Remembered best as the champion of the 1986 Miss World pageant, this model was the second Trinidad and Tobago-born international beauty contest winner. She later pursued a career as a communications executive.
She and her three siblings were raised in Port of Spain and San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.
Her Miss World earnings funded her undergraduate education at the University of London.
Her marriage to Heathcliff West resulted in sons named Kye and Kristof.
She defeated future Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry in the 1986 Miss World pageant (Berry finished sixth in the competition).