Miss SVG hopefuls ready to ‘put best foot forward’
Local Vibes
May 14, 2010
Miss SVG hopefuls ready to ‘put best foot forward’

The ten contestants in this year’s Miss SVG pageant are ready, and judging from the crowd response at last week’s carnival launch, the show is shaping up to be one for the books.{{more}}

Hundreds flocked to the Chamber of Commerce Carpark in Kingstown on May 2, with the hope of getting the first glimpse of the beauties who will vie for the coveted crown on May 29 at Carnival city, Victoria Park.

The ladies introduced themselves to the audience and were sashed by their respective sponsors.

However, the ladies have their work cut out for them leading up to the show, starting with a “Meet the media” session tomorrow at Young Island from 9am-12pm, which will be followed by a guest appearance at the Interbank Sports Meet at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex at 2pm.

The ladies will hit road on the Windward end of the island on May 16, which will commence at the Peace Memorial Hall and ends in Georgetown. An open interview session will be held at CDC’s conference room at Victoria Park on May 17, at 4pm, which will be followed by live radio interviews.

Visits are also scheduled to the Schools for Children With Special Needs and the Helping Hands Centre on May 19. The official motorcade around Kingstown will take place on May 22 and the ladies are expected to visit Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on May 26.

The contestants are: Bonnie Allicot (Miss Metrocint General Insurance), Kimieisha Bailey (Miss Darcheville Construction Equipment Ltd), Haida Creese (Miss Hafran Caribe Ltd), Anna Ellis (Miss LIME), Jodesia John (Miss Super 6), Aphesha Matthews (Miss Rent and Drive), Ashelle Morgan (Miss Jergens), Shanon Murphy (Miss Lotto), Patsy Richards (Miss Agricultural Input Warehouse) and Joeverne Webb (Miss Caribbean Imaging Medical Centre).

Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday, chairperson of the Beauty Shows Committee, Cheryl Rodriguez, said the young ladies’ preparations are coming along nicely and patrons can look forward to a great show.

“This is the pageants, of all pageants, and we have to put our best foot forward and deliver on May 29,” Rodriguez stated.

Apart from vying for the crown, an $80,000, three-year scholarship to the University of the West Indies is up for grabs. The 1st Runner-up will receive $5,000, 2nd runner-up $3,000, and all other contestants $1,000 each.

Reigning Miss SVG is Miss Darchville Construction Construction Equipment Ltd, Veronique Williams, of Chateaubelair. (KW)