Yvonne Clarke, who hails from the city of San Fernando, walked away with the title of Miss Universe 2017 – Trinidad and Tobago. The competition started with 10 delegates but ended with Yvonne Clarke being selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at Miss Universe 2017. The first runner up position went to Martrecia Alleyne, while Tobago-born Gleniscia Wilson secured the second runner up spot.
The finals of Miss Universe 2017 carded for the evening of November 26th 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada saw the representative for Trinidad and Tobago selected on Friday October 20th at the Banquet and Conference Centre at The Cascadia Hotel.
Honored to represent my country at Miss Universe 2017
“I am so honored to have been selected as this year’s Miss Universe 2017 representative for my country,” said Clarke, immediately after the competition. “Representing Trinidad and Tobago on an international stage has been my dream for almost two decades, and following in the footsteps of iconic Trinbagonian women such as Giselle La Ronde-West and Wendy Fitzwilliam, is a humbling opportunity and a great responsibility that I undertake with great pride. Every challenge and sacrifice has been worth it, and I have to sincerely thank the franchise holder, Jenny Douglas, and her team for the experience.”
Yvonne is a proud graduate of Naparima Girls’ High School. Currently residing in Port of Spain, she balances her professional commitments as a full-time student pursuing a degree in Clinical Sonography, as well as her Managing Director responsibilities in her own fashion business.
Affectionately known by her family and many in her close-knit community as “Yvee”, this gorgeous and dedicated national brand ambassador now begins the task of preparing for the Miss Universe Finals.
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