Jackeima Flemming was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2021-2022 at the 41st Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Virtual Competition held on Saturday, April 24, on St. Thomas.
“I am absolutely elated and honored to have been crowned with the honorific title of goodwill ambassador to UVI. The journey was nothing short of amazing, and I am excited to continue being of service to my university,” Flemming said.
“I feel that God has truly blessed me with the opportunity to attend UVI. I am a first-generation university attendee and UVI is helping me make my dreams come true and is empowering me to break generation curses, serve my family and the wider community. I couldn’t ask for anything more,” said Flemming.
In addition to the crown, Flemming captured three of the seven judged segments: Most Intellectual Speaker, Best Performing Talent and Best Ambassadorial Presentation. Currently a sophomore majoring in marketing, she plans to further her education by earning a master’s in public administration and a Ph.D. in creative leadership for innovation and change, all at the University of the Virgin Islands.
She will use her skills as a marketing major to promote her platform: NICHE Disability Awareness Foundation.
“I founded this nonprofit organization six years ago with the hope that our charitable efforts would help bridge the gap in our society between the abled and disabled,” said Flemming.
Majestik Estrada-Petersen was named first runner-up. She was also awarded, Miss Photogenic and Miss Popularity. Other special awards included Best Evening Wear, which was awarded to Taquanna Baron and Miss Congeniality, which was awarded to Makayda Gustave.
Flemming will receive a full-year UVI Scholarship that includes tuition, room and board. She also received other prizes. Miss UVI is expected to participate in UVI’s recruitment efforts, represent the university locally and abroad, and maintain a highly visible role on UVI’s campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix.