Last Saturday, the Portmore Mall Amphitheatre came alive for the media launch of Mini Miss Portmore 2012.
For the fifth year, young and talented beauties will vie for the much sought-after title. Patrons were fêted and entertained by some of the past contestants and all the previous winners. Among the performers were Knajwa Mair, Annissa Murray, Channiel Hanson, Marchelle Brooks, Adrianna McCollin, Akilah Bennett and the former winners Sapphire Valentine, Jhenelle Baldie, Kadecia Briscoe, and Davesha Miller, the reigning queen.
This year's contestants also introduced themselves and participated in a competition in which they performed an advertisement about their respective sponsors. The contestants were later sashed by the sponsors.
Magna Rewards expressed delight to be title sponsor of the pageant.
Kathrina Bailey, a marketing representative from Magna Rewards, spoke about the importance of wholesome confidence-building activities for children and the importance of celebrating Child Month. Patrons were later treated to various giveaways from Magna Rewards.
Mini Miss Portmore event manager, Roneisha James, stated that the fifth anniversary staging promises to be the biggest yet.
"Plans are in high gear for another excellent production. Patrons are sure to be entertained and we look forward to a large turnout from the Portmore community."
She also thanked the title sponsor Magna Rewards and major sponsors - Sun City Radio 104.9, Sunshine Amusement Park, McMaster Centre, Royal Computers and Link TV - for making the event a distinctive reality.
The evening ended with a performance by the Galaxy Dancers. The Grand Coronation show will be held at the Southborough Primary School on Sunday, May 27 and is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.