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January 2, 2014
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Monique Davis wins Miss Teen St Thomas

Newly crowned Miss Teen St Thomas, Monique Davis (centre), with first runner-up Tomi-Ane Hyatt (left) and second runner-up Renay Brown at the recent staging of the Miss Teen St Thomas Pageant. - Contributed

Monique Davis was crowned Miss Teen St Thomas after the recent staging of the pageant at the Ocean Palm Restaurant and Lounge.

The 14-year-old Yallahs High School student, who was sponsored by Classic Super Shop in Morant Bay, won the crown with the most consistent points across the competition, and was especially impressive with her talent piece and onstage interview.

Icidora Francis, president of Global Progressive Movement, title sponsor and organiser of the show, told THE STAR that the pageant is a cultural one, aimed at educating and empowering young women in the parish.

teenage pressure

This year's theme focused on breaking the chains and barriers of teenage pressure, with contestants being asked to use this as their inspiration for talent pieces. Contestants were also judged on cultural awareness and knowledge of current affairs. Judges praised Davis for her eloquent and informative answer to the question of attracting investors to St Thomas.

Davis received $20,000 cash, along with a trophy, gift basket, certificate and gift voucher. First runner-up Tomi-Ane Hyatt, also of Yallahs High, received $10,000, while second runner-up Renay Brown received $5,000.

During her reign as Miss Teen St Thomas, Davis will be expected to make several public appearances and also initiate and execute a project for the development of St Thomas. In the past years, Miss Teen queens have visited the St Thomas Infirmary to fete the residents, as well as organise fundraisers to repaint several basic schools in the area.

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