Cherelle Patterson crowned Miss Jamaica UK
It was a glittering night of fashion, beauty and entertainment at the annual Miss Jamaica UK pageant show at the Camden Centre, London.
Of the highlights, twelve beautiful young women representing their parents Parishes’ competed to be crowned Miss Jamaica UK. A capacity crowd bore witness to the occasion, which eventually saw contestant Cherelle Rose Patterson being crowned as the winner of Miss Jamaica UK 2013.
Starting the evening’s proceedings, fantastic singer Scorpio, a former finalist in the Miss Jamaica UK pageant 2010 warmed up the capacity crowd with her hit track ‘Make It Count’. (This single was recently played on Holly Oaks TV programme). Scorpio said: “It’s been a few years since I took part in the Miss Jamaica UK show so I do know what these girls are going through right now.”
In welcoming the girls the High Commissioner to Jamaica Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba said: “It is with great pleasure that I once again bring greetings to the organisers, contestants and supporters of the Miss Jamaica UK Pageant 2013.
I am pleased to see that after 24 years the Miss Jamaica UK Pageant continues to focus not just on the outward beauty of the contestants, but also promotes and encourages strong links between young women of Jamaican heritage and the rich history of the country of their parents and grandparents.
Let me commend Ms. June Dailey and her team, as well as sponsors, for continuing to maintain a Pageant of such strong tradition.
Backstage the contestants were putting the final touches on hair and make-up. Many had made new friends during the experience.
Ahead of the judges results Miss Jamaica UK 2013 contestants were welcomed back onto the stage for the awards ceremony which included Best Dressed, Most Facebook Likes , Positive Runway Model and People’s Choice.
Popular, Breanna Maragh was awarded a prize for ‘Most Facebook Likes’.
Deanne Kamille was awarded the prize of Jamaica UK Ambassador for Positive Runway Global model.
Speaking passionately about the role business and corporations have on Jamaica, Stephanie Prior walked away with ‘The People’s Choice’ award.
Of the twelve contestants the First Runner up was awarded to Michelle Stewart sponsored by Hair by Chi and representing the parishes St Mary and St Elizabeth (Jamaica).
The Second Runner up revealed as: Mirian Lee sponsored by Build It Merchant Limited.
After a nail biting moment the winner of Miss Jamaica UK 2013 was awarded to: Cherelle Rose Patterson.
Cherelle’s flawless make-up and hair was by celebrity styling duo Dionne Smith and Joy Adenuga.
Cherelle, 24 who is 5.9’ was sponsored by Miss Sugar Bar, her parents are from the parish of Manchester in Jamaica. Cherelle’s flawless make-up was by beauty duo Joy and Dionne Smith.
Amongst the distinguished guests was Miss Trinidad & Tobago UK CEO Mrs Angela Cox who said: “The calibre of contestants this evening is truly fantastic, it was very hard to pick a favourite or even a top three, the girls were absolutely fantastic.”
June Daily said: “I must take this time to thank those working tirelessly behind the scenes to help make tonight possible and I also extend my sincere gratitude to all of our sponsors. I also want to thank our and congratulate our previous beauty Queen for Jamaica 2012 Gemma Feare,for being such an outstanding ambassador.
Highlights from Miss Jamaica UK 2013
Singer songwriter Scorpio starts off the evening.
Contestants practice with choreographer Ruben ahead of the show.
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