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Sanneta Myrie made us proud

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 1:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I wish to personally congratulate Dr Sanneta Myrie, Miss Jamaica World, on a stellar performance at the Miss World 2015 pageant in Sanya, China, placing fourth, which was by no means an easy feat!

Her final answer after making the top five, regarding why she should be crowned Miss World, was impressive and fluent. Admittedly, I got teary-eyed as she spoke about her life as a young girl with very little, receiving charity and love and now wanting to be able to give that back to others in need, as she hoped to inspire others to achieve and become the best versions of themselves. This was a beautiful, sincere and heartfelt response which had many like myself in awe.

Despite the issues with the local franchise owner reported in the media, Dr Myrie and her team were not distracted but went all out to prove Jamaica has some of the best and brightest.

Congrats to all involved in the preparation of our queen, especially those who contributed to the fabulous wardrobe. I wish for Sanneta the very best, and may the rest of your reign be productive and fruitful. It is hoped that corporate Jamaica will continue supporting outstanding Jamaicans, like her, who represent us very well internationally. Well done, Sanneta!

STEPHANIE VAUGHN

svaughn1988@gmail.com