St. John’s Antigua- The 2012 Jaycees Queen show is expected to bring significant changes that are aimed at improving the overall production, a release from organisers said.
The Jaycees Caribbean Queen Shown, now in its 51st year, is slated for Friday August 3.
The committee has announced the introduction of an elimination process in this year’s pageant, where on the night of the show only the 10 best will go forward and then a further selection of the top five contestants for the final elimination process.
In previous shows, all contestants would be required to compete in each segment, rendering the production lengthy.
This year, a release from organisers said, a pre-show would be scheduled to facilitate the elimination process.
Also, coming soon this month is the launch of the official website www.jayceesqueenshow.com.
The changes come as a result of recommendations from the public and challenges the show has encountered over the last few years.
“As we continue to honour the last tenet of our creed, ‘Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life,’ this year’s committee will seek to align the show to participate in the United Nation System contributing to the Millennium Development Goal #3 ‘Empower Women,’” the communiqué read.
“Invitation letters have already been sent out inviting young ladies from the region to participate in this grand affair. Based on the responses received to date, the intended participants will bring life to our theme, ‘A Galaxy of Enchanted Royalties,’ with our tagline being – ‘empowering women through pageantry.”’
The 2011 Jaycees Caribbean Queen is Iantavian Queeley of St Kitts.
JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organisation of young active citizens ages 18 to 40, who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.