Brittany Lyons crowned Miss Jamaica World 2008


By: Jaide

themisscontest471178.jpgBrittany Lyons took the Miss Jamaica World crown at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, New Kingston.

Crowned by last year's winner, Yendi Phillips, the 19 year old Lyons came out on top over 15 other contestants.
Jade Grant and Marsha-Gay Reynolds were first and second runners-up respectively at the Olympic themed show titled 'In Search of Gold.'

Show hosts were Nadine Hunt and Adrian Atkinson and while the evening was full of exciting moments with contestants showcasing their abilities in various forms, there was the added stirring touch of master performances by the Stella Maris creative dance troupe, Soul 4 Soul and Angel.

One focus was on physique as always; so contestants strutt their stuff in gold bikinis and modeled sensuous top designs in evening wear.

However, the outlined aim of this pageant has always been to uplift women who participate; promoting individual development in all areas including self-worth and self-esteem.

Lyons, who is employed at The Body Shop Ltd., was a crowd favorite in the swimwear parade and she also won the 'Beach Beauty' award. Other awardees were Monique Daley who walked away with the 'SoftSheen Model' award, Raecine Williams – winning the 'Beauty with a Purpose' and Yanique Levy who came away with the 'Miss Jamaica World Sports' award.

With a life ambition to succeed in Fashion Marketing, Lyons wants to put her mark on the world through that industry.

Wearing the sash Miss Logo Stitch, Lyons was shocked when her name was announced. She had major support from especially her mom Marie-Claire Lyons, who in 1976 was a runner-up in the pageant where former Miss Jamaica and Miss World, Cindy Breakespeare was crowned.

There was some disappointment expressed by some onlookers, who wanted other crowd favourites like, Raecine Williams to have at least been included in the top three.