Saturday, 3 August 2019

CROWNING GLORY: Young culinary arts pro Khamara Wright (Miss St. Catherine) wins 2019 Miss J’ca Festival Queen title

ISLAND SPICE: Wright is flanked by runners-up Anna-Kay Hudson and Chardonnae Parkins following Thursday's coronation.

THE proud St. Catherine natives in the house, including co-emcee Dahlia Harris, were over-the-moon excited, when it was revealed that their representative Khamara Wright, a bright 23-year-old from Greater Portmore, had amassed the most overall points to walk away with the 2019 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen title.

The coronation took place inside the National Arena on Thursday night, before a capacity crowd. 

Wright, a sous chef and social activist with a culinary arts degree, is the first young lady from St. Catherine to cop the title since Harris last won it back in 1990, almost three decades ago. Wright’s prize haul included a cheque valued at $455,000, the coveted JCDC trophy, among other attractive awards. 

Meanwhile, Miss Kingston & St. Andrew, AnnaKay Hudson, took second place, while Chardonnae Parkins (Miss St. James) finished third. St. Thomas’ Dru-Lissa Grant and St. Elizabeth’s Tamara McPherson completed the top five. 

>> Sectional Prizes: Who won what? 
. Best Performance – Reneise Johnson (Miss Hanover) 
Most Active in the Community – AnnaKay Hudson (Miss Kingston & St. Andrew) 
Most Poised – Dru-Lissa Grant (Miss St. Thomas) 
Most Congenial – Chantelle Bryan (Miss St. Ann) 
Most Popular on Social Media – Elieza White (Miss Portland) 
Most Culturally Aware – AnnaKay Hudson (Miss Kingston & St. Andrew)

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