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Social media protest over Kaci Fennell fifth place in Miss Universe

Published:Monday | January 26, 2015 | 9:31 AM
Kaci Fennell - File

Social media users started a raging protest on Twitter last night after Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell was placed fifth in the Miss Universe pageant.

At the announcement inside the Florida International University Arena in Doral, Miami, there were shouts of boos and disappointment.

Soon after, a picture began circulating on social media showing a group of contestants hoisting the Miss Jamaica on their shoulders, in an apparent endorsement for her.

By the end of the competition last night, the hashtag Miss Jamaica was trending on Twitter.

Fennell, who was an early crowd favourite reaped loud cheers when she was named to the top five for the first question to be posed to her by one of the judges.

Fennell would face another nerve-racking moment when a viewer's question was posed to her querying her country’s most important contribution to the world.

Fennell said music through Bob Marley and athletics through World Record Holder Usain Bolt are Jamaica's most significant contribution to the world.

Miss Colombia was named Miss Universe and Miss United States, first runner up or second place.

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