Miss Jamaica, Kerrie Baylis, has won the title of Miss Jamzone International 2012 in a very cultural ceremony held last evening at the National Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Guyana.
Louise Victor of St. Lucia secured the first runner up posiiton and Trevicia Adams of St. Kitts & Nevis copped the second runner up spot. The other girls in the top five were from Guyana, Ayana Harris, third runner up and Trinidad & Tobago, Renee Bhagwandeen, fourth runner up.
Baylis, 23, is an Insurance Underwriter. She recently graduated from the University of Surrey with a degree in law and hopes to continue with her studies. Kerrie say her life’s ambition is … “to be healthy and happy…happy in life, happy in love, happy in work.”
She is the second Miss Jamaica to be crowned at a Miss Jamzone International Pageant, the first was in 2010. She has won the first prize of US $10,000 and “bragging rights” for a year.
The Miss Jamzone International Pageant offered a refreshing insight into the sounds and cultures of the Caribbean countries that participated. The delegates took the audience on an extremely fascinating voyage to each of the countries represented through their cultural wear presentations, their country presentations, some through their fantasy swimwear and others through facets of their evening gowns.
Special prizes were also awarded to the following delegates: Miss Congeniality, awarded to Miss Guyana; Miss Body Beautiful, Miss Jamaica; Miss Fantasy Swimwear, Miss Guyana; Best Evening Gown, Miss Jamaica; Best Country Presentation, Miss Jamaica and Best Country Dress, Miss Jamaica.
The other Caribbean countries competing in the pageant were Miss British Virgin Islands, Jasmine Perez; Miss St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Shemon Baptiste; Miss Suriname, Elisa Tolud and our South American neighbour Miss Venezuela, Ivany Guzman.
The Miss Jamzone International pageant is a pageant coordinated by the Hits and Jams Entertainment Group as part of their Jamzone Summer Break activities. The pageant which was once local is now an international pageant engaging other Caribbean countries and cultures.
Photos compliments of Guyanalive