Kabrena Robinson claims talent crown
THE night of September 1, 2012 was one to remember, as the Chillin Flavoured Water Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented TEEN Grand Coronation was held at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre.
The 2011 queen, Miss Aba Sykes and her first runner-up, Miss Candise Bulli, started the spectacular evening with the welcome and opening remarks. Thereafter, the talented contestants were presented to the public for the first time that evening, in their opening piece entitled 'Colour Splash'. The theme this year was 'Colours' and they displayed the theme creatively in their colourful outfits.
After the debut of the contestants, two beautiful hosts made their appearance, Miss Roneisha James and dancehall diva Raine Seville. These two beautiful ladies were dressed in gowns sponsored by Bling Bling.
After getting comfortable on the stage, the hosts wasted no time and jumped right into the most entertaining segment of the night, the talent section. The 23 contestants were ready to wow the crowd with their talents, and without a doubt most of the talents were outstanding, entertaining and also meaningful. A few of the contestants received standing ovations and calls for an encore.
Following a short intermission, the contestants made their next appearance showing off their evening wear. One by one, they made their way to the stage, which the hosts alternately read each contestants biography. With no hesitation, the sectional prizes were announced.
The People's Choice Award was awarded to Joan-Sayah Dixon (Miss Soft Sheen Carson), Most Involved which went to Shannon Johnson (Miss Shalk Electronics Security Ltd), Best Advertisement went to Nascine Morris (Miss Torpedo Loan Investment) these were the three fast-track competitions which automatically placed these three ladies in the top 10.
Other sectional prizes were awarded, Kabrena Robinson (Miss Waves Tropical Escape) walked away with Best Talent and Most Congenial, Oshin Morgan (Miss Axe Anarchy) received the first runner-up talent award, Afryea Cox (Miss NPG Insurance Brokers Ltd) snatched the award for Most Aware, Sharol Shaw Codling (Miss Fabulous Trendz) received the walkathon and Academic award), Most disciplined awards went to Shaquella Headley (Miss SunCity Radio Fm) and Beauty Brooks (Miss Smartchoice Hardware). Also nine contestants received awards for punctuality.
After all these awards, the rest of the top 10 was finally announced, completing the top 10 was Safiya Miller (Miss Skittles), Oshin Morgan (Miss Axe Anarchy), Shamar Falconer (Miss Clean and Clear), Jevoi Harvey (Miss Liquid Herbal Nitro), Kabrena Robinson (Miss Waves Tropical Escape) Afryea Cox (Miss NPG Insurance Brokers Ltd), and Anecia Robinson (Miss Sophia's Boutique). The question and interview section immediately followed, some girls managed to respond to their questions with ease whereas others found it a bit of a challenge and struggled to answer or making some grammatical errors.
The top 10 were given an opportunity to calm down before the top five were announced, which the audience was entertained by the trilling sounds of the Mennonite Melodies and an energetic performance by the dance group Card Unit. Aba Sykes thereafter took her final walk as the reigning queen and it was time for the top five to be announced.
Fifth place went to Jevoi Harvey (Miss Liquid Herbal Nitro). Joining her on the stage at fourth was Afryea Cox (Miss NPG Insurance Brokers Ltd), the second runner-up Shannon Johnson (Miss Shalk Electronics Security Ltd) was then called to the stage followed by the first runner up Oshin Morgan (Miss Axe Anarchy) and without a doubt, the crowd screaming her name, the winner of the Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented TEEN 2012 was none other than Kabrena Robinson (Miss Waves Tropical Escape).
The crowd was pleased with the outcome of the top five and the winner. Miss Kabrena Robinson was flooded with prizes such as a trophy from the KSAC, gift baskets from Black Opal Cosmetics, Clean & Clear, Listerine, TEEN Bling, Curves, and Carimed.
She also received a laptop from Royal Computers, a cash prize and the main trophy from Chillin Flavored Water, among others.
Kabrena Robinson, Miss Jamaica Caribbean Talented TEEN 2012, moves on to St Kitts in December to represent Jamaica in the Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Competition. The organisers are confident that she will take home the Caribbean crown.