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Pulse model Miqueal-Symone Williams takes on MUJ

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:07 AM
The Pulse international model will complete her degree in marketing and psychology at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in December.
The Pulse international model will complete her degree in marketing and psychology at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in December.
Miqueal-Symone Williams wears the sash Miss QORIHC.
Miqueal-Symone Williams wears the sash Miss QORIHC.
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Miqueal-Symone Williams is a woman on a mission. The Pulse international model will complete her degree in marketing and psychology at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, this December while seeking the Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) title.

Should she become the 2020 Miss Universe Jamaica, Williams will join a list of Pulse models who have competed for the Miss Universe title.

Across the Miss Universe and Miss World competitions, several Pulse models have made it to the Top 10 of the international competitions. The list includes Sandra Foster and Christine Straw, who won both the Miss Jamaica World and Miss Universe Jamaica titles.

Kimberley Mais, Nicole Haughton, and Davina Bennett are all former Miss Universe Jamaica title holders while Lisa Hanna won Miss Jamaica World and later went on to win the Miss World title in 1993.

Williams’ entry to the pageant comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic in which she used the lockdowns and restrictions for travel to advance her marketing and psychology degree programme. Now, she is ready to go for another of her life’s goals being Miss Jamaica.

“I’ve always wanted to represent my country in the pageant area. I am confident that I can do well, and if I get the chance to be Miss Jamaica, it will be a great honour for me,” says Williams.

The model, who has travelled to Europe and America, shooting magazines such as ELLE, walking for top designers and working for luxury brands like Armani and Valentino, is keen to perform at her best and is prepared to put in the focused work required for this kind of competition.

Having won the Pulse/Select Model Search, which propelled her on to the global modelling scene, Williams has enjoyed the high of being atop the podium. She hopes to bring her international experience to this new challenge. “I have done work for beauty brands [such as] L’Oréal, [and] I’ve walked in some cool fashion shows in Paris and London. This can help me in the beauty pageant,” said the model.

Although focused on her career goals, the Immaculate Conception High School alumna wants to make an impact on young people’s lives. “I want to get a platform to explore some of my social-change interests, and being a Miss Jamaica allows one a megaphone to be heard on a different scale,” shared Williams.

The 2020 Bahia Principe Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion and Wellness Pageant will take place on Saturday, December 12.

Williams is one of ten finalists who will compete in the competition. The contestants are Kimberly Dawkins, Monique Thomas, Ashanti Findley, Abigail Pinnock, Briana Russell, Liniesha Davis, Alexia Royal Eatmon, Shanique Thompson, and Samantha Williams.

The pageant will be broadcast exclusively on FLOW 1 TV.