Rae-Dawn Thomas – Miss Labour Queen 2008
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
May 06, 2008 (CUOPM
A 13-year-old student at the Basseterre High School, who represented Constituency #1 during the Miss Labour Queen Pageant, walked away with the coveted title from a field of eight contestants on Saturday night.
Rae-Dawn Thomas, who gave a powerful message in her performing talent, gaining 172 of a possible 180 points in that segment, amassed an overall total of 511.5 points.
National Political Leader of the governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party and Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas robed the winner and her Parliamentary Representative for East Basseterre, Dr. the Hon. Earl Asim Martin, placed the crown before a massive crowd at Carnival Village.
First runner-up with 464.5 points was Vashni Belle of Constituency #7 (Ottley’s to Belle Vue). Tamara Francis of Constituency # 2 (Central Basseterre) was Second Runner-Up with 391.5 points and the Third Runner up position went to Ashley Browne of Constituency # 5 (Fig Tree/Sandy Point). She received 383 points.
Vashni Belle also won the Best Creative Wear; Aquanette Belle (Constituency # 8) won Best Evening Wear and Queen Rae-Dawn Thomas won the Best Performing Talent segment and Best On-stage Interview.
Other contestants were Kerry Kelly of Constituency #3 (West Basseterre); Sherizan Williams, Constituency # 4 (Challengers to New Guinea) and Donrissa Francis of Constituency # 6 (Newton Ground to Harris’).
The contestants used sponge, corn balls, condoms, grape leaves, bathroom tissue and fruits and vegetables in the creative wear segment.
Master of Ceremony was the popular Leslie “Sugar Bowl” Morton, while the compere was lawyer Rhonda Nisbett-Browne.
Artistes performing included Road March Champions, Grand Masters, Kittitian Superstar finalist, Yannik and the Mighty Pat.
Following the queen show, the huge crowd was entertained by Jamaica’s artiste, Baby Cham.