Following Davina Bennett’s success in the Miss Universe pageant a top American TV producer is suggesting a Miss Jamaica Universe doll.
How many Jamaicans, wherever they reside, would buy a Miss Jamaica Universe 2017 doll for their daughters this Christmas?
It you are one of millions of proud Jamaicans globally, who cannot get enough of the emergence of Miss Jamaica 2017, Davina Bennett, on the world stage, then you are not alone.
Shonda Rhymes wants a doll
American television producer, screenwriter, and author, Shonda Lynn Rhimes, best known as the creator of the popular TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Scandal’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ wants a Miss Jamaica Universe 2017 doll for her daughters this Christmas.
“I am clearly going to need some Miss Jamaica dolls for my Daughters, so they can play with a doll that shows them they are fully EVERYTHING the universe ever needed,” the 47-year-old Chicago-born African-American head writer and executive producer tweeted this week.
Bennett impacts world and social media
The Clarendon-born Bennett, who was received with pride back in Jamaica on Tuesday, Nov. 28th, has clearly left her mark on the world and social media.
She is the first Afro-styled contestant to compete in the Miss Universe pageant and that coupled with her unbleached black skin, an explosion of confidence and her Jamaican accent, has made her a darling of social media among Jamaicans and non-Jamaicans everywhere.
Her Instagram page has grown by leaps and bounds to over 78,000 at press time and on Facebook many are hoping she will become the ‘doll’ of which Rhimes spoke; an inspiration to many women
“You did an awesome job as an ambassador for Jamaica …Jamaica appreciates your hard work. Continue to make us proud; you are a great role model for the young girls in our country – showing intellect passion and natural black beauty,” O’neil Buchanan commented on the Miss Universe Jamaica page after the third place win by Bennett Sunday night.
“You Rock Dear; that why we say ‘Black is Beauty’ and you are the definition,” added Imteyaz’n Sharon Hossenbocus.
Got to highlight deaf awareness
For her part, Bennett took to Facebook to post: “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 all the love one could possibly wish for…. 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.”
She also thanked Jamaica and the rest of the world for “your continued support!”
“It was your love, energy and positivity that made me unbreakable,” she tweeted after the pageant’s lighted dimmed and the reality of the moment sunk in.
She is now immortalized forever in the minds and hearts of millions, who now like Rhimes, hope on for a miracle this Christmas – a Miss Jamaica Universe 2017 doll for that special little girl in their life.