Based on the judges’ results Imo won four of the five segments of the pageant but did not place in any of the top four positions.
Zinga won Best Ambassadorial Appearance with 165 points, Best Production Number with 38 points, Best Evening Wear with 103 points and Best Interview. However, she was unable to win the Best Performing Talent which went to Miss Jamiaca – Chankie Russell with 337 points.
Zinga’s chaperone, Fatisha Imo, explained to MiyVue.com that the absence of the ‘spotlight’ during her performance in the talent segment may have prevented her from placing amongst the top four spots and even winning the crown.
“I know persons who attended the show would not have understood Zinga’s talent and that’s because of the way the lighting was done. The entire talent segment was supposed to have the spotlight on Zinga all through her performance, but that was not done,” she explained.
“Without the spotlight on her during the performance it would not have been portrayed the way we intended for it and hence it was reflected in the finals results,” the chaperone added.
It was also revealed by Fatisha that they had contacted the person responsible for the lighting and according to her, “He said that a plug was missing from what was to be used for the spot light on the night of the show.”
Zinga’s talent was a young girl who was bullied alot which caused her to turn to the heavy usage of alcohol.
When asked about Zinga’s mood following the results, Fatisha indicated that “She is a person who doesn’t allow things to bother her, and she knows that she did her best and at this time she is satisfied with her performance.”
Based on the final results from the judge’s score card, Zinga’s talent received the lowest score for that segment.
Below is a copy of the Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant 2010 master sheet results.