The finals of Mr. Teen Jamaica took place at the Karram Speid Auditorium on February 24, 2018. The competition was judged on Interview skills, Sportswear, Charity work and Evening wear. Ackeem Smith walked away with the top prize of being Mr. Teen Jamaica United Nations 2018. He also won the top award of being the best male in Evening Wear in the Teen and Mister Division.
We have the first interview with Ackeem Smith since his win.
Tell us about yourself?
My name is Ackeem Smith. I am 19 years old and I am currently working as a Customer Service Agent. My future goal is to become a Teacher or a Policeman. I am the current winner of Mr. Teen Jamaica United Nations and I am looking forward to making an impact on our youths with this title.
Why did you enter Mr. Teen Jamaica?
I entered because of what the competition stands for. It is about contestants being role models and being able to do charity work. I am big on giving back and helping others.
What is your message to Teens in Jamaica?
I would say believe in yourself, have a positive outlook of life. Try to find positive role models that you can pattern your life after. Find someone that can mentor you. Most of all have faith in God that no matter what the obstacles are in your way. He is able to cause you to overcome.
What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour happens to be yellow or red. I love bright colours
What do you do for fun?
Well, I love to sing, I am love listening to all kinds of music, dancing, I love meeting new people and I try my hand at cooking.
What kind of music do you like?
I love gospel and souls music
What is your favourite food?
That happens to be our national dish, Ackee and Salt fish.
Three things you must have with you?
My cellular phone, my bible and food
How are you preparing now for the International finals in July?
The international finals requires for more. I now have to prepare a talent item for the international finals. So I am trying to select the right song now. I am working on selecting a national costume that judges and audience will love. I am trying to keep up with current affairs and to use my title to do charity work because in the personal interview with the judges we will be asked about current affairs and what have we done with our titles since the local competition. Most of all I need sponsors to come on board to assist me in making my dream a reality. I can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org