The New Miss Jamaica Universe, Miqueal-Symone Williams


Jamaicans and the rest of the world were witnesses to an awe-inspiring moment as the beautiful Jamaican model Miqueal-Symone Williams wore her crown as Miss Jamaica Universe. The new queen will represent Jamaica in the 2020/2021 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She had always been the crowd’s favorite, so everyone was genuinely happy when she emerged as the winner.

On December 12, 2020, the Finale night was aired on FLOW 1 TV as ten beauty models competed for the national crown. At the end of the event finale, Miqueal-Symone Williams took her place as the new queen of Miss Universe Jamaica 2020. She succeeded Lana Tickle Garcia, the formerly crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2019.

The Life of Miqueal-Symone Williams

Miqueal-Symone was born in Mona, Jamaica, and finished her secondary and university education in Jamaica. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the West Indies-Mona in Kingston. She got a BSc—degree in Management Studies and a minor in psychology, which she completed with high honors.

Most of her life, Miss Williams admits, has been spent in school. On a typical day, Miqueal-Symone hits the sheets latest at 9 p.m. Of course, the beauty queen needs her beauty sleep.

She also has recently taken up learning and trying to sew as a hobby; Miqueal-Symone places her emphasis on “trying.” You can also find her reading or writing when she’s not paying attention to schoolwork or her career.

She loves to bake and cook too, and unlike many people think, is extremely organized. Miqueal-Symone blooms in tidy and homey workspaces. The stunning queen also appears to be big on family time. At Christmas, you would find her with her family baking fruitcakes for sale with her stepmom.

From Modeling to Queening

The beautiful and intelligent model kicked off her modeling professionally in 2018. She started modeling for brands in London, England, United Kingdom. Miss Williams is also a Pulse/Select Model Search winner and has traveled worldwide to Spain, Milan, New York, and Paris. She has worked with huge brands such as Armani, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger. Williams has also graced pages of magazines like ELLE.

Miqueal has worked for runway brands such as  Richard Quinn, Roksanda Ilincic, and Tommy Hilfiger. In an interview with The Gleaner, Miqueal-Symone revealed how her modeling career differs from pageantry. She said, “The biggest difference between modeling and pageantry is that I get to share a lot more of myself with the people who see me. The focus of modeling is on how you look, but the focus is more about who you are. I am very happy to get the chance to share more of myself with the people who I hope to inspire.”

Like she was able to juggle her career as a pro-model and her studies effectively, the new Miss Universe Jamaica hopes to continue maintaining that balance on a larger scale. She plans to ensure a properly balanced and productive year juggling her new duties as Miss Universe Jamaica and a model. This is with her teams’ help at the Miss Universe Jamaica Organization and Pulse Jamaica.

With such determination and defined goals, we can’t help but root for the beautiful Williams.

Promising Prospects for Miss Universe Jamaica 2020

The 23-year-old model was crowned Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 on December 12, 2020, at the Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica Resort in St. Ann, Jamaica.

When asked what it means to be confidently beautiful, Miqueal replied, “I believe that true confidence and true beauty comes from within. Our beauty and our physical attributes do not define us; it is our kindness and our personality that do.”

Miqueal-Symone took to her social media account to express her shock and gratitude in a post. Williams also thanked her family for showing her support throughout the entire journey.

Miss Williams shows great promise as she will represent Jamaica at the 69th Miss Universe pageant, which will hold next year, although there is no announced date yet. Miqueal-Symone is the 48th Jamaican woman to represent Jamaica at the Miss Universe, and with appropriate training and preparation, Miss Williams stands a chance to be the 69th Miss Universe.

It will be a great honor for Miqueal-Symone to win Miss Universe as the first Jamaican woman to take the crown. In 2010, Jamaica’s representative, Yendi Phillips, came close, but she finished runner up to Jimena Navarrete of Mexico.

This competition is Williams’ first one in three years as she took a break after her mother was murdered in 2017. However, she has high prospects to perform excellently at the global event, with the whole of Jamaicans rooting for their newest queen.


Amidst congratulations flying around, many strongly believe that  Miqueal-Symone Williams will bring home to Jamaica the Miss Universe crown. Her intelligence, empathy, and beauty make her stand out, and we hope to see this stunning beauty queen shine at the 2021 Miss Universe.