Come Sunday March 31, eight young women will vie for the title of Miss Bartica Regatta 2013. Unlike previous years, the contestants are not all from Bartica. They hail from Georgetown, Eccles, Buxton and Berbice as well. Below are brief profiles of the contestants:
Twenty-year-old Sahsha Hamza represents Georgetown. Her platform is ‘Preventing Suicide’. She enjoys modelling and reading a good thrilling novel. She stands at 5 feet 1 inch.
Representing the East Bank Demerara village of Eccles, is Jamilah Jones, 19. She is 5 feet 4 inches and enjoys cooking, dancing and modelling. Her platform is ‘Domestic Violence’.Tekeisha Taylor
Another representative of Eccles is 18-year-old Tekeisha Taylor, who loves reading, riding and hanging out with friends. Her platform for the pageant is ‘Rape’.
Faydeha King is 5 feet 8 inches tall and 22 years old. She loves riding and playing hop-scotch. She represents Scottsburg Village in Berbice. Her platform is ‘Domestic Violence’.
Alicia Bess is also from Eccles. Standing at 6 feet, her platform for the pageant is ‘Men’s Changing Role’. She is 23, loves doing her job and corresponding with friends.
Shellon Fraser is 24 and stands at 5 feet three inches. She loves modelling, watching movies and hanging out with her friends that she hold dear. Her platform for the pageant is ‘Eradicating Poverty’.
Standing at 5 feet 4 inches is 20-year-old Tenecia Ferrier representing Bartica. Her platform for the pageant is ‘Alcohol Abuse’. Her hobbies include partying and cooking.
From Buxton, East Coast Demerara is Eksi Edwards. She is eighteen years old and stands at 5 feet 6 inches, her platform for the pageant is ‘Teenage Pregnancy’. Reading books and taking long walks are her hobbies.