Kaci Fennell, Miss Jamaica Universe placed fifth (fourth runner up) in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant in Doral Florida last night.
“I am just representing myself with what I see best,” she said in her introduction. “That is what beauty overall is about…there is no standard look to anybody.” With her fierce super short haircut, Fennell stood out in the best possible way in a sea of long, flowing, tousled curls.
After placing in the top 15, with charm and dignity she graced the stage in swimwear securing a spot in the top ten. She then had to prove herself in the question and answer round as she made it into the top five.
Her question from the judges: “One in three women will experience violence in her lifetime, what can be done to get that number down?”
Fennell greeted the audience before giving her response: “Crime is a global phenomenon; it does not affect just one nation. We as a people of the world should work together to prevent this now.”
Fans of the Miss Universe competition were giving the opportunity to ask the final question of the night via Facebook. The selected question was: “What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?”
Fennell responded that Music through Bob Marley and Sports through Usian Bolt the fastest man alive, are Jamaica’s most important contributions to the World.
Although she fell short of the title, she was a clearly a crowd favorite. The announcement that Fennell finished at the bottom of the top five was greeted by loud jeers inside the Florida International University arena.
Kaci Fennell began her journey to becoming Miss Universe nearly seven months ago and since then she has been a crowd favorite. Placing second in the Miss Universe Fan Page Poll predicting who would be the next Miss Universe.
Fennell isn’t just a beauty. The 22-year-old is an active student pursuing early childhood education at the Mico University College.
Congratulations Kaci you are indeed a Jamaican Diva!!!!