About

Culture. Pride. Excellence.

History

Founded in 2005, the Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant’s main objective was to expose the community to the tradition and heritage of Caribbean culture, while highlighting the talented, cultured and educated young women within our communities. In addition, we wanted to bring together the vastly different ancestries of the Caribbean and the Americas under our common bond of carnival, in order to pass on the tradition, love and understanding of its importance to future generations. 

The Miami Broward Carnival Pageant is a non-profit organization, dedicated to inspire young women to develop their individual strengths, values, community service, Caribbean and American cultures, and to be leaders in their community. The Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant awards to the winners scholarships and other prizes and with the support and contributions from local individuals, businesses and organizations the Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant is able to maintain this tradition.

The 13th Annual Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant will take place...

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Miramar Cultural Center artspark
2400 Civic center place
miramar, fl 33025

 

Become a contestant

Interested in becoming a contestant in the Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant? Last day to apply is August 15!

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Meet the Team

 
 
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Yolanda Henry

Yolanda Henry has served as the Executive Director of the Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant since 2005.  This organization was established to work with young ladies to develop their individual strengths and educate them about youth empowerment and mentoring, cultural awareness, anti-bullying, self-confidence, self-awareness and self-respect, public speaking, poise and etiquette and other life lessons.   These young ladies come from all over the Diaspora.  Through her organization Ms. Henry has conducted a back to school supply drive for schools in low income areas.  Over the past few years Ms. Henry has teamed up with different organizations and individuals throughout Trinidad and Tobago to distribute toys collected at her Annual Toy Drive in Miami. Ms. Henry is also very involved and active in the Caribbean community.  She has been involved in Carnival at the early age of 17 taking part in the production and playing Mas in Trinidad.  When she emigrated to Miami, she has been with the Miami Carnival since its inception in 1984.  Ms. Henry has been Miami Carnival Queen for several years and involved in the production of Mas here in Miami with Royalty Kids and the Band China. In June of 2016 Ms. Henry organized an event called WI Caribbean.  It allowed her to showcase Caribbean culture in the form of food, song, dance, music and arts and crafts.  She goes over and above to promote Caribbean culture here in Florida.

 
 
 

 
 
 

PAGEANT DIRECTOR

Kelly John

Kelly John has served as a Director of the Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant since 2005.  This organization was established to work with young ladies to develop their individual strengths and educate them about youth empowerment and mentoring, cultural awareness, anti-bullying, self-confidence, self-awareness and self-respect, public speaking, poise and etiquette and other life lessons.   Her mission is to build a mentoring program for these young ladies.  Through the organization Ms. John has assisted with their back to school supply drive for schools in low income areas.  Over the past few years Ms. John has teamed up with different organizations and individuals locally and in Trinidad and Tobago to distribute toys collected at their Annual Toy Drive in Miami. Ms. John is also very involved and active in the Caribbean community.  Ms. John is a Junior Bandleader in the Miami Broward Junior Carnival bringing a Band, Royalty Kids.