Wednesday, December 8, 2010
At least 18 contestants appeared during the pre-final which was held last Saturday in the conference room at the SKD Sports Complex. There they showcased their physical and intellectual talents.
According to Christopher H. Onanuga, Chief Executive Officer of CT.COM incorporated which is the organizing entity of the Miss Liberia beauty pageant; at least Grand Gedeh did not send any representative to the competition.
The exciting December 4th, event, the reloaded Miss Liberia Beauty Pageant, was graced by some of Liberia’s best recording artists Jamela, David Mell, K-Zee and stage dancer Little Michael Jackson who captivated the audience.
After each intermission by the artists, the contestants modeled up to the stage, displaying spectacular cat-walks which aroused the more than 250 beauty pageant enthusiasts. The contestants beautifully and vividly displayed their readiness for reloading.
Each of them was then given a chance to exhibit their intellectual and physical qualifications which they hoped would make them worthy of wearing the prestigious crown, by which they will be prepared to represent Liberia internationally.
After the contestants made three appearances on stage, the judges moved to the platform and presented the verdicts, based on eloquence and performance.
However, the irregularity in the appearance of the expected 30 participants compelled the judges to make some emergency adjustments. Hence, before the finalists were announced, the lead judge, Roosevelt Toe, disclosed a change in methodology regarding the selection. This made enabled contestants who did not have competitors in the pre-final to automatically qualify for the final.
He pointed out that the committee of judges was required to select one contestant from each county to go on to the grand final, but it had to change its mandate based on what he called “the objective performance of the participants.”
Having disclosed such information Mr. Toe then proceeded with the listing of the 13 finalists.
Contestants who made it to the final include: Miss Ruth of Grand Cape Mount County, Shelly Barclay of Bomi County, Corrina Peters of Nimba County, Tenna McGill of Margibi, Voseline Boteh of Maryland and Mennesha Supermane of Montserrado.
Others are Julie Preston of River Gee County, Miss Snohthio of Sinoe county, Anita of Bong, Hawa Shierrif of Grand Kru County, Annah Bangura of Grand Bassa County, Hawa Butler of Bomi and Erica McGill of River Cess County.
At least Annah Bangura was selected because she had no competitor, while Hawa Butler and Erica McGill were saved by the house.
Mr. William G. Greaves thanked the various contestants for taking part in the competition, and extended appreciation also to individuals and institutions that helped make the occasion a success.
Meanwhile, all of the selected contestants expressed confidence in claiming the crown being held under the theme “Beauty for Greater National Unity”.
One of the contestants, Annah Bangura, said she it did not came as a surprise that she was selected. She was very confident that she would wear the crown because with hard work and determination success is sure.
Posted by billiamsonish at 17:07