Miss Universe Jamaica Judging Criteria Overview
In the Swimsuit Competition, the judges’ attention is focused on each contestant’s natural beauty and symmetry of form. This symmetry of form begins with expressive eyes and continues throughout the judges’ consideration in evaluating the proportion of the body related to the height and bone structure. This symmetry of form demonstrates her fitness, tone and proportion. The contestant should also show self-confidence and presence demonstrating poise and grace under pressure.
Evening Gown Competition
In the Evening Gown competition, the judges’ attention is focused not only on the contestant’s natural beauty, but also on her overall appearance, her confidence, the manner in which she carries herself, her fashion sense, her stage presence and her ability to project her individuality and special qualities. It’s not the gown being judged – it’s the young woman wearing it and how she looks in it.
In the Personality Interview, the Judges focus on two main criteria:
The overall appearance of each contestant (e.g., how she looks and presents herself) and each contestant’s personality. The interview gives the judges an opportunity to speak with each contestant. This is the judges’ opportunity to seek out each contestant’s inner beauty, personality and character. All of those qualities combined, will result in a titleholder who is outstanding, can communicate on many levels, and is secure enough to manage her responsibilities and enjoy her year.
Judges’ questions may come from a variety of subject areas. In evaluating each contestant’s responses, judges will consider not only the content of her answers, but also the manner in which she replies (i.e. her ability to express herself, eye contact, self-confidence, etc.) The following are general topics of conversation:
- Education – years of school completed, extracurricular activities
- Special talents, training, or interests – arts, dance, music.
- Occupation – current employment, future ambitions.
- Travel experience or interests.
- Motivation to enter the pageant.
- What would she like to do with her title if chosen Miss Universe Jamaica?
- What does success mean to her/how does one achieve success?
- Role of women in the world today.
- What does she like/dislike most about herself?
As the Judges evaluate the candidates, they bear in mind the tremendous role the titleholder plays at both the national and international levels and the gigantic commitment expected of her during her reign. They look for a young woman who:
- Radiates natural beauty, class and elegance (Please remember, first and foremost, this is a beauty pageant; the product is beauty.)
- Displays self-confidence, personality, charm, poise, and sincerity.
- Is comfortable in new environments and meeting people from all walks of life.
- Has a sense of maturity and dignity.
- Will accept the responsibilities and pressures associated with title.