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Issia Thelwell is Miss Jamaica World Cornwall

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Twenty-four-year-old Issia Thelwell, who wore the sash Miss Tropical Bliss, was last Thursday crowned Miss Jamaica World Cornwall 2018 during a glitzy coronation show held at Pier One in Montego Bay.

Thelwell, who is the 2015 Miss St James Festival Queen and was the first runner-up in the final of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen competition that year, also won the sectional prizes of Most Aware and Most Photogenic.

First runner-up was Candice Williams, Miss Jamaica Citadel Insurance Brokers, while Keronica Lewis, Miss Troupe & Company, took the second-runner spot.

Other sectional prizes went to Williams, who was adjudged the Most Talented; Zoya Brackett, Best in Swimwear; while Most Congenial went to Lewis.

“I feel very accomplished. I can't say that I feel proud, because it wasn't an individual effort. I got help in every area I can think of,” said an elated Thelwell.

The event was the first to be held on the newly extended platform at Pier One, which made for an excellent production.

The 10 beauties made appearances in casual wear, swimwear and formal wear, before the question and answer and talent segments.

Thelwell will represent the county of Cornwall in the national final of the contest, set for the Jamaica Pegasus on September 1. She expressed confidence in doing well at the finals.

“I feel excited about going to the finals. I think I know what the franchise holders and the board of directors are looking for, and I am capable of delivering that, but at the same time. I won't be complacent, so I will be working on the areas that I need to improve on,” she explained.

— Mark Cummings

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