In a musical gala spectacle, Sara Lawrence, Miss Crane Ridge Resort was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2006. First princess is Christelle Harris, Miss Diet Ting and second princess is Zahra McGraham, Miss Empire Supermarket. MissJamaicaWorld.com got to sit down with the new queen just moments after she was crowned. She was still beaming with joy and her bright smile showed how much she was excited about being chosen.
MJW.com: Sara, firstly congratulations from MissJamaicaWorld.com.
Sara: Thank you very much
MJW.com: Sara, how did you feel going into the competition tonight?
Sara: I actually felt quite peaceful, knowing that God has a plan for me whatever the outcome. The nerves were there, but God’s presence calmed me.
MJW.com: What went through your head when they called your name as Miss Jamaica World 2006?
Sara: I kept on saying “Thank you God, Thank you God.” It was such a surreal experience it felt like a dream.
MJW.com: You received a lot of support from the crowd during the show. How did that make you feel?
Sara: I was so appreciative of it especially since it kept building as the show progressed and I realized that it was no longer just my family and friends.
MJW.com: Any plans yet as about your reign?
Sara: I am taking a year off from my studies to commit myself fully to my reign. I have just completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and will enter Medical School in September 2007. I plan to be an ever-present Miss Jamaica World, available to fulfill my responsibilities to the national community.
MJW.com: Are there any specific areas that you plan to work in this year?
Sara: I have been participating in Outreach programmes through my church for many years, so I plan to use that means to aid “inner-city” youth.
MJW.com: Terri-Karelle Griffith, Miss Jamaica World 2005, was very close to the contestants throughout the pageant. What is your relationship with her?
Sara: Terri is a wonderful person. She has been an inspiration to all the contestants and we appreciated her always being present to give advice and support.
MJW.com: How do you feel about going to the Miss World pageant?
Sara: I am taking this very seriously: I am going to give it my all and represent Jamaica to the best of my ability.
MissJamaicaWorld.com congratulations Sara and wishes her the best for the time of her reign.
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