𝓙𝓪𝓷𝓮𝓵𝓵𝓮 𝓟𝓮𝓻𝓻𝔂 𝓒𝓸𝓶𝓶𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓰 - 𝓒𝓱𝓸𝔀
Janelle was the first woman of color to be crowned Miss Universe in 1977. She was born in Trinidad & Tobago in which she migrated to New York at the age of 13 and then returned to Trinidad years later. She won most photogenic during the 1977 Miss Universe Pageant and was a very popular contestant. However, she was not considered the favorite to win. Most observers favored Miss Austria to take the crown in which she finished as 1st runner up. During Janelle's reign (1977-1978), she campaigned for world peace and advocated for black rights in nations where people of African ancestry were minorities. She is a known icon in her native land of Trinidad & Tobago where she continues to manage successful businesses. Today she is a business woman with the title of Chief Executive Officer and the owner of Bowen Marine Ltd.
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