The 62nd staging of the prestigious Miss World Pageant will take place on August 18th, 2012 in Ordos, China.
Fourteen (14) ladies will be representing the Caribbean in this year’s competition, which in total includes 122 beautiful ladies across the globe.
In 2003, Jamaica’s Lisa Hanna walked away with the Miss World title and Yendi Phillips placed 6th in 2007…how will we do this year?
So far in the ‘Challenge Events’, the Miss Panama and Miss Jamaica are in the Top 5 in Performing Talent along with Norway, Phillipines and China. Making the Semi-finals in the Beach Fashion ‘Top 40’ are, Trinidad, Jamaica and Martinique.
The Sports and Fitness takes place August 9th and the Top Model finals take place on August 12th of which Miss Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad have been selected. There will also be a Multi Media Award (promoting their country using Multi-Media Resources) and Beauty With a Purpose Award.
Get a peek of the Carib ladies below. You can preview all contestants on the Miss World You Tube page who will be competing on August 18th:
Trinidadian-American Actress, Writer/Producer Marjuan Canady known for her successful One-Woman play, ‘Girls’ Girls’ Girls’ is set to open her second solo play, “Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale”, directed by Natalie Carter.
Callaloo is quite a timely piece, as Trinidad will celebrate its 50th year of Independence, on August 31st, 1962 and natives are gearing up for the huge Trinidad 50 festivities. The play incorporates Caribbean-inspired Jazz, Dance, Theater, Film and Carnival costumes paying tribute to various aspects of Trinidad and Tobago Folklore traditions.
The multi-talented Miss Canady plans to perform the play throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Latin America. Other acts featured in the play will be Hip Hop artiste, Christylez Bacon, Writer/Cultural Activist, Flash Lashley and Storyteller, Jillian Moore.
The Bahamas gained Independence from Great Britain on July 10th, 1973, after being an English colony for 300 years. Bahamas is not only known for its Deep Sea Fishing and popular Goombay Punch (drink) but also known as one of the leading Caribbean vacation spots. It is about fifty miles off the coast of Florida, and is made up of over 700 islands including the main city Nassau (New Providence Island)/Paradise Island and the Grand Bahama. Only about five percent of these islands are inhabited however.
Some popular celebrites of Bahamian heritage are Recording artiste Lenny Kravitz, Media personality Al Roker, SportsMan Rick Fox, popular model Shakira Ledard, Olympina and track star Debbie Ferguson, Actor Sir Sidney Poitier and writer/Producer Jimmy Curry. Other cool facts:) Top Celebs such as Nicholas, Oprah, Sean Connery, James Bond and Johnny Depp, Bill Gates, Michael Jordan and Shakira all either own property or islands in the Bahamas.
Check out this energetic, patriotic tune by Papa Smurf showing love for The Bahamasss!!
Beenie Man has released a Music Video for his single, ‘Summer is here’ which also features Music Producer Mario C. The video was directed by Director Ras Tingle whch features great Jamaican spots to just chill and have fun…Check it out
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