18 year-old Isabel Dalley of Jamaica admits to being a tomboy. But after winning Miss Universe Jamaica 2016 last September, it has suddenly pushed her to the limelight in a way that required shedding off all those engine-changing and football-playing hobbies in exchange for gowns, heels and a whole lot more of the glamorous stuff. This future Marine Biologist, though, is ready for the challenge. She will arrive in Manila next month a completely transformed young woman.
Here is part of the 411 on Isabel as reported by the Jamaica Gleaner:
True, Isabel spent part of her teenage years being bullied for her height. “I can remember always trying to bend in pictures to be the same height as my friends, and continuously slouching to seem shorter.” But now, she is fully aware of her advantages and is only too happy not having to wear platforms just to add up to her vertical plus.
“At six feet two inches tall, Isabel Dalley stood out from the other competitors to cop the coveted title of Miss Universe Jamaica. The 18-year-old is not your average beauty queen. As a matter of fact, she is what most considers a tomboy.
Born in Fairfield and raised in Montego Bay, Dalley enjoyed a well-rounded childhood impacted largely by four persons. “When I was younger, I lived with my grandparents, who were always there to guide me. My grandmother enriched my love for cooking and baking. Every evening when I went home, she was always making something delicious in the kitchen, from chocolate cake to fresh bread and cookies. And my grandfather would try to get me to learn golf because he said I had the right build,” Dally told Flair. She added, “He would introduce me to other cultures via movies from all the around the world.”
Watch Isabel in this video courtesy of The Jamaica Gleaner:
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