D’shnay Matthew-York from St Maarten was crowned Miss Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant 2014 winner on Wednesday morning (Dec. 31) at the National Carnival Village in St Kitts. She became the first contestant from St. Maarten to win the coveted title.
Matthew-York won the title over first runners up Miss St. Kitts Robertine Webbe by just one-tenth of a point. She also won the Best Talent and Interview segments, both focusing on Bullying. She performed a monologue portraying a teenager who was a victim of bullying. In the Interview segment, when questioned about the effects of bullying on teenagers, York gave a smart answer which ended with her making a plea to the audience to stand up against bullying.
Robertine Webbe walked away with the Best Theatrical Appearance and the Best Evening Wear awards. While Miss USVI Dyese Turnbull was adjudged Second Runner-up and Miss St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Lateefa Noel was third runner up.
The hosts for evening’s event were Jason Davis and comedian Fatman George of Grenada. Also performing on the show were Nicha B, CFBC Dance Ensemble and KC5.
This was the 35th edition of the Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant.