Congratulations to Kaci Fennell on winning the Hyundai Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Pageant on Saturday at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College in St Andrew. The twenty one year old Mico University College student was selected over eighteen other competitors.
“It has been tiring but I put my all into this. I really worked hard towards this title and now I am completely elated,” Fennell told the Jamaica Observer shortly after being crowned. She said the achievements of former Miss Jamaica and Miss Jamaica Universe Sandra Foster inspired her to enter the pageant.
Nineteen year old Roshelle McKinley finished second. Commercial pilot Kimar Muir was third with fourth and fifth places being taken by Saneta Kerr and Dianne Brown, respectively.
Fennell won a cash prize of $250,000, a Hyundai i10 car courtesy of title sponsors Key Motors. She will represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled for later this year where she will compete to succeed the current titleholder, Gabriela Isler of Venezuela.
Additional prizes went to: Shantana Folkes — Most Photogenic; Saneta Kerr — Congeniality & Runway Star; Kimar Muir—Essence Style Award; Dianne Brown —Best in Swimwear; Kaci Fennell — Best in Evening Gown & Most Aware; Princess Fraser— Alturism Charity Award.
Great job to all the contestants, you all did a superb job and represented yourselves well.