Sunday, 22 November 2009
Best Village queen Sister crowns sister
Outgoing queen Ru-Ann Cabralis had the pleasure of crowning her sister, Rae-Ann Cabralis, of the Malick Folk Performing Company, as the 2009 Miss La Reine Rive Queen on Friday following the competition’s final at the Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.
Twenty young women from throughout Trinidad and Tobago faced the judges-Thora Best, Sharon Imbert, Dale Enoch, Adrian Raymond, Kamla Rampersad-De Silva and Eric Butler-each in the hope of taking the coveted title back to their respective communities.
Cabralis was a frontrunner throughout the competition, which had several phases including talent, expression, costume and evening gown modules, some of which took place prior to Friday’s grand final, in which the competitors showcased their evening gowns as well as their abilities to promote their communities through detailed yet concise oratorical pieces.
Along with her title, Cabralis won several awards, including Best Self Expression Piece, Most Original Costume and Best Costume Design. She lost out on the Most Original Evening Gown and Best Evening Gown awards to Allison John, of the Cocoyea Community Council, who was also the first runner-up and won the Best Make-up award.
It was a night of multiple joys of the members of the Malick Folk Performing Company as the cultural outfit was also, on Friday, named the Overall Champion of the 2009 Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition, of which the Miss La Reine Rive pageant is a part. Malick also copped several of the competition’s minor titles.
RADIANT: Newly-crowned Miss La Reine Rive Queen 2009, Rae-Ann Cabralis, displays her evening gown entitled "Dougla-D Journey of Two Culture" during the finals of the Best Village competition at Queen's Hall, St Ann's, on Friday night. -Photo: JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK
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