April Jackson: Miss Jamaica Universe 2008

April Jackson, an 18 year-old 6 footer was recently crowned as the new Miss Jamaica Universe 2008.

April was asked by a local news paper on how will she intend to take home the Miss Universe crown for Jamaica? She answered: "I intend to take home the Miss Universe crown by standing out, therefore not only focusing on single aspects of my person based on the judging requirement but focusing on me as a package. The contest carries high requirements which I have begun to familiarize myself and I will therefore need to prepare so that I not only meet these requirements but to exceed them. I plan to bring recognition to our great country by remaining in the spotlight and performing well in all the challenges I would face throughout the month prior to the final day. It would be my duty to show the world why Jamaica is so great and that is because of its people and their ability to make their mark on the world despite being the size of a dot on the map. Most importantly I would be myself and represent our beautiful island with dignity, poise and grace."

The Jamaican Beauty Queen will be representing her country at 2008 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in Vietnam on July 13.

Runners-up of the Miss Jamaica Universe 2008 Beauty Pageant were Doneika Plowright (1st) and Rebecca Silvera (2nd).


"To God be the Glory".