American wins "Dance Hall Queen" title
The 11th winner of the annual "Dance Hall Queen" contest, held at the Pier One Complex, Montego Bay, holds the distinction of being the first American to win the competition.
Twenty three year old Michelle Young of Boston, USA, ecstatically proclaimed that she has never been so happy in her life. "I am going to cherish this moment for the rest of my life... I am on top of the world"
One other awardee, for Best Costume, was the crowd favourite, Tavia Morris, who initially, seemed to have been upstaging Young with her athletic movements. However, when the winner was announced the patrons applauded their approval.
The patrons were treated to an evening of top class entertainment; classic music from Pure Playazz Sound System, guest dancers and a fashion show featuring the latest designs from Big Head Clothing Store.
Jerry D hosted the give away section of the evening, where patrons had the chance to win sex toys, adult videos, condoms, a Blackberry phone and a component set.
Miss Westmoreland, Katrina Grant, wins "Festival Queen" title
Miss Westmoreland, Katrina Grant, won the highly coveted title of Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2008. The competition was held at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston on Sunday, July 28. Grant also copped the prize for the Best Performace, as well as Most Congenial contestant.
Even though Miss St. Catherine, Marsha Campbell, was the most popular contestant, with her every entrance receiving the most applauds and 'shout outs', the awards for 1st place runner up went to Miss Kingston and St. Andrew, Traci-Ann Wint, who was also voted Most Culturally Aware, while the 2nd runner up was Miss Manchester, Subrina Ward who was voted Most Poised.
Jennifer 'Jenni Jenni' Small and Dervan Malcolm hosted the evening events.