The Grand Finale of the Miss Caribbean UK Beauty Pageant will be held on Saturday 5th December at the prestigious Shaw Theatre on the Euston Road.
Along with the crown the winner will receive £1,500 in prize money, the chance to visit the Caribbean country they represent, and a £1,000 designer evening gown, along with many more prizes.
With its logo ‘Positively Promoting the Caribbean’ the event aims to raise awareness of issues relating to the Caribbean people in the UK and the wider Diaspora by inspiring, informing and uniting both those taking part and the UK audience.
Miss Caribbean UK adds to the richness in diversity offered in the UK, as it attracts Caribbeans and non-Caribbeans alike, keen to enjoy the tropical mix of colour, fashion, dance, gastronomy, music, culture and edutainment.
A spectacular line-up of judges consists of:
Rachel Christie (model and star of the revived ITV series Love Island)
Shaun Wallace (from The Chase)
Annaliese Dayes (America’s Next Top Model)
Michael Lewis (AKA SARACEN FROM THE GLADIATORS)
Carol Howard (EX Met Police Firearms officer)
Aaron Fontaine (Aaron Fontaine is an actor and writer, known for Hollyoaks (1995)
Pily Mirazi (Founder and CEO of South African Fashion & Culture Week (SAFACW),
Chef Jason Howard (a Modern Caribbean chef)
Meet the Contestants
NAME: Lateeshia Anderson AGE: 25 HERITAGE: Jamaica / Chinese
NAME: Louisa Gordon AGE: 19 HERITAGE: Jamaica / Antigua
NAME: Tehia Rae McDermott AGE: 19 HERITAGE: Antigua / Jamaica / Barbados
NAME: Yinka Williams AGE: 26 HERITAGE: St Vincent / Antigua
NAME: Venisha Hamilton AGE: 22 HERITAGE: Jamaica / Barbados
NAME: Chauntelle Sorhaindo AGE: 30 HERITAGE: Dominica
NAME: Cassandra Wiggan AGE: 25 HERITAGE: Jamaica
NAME: Amy Harris-Willock AGE: 28 HERITAGE: Antigua
NAME: Rochelle Barrett AGE: 27 HERITAGE: Jamaica / Barbados
NAME: Tammy Jeffers-Wells AGE: 28 HERITAGE: Antigua
NAME: Natina-Mae Whitter AGE: 29 HERITAGE: Jamaica