Carice Is Miss SVG 2012
THE MANY PATRONS at Carnival City Victoria Park, who had gathered in the height of expectant excitement to witness the 2012 Ms. SVG show, waited with bated breath for the announcement of the winner.
The show, which predicted the delivery of passion and brilliance, announced results the likes of which have not been seen recently. Contestant Number 3, Terranza Franklyn was announced winner of the Swimwear, Talent, and Evening Wear segments. She was also adjudged Ms. Photogenic and the Most Community Spirited contestant. Many among the crowd were very hyped, as their reaction showed that they expected to hear Terranza announced Queen. Others were baffled and stood unmoved as they waited for the final results. Ms. Jovonne John was announced 2nd runner-up and; but it was when Terranza was announced 1st runner-up that her supporters very close to the stage reacted with disbelief. Carice Glasgow was announced Ms. SVG 2012.
Carice had won the Interview segment. Her performance throughout the show was a lesson in consistency. From her Introduction, she presented herself with confidence. She looked great in her green swimsuit that did well to accentuate her curves and her poise and carriage. The ‘Note’ she sang ‘to God’ for her talent: an impassioned plea for understanding and faith to hold up after tragedy, enhanced by her stage props and video clip, showed her true talent, where she achieved her highs and lows successfully and built in instances of passionate emotion. This was quite touching. The ‘Red Explosion’ which she wore as her Evening Wear, justly complemented both her figure and her personality. Her poise and elegance wereclearly indicative of queenly composure. Carice literally aced the Interview segment. Her response was the embodiment of excellent content, diction, and fluency, fuelled by an ever- staying confidence.
Terranza’s entire performance was a study in self confidence. In every single segment, this was apparent. Her Swimwear boasted perfect fit which her figure made easy. Her Talent performance was a funny enactment of a woman’s reflections as she waited for a bus. She did this extremely well. Her Evening Wear was different. It was exotic with a flair. Terranza interviewed reasonably well, holding on to that defining confidence and standing tall with it.
The entire show was of a high standard. The ladies came on stage, quite ready to give the audience a show worth looking at. By the end of the Introduction, the anticipation and excitement among the patrons had begun to grow. Beginning the appearances was the parade in Swimwear. This is one of the segments that really give the audience a true picture of the contestants. The ladies showed suits that were well fitted and colour-appropriate.
This year’s Talent performances have seen a climb in the standard from some previous years. At least, it was not saturated with monologues. Contestants like Jolene Bentick, Shanique Browne, Carice Glasgow, and Kendra Homer chose to do complete renditions in song. Aziza Williams accompanied some of her singing with music from a grand piano. That was excellent. The two monologues done by Terranza Franklyn and Jovonne John had good content and were well done. Dieta Tucker stood alone in the playing of pan, a performance that could have been better executed.
The Evening Wear segment saw a number of gowns with more or less the same designing ideas, with the figure-hugging tops and the fish tail bottoms. There was also a high concentration on the use of sheer material and the subtle showing of ‘skin’. The contest had actually come down to attributes like fit, style and elegance to decide on a winner. Terranza’s ‘blue sea’ creation naturally stood out, as it represented a difference.
The Interview also was improved. No one could say that a number of contestants made ridiculous blunders, leaving Vincentians with funny clichés that would be remembered for years to come. While some persons strayed a bit from their focus, none was way-out.
A touching moment
The contestants were able to publicly show their camaraderie for each other right on stage. Towards the end of the show, Ms. Shanique Browne missed a step while descending the steps which were placed at the back of the stage. She fell unceremoniously and while most of the other contestants were already front stage striking their gracious poses for the judges and the audience, each young lady immediately ran to Shanique’s rescue and gave her a kind hand to get her back on her feet. From Shanique’s expression, it was obvious that this action averted some other negative feeling within herself. She was able to smile, even chuckle, at what had happened. The ladies had put on a very good show.
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