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MJW Eliminations set for Sunday

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 6:00 AM
From left: Micheal Troupe, deputy Major of Montego Bay, Suzette Smellie-Tomlinson, Miss Jamaica World Committee member and MJW franchise holder Luara Butler is all smiles with Omar Robinson first vice president of the JHTA and general manager Round Hill Hotel and Villas.
From left: Sonja Nalliran, manger of Iberostar Rosehall Suites, Andrey Dryakin, consular officer, the Russian Embassy, and Staysie Spence.
Hans Maissen shares lens with the gorgeous Laurie-Ann Chin Miss Jamaica World, at the Western Launch of Miss Jamaican World 2015 at the Iberostar hotel last Thursday.
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Crowning a new queen involves a gruelling process of elimination. With three auditions already completed, the group is now ready to be reduced to 20 contestants who will be matched to their sponsors during the elimination show slated to take place on Sunday, June 21, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

The eliminations show will serve as a precursor to the grand coronation show on August 15, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, where Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss, and Miss World CEO Julia Morley will be the special guests.

At the eliminations show, prospective contestants will be prejudged on beauty of face and body, poise, intelligence, personality, warmth and charm, by a panel of expert judges. Former Miss World, Cindy Breakspeare, Miss Jamaica World (MJW) 2011 Danielle Croskill, Sophia Max-Brown, Laura Butler, Sophia Butler, Robert Richards, Richard Ferdinand, Aston Cook and Tommy James round out the list of judges who will select the 20 contestants who will move forward to the final stage. Jason Beek, a representative from PricewaterhouseCoopers, will also be on site to ensure transparency, credibility and fairness during the judging process.

"The elimination process is not an easy task, as judges have the difficult job of reducing the number of contestants to 20. Contestants are quite nervous, as many have had no previous experience on stage or facing an audience with high expectations. This is really the beginning of the competition as the young women are to be properly groomed and prepared for the finals through an intense training programme with Fusion Consulting, Spartan Health Club, and the University College of the Caribbean. There will be a vast improvement in their appearance, presentation and time management skills, confidence, knowledge of country, interview skills and increased awareness of the needs of our people through exposure to various charities. MJW is excited for another opportunity to challenge and develop these young women by providing them with opportunities to grow personally and also further their education. We are working towards finding our next Miss World title," stated Laura Butler, local franchise holder.

The Miss Jamaica World 2015 Eliminations Show will be held on Sunday, June 21, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, starting promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Fontana Pharmacy (Barbican), Spartan Health Club, Max Brown (Sovereign Centre) and The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.