in hating their skin color via its’ consistent negative portrayal of dark skin. I want to use this platform and my voice to spread the message of beauty, love, value, confidence and self-worth and that the Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.