Keecia Ellis wins prestige pageant
A star studded audience attended the Miss Jamaica UK 2011 pageant show at the Camden Centre in London. Of the three rounds which included swimwear, evening wear and general knowledge, Keecia Ellis daughter of legendary vocalist Alton Ellis walked away with the title of Miss Jamaica UK 2011.
Keecia was presented with the crown from the beautiful out-going Beauty Queen Saleema Radford and Jamaica High Commissioner Rt.Hon Anthony Johnson. Speaking to Flyer, Keecia who represented J’J’s Wine Bar commented: “I was stunned when they called out my name; I wasn’t expecting it at all, it was a complete surprise.”
Keecia whose parents are from Trenchtown and St Thomas said: “I will honour my commitments to Jamaica and I will be a great Ambassador for Jamaica and Jamaicans Worldwide.”
First runner up was Sinead Smith who was representing Pak’s Cosmetics. Second runner up was Rashellee Wauchope-Kuku.
The 2011 competition has a special significance for Jamaican’s who will be celebrating their 50thIndependence. Keecia Ellis will rub shoulders with Jamaica’s Olympic team and meet delegates from around the World.
Miss Jamaica UK was founded by June Daley, make-up was by the award winning make-up artist Karen Salande and Chantell Graham.
Hosts included Andrew Clunis from the Jamaica High Commission and Celebrity Journalist Janelle Oswald.
Wearing a fab SS12 couture dress by Celeb Fashion Designer Romero Bryan, Janelle came close to upstaging contestants.
Contestants included: Allecia Hammond, Denise Latoya Manning, Dominique James, Ellesse Stewart, Keecia Ellis, Lakeeya Thompson, Leanne Holmes, Odette Campbell, Omealle Johnson, Portia Clarke, Rachelle Wauchope, Shamillia Griffiths, Shavan Parker, Simone Lindsay and Sinead smith.
The Miss Jamaica UK 2011 show began with the traditional swimwear round.
The second round included general knowledge and evening wear.
The Celebrity line-up included former Olympic High-Jumper Dalton Grant who was also a judge and Celeb fahion Editor / Shoe designer, Dionne Gooding, www.dionnegooding.com and sister Semone Gooding.
The former 2010 champion Salema Radford will be on our TV screens in the New Year was reported to have been a fantastic Ambassador for Jamaica.