Carlene Smith

(1973 on) – Original Dancehall Queen

Carlene Smith was Jamaica’s first Dancehall Queen. She was crowned in 1992 after she and her crew competed against well-known models. There had been other Dancehall Queens before her, but she was the first to garner national attention. Smith can be seen in the 1992 music video for the Chaka Demus & Pliers song ‘Murder She Wrote’ and also featured on other music videos.

The original and the best. At Stone Love, House of Leo on Thursday nights in the 1990s. Carlene was the main attraction. Her outfits, dancing and charm were golden. She was an inspiration to just be yourself and be fabulous. Anyone can be a star!

Lucy Davies

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Image from the Jamaican Gleaner

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