Channelle Zamore tops UWI pageant

By Kevin Jackson
Observer Writer

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Channelle Zamore, 20-year-old The University of the West Indies medical student, was crowned Miss Elsa Leo Rhynie Hall at the Old Dramatic Theatre, on the Mona campus, last Saturday.

Now in its second staging, the occasion was held under the theme 'Black Excellence'.

Twelve students from the tertiary institution vied for top spots and were judged on awareness, service to the community, and athleticism.

“The objective of the pageant was to help girls build their confidence and awareness. Also, to find a Towers Ambassador, who represents beauty, intelligence and service,” said Adrian Samuda, a member of the organising committee.

After introducing themselves to the fair-sized crowd, the girls appeared in swimwear and then evening wear. There were performances from the top-five talent pieces.

“I entered this pageant to grow and to unlock my unknown potential. Therefore, I decided to step out and try something new. I definitely grew and my confidence was further developed. I also learnt a few valuable things like patience, wisdom and understanding. I definitely achieved my overall objective from the pageant,” Zamore told the Jamaica Observer.

Her runners-up were: Abigail Nankoo (a medical sciences student, who finished in second place) and Keithryl Miller (a pure and applied sciences student, who placed third).

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