BASSETERRE, ST.KITTS(November 16th 2011): A total of Twelve (12) talented beauties are setand ready to rock the stage in this year’s 32nd annual DigicelHaynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant, slated to take place come 29th December, 2011.
On Wednesday afternoon, a launch ceremony for the pageant was held at the ZIZ TV of the ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) located at Springfield. The press conference carried live on both ZIZ radio and television.
It was officially revealed that Kittitian Megastar Infamus will be the headlining the 32nd edition of the Caribbean’s most prestigious pageant.
During the ceremony a sponsorship cheque to the tune of EC$ 40,000 was presented to Show Producer and Mr. Antonio Maynard by Digicel’s Marketing Manager, Mrs.Marsha Lindo-Chatterjee.
Vying for the prestigious crown this year are: Miss Saint Lucia- Kadijha Mason (16); Miss Nevis- Erica Doras (16) Miss Jamaica -Aba Sykes (18); Miss St.Kitts Siobhan Phipps (15); Miss USVI -Bailee Dukes (14); Miss Anguilla- Keivanée Lake (16); MissAntigua -Aalilyah Thomas (16);Miss Bahamas -Monesha Bowleg (15); MissBarbados -Sacha Clarke (16); Bermuda – Shaunte Simons (18); Miss British Virgin Islands – Ashellica Fahie (16 ) and Miss Grenada -Kande Duncan (16).
It was revealed that a total of 16 countries applied and expressed much enthusiasm in partaking in the world-class spectacle .
Mr. Maynard informed the launch and ceremony’s audience that for the first time this year, contestants and chaperon will be accommodated at the 4 star St.Kitts Marriott Hotel. Furthermore, he announced that in addition to the normal cash and tangible prizes, the queen and chaperone, this year, will be getting a 7-day cruise.
Additionally, along with a Blackberry phone compliments Digicel, the teen queen will also get a laptop.
Mrs. Lindo-Chatterjee congratulated Mr. Maynard and his team “on what we (Digicel)anticipate to be a fabulous production. You have a team of professionals who are hard working. Who are dedicated to the task and I’m quite sure that this year won’t be any different.”
A slide show presentation of this year’s contestants was shown accompanied by the tune ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ by easily St.Kitts-Nevis’ most popular act and the headline act for this years pageant Infamus.
Mr. Maynard praised the talent of Infamus. “The Haynes Smith organization is indeed proud to be presenting Infamus as our main special guest artiste for this year’s show. I believe that is a wonderful opportunity for him and for us. He’ll be showcased internationally and regionally of course on this particular show,” he remarked.
Maynard continued “We have had stars over the years as you know, this is a major feature of the pageant itself to (that is) to have a superstar come in and be the guest artiste such as Machel Montana, Claudette Peters and Allison Hinds. I believe that Infamus is on the same level to be honest with you and we’re proud that we’ve come to a stage where we could choose one of our own and trust me that night is going to be bacchanal night because KC5 Band will be providing the music and from yesterday rehearsals started and so Infamus will be tight in terms of his performance on the night . It’s going to be an excellent production from Infamus come right down with everything else especially Infamus performing infront of his home crowd,” he remarked.
Over the years in addition to those mentioned before , many renowned regional and international artistes have headlined the Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant including Jamesy P, Christopher Martin, Ziggy Rankin and Krosfyah’s Edwin Yearwood.
Mr. Maynard expressed much appreciation and gratitude to the title sponsor.
“Digicel and Haynes Smith have becomesynonymous with high quality and great performance and indeed continue to enjoythe strong synergy created between us for the past six years or so. We areindeed delighted to be continuing our longstanding and mutually beneficialrelationship with the official title sponsor-Digicel,” he stated.
The Texting Competition information and details wereannounced by Contestantand Activities Coordinator, Akilah Nisbett.
She informed that for Ms Photogenic Competition – Vote for the most photogenic contestant, and allowthe winner to win a high end, BlackBerry phone by texting ‘P’ plus the areacode of the country that the contestant represents to 1869764 TEEN (8336).
Example:text ‘P 869’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the St. Kitts Contestant or Example:text ‘P 264’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the Anguilla Contestant
For the Winner Prediction – Predict the winner of the Pageant correctly and win ahigh-end, Blackberry Phone from Digicel.
Example:text ‘W 869’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the St. Kitts Contestant and Example:text ‘W 264’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the Anguilla Contestant.
On the night of the show, for the Best Talent Text Competition, individuals(at home or at the show) are asked to vote for the contestant who they thinkperformed the best talent on the night of the show and allow the winner to wina BlackBerry.
Example:text ‘869’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the St. Kitts – Nevis Contestant orExample: text ‘264’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the Anguilla Contestant.
Texting contest participants should note that to text for Miss St.Kitts use area code 869 and to text for Nevis is code 469.
Example:text ‘P 869’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the St. Kitts and Example: text‘P 469’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the Nevis
Please note to text for St.Kitts please use area code 869, to text for Nevis please use code 469.
Example: text ‘P 869’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for theSt. Kitts or Example: text ‘P 469’ to ‘18697648336’ to vote for the Nevis
Infamus’ latest release for SUGAR MAS 40/40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFM1BLpdYaE&sns=fb