As plans are being made for the August 31st grand coronation, “finalists in Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) Beauty and Wellness Pageant will be going through an intensive routine”, the director of the Miss Universe Jamaica Organisation, who is the franchise holder of the pageant, Mark McDermoth said.
There will be a major focus on wellness this year and the preparation process will cover various areas, still including deportment, etiquette, stage presentation, communications and interview techniques. “Tutorials in makeup, hygiene, personal care, skincare and deportment will be given by product providers”, he added.
This year the winning contestant will need to be well enough to be of service in nation-building and they’ll need to be of service to the MUJ Organisation.
At a media launch at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort &Spa in Kingston, 18 finalists were seen by the public for the first time after the elimination process that ended 2 weeks earlier.
The list of finalists are:
Fiona Dacosta- Miss Apollo Taxi
Annecia Morgan — Miss Dale Carnegie Training Institute
Deidrea Kelsey Jones — Miss Dunns
Chevonne Beadle (Miss Universe Jamaica Central) — Miss Heaven’s
Fesco Sian Connolly — Miss Black Radiance
Christina Samuels — Miss Thirsty Spirits
Jenelle Baldie — Miss Trend Steppaz
Sasha Henry — Miss Eden Gardens Wellness Resort Spa
Iana Tickle Garcia (Miss Universe Jamaica North West) — Miss Rose Hall Developments
Aiysha Hemmings — Miss Curves
Terina Dryden — Miss D’Marie Institute
Yanique Morgan — Miss Jamaica Postal Service
Umeko Chin — Miss ER Designs
Imani Jenkins — Miss Ettenio
Toni Ann Lalor — Miss Loud Fashion
Leah Hollingsworth — Miss Rixon OC Group
Christina Butler — Miss Bliss Bridal Boutique
Rochell Revers — Miss Kingston Graphics
The prizes for the winner include a cash prize of $3000,000 and an undergraduate tuition scholarship to the University of the District of Columbia, valued at US$64,000.