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MJW Middlesex crowned

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 6:00 AMTamara Bailey
Guest performer, Chris Martin, serenading the contestants.
The 11 contestants of the Miss Jamaica World Middlesex pageant in swimwear.
The top-three princesses for the night. From left: First runner-up, 18-year-old Justine Chung; second runner-up, 19-year-old Christabelle Brown; and the winner, 21-year-old Royanne DeSilva.
Miss Jamaica World Middlesex, 21-year-old Royanne DeSilva.
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The ballroom of the Golf View Hotel was transformed into an enchanting space with a stage fit for queens last Saturday (June 13) as 11 beautiful women vied for the title of Miss Jamaica World Middlesex and the crown.

With ages ranging from 18 to 23 years, the women did all they possibly could to wow the judges with their physique (during the swimwear and evening wear segments) and their intellect during the question and answer segment, but there were only five top places available.

As the judges deliberated, performances by Nishida Gymnastics, Lines Dance Institute, Dynamic Motions, and upcoming artiste T-Face, entertained the audience. But, it took the man of the evening, recording artiste Christopher Martin to create a frenzy. Singing hit after hit, he kept the frenzy high.

When the top three were announced, it included second runner-up 19-year-old Christabelle Brown, first runner-up 18-year-old Justine Chung, and the crown went to the crowd favourite and the contestant who copped the most aware, best smile, best talent and best figure - 21-year-old Royanne DeSilva.

A graduate of the University of the West Indies, DeSilva who majored in economics and served as the external affairs coordinator, is currently the national chairperson for Angels of Love, a non-profit organisation for children battling cancer.

The new Miss Jamaica World Middlesex, automatically qualifies for the Miss Jamaica World grand coronation show slated for August 15.