Danisha Scott Wins Miss Jamaica World 2009 Fast Track Model Competition
With all the right model attributes – height, grace, style, striking facial features and charm, Miss Sealy Posturepedic- Danisha Scott, Miss Jamaica World contestant number 1 strutted her style into the hearts of the MJW Model Fast Track competition judges - Mr. Axel Stefan Gonzales – General Manager of Grand Palladium Resort and Spa, Mrs. Viviana Bentacur Gonzales wife of the GM and a former international model, MJW’s pageant committee members and former models themselves, Weston Haughton of Sandals International and Bev Corke of Port Royal Fashions. From her first step on to the stage Miss Scott became one of the clear favourites with the audience on hand to win the Fast Track Model Competition. The elated contestant was not only crowned The MJW Fast Track Model for 2009 which will see her receiving a cash prize and a modeling contract but more importantly she secured her spot as an automatic 10 top finalist in the upcoming Miss Jamaica World Coronation show to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus, August 22.
The Lady Hamilton Theater located at the exquisite 1056 room, 5 star property of Grand Palladium Resort & Spa – where the MJW Contestants were being hosted as the special guests of the GM and being treated to a Grand Palladium Weekend of fun, activities and relaxation - was the venue for the staging of this year’s Miss Jamaica World (MJW) Model Fast Track Competition sponsored by Soft Sheen Carson on Friday July 24.
The packed audience was treated to a fabulous show. The 18 MJW contestants individually and collectively modeled bikini swimwear by Mushrooms and original fashions by Port Royal Fashions Resort and Keena Linton Designs. The night’s programme ably managed by Master M.C. Paula Ann Porter Jones included performances from the hotel’s dance troop who did three choreographed high tempo dance routines and a Michael Jackson impersonator. For the Fast Track Model Competition the girls were judged on the following criteria; Style – how well the fashions were presented to the audience, grace on stage, personality in showcasing the pieces worn, technique and overall ability to work the stage and audience.
The Grand Palladium Resort guests were encouraged to cast their vote for the contestant of their choice by secret ballot as their votes formed part of the official judging process. Their winner was crowned ‘The People’s Choice’ and went to Contestant number 14 - Calee Scharschmdt – Miss Mandeville Orthodontic – Miss Jamaica World 2009 Western Queen and third place winner in the Fast Track Model Competition. The judges’ second place winner went to Miss O’Riley’s Rum Cream, Miss Kerrie Baylis another crowd favourite with strong modeling features, who has also had modeling experience prior to entering the Miss Jamaica World 2009 Competition.
The next stop on the girls’ hectic itinerary before coronation night will be Sunday August 9 at 1.00 pm at The Pegasus Hotel Poolside for the MJW 2009 Beach Beauty Fast Track Competition. Tuesday August 11 the girls will be at the Fiction Lounge in Market place for the Finals of the MJW 2009 Fast Track Talent Competition. The final Fast Track Competition - MJW 2009 Sports will be on Wednesday August 10. All Fast Track winners automatically secured their position as finalist in the top ten on coronation night. Thursday August 13, the girls will be VIP Guests at The Rotary Club of Kingston’s weekly Luncheon meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and in the evening will make an appearance at the Acropolis Gaming & Entertainment Centre – Barbican for “Happy Hour”. Rehearsal and training continue daily until the grand Coronation show on Saturday August 22, 2009 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Ballroom.
Along with the management team, ensuring that this year’s staging is a success are Major Sponsors Soft Sheen Carson (WI) Inc, Supreme Ventures Limited and Jergens, in association with franchise holders, The Spartan Health Club. Media partners The Gleaner, TVJ, JNN and RETV.
Contestant sponsors Optimum Care, Acropolis Gaming and Entertainment Centre, Jergens, Logo Stitch, OCS Electrical & Lighting, O’Riley’s Rum Cream, Foska Oats, Optical Solutions, Ramson’s, Empire Supermarket, Digi-View Security, Grace Instant Porridge, Dunn’s Electrical, Mandeville Orthodontic, Guardian Insurance Brokers, Tashmay’s Fashions, Betta Spring Water and Sealy Posturepedic.