Miss Palmiste, Jeanine Brandt, was crowned Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2021 in a competition held on Sunday, January 31 at the South Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) in San Fernando.
The 25-year-old professional makeup artist and founder of the Brandt Beauty Foundation bested 13 other contestants to win the title.
Miss Marabella, Manisha Moonilal, and Miss Sand Fernando, Elisheva Phillips, were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Miss Union Village, Tobago, Ameika Louis, and Miss Chaguanas, Jemima Pierre, completed the Top 5.
The new Miss World Trinidad and Tobago succeeds Tya Jane Ramey and will now have the opportunity to represent her country at the 70th Miss World pageant to be held later this year.
“Last night I dreamt of a perfect ending. I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for a dream come true,” Jeanine wrote on social media.
“I am awestruck and grateful to have the distinct honour of the title of Miss World Trinidad and Tobago bestowed on me,” she added.
Trinidad and Tobago won the Miss World crown once courtesy of Giselle Laronde in 1986. Its last highest placement was second runner-up in 2008 with Gabrielle Walcott.
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