Hundreds packed the auditorium at Richmond Gap, St Michael, Sunday, to see the full-figured women compete in the categories of talent, elegant and casual wear during the annual pageant titled Queen Of The Night.
At the end, 23-year-old Deborah Bartlett was best and as a result of the judges’ decision was crowned Miss Big and Beautiful 2013.
Along with her crown and the honour of reigning for a year, Bartlett, who topped the Best Formal Wear category with her gown SilhouetteOf The Silver Screen designed by Adrii Holder, was awarded winning trophies and a cash prize of $1 000, among other appealing prizes.
First runner-up was 18-year-old Krystal Moise, who walked away with Best Casual Wear and Miss Congeniality. Simone Holder, 25, was second runner-up.
Most who witnessed the night’s proceedings agreed the show was a good and memorable one. While the contestants showed off their beautiful bodies, gowns and flair, flavour was added by the entertainment which kept a balanced atmosphere.
Entertainers included calypsonians Chrystal Austin and Mr Dale. (AH)