de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception
Jamaica first graced the international stage of beauty at the Miss World pageant in 1959. A British colony, Jamaica was represented by Sheila Chong, who became a semi-finalist.
Success continued with more semi-finalists - Chriss Leon in 1962 and the first Jamaican Miss World, Carole Joan Crawford in 1963. Age 20 and standing 5’3 (1.59m), Crawford is the shortest Miss World in the history of the pageant and also the first woman of color crowned. The Jamaica Post issued a stamp in her likeness in honor of her win of the coveted title, an issue of three million stamps. see more Queens
First Miss Jamaica, Sheila Chong represented Jamaica at the 1959 Miss World pageant.
Carole Joan Crawford, Miss World 1963.
Joan Carole Crawford, first Miss World from Jamaica and first Miss World of color. She now lives in Canada.