From 16 semi-finalists, only 10 equally beautiful, intelligent, and charismatic women were selected to move on to compete for the coveted title of Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 on Saturday, November 28.
Meet the Top 10 official finalists:
Kimberly Kemelia Dawkins
Kimberly Dawkins is a graduate of the University of Technology, Jamaica, and now a Registered Nurse at the Bustamante Hospital for Children’s, and part-time model. She also enjoys participating in charity activities and giving back to the less fortunate. In the future, Kimberly hopes to pursue a degree in Midwifery and a master’s in public health nursing.
She has initiated a mentorship program in collaboration with the Jamaica Youth Motivators Organization, the RED FLOWER Program, geared towards teaching young women Respect, Empowerment, and Discipline. This is a platform she hopes will help her be an effective mentor to young women in her country and globally.
Monique is on a mission to change the wellness community here in Jamaica. She started a company that specializes in superfood creations that are not only beautiful but an experience to enjoy. She is on a mission to educate and uplift communities starting with what they put into their body, then their mind, and finally their soul. A Communications graduate Monique has lived in the US and Italy and has traveled to over 15 countries. She feels her purpose is to walk the path less traveled and connect with others on the way. Her passion is with people.
Ashanti Findley is a Gemini who is currently an upper-sixth student at Frome Technical High School, she is currently studying business and finance. Her hobbies include furthering her acrobatic skills, exploring marine life, and writing inspirational poetry. Her aspiration is to become a Pathologist and to create a platform through which female empowerment can be fostered.
A Veterinarian who has devoted 90% of her time to the wellness and welfare of animals in our society. She graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago and has worked with large and small animals in Canada, the USA, and Jamaica. She has a passion for empowering women, encouraging them to achieve their goals, and striving to be the best version of themselves.
Born and raised in St. Ann, Briana is a student of the UWI Mona. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Higher Educational Management and she serves as Director for the Maxfield Park Children’s Home. She believes that education is a powerful tool for empowerment and social mobility. Therefore, she is committed to ensuring that differently-abled children, especially in State care, have the resources and opportunities necessary to harness their full potential. This commitment has shaped her goal to becoming a policymaker in the Ministry of Education. This will allow her to craft policies that contribute to a more inclusive, accessible, and innovative educational sector.
After graduating from UTECH equipped with a BSc. In Dental Hygiene with Upper second-class honors, she ventured immediately into the working world. Lineisha is a feminist and aspires to be a known advocate against sexual and domestic abuse. This is due to her experiences over the years, she has a strong belief, women need to empower each other and appreciate themselves without external validation: there needs to be equality amongst both sexes, as well as, victims of sexual and domestic abuse should be able to speak up without fear of being embarrassed, hurt and being ridiculed.
Alexia Royal – Eatmon is a 25-year-old law student at Norman Manley Law School and works as a law intern at Nicholas Manley & Co. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and neuroscience from Williams College in Massachusetts and an LLB from The University of the West Indies. She is also a former national swimmer that has represented Jamaica in several international competitions.
Shanique Thompson currently holds a BSc degree in Business Administration, who is currently employed to Barita Investments Limited in Mandeville. She is the reigning Miss Universe Jamaica Central.
Miqueal-Symone was born and raised in St.Andrew, Jamaica. She attended the Immaculate Conception High School and then went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Marketing at the University of the West Indies. At the age of 21, she began her career as a model, traveling to the UK, Paris, Spain, and New York. Miqueal-Symone has a passion for inspiring and supporting children and teenagers. She believes that at this impressionable age, it is important for youth to feel loved, included, and inspired.
A television presenter who enjoys and cherishes the time spent with the people she cares for. She grew up around strong women and is the eldest of two daughters for her mom. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and is a lover of bright colors, fantastic nature views, and good music.
Photos: Dash Productions
Hair: Marcia’s Patio & Eugent Dawes
Makeup: Oneil Baugh