Lisa Hanna, Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture, and previous winner of the Miss World competition, has been named to the position of judge by the Miss World organization. She will join a judge’s panel that includes Mike Dixon, the pageant’s musical director, Julia Morley, the head of the Miss World organization, and three other past winners from 2012, 2011, and 2007, respectively: Zhang Zilin of China, Ivian Sarcos of Venezuela, and Yu Wenxia of China.
To date, Jamaicans have won the title three times: Carole Joan Crawford in 1963, Cindy Breakspeare in 1976, and Hanna herself in 1993, when it was held in Sun City, South Africa. The judges that year included Grace Jones, internationally known singer, model and actress. Jamaica’s candidate for 2015 is Sanneta Myrie, a 24-year-old physician. The 2015 staging of the pageant, which will be held in China, is its 65th edition. The current title holder is Rolene Strauss of South Africa.