The Miss Caribbean US is a 501(c) (3) organization, that was founded by Yolanda Wallace in 2000. It is becoming a household name in America, and throughout the Caribbean, as we continue to grow, working to provide empowerment opportunities to young ladies and young men in the community, who are charity driven, with a passion to proudly represent the arts and culture of their countries including the United States, and to become positive role models in society.

The pageant is a fundraiser that provides a platform for participants to gain valuable experience which can boost their confidence. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young ladies to display their skills in front of a global audience. 

To make a difference, we rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community. We would be most grateful for any donations or sponsorships.  Your support is essential to the completion of our latest projects, and we will gladly keep you updated regarding our progress should you wish. 

Please contact us at if you can support our efforts to make a difference in the community.

Thank you so much for your kind consideration of our request, and we hope to hear from you soon.

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Yolanda Wallace, CEO/Founder is an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago who moved to the United States at a very young age.  Yolanda is currently a Registered Nurse, which shows her compassion for the welfare of others. 
Yolanda started the Miss Caribbean US Beauty Pageant in 2000, as the President and CEO, where she held the dream that one day this pageant will become a masterpiece.  
"On behalf of the Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant's executive board, I welcome all to you today with love. It is an hour to have you here with us as we celebrate the 21st Annual Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant! We truly appreciate your support. As we come together to share a common vision and hope to continue on our individual journeys with a renewed motivation to inspired others. The goal of the Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant is to teach and encourage young women to develop leadership skills and a strong awareness of the arts, culture, and diversity of their native islands. The pageant serves as a platform to promote a positive image of the Caribbean, while propagating the unity that is necessary to sustain a vibrant Caribbean community. Therefore, we must take this opportunity to recognize the hard work of the Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant Contestants; without their dedication and ambition, this event would not be possible. We look forward to working with the 2021 queen to guide her in her role as a Caribbean ambassador."


Denise Samuel Pavlin, President born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and migrated to the United States at the age of 17. Denise was always involved in the Caribbean community. After moving from Brooklyn, NY to Philadelphia, PA, Denise became more involved after attending her first Miss Caribbean US in 2010. She was then asked to join the organization and was elated to take on the challenge.

"As the President of Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant, Inc., I have the honor of celebrating the transformational role of places like this —focused on the contestants, committed to excellence and social responsibility, small enough to be personal and welcoming, yet large enough to provide access and opportunity. Founded in 2000, Miss Caribbean U.S. offers young ladies the opportunity to develop their personal and intellectual skills. Over the years we have developed many changes to meet the needs of our contestants but have never lost sight of our mission—to prepare our contestants for an interconnected and constantly changing world. Our mission is to provide empowering opportunities for young women of Caribbean descent who are charity driven, have passion to proudly represent their arts and culture, and to become positive role models in society."

"As we celebrate our 21st anniversary year in 2021, I am so proud of the way Miss Caribbean U.S. meets these contestants where they are and takes them where they need to go, changing their lives in the process. As a contestant of the Caribbean U.S., know that we all are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential. From your first moments as a contestant to the day you walk across the stage to compete and join the ranks of our distinguished alumni, our board and committee will be with you every step of the way."

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Tamara Lawrence, Vice President is a nation St. Vincent and the Grenadines who migrated to the United States in 2002. Tamara has always had a passion for winning and one of her hidden talents is that she is very competitive. Tamara was crowned Miss Caribbean US 2009. She then went on to compete in The Miss Philadelphia pageant as the only black contestant to compete in the 2011 competition.

Tamara went on to secure a financial background in credit analytics where's she now works in fraud risk and payments for one of Philadelphia's top casinos.

Tamara has also been a mentor and coach to the contestants of the Miss Caribbean US Beauty Pageant since 2010, as she is also passionate in helping others succeed.  

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Andrew Pavlin is currently a Project Leader and engineer at Oracle. He has over 20 years of experience as a stage manager and theatrical lighting and sound designer. He is a former board member of Footlighters Theater on the Mainline.  Andrew also dedicates his time doing volunteer work in the Auxiliary Communications Service with the Chester County (PA) Department of Emergency Services.