Tuesday, 24 July 2012

NEWS & NOTES: Jamaica crowns new Festival Queen + Bolt gets the Madame Tussaud treatment

Twenty-three year-old Kemesha Kelly was anointed Jamaica’s newest Festival Queen during a colourful coronation pageant inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on the weekend. Kelly, the representative of the garden parish of St. Ann, walked away with an attractive prize haul that included a brand-new motor vehicle and a cash incentive. Kingston’s Rasheen Roper finished in second place while Sasheen Douglas of St. Mary snagged the third-place spot. The newly-crowned queen’s bio indicates that Kelly, who holds a Bachelor’s in International Relations from UWI Mona, serves as a project officer with the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network.

Visitors are seen here posing with Jamaican flags following the unveiling of the new Usain Bolt wax figure at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London, England. Bolt joins a long list of celebs (such as Queen Elizabeth II, David Beckham, Rafael Nadal) who have had their likeness put on display at the famed arthouse. Unveiled on Monday, July 23, the statue of the Jamaican triple world-record holder is being displayed alongside those of other Olympians inside the museum’s newly revamped sports zone.

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Kemesha! She is a very bright girl and a real dynamo who is really focused on helping youth. I would love to see an in-depth interview with her. As for the waxen Mr. Bolt, he looks slightly "scaled down" (a little skinny even) to me...