Janelle Desir, Miss Super J contestant of the recently held National Carnival Queen 2012 pageant, has emerged the 2012/2013 winner. Janelle, who hails from Soufriere, beat six other contestants to win the keenly contested crown.
Miss Sadia Hippolyte won the first runner up, Kershara Williams came in as the second runner up, while Tamica Gaskin came in as the third runner up.
Miss Congeniality went to Sadia Hippolyte, Miss Photogenic went to Sherwinner Eleuther, while the People’s Choice went to Janelle Desir.
The competition was judged by a panel comprised of a Fashion Designer, Carnival Costume designer and Carnival Band Manager. Poise, diction and intelligence were some of the criteria used in judging the contestants.
The women who made appearances on the stage in swimwear, carnival costumes and evening wear, were selected on their audition appearance which also witnessed displays of talent after which the seven of them were selected for the finals.
The last appearance was the high point of the occasion. The ladies answered questions from the panel of judges and at the end, Janelle Desir, Miss Super emerged the winner.