Trinidad and Tobago’s Miss Universe Representative, Tya-Janae Ramey is urging women to be more empowered to make changes in the world.
She made the call as she finished in the top 16 of the Miss Universe 2022 competition.
Ramey reached the semi-finals of the competition which saw 84 beauty queens compete for the title in New Orleans, Louisiana which was eventually won by Miss USA, R’Bonney Gabriel.
She was also T&T’s representative at the 2019 Miss World Competition, where she finished in top 40 but was unable to move into to next round despite winning the Miss Caribbean title at the event.
She gained valuable experience in that competition, also finishing 2nd runner up in the Sports Challenge and top 10 in the Top model challenge.
When she was announced as a semi-finalist in Saturday’s final, Ramey revealed that she felt that women should use whatever skills they have, to make positive changes in the world.
Ramey will return home from New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday.
Her appearance marked TT’s return to the Miss Universe event after a five-year absence and was TT’s best placing at the competition since 2006.
Ramey was among 5 Caribbean beauty queens in the Top 16 including Miss Puerto Rico Ashley Carino, Miss Haiti Mideline Phelizor, Miss Curacao Gabriela Dos Santos and Miss Dominican Republic Andreina Martinez who finished as second runner-up.
Runner up position went to miss Venezuela, Amanda Dudamel.