Jody-Anne Lawrence, Lifestyle Reporter
Miss Jamaica World is more than a beauty pageant, and for the Morfose Hair Care Collection Fast-track Talent Competition, the contestants came out to show how talented they truly were.
The night did not disappoint. From displaying their light dancing feet, to their amazing pipes, with some strong emotional monologues, to their painting prowess, each piece was personal and captivating.
Shantá Spencer, Miss Dunn's Furniture and Home Decor, was placed third with her monologue on bleaching and self-appreciation. This piece had the audience's attention and sometimes in stitches. Second place was Brittany Pink, Miss Klip Extreme, with a very on-point replication of the moves of the King of Pop, Micheal Jackson. She did him justice before transitioning into a Bollywood-themed number and then African, showing she was not a 'one dance' pony.
Miss HiQo Art Gallery, Kyesha Randall, secured her spot in the top 10 with her medley of the female anthem Take Me or Leave Me from the Broadway classic, Rent, and Ray Charles and the Raelettes' Hit the Road Jack. Her voice was definitely the most outstanding of the night.
Other standout performances included the artistic Daniella Toyloy, Miss Rum Fire. In three minutes, she did a self-portrait replicating the outfit she had on under her robe. The painting was very on point, displaying her careful attention to detail. There was also a mimesis ( a non-vocal interpretation) of Maya Angelou's When I think about myself by Kimberly Webb, Miss Sunset Beach Resorts that had the audience enthralled.
The night exceeded expectations and everyone left satisfied that these women were not only beautiful, but also talented.