Tya Jané Ramey, Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago jets off to the international pageant this week, in New Orleans, USA, to meet 89 other delegates from around the globe to engage in an immersive experience that will change her life forever. No stranger to international pageant participation, having copped the Miss Caribbean World title back in 2019, she still expresses new-found exhilaration to her next venture.
This year’s pageant is closer to home, being staged at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, on Saturday 14th January, in a city that boasts of eclectic, plural histories not dissimilar to ours. She is particularly excited to go out there to share our unique melting pot culture and wave the red, black and white, proudly.
Tya Jané takes her role of ambassadorial agent quite seriously, supremely conscious of her task of national representation, honed even before her pageant life, having played volleyball at international tournaments. She is truly an emissary, of magnanimous proportions, utilizing her platforms to empower other young women, provides hope for the voiceless and entreat destination marketing strategies.
Let’s get to know Tya Jané Ramey
Tya Jané Ramey is a two-time national beauty ambassador. Her titles include; Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago 2022, Miss World Trinidad and Tobago, and Miss World Caribbean 2019. She is currently earning her Masters degree of Social Work and holds a Bachelors of Science and certificate in Social Work and Social Policy. She has dedicated her life to being an agent of change which is reflected in her current capacity as a children’s services associate in the Child Justice Unity of the Children’s Authority, and in her work as an executive administrative coordinator for the Caribbean Regional Youth Council.
Ramey frequently works with community-based and NGO organizations, and even pioneered her own humanitarian project advocating for Venezuelan migrant children.
Ramey credits her philosophy of dedication and discipline to her over five-year experience as a national volleyball athlete and her ability to be creative to her background as a dancer and saxophonist. She has a passion for community, culture, travel, and food. She hopes that whether she’s on the volleyball court, the runway, or the international stage, she has the impact to create a better world and a brighter future.
Successful State Visit to Antigua and Barbuda
Just back from a State Visit to Antigua and Barbuda where she was courted by the Tourism Authority of Antigua and Barbuda, upon invitation to participate in a fashion showing by Antiguan-based Trinidadian Uber-stylist, Vanda Neale-Gardner, and held court with a couple of creative agencies expressing her desire for more integration among the Arts, in the Caribbean.
Wooing regional support as she readied herself for participation at the upcoming Miss Universe showcase, this trip was successful in garnering added support, eliciting encouraging clamours of ‘do it for us all in the region’. Antigua and Barbuda does not, at this time, participate in the Miss Universe Pageant. Richard Young, who crafted the visit and served as her chaperone, was thrilled to see our delegate in her element,
And what a whirlwind visit it was with VIP reception at the VC Bird International Airport, captured as a main feature of the 7 o’clock evening news, the very day. Radio and television interviews introduced her to the public, at large, climaxing with the exclusive fashion showing where she demonstrated her stellar runway techniques and poise.
Other distinguished commemorations during the visit were being a special guest, at the exhibition of foremost visual artist Heather Doram; a conference with the Honourable E P Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; and a visit to the CARE project for Disabled Children, in keeping with her social platform for this year’s pageant.
The next grand stage – Miss Universe 2023
With 2 national titles and one regional title already under her belt, her franchise holder Stevie Jones and his diligent team are elated by her indomitable spirit to get the job done and take up the mantle of national service dutifully. Richard Young speaks of his protégée with awe, admiration and accolade, “she is a consummate delegate whose impact and influence is so relevant in a post-COVID, empowering-women space.
As a model, he continues, “she is a chameleon with such grace, poise and elegance. I had to do an interactive photo shoot, with editorial aplomb, to showcase her versatility and panache!” We cavorted around Redcliffe Quay and Heritage Quay, downtown St John’s, ‘makin’ style in garments from the incomparable Halt fashion show, held earlier on in her sojourn.
On behalf of the team at WE, let’s send-off our Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago, Tya Jané Ramey to Miss Universe with utmost confidence in her success, May you fly high in life and achieve victory in every endeavour you set your heart to!
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