After several years of hiatus, Jamzone Summer Break is back with the hosting of the Miss Jamzone Pageant, which will see eight Guyanese beauties competing for the coveted crown. Seven of the eight delegates were on Wednesday evening sashed by their respective sponsors at the Herdmanston Lodge at Peter Rose and Lamaha Streets in Queenstown, Georgetown.
The delegates are:
Jada Jones – sponsored by Jacob’s Jewellery and First Change Builder’s Inc.
Amel Griffith – sponsored by Fireside Suites
Omaiah Hall – sponsored by Triple D’s Trucking Service
Phelicia Adams – sponsored by Aronco
Shaniya DeCosta – sponsored by AJM Enterprise
Jade Mercurius – sponsored by Star Party Rentals
Jasmaine Assanah – sponsored by Outside Lounge and Bar
The eighth delegate was not present at the sashing ceremony, due to an emergency.
The contestants are all confident leading up to the first segment of the competition – the Fantasy Swimwear, billed for the Kingston Beachfront on Sunday.
With rigorous training, the delegates are all prepped and ready to take to the stage. They have all lauded the training and coaching they have received under the supervision of Pageant Director Wazim Khan, who is no stranger to pageantry.
In his remarks, Khan mentioned that the delegates are ready and have been outstanding in their sessions, and more so, he is confident that whoever is crowned would represent Guyana when the time comes.
The sponsors, including cricketers Stephen Jacobs and Leon Johnson, are extremely happy to be part of the event, and while they have wished the delegates the best, they are each optimistic that their contestant would be wearing the crown come August 13.
In speaking with Director of Hits and Jams Entertainment, Kerwin Bollers, Guyana Times Entertainment was told that HJ Entertainment is super excited to reintroduce Jamzone, especially the pageant, to the Guyanese populace. He added that Hits and Jams Entertainment was put on the map by the hosting of the event some 22 years ago.
“Jamzone has made Hits and Jam Entertainment a household name… We started at Splashmin’s Fun Park and Resort, and without a doubt, the event was overwhelmingly supported by all… This year, we wanted to take it back to the original venue, but after several meetings with the owner and team, it is not the right time to do so,” Bollers explained.
This, he noted, is due to several developmental works that are being undertaken at and around the venue. He nevertheless remains optimistic that Jamzone would return to its original location in due time.
Meanwhile, the Fantasy Swimwear Event is slated for Sunday, and he is encouraging Guyanese not to miss this spectacular event. At this event, the delegates would design a swimwear of their choice to match a specific theme.
Bollers added that while security is always a concern, he is urging patrons to follow the rules and co-operate with the security personnel. With respect to parking, he noted that space is limited, and urged patrons to either use taxi, since the venue is in Georgetown, or carpool.
The last Jamzone pageant was hosted in 2014, when Soyini Fraser was crowned. Now with the reintroduction of the event, Miss Fraser, who served as the longest Jamzone Queen, will be giving up that title.