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Who will take Miss SVG 2008 crown?


After months of preparations, speculation, anticipation, expectation and prediction, it is now down to one night, after which a new Miss SVG will be crowned.{{more}}

Considered one of the most anticipated shows on the annual Carnival Calendar, the pageant is scheduled to begin on time at 8 p.m., with patrons being treated to what beauty shows coordinator Cheryl Rodriguez has dubbed a combination of passion and brilliance.{{more}}

Fans of the show will get a final glimpse of the contestants today as they travel through capital Kingstown in motorcade around the city.

The contestants spent their final week preparing for their big day with visits to radio stations, stage practices and dress rehearsals.

Tomorrow night’s contest will see the nine women appear in one un-judged section (Carnival costume), and four judged sections (swimwear, talent, evening gown and question).

Also appearing on stage will be 2008 new song winners Sulle and Zolah, 2007 calypso monarch Vibrating Scakes, Skarpyon and comedienne Nicky Crosby.

The nine contestants are Miss Super 6, Latoya Lewis; Miss First Caribbean, Emmelin John; Miss Bailey’s Irish Cream, Shanel Green; Miss Mustique Company, Jolene Toney; Miss bMobile, Tamisha Nichols; Miss D’Archville Construction Equipment Ltd, Ronique Dellimore; Miss Lotto, Nekesha Adams; Miss Balliceaux Island Company Ltd, Shanel Nanton and Miss Grenadine House, Karen Whiskey.

Meanwhile, soca patrons are expected to let loose on Sunday, June 1st, with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation’s hosting of the much anticipated Soca Swing- Party Animals.

The event will feature an all local cast, with the top soca artistes expected to perform.

Plans for upcoming CDC events are said to be on track, according to members of the Corporation at a press conference held on Wednesday.

The next event on the calendar is the Ragga Soca competition on June 15th. (JJ)