St. John’s Antigua- It did not draw a full house for reasons unknown, but for those in attendance at last night’s pre-show of the Jaycees Caribbean Queen Competition, it was a grand affair!
Fifteen contestants, all Caribbean queens in their own right, took to the stage in three segments – swimwear, talent and evening dress.
The three segments were judged last night, yes, but it won’t be until friday night on the stage of the finals at Carnival City that the winners would be announced.
Following a red carpet affair from 6:30 pm, the audience was well served with beauty and brawn displayed in colourful bikinis draping slender, toned bodies as well as elegantly stylish evening gowns.
Some dresses bore plunging necklines while others carried dangerously low back cuts and even see through fabric.
There were a few high slits too.
In all the glitz and glamour the Caribbean women showed poise, grace and elegance.
Talent cannot be forgotten.
“Exceptional” aptly describes the performances that were on display. From Miss Barbados’ soulful rendition of Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You” to Miss St Croix’ baton tricks and ballet moves, the audience was never starved of rich talent.
Then there was Miss Anguilla’s unusual musical instrument upon which she played the Ave Maria ballad. Find out about that instrument and much more in tomorrow’s edition of The Daily OBSERVER.
The delegates are Zoe Trotman representing Barbados; Susan Castano, of the Dominican Republic; recently crowned Miss Antigua Carnival Queen Ranee Laronde; St Croix’ Ashley Massiah; St Vincent & the Granadines contestant Carice Glasgow and Anguilla’s candidate Olufunmike Devonish.
Additionally, there’s Claris Yearwood representing Montserrat and Kaliah Huggins for St Kitts/Nevis; Kiswana Geoffard of Guyana; Abigail Hyndman hope to take the title home to the British Virgin Islands; St Lucia’s Roxanne Nicholas is praying for the win and so is Dominica’s Nadira Lando; Krystle Daley represents Jamaica; Jurnalis Henson is participating for Curacao and Davia Chambers wants the Crown to go to Trinidad & Tobago, her native land.