(ZIZ)– The media and the public got their first opportunity to hear from the contestants and officials of the Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant during a press conference at the Sugar Bay Club on Saturday afternoon.
The organizers say every year they like to present something new and fresh for the audience and production assistant Camiche Smithen said in this year’s production number they’re focusing on the women of the region.
“The theme this year is Caribbean women and trust me, the attire this year is one not to miss. It’s basically about empowering women in the Caribbean,” she said.
Reigning Caribbean Talented Teen Junika Berry encouraged the girls to be dedicated but have fun as well and interact with and learn from each other.
“There’s eleven of you guys here that are aiming for this crown. And at the end of the day only one individual is going to win. So, if you don’t win what do you take from it, if all you did was stick to yourself and not socialize,” she said.
The organizers also offered their sympathies to the contestants from St. Lucia and Dominica in light of the devastation their countries have suffered from heavy rains and flooding on Christmas day.
The 34th Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant takes place on Monday night at the Sugar Mill at Warner Park.