Gate receipts for the Miss SVG 2022 show exceeded $100,000, the first time this has happened in many years.
This, according to Chair of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) Ricardo Adams, who made the disclosure while addressing the prize giving ceremony for Vincymas 2022, held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at the Victoria Park.
Describing the Miss SVG show as one of the bright spots for the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) in 2022, Adams praised the show’s organizing committees.
“… kudos to the Beauty Shows Committee and the Shows and Marketing Committee of the CDC for putting on a fantastic show. I can tell you that for the first time in many, many years, we surpassed the $100,000.00 mark at the gates, and we had one of the largest turnouts.”
The show, which was held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, made a return after a three-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the eruption of La Soufriere volcano.
“So notwithstanding the challenges, we were very happy to report that in terms of the persons turning out, and the gate receipts, we were very pleased with the Miss SVG.”
The show saw participation by eight contestants and was won by Miss Lotto, 21-year-old Jada Ross.
FROM LEFT: CEO of Carnival Development Committee Ashford Wood and National Lotteries Authority Chairman Murray Bullock.