Jamaicans Make History at Miss World and Miss Universe Pageants Two Years in a Row – Dreadlocks & Short Hair

Kaci Fennel and Dr. Sanneta Myrie

Jamaica’s entries to the 2015 Miss World and 2014 Miss Universe contests made pageant history with their choice of hair styles. Jamaica’s Kaci Fennel, fourth runner-up at the 2014 Miss Universe contest was the first participant ever to get into the Top Five with short hair. She’s the reason the hashtag #ShortHairDontCare became popular on social media. In 2015, Dr. Sanneta Myrie, also named fourth runner-up at the 2015 Miss World event, was the first contestant in dreadlocks to crack the Top Five.

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Stephanie Korney