The Other Thing Besides Natural Hair that Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett Represents!

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21-year-old Davina Bennett was showing off that fro as Miss Jamaica at this year's Miss Universe pageant! The title went to Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, and the runner-up was Miss Columbia Laura Gonzalez. Even though Bennett came in at number 3, her presence represented more than the beauty of natural hair and dark skin. She is also a voice for deaf people.

Earlier this year, the Jamaican model started the Davina Bennett Foundation, a non-profit organization to help provide opportunities for deaf people. "The Davina Bennett Foundation for the deaf intends to transform how deaf individuals are perceived into the society, " Bennett said on social media. She also shared that her foundation will build a sign language app to "bridge the gap of communication."

The Gleaner said Bennett decided to start a foundation after working with another deaf model named Britney Barnes. Bennett rose to the challenge of learning sign language in order to communicate with Barnes. The newspaper said, "It was a challenge at first, with Bennett not having any knowledge of sign language, but she was fascinated by Barnes' determination to strive through her disabilities, and was encouraged by her friend Jermaine Dyer to start a foundation for the deaf."

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 allll the love one could possibly wish for.... THANK YOU!!! 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 meπŸ’ƒπŸ˜‰πŸ‘‘ To all the queens that represented, congrats and to our new Miss Universe @demileighnp go conquer the world you are indeed a gem!πŸ˜πŸ˜™ @thedavinabennettfoundation it's time to lift you up! P.S. Back on Jamaican soil early and bright a mawning!!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ♥πŸ’›πŸ’š #davinabennett #missuniverse #majoraccomplishment #yourjamaicanqueen #theywillrememberme
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In a statement shared on Instagram, Davina Bennett said she would be working more on her foundation. She also said that we would see more of her, and I agree!

Kudos to Davina Bennett! We see you, girl! You're #1 in our hearts!

Did you watch the Miss Universe pageant? If so, what did you think of Davina Bennett?

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