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Miss Universe Jamaica NW

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 7:00 AM
From left: Miss Universe North East Candice McLeod poses with Orett Heaven of Sagicor and Crystal Foreman.
Men who know beauty. From left: Iberostar Rose Hall's Philipp Hofer, AMSTAR Destination Management Company's Richard Bourke and one of the judges of the Miss Universe Jamaica North West and Tryall Club's Richard Ferdinand.
Mother-and-daughter duo of Lorraine Mitchell (left) and daughter Tamara Salmon.
Fresh from their anniversary vacation, Theresa and Glenroy Walker (right) were out at the coronation Here they are captured with Andre Dixon of Andredixon.com.
From left: Leonie Daley of River Raft Ltd, Tawana Jemmison of Professional Eye Care and Vista Print's Cindy Asobe.
Latoya Reid looks stunning in this LBD.
Miss Jamaica Universe North West, Isabel Dalley (right) with the current Miss Universe Jamaica Sharlene Radlëin.<\n><\n><\n><\n>
Runway star Jodianne Grant.
Second runner-up Shadae Haye looking lovely in her gown.
First runner-up Natalee Prout struts her stuff on stage.
Miss Social Media, Olivia Dwyer.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Miss Universe Jamaica North West, 18-year-old, Isabel Dalley is already being tapped to win the national finals come August.

Dalley, whose ambition is to become a marine biologist, separated herself from the other competitors on Friday, July 24, taking home the coveted title of being named the first Miss Universe Jamaica North West.

Beauty, brains, poise, and humility, are among the assets the queen of the west possesses, complemented by her height.

Standing at 6 foot 2 inches tall, Dalley urged those who know about criminal activities to, stop, the "see and blind, hear and deaf" attitude. She also wants to see the creation of more jobs for the country's youth and feels this will help in crime reduction.

The contestant, who came closest to giving Dalley some real competition was 20-year-old Natalee Prout. A third-year marketing management major at the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, she won 'Best in Swimsuit,' and was one of the crowd favourites. However, stacked up against Dalley, it was a hard task.

"I am very proud of them as they all represented the essence of the empowerment that women strive to attain. The decision they made to enter this pageant means undertaking the task of becoming a role model in our community; a decision that is by no means easy and entails many sacrifices," said Michelle Parkes Miss Universe Jamaica North West franchise holder.

"With their very busy schedules, juggling careers, and pageant activities, leading up to the grand finals, they have confirmed that the end result will benefit them for a lifetime," she argued.

Parkers received the full backing of the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, which opened its doors and arms, welcoming the inauguration.

At the end of the evening, Parkes and her team, led by Showjam's Alex Foster, Salome Campbell, Joline Longman, and Nadine Spence, received high marks for their top-class production.

From start to finish, the Miss Universe Jamaica North West competition was stellar.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com