By Brian Bonitto
Associate Editor —
Auto & Entertainment

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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ALL is set for tonight's staging of the Miss Jamaica World Grand Coronation Show at the National Indoor Sport Centre in St Andrew.

Eighteen finalists will be vying for the coveted title of Miss Jamaica World 2017 and a chance to win the $1-million cash prize.

Kandi King, pageant director of Miss Jamaica World, said everyone's raring to go.

“The girls are ready, the judges are ready... everything is ready. The girls are excited,” King told Jamaica Observer yesterday.

The finalists — who made their first public appearance at the Sovereign Centre in St Andrew earlier this month — are: Shantel Gardner, Kadejah Anderson, Brianne St Juste, Jaavonne Taylor, Latoya Tingle, Solange Sinclair, Amaya Lewis, Megan McNaughton, Rochelle Duncan, Sukanya Wilmot, Alana Pennant, Alyssa Boothe, Sasha Henry, Leah Hollingsworth, Jeneque Pinnock, Melissa Douglas, Deidre McKenzie, and Sashell McKenzie.

According to King, this year's contestants are all talented and she lauded them for their camaraderie.

“We have a talented bunch and it'll be anybody's guess as to who will wear the crown!” said King.

The winner will represent the country at the international final scheduled for the Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, in China on November 18.

The pageant director promises an exciting show for patrons attending this evening's event.

“We'll have Yendi Phillips (Miss Jamaica World 2007) and social media personality Quite Perry as co-hosts, as well as Romain Virgo and Nesbeth in performance,” she said.

The youngest winner of televised talent competition Digicel Rising Stars, Virgo has grown into a bonafide lovers' rock singer. He is known for hits including I Am Rich In Love, Stay With Me and Don't You Remember. Nesbeth is known in music circles for his positive music message. His hits include Success Story, Board House and the smash hit My Dream.

Presented by Spartan Health Club, Miss Jamaica World pageant sponsors include 876 Blue Mountain Spring Water, Melia Braco Village, Executive Motors/Mazda, Maybelline Cosmetics, ORS Hair Care, Maxie Dept Stores, Eyeland Eyewear, Dolphin Cove, and Charles Whittington Collections — the official shoe sponsor.




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