Nicosia Lawson is a beauty queen who represented the Cayman Islands in both Miss World 2008 and Miss Universe 2009. She previously placed 2nd runner-up in the 2000 Miss Teen Cayman Islands competition.
Nicosia was born in St. Vincent & the Grenadines on 4 April 1983 but grew up in the Cayman Islands.
She has represented the Cayman Islands as an athlete in netball and track and field as well as a youth ambassador (CARICOM Youth Ambassador (2006 to 2008)and at the 6th Commonwealth Youth Forum in Uganda in 2007).
Nicosia was signed with B&M Models in Toronto and Models International Management in Ottawa. She was featured in a fashion spread in Glow magazine in 2004.
In 2006 Nicosia started her own local women's magazine called Inspire.
Nicosia has continually expressed her passion for the fight against HIV/AIDS and has supported organizations that advocate education and prevention, research and legislation, capacity building and advocacy. She supports the Cayman Aids Foundation (CAF) and was trained as a National Trainer for the Cayman Islands' Red Cross 'Together We Can' Peer-to-Peer program.
She is currently working on a short documentary to education young people in the Cayman Islands about HIV/AIDS and has already launched Public Service Announcements encouraging young people to know their status.
She is also a member of the Rotaract Blue Club of the Cayman Islands and was the Director of International Service for 2007 to 2008.