Samantha Colas Crowned Miss Universe Haiti 2018
Samantha Colas was crowned as Miss Universe Haiti 2018 on July 5, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel. She succeeds Cassandra Chéry as the new Miss Universe Haiti and will now represent Haiti at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
During the same event, Merlie Fleurizard was crowned as Miss International Haiti 2018. She succeeds Caroline Minerve and will now represent Haiti at Miss International 2018, wherein Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia will crown her successor as the next Miss International. Meanwhile, Cristina Cadet Prosper was adjudged as the first runner up.
Haiti has been participating at the Miss Universe pageant in 1960 and has come closest to winning Miss Universe crown twice, once when Gerthie David was titled as the first runner up in 1975 and other being when Raquel Pélissier was adjudged as the first runner up in 2016. Haiti is yet to bag the first Miss Universe crown.