The recently concluded Miss Universe competition, saw 22-year-old South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters declared the winner of the prestigous pageant, amid social media controversy. After the announcement was made, many were outraged with how the world-reknowed competition overlooked the Jamaican representative Davina Bennett.
Davina Bennett who was the only contestant to participate in the competition with an afro, was slated to win the competition. The fan favorite was snabbed but nonetheless managed to bag the second-runners up position. A symbol of resistance, the afro has been associated with a distinctly proud African queen. And it did not take much for Bennett to make public her reasons for wearing her afro on a global stage. Acknowledging her defeat, Davina took to Instagram to thank fans for her support and highlight her charities.
The Miss Universe Pagaent is still yet to comment.
I did not win but I got what I was seeking. 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!😍😙 @thedavinabennettfoundation it's time to lift you up! P.S. Back on Jamaican soil early and bright a mawning!!!💃💃💃💃♥💛💚 #davinabennett #missuniverse #majoraccomplishment #yourjamaicanqueen #theywillrememberme