At a short presentation ceremony held yesterday at the Ministry of Tourism’s Boardroom on South Road, prizes were presented to the queen and other contestants who participated in the 2013 Bartica Regatta Pageant.
The queen, Faydeha King; first runner-up, Alicia Bess; second runner-up, Jamilah Jones; and third runner-up, Eksi Edwards, received their prizes from pageant promoters, DC Promotions.
Elizabeth Moonsammy, Secretary of the Bartica Regatta Committee, said that the prizes surpassed previous years and that this was due to the substantial package of assistance from the main sponsors, Banks DIH, Ansa McAl, Digicel, GT&T, Macorp, Courts and 5 Star Minerals.
The queen received $500,000, a trophy donated by Trophy Stall, a day trip to Kaieteur Falls, a weekend for two at Lake Mainstay, a pair of gold earrings from King’s Jewellery World, a Sacha Cosmetics Kit, a Thierry Mugler perfume set and an outfit designed by Sonia Noel.
Others present at the ceremony were DC Promotions’ Public Relations Officer Priscilla Jagnandan, and the trainers John Quelch and Meleesa Payne.
Prizes were also given for Ms Personality, Ms Body Beautiful, Ms Congeniality and Ms. Stick-to-itiveness.