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Yorke crowned Miss Unity Youth

Yorke crowned  Miss Unity Youth

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After a long night of competition and thrills, Cachley Yorke, Miss South Leeward, was announced the winner of the Miss Unity Youth 2010 pageant held on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex.{{more}}

With the Best Talent and Best Evening Wear sashes already weighing down her slender shoulders, a teary eyed Yorke received the crown as her supporters crowded the stage cheering and taking photographs.

The show featured ten young women who appeared in five categories, four of which were judged. These categories were: sportswear, talent, evening wear and interview.

The first runner up position went to Krystal Jack, Miss Central Kingstown, who also won the Miss Photogenic award. Miss East Kingstown, Thameka Gordon, took the second runner up position, and also walked away with the Best Interview award. The third runner up position went to Miss Central Leeward Shanel Gibson.

The Best Sportswear was awarded to Kenlyn Fisher, while Radika Doyle received the Miss Congeniality and the People’s Choice awards.

The evening showcased the talents of the young women, who entertained the audience through songs and skits. Winner of the best talent award, Cachley Yorke, performed a song which followed a skit in which the news of her pregnancy was tarnished by the news of her HIV positive status.

Other talent performances included a ‘granny’ who decided to change her life after experiencing an earthquake, and another returning from abroad, giving advice to her young relative. Messages about protection of youths from crime and abuse were also relayed.

The sportswear category saw the women actively displaying sports ranging from cheerleading, body building, netball and martial arts.

In the evening wear category, the young women graced the stage in elegant shimmering gowns, in a variety of colours from sparkling blue to soft pink.

In the interview session, the women were required to answer two questions. One question was based on information given in their biographies and the other based on the current projects of the ULP administration.

Other performances of the night included the Avenue Dancers, the La Gracia Dance Group, Shanel Nanton the Urban League Expressions, and the Le Andre Modelling Agency. The guest artist was Trinidad and Tobago’s Singing Sandra who had most of the women in the crowd dancing during the performance of the hit song “Die with my Dignity.”

All ten contestants will receive free computer lessons from the ICT Training Institute as well as a free costume from the Dragons Mass Camp. (OS)

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