Kingston, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Davina Bennett Returns Home: Jamaica welcomes home the 23-year-old beauty queen today. She arrived on Jamaican soil on Tuesday, November 28, after placing 3rd in the Miss Universe 2017 – 2018 beauty pageant in Las Vagas, USA.
The natural beauty who shocked the world with her natural dark skin tone and huge afro, as she strutted in the Miss Universe contest, beating over 100 women to make it to 3rd runner-up to the crown of Miss Universe 2017!
At a welcome home press conference held today, Davina Bennett said “Seeing the reaction from the crowed the the people in Las Vegas overall from all different races and countries, I have to say that it’s like I was the person that won!”.
Confident of her choice to sport an Afro Hairstyle, after she was advised against doing so, as it was considered not to be a good look for the contest, Davina said: “I already had the hair before the competition and my hair should not be a barrier, that should stop me from succeeding in the pageant”.
Is Davina Bennett the New Face of Black Women? Since the Miss Universe beauty pageant on Sunday, Twitter and the world has gone crazy over the Davina Bennett’s natural beauty! Many on social media voiced that they believe that Davina was robbed of the title of Miss Universe 2017 – 2018, while natural hair blogs all over has found their new emblem in her. It is even said that Davina Bennett not only represented Jamaica in the Miss Universe pageant, but she also represented the Black race.
Poised with graciousness, the confident and humble Jamaican beauty queen, tweeted: “I did not win but I got what I was seeking,” Bennett wrote on Instagram. “I won the hearts of many, I got to highlight Deaf awareness, I stand as the first afro queen to have made it thus far, I represented my little island and I received allll the love one could possibly wish for…. THANK YOU!!! I came, I conquered and if you know me, then you know that’s just another story and you will be seeing a lot more from me To all the queens that represented, congrats and to our new Miss Universe @demileighnp go conquer the world you are indeed a gem!”
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