Darling Davina Expresses Gratitude for Immense Support

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Miss Universe Jamaica, Davina Bennett — who placed third in the international beauty pageant on Sunday — is expressing gratitude to the entire nation.

The 21-year-old, defied beauty standards all over the world when she stepped onto the Miss Universe stage sporting an afro.

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The dark-skinned beauty wore a yellow gown as she represented Jamaica on the big stage of the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant held in Nevada, Las Vegas.

She says she’s been told to change her natural hair, but she wanted to do something different.

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Ms. Bennett says an opportunity to model internationally, would be a jackpot.

However, she says prior to her newfound success she’s been told by a number of modelling agencies that she’s not what they’re looking for.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.