14 Year Old Kwahne Wharton Captures Title
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
May 06, 2012 (CUOPM)
National Political Leader of the governing St. Kitts – Nevis Labour Party and Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, assisted by the 2011 Miss Labour, crowned the new Miss Labour 2012 in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Despite raining all day a large and appreciative crowd watched the hours-long pageant under slight drizzle at times at Carnival Village in Basseterre.
Newly-crowned Miss Labour, Kwahne Wharton, a 14-year-old Verchild’s High School student, representing Constituency #4 regained the title, two years in a row for Parliamentary Representative and Minister of Youth Empowerment, the Hon. Glen Phillip.
Wharton accumulated 732 points, winning the title and crown as well as the Best Talent and Best Evening Wear segments.
First-runner up was 19-year-old Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College student Caley Greaux of Constituency #8. She took the Best Promotional Speech and Best Creative Wear segments.
Constituency #1 contestant, Shenequa Powell, 17 years, placed Second runner-up and 16-year-old Nichelle Henry of St. Christopher #3 and a student of the Washington Archibald High School, won the Third runner-up position.
Before assisting in presenting floral arrangements to each contestant, the 2011 Miss Labour, Zaiesha Joseph, also from St. Constituency #4 and a Verchild’s High School student, took her final walk on stage, sashed the placing contestants and her successor. Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sam Condor presented participation trophies to the 8 teens.
Following the fanfare, the contestants in their introductory speech highlighted the contribution of Labour Leaders.
Grand Masters provided the music and there were performances by the band as well as Rock-a-Fella, who sang the popular tune, “˜Labour, Labour.’
Jamaican artiste Aidonia in a brief stage appearance had the youths rushing to the stage as he performed two seconds of his popular hit – “˜Ukku Bit.