After a decade of active involvement in beauty pageants in the western region of Jamaica, the organizers, patrons and well-wishers have now seen it fit to label him PAGEANT AMBASSADOR. Mr. Ramchandani has been involved in beauty pageants for over Twenty Five years and has been a major sponsor in several beauty pageants before he became a franchise holder. It was in the year 1993 that Mr. Ramchandani was first invited to participate in Ms. Jamaica Cornwall as a sponsor. Mr. Ramchandani responded well to the invitation and became a major sponsor.
After a year of mingling with the beauties, it seem that Mr. Ramchandani’s penchant for beauty grew rapidly and it was quite clear that nothing short of a hands on involvement would satisfy him. His first year of participation was so inspiring, helpful and fulfilling that greater responsibilities was being drafted to vest into him. For instance, the first pageant which he staged in Montego Bay, which was Ms. City of Montego Bay in 1996 was a very successful event and because of the success hype pomp and ceremony which accorded the event that year was so highlighted that even the organizers of Ms. Caribbean Queen International provided a contract for him in 1997 also, he was awarded the franchise for Ms World Cornwall which he did until the year 2000. Mr. Ramchandani’s knowledge and remarkable taste of pageant materials soon qualified him for the position of chief judge on any beauty queen panel.
His service was soon sought everywhere including Ms. Jamaica Middlesex, Miss Sandals Beaches Negril, Ms. Wyndhan, Ms. Community College and the National Festival Queen (1998 – 1999) However, by the following year, Mr. Ramchandani once more resigned from all major franchises and was probably expected, knocks could be heard pounding on his door(so to speak) once more as organizers got together to have the great man restored on the throne.
In 2001 -2002 he took over the staging of Ms Jamaica World Cornwall which was a success story and later resigned from all pageants.
The year 2003 found Mr. Ramchandani taking over the Ms. Jamaica Universe Cornwall which was another successful event with this in mind he decided to launch his own beauty pageant.
Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant is the brainchild of Mr. Lachu Ramchandani, which he is very proud to say, had 17 girls from all over the world to participate in the event, and the show was a very successful one and because of the overwhelming response he have been getting request from a lot of non commonwealth countries to enter the pageant, as he was restricted to only 54 countries of the commonwealth , he had decided to target the whole world without restricting any country ,Miss Commonwealth Beauty Pageant has now change title to Miss Global International.
Miss Global International Motto is “ UNITING THE WORLD THROUGH BEAUTY AND TOURISM” Pursuant to accomplishing it’s mission – The Miss Global International Beauty Pageant (MGI) attracts ladies from across the globe whose intelligence, poise, awareness, personalities and drive helped to boost our tourism industry in particular and our economy in general. They are given a tour of the island mostly focusing on the various tourist attractions and taken on courtesy calls to the Governor General,Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and various heads of Government of Jamaica during their five day stay along with grooming, rehearsals, talent show etc.,
Miss Global International is becoming one of the most recognized pageants throughout the local and International community. It is a positive pageant and by association our partners help to spread the feeling of good will and help boost Tourism in the respective countries.After staging the pageant in Jamaica for the past ten years Mr. Ramchandani has decided to move to other countries. The pageant moved overseas in 2008 to the UK where Trinidad won, 2015 to Trinidad & Tobago and Australia won and also in 2016 to the Dominican Republic where Brazil cop the title which was a tremendous opportunity to sell brand Jamaica and create more awareness for the international pageant. We also have Queens from Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Singapore, Martinique, Canada etc and our reigning queen is from Guyana. The show was brought back to Jamaica in 2017 and was hosted at Hotel RIU.
The pageant has always been endorsed by Jamaica Tourist Board, Governor General , Prime Minister and community leaders of Jamaica . Each year the contestants donate a gift item from their country which is auctioned for charity and this year the Jamaica Association for the Deaf will benefit from part proceeds from both pageants, Miss Global Jamaica and Miss Global International.
The local leg of the pageant is held annually and this year will be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium on June 29th. The winner get to participate in the international leg which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on September 28th.2019
The pageant has been hosted by Lachu Ramchandani O.D. J.P. over the years and for the past three (3) years he has handed over the reigns to his daughter Neelam Ramchandani who is now the Director of Miss Global Jamaica and Vice President of Miss Global International. Mr. Ramchandani is extremely proud of her as she has made great strides with the pageant. She has used her expertise and knowledge to take the pageant to a much higher level both locally and internationally. This year show will be aired live on local television and streamed worldwide so stay tuned to witness an awesome event .