An 18 year old from the residential area of Palmiste St. John’s will represent Grenada at the 36th annual Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant in St. Kitts.
Aina Cenac, a third year pre-Med student at St. George’s University (SGU), is one of 10 contestants from across the region who will do battle for the title, currently held by Miss St. Kitts, Pernelle Abraham.
Organising committee member and Pageant Marketing Sub-Committee Chairperson, Wallis Wilkin, said the show this year is going to be exciting.
“We have had stars over the years, as you know, this is a major feature of the pageant itself to have a superstar come in and be the guest artiste such as Machel Montana, Claudette Peters and Allison Hinds,” he said.
“The Genesis Band will be providing the music and they too also feature another local superstar DeJour. So the show promises to be one of the most exciting and entertaining shows we’ve ever staged,” he added.
The other contestants vying for the prestigious crown this year are:
Anguilla – Jovoncia Protor-17yrs
Barbados – Beviny Payne – 16yrs
Ms Dominica -Lécresha Wallace – 16yrs
Jamaica – Jenelle Baldie – 18yrs
St. Kitts – Rikki Blake Brookes – 15yrs
St. Maarten – Jondalin Brown -13yrs
USVI- Akira Pickering-Haynes – 14yrs
The event is due to be held on December 29, at the Sugar Mas, Sugar Mill on Port Zante, St. Kitts.
The Pageant is considered to be the most prestigious of its kind in the Caribbean and has seen many big name Caribbean entertainers grace its stage including soca King and Queen Machel Montano and Allison Hinds as well as Edwin Yearwood, Jamesy P, Rupee, Reggae Crooner Christopher Martin and Bomani over the last 30 years.