STRONG FINISH FOR YENDI PHILLIPS
Many Jamaicans are today exuding with pride and joy after 24 year old Yendi Phillips created history as the highest ever to finish in a Miss Universe pageant.
It was a shining moment Monday night when Phillips copped the first runner up position in the Miss Universe pageant making Jamaica number two out of 83 countries.
The 59th annual Miss Universe pageant was held in Viva Las Vegas where the beauty queen made her mark being the third woman to win both the Miss Jamaica Universe and Miss Jamaica World titles.
The 24 year old was a crowd favorite all the way through the competition and gained the second highest marks in the swimsuit and the evening wear sections.
Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe 2010 while the second runner-up was Miss Australia, third runner-up, Miss Ukraine, and fourth runner-up, Miss Philippines.
If for any reason Miss Mexico cannot continue her reign as Miss Universe 2010, Yendi Phillips will assume the role.
Yendi is expected to return to the island tomorrow.