Claudine Housen, Staff Reporter
Miss Jamaica Global International, Amoy Moulton, pauses for a photo opportunity with fellow contestants shortly after being crowned at the Negril Hills Golf Club last Saturday. They are: Susan Burrows, Ms. Dream House Products and recipient of the most talented award (left); second runner-up Camille Box, Ms. Moondance (second left); Krystal Nemhard, Ms. Sandals Whitehouse (second right) and Salome Campbell, Ms. El Greco.
SANDALS NEGRIL customer service agent Amoy Moulton is the island's first Miss Jamaica Global International.
Standing just three inches shy of six feet tall and tipping the scales at 120 pounds, Moulton triumphed over 16 other contestants at the Ms. Jamaica Global International Beauty Pageant Grand Coronation Show at Negril Hills Golf Club, in Sheffield, Westmoreland, on Saturday, April 8.
The crowd favourite from the start, she had her family, friends and perhaps the entire Sandals Negril staff behind her, so much so that when she was named the pageant queen there was a full three minutes of screaming before the dazed queen could be officially acknowledged.
SHOWERED WITH GIFTS
After being crowned, the still-dazed Moulton could only smile and wave as she was showered with gifts and cheers. When the Flair caught up with her amidst the fanfare, the glossy-eyed Moulton said she was confident going into the next leg of the pageant.
"I feel very proud of myself. I know I worked very hard for the title and I know I can represent Jamaica. I am going to keep the crown here," she said. "I am confident and I know I have the support and I know I will do well."
The 24-year-old is slated to compete for the Ms. Global International title at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, on June 10.
Lachu Ramchandani, pageant ambassador for Ms. Global International, said that there was already an impressive contestant line-up with persons coming from as far as Africa to compete.
"We have already confirmed about 10 contestants (excluding, Jamaica)," he said. "We have: the United Kingdom, Scotland, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Uganda, The Cayman Islands, Barbados, Dominica, Nicaragua.
"We are talking to other countries in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as Mexico," he continued. "We are expecting to get at least 20 contestants."
The Miss Global International Pageant replaces the Miss Commonwealth pageant.