The 2011 Miss Jamaica World pageant was a closely contested affair, and shortly after 11:30 pm on September 10 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, 25-year-old Danielle Crosskill was declared the winner. Representing the brand Ocean Spray, the 5ft 6.5-inch, 117-lb beauty, with vital stats 32-25-35, displayed poise throughout the evening and was on point in her interview. A graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a Bachelors of Science Degree in International Relations, Danielle is currently the General Manager at Carichem Products Ltd. and a part time school teacher. She’s the daughter of broadcaster/media personality Simon Crosskill, a speaker of Spanish and a budding painter.
Twenty-year-old Kayla Mendes, Miss Osmosis, was first runner-up, while twenty-three-year-old Chantel Davis, Miss Neutrogena, was 2nd runner-up. The pageant seemed all but won for Chavoy Gordon, Miss Appleton Jamaica Rum, who took home prizes in the categories Beauty With A Purpose, Most Aware, Best Legs and Best Skin Tone. However, her title hopes unravelled in the interview segment, as she failed to hold her nerve and deliver a fluid and cogent response to a question that sought her view on the IAAF’s false start rule.
The Miss World pageant, now in its 61st year, is scheduled to take place at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre on November 6, 2011 in London, England.