- September 27, 2019
- NICIL Communications Unit
Skeldon Heritage Resort
Nine beautiful, intelligent young ladies will vie for the crown at the inaugural Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort Pageant, which will be staged at the Skeldon Heritage Resort (formerly the Skeldon Sugar Estate) on October 5, 2019.
This event will see the young ladies competing in four categories: intelligence, talent, resort wear, and evening wear as they compete for the crown and several attractive prizes. The theme of the pageant is “Diversity” and this theme was fuelled by the fact that the contestants are from diverse backgrounds.
The young ladies who hail from communities in and around Skeldon have all expressed confidence that they would do well, and sparks are set to fly among two sisters who are competing head to head in the pageant.
Pageant coordinator Linden Murray, who is the mastermind behind the initiative, said that it was over a year ago that he conceptualised the event and he felt confident that if executed, the response would be very good. He explained that after being entrusted with the management of the Resort, he decided to use the Pageant as a marquee event.
Murray disclosed that when a call was made for contestants the organisers were very heartened by the response they received. However, some of the prospective delegates were unable to go further owing to the limited sponsorship opportunities in the area.
The contestants include Chovesha Tahal, 22, a television presenter and marketing agent at Channel 19 TV station; Renee France, 15, who hails from the Amerindian community of Siparuta, and Ishieka Nowrang, 18, currently employed as a cashier at Muchies Fast Food outlet.
Competing as well are 15-year-old India Laljit, who is currently a student at Skeldon Line Path Secondary School; Lalita Laljit, who is the younger sister of Indira and 19-year-old Natoya Rawlins, who is considered one of the two veterans among the contestants owing to the fact that she has contested six pageants already, winning three.
Atasha Pantlitz, 19, is the other veteran, who like Rawlins has competed in six pageants. Despite only winning two crowns, she is very confident of taking home the inaugural Miss Skeldon Heritage Resort Pageant crown.
Latisha Boyce, 19, who is eagerly awaiting competition night to showcase her stuff, is currently pursuing studies in her quest to become a human resources officer. That aside, in the line-up also is 16-year-old Felicia Reece, a Fifth Form student at Skeldon Line Path Secondary, where she will be writing seven subjects at next year’s CSEC exams.
Meanwhile, the young ladies are being taken through their paces by popular pageant trainer Simeon Burnett, who is also a television host of the popular Channel 19 programme in Berbice, “Music Mix”.
Tickets for the pageant are already on sale at a cost of $1000; music for the event would be provided by Uprising Sound Systems. It was disclosed that a number of popular artistes and performers will also grace the stage and Berbicians, near and far, are guaranteed an exciting experience, come pageant night.