Student Deanna Robbins was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2012 on Saturday night. She was a crowd favourite throughout the evening's presentation, the 21-year-old seemed shocked when her name was called as the new queen edging out 19 other beauties. Robbins will be representing Jamaica at Miss World in Inner Mongolia, China, on August 18.
"I'm speechless," she said while still shaking due to nerves.... I am truly proud of this win." Robbins looks forward to representing Jamaica at Miss World and hopes to add to the Jamaica 50 celebrations.
Earlier in the evening, it was a tight race to the finish as all the contestants took to the stage with poise during the swimwear and evening wear segments. They all held their own though some fared better than others during the dreaded interview segment. At the end of the night, second place went to the immensely-popular 24-year-old registered nurse Trishauna Clarke, while the statuesque Rashida Beckford took the third spot. Shona Bewley was fourth and Lauren McKay completed the top 5.
The Top 10 finalists were completed by Adrianna Bryan, Kelly-Ann Diedrick, Chevell Powell, Claudiann Berry and Lauren McClure.
Sour note of the evening was with the choice of hosts as they lacked the experience and energy to carry off what should eb a aprestigious show. Hosts. Broadcasters Regina Beavers and Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr proved almost to be the undoing of the show. They lacked the chemistry required of effective hosts and this led to their delivery being flat and disconnected. The organisers were clearly going for young, fresh faces, and this is understandable. However, the pair lacked the authority required to pull the proceedings together.