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A Universe of beauty - Bright lights, flashing cameras and selection action

Published:Friday | July 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Now that the Miss Jamaica World pageant is over, all eyes are now on Miss Universe Jamaica. Here are the 19 finalists after they were sashed last Friday night at Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston. - Photos by Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer
Trisha Maloney and Saneta Kerr pose confidently at the end of the runway.
Applause needed for Chanique James and Roshelle McKinley.
Christine Suragh and Davia Lynch are cool calm and collected with their smiles to match.
Miss Universe Jamaica 2013 Kerri Baylis walks with contestant Sashana Barker.
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 Rochelle Keane, Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday night, media was given a first look into a universe filled with beautiful women.

The sashing presentation for Hyundai Miss Universe Jamaica 2014, at Triple Century Sports Bar, saw sponsors, friends and well wishers cheering on their favourite contestants.

From strut failures to nerves, contestants exhibited their fair share of runway faux-pas. In spite of this, a few stood out from the rest, exuding confidence and owning the catwalk.

While natural, unrefined talent was on display, each sway, hair toss and glowing smiles were greeted with whistles and loud applause from supporters in the sports bar.

Sponsors later hit the jackpot when they randomly selected their lucky numbers to see which contestant would represent them in the competition.

Both contestants and sponsors seemed pleased with their 'pageant' union, which was met by a photo-op, as they made their way down the runway one last time as partners.

rochelle.keane@gleanerjm.com