The eight contestants – who range in age from early 20s to late 30s – are: Rosetta Jarvis, Shamella Ephraim, Ijahnya Carty, Ellia Jeffers, Joleen Mason, Ormela Prentice, Vincia Connor and Camille Romney.
Organiser of the event, Winston ‘Zack’ Nisbett, in an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com explained that the pageant seeks to promote good parent/children relationships which, as he explains, are of paramount importance given the social ills which persist in our society.
He said the idea for the pageant was birthed by Michael Walters who has asked him to play an active role in promoting and organising the event.
Commenting specifically on preparation for the show, Nisbett informed that they are progressing smoothly and the eight ladies are being trained by Tamika ‘Winnielle’ Pereira, former Miss National Carnival and Caribbean model.
“She is an exceptional woman. I have seen her practice with the ladies and, believe me, the girls will be going places. Patrons will get a show with a difference…The girls are in good spirits and they are getting on with their performances…”
Nisbett informed that the ladies, on the night of the event, will make five appearances: the first being Mother and Child/Children Performance, the second being the Talent Appearance, the third Beach Wear, followed by Business Attire and Evening Wear.
“This is a show with a difference because, seeing that they will be performing with their children, they must give an indication of communication between mother and child, love affection, passion, zest, enthusiasm and motivation amongst the parentage…which is essential in terms of what is going on with the youths today. The right upbringing of a child is important.”
The organiser said he would be seeking to make this an annual event and one from which mothers and their offspring can benefit.
“I would like to see the first benefit from the show, in fact one of the girls in the show has one child and that child is blind so…my suggestion would be – if the funds are plenty – to contribute something towards that parent with the child.”
The public has received an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the ladies who made an appearance at the 4H Basil Henderson Easter Monday Aquatic Sports Meet which was held at the Ferry Terminal on Monday, 24th April, 2011.
In addition to a trip to St. Maarten for the winner of the competition, cash prizes are up for grabs. The curtains open at 8:30 sharp. Tickets for adults cost $25 and children under 12 pay $10.