Sunday 18 August, 2019

Watch: Full support at the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago show

Tya Jane Ramey was crowned Miss World T&T.

Tya Jane Ramey was crowned Miss World T&T.

Audience members at the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago pageant were not shy about showing their support for their favourite contestant.

Throughout the pageant which took place at the Naparima Bowl last Sunday evening, the crowd cheered loudly and enthusiastically, especially during the Question and Answer segment.

When it was time to crown the winner, the top three girls were asked their opinion the recent increase in the influx of Venezuelans into T&T and how they think the country should handle it.

Each of the girls’ responses was in favour of T&T welcoming to the immigrants into the country which clearly struck the right chord with the audience. Supporters loudly chanted the name of the contestant they were rooting for.  

It was their answers to this hot topic and their overall performance throughout the pageant process that assisted the judges with the final decision on who would be the next Miss World Trinidad and Tobago 2019.

Tya Janè Ramey, 21, eventually emerged the winner.

Miss Rio Claro, Nikita Samlal was the second runner up while Miss Chaguanas, Laura Lee Williams was the first runner up. 

Ramey also won the Miss Talent competition and Sports and Fitness Challenge.

The pageant started with the contestants outfitted in Lost Tribes costumes for their costume displays followed by the anticipated resort wear segment which was sponsored by Bikini Cabana, designed by Vanessa Mohammed.

Sunday night’s event was hosted by DJ Dani and Jerome “Rome” Precilla, who, at the start of the event, introduced the crowd to a video giving them a look back into the each candidate’s ‘Journey to the Crown’.

The crowd cheered loudly each time their favourite contestant was shown on the screen during the presentation with many seen chanting for their favourite from the front to the back of the room. Some audience members were also seen holding placards with their favourite contestants’ faces on them while others were seen waving flags donned with pictures.

One of the many highlights of the evening was the Evening Gown segment. All the girls graced the stage in their gowns sponsored by Kooti’s Clothing. As they walked, they were serenaded by the violinist Andre Camejo. Other entertainers on the night were Lujoe and the Gifted who had the crowd jumping out of their chairs and dancing on their feet during their ‘back in times’ session.

Below are the girls who won special awards:

Top Model Award Miss St Joseph Tanika Durity

Talent Competition - Miss Five Rivers Tya Janè Ramey

Sports and Fitness Challenge - Ms Five Rivers Tya Janè Ramey

Miss Multimedia - Miss San Fernando Rene Brown

Miss Photogenic - Miss St Augustine Dominique Ramsawak

Most Improved (also called the Giselle Laronde-West Evolution Award - Miss Sangre Grande Miranda Maharaj

Spirit of the Pageant Award - Miss San Fernando Rene Brown

The People's Choice Award – Miss St Joseph Tanika Durity

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