Jamaica cops Miss Global title

LUCEA, Hanover — Miss Jamaica, Shereen Sterling is Miss Global International 2010.

Miss Global International 2010 won for herself a cash prize, vacation at an all-inclusive resort, a Blackberry phone, a trophy, and other prizes.

Miss Venezuela, Maria Figuera, was the first runner-up, while Miss Malaysia, Marlene Lim, finished in third place.

Sectional awards were presented to Miss Guyana, Renee Chester as Most Talented; Miss Malaysia, Marlene Lim as Most Congenial, while Best Costume went to Miss Zambia, Nakabinga Katandual.

Twenty delegates from The Bahamas, Guyana, Republic of Cape Verde, Belgium, Malaysia, Haiti, Mexico, USA, Canada, Guadeloupe, US Virgin Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Liberia, Zambia, Nigeria and Jamaica paraded before a packed theatre in national costumes, swimwear and evening wear. The talent competition was held the previous night and the outstanding five finalists had the opportunity of performing at the Grand Coronation.

The pre-judging, which took place on the morning of the coronation saw the judges interviewing the delegates individually, after which the 10 semi-finalists: The Bahamas, Malaysia, Nevis, Venezuela, Jamaica, Guyana, Belgium, Zambia, Nigeria and Haiti were narrowed to a Top five on the night. The lucky ladies selected were Miss Bahamas, Valdeana Bain; Miss Malaysia, Marlene Lim; Miss Nevis, Trevicia Adams; Miss Venezuela; Maria Figuera, and Miss Jamaica, Shereen Sterling.

The Miss Global International Pageant has as its theme, ‘Beauty for Tourism’, and has been held in Jamaica since 2005, with the exception of 2008, when it was staged in England.

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