CEO of Miscellaneous Marketing Limited Sham Mohammed was among the judges for the just concluded Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Pageant competition which climaxed last Sunday at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) in Port of Spain at which Miss Maracas Valley Aché Abrahams was crowned the first-place winner
Abrahams copped the crown ahead of 16 other candidates who were also stunning and worked diligently throughout the pageant competition.Miss Cunupia, Dania Duntin and Miss Arima, Jemima Pierre were respectively announced as the first and second runners-up while Miss Claxton Bay, Janelle Pirmal and Miss San Juan, Savannah Sandy rounded out the Top 5 finalists.
For the last eight weeks, all 17 candidates were exposed to rigorous training sessions, workshops, photoshoots, sub-competitions, interviews, guest appearances, and their meaningful Beauty with a Purpose humanitarian-based projects.
Abrahams topped the MWTT Fitness Challenge sponsored by the Fitness Centre, as well as the MWTT Photogenic Award sponsored by Salon Essentials and the MWTT Digital Media Ambassador sponsored by Alma Spa, putting her in a prime position to capture the crown.
Mohammed, who is also the President for Beach Soccer Worldwide Caribbean region joined other famous faces such as Miss World 1986 Giselle Laronde-West and Gabrielle Walcott who won Miss Trinidad and Tobago World 2008 and placed as the second runner-up in Miss World 2008.
Mohammed spoke of the experience among such distinguished beauties, saying “This was such an amazing experience and not to sound cliche… but beautiful indeed. To witness the efforts of the participants and everyone involved in this pageant gives us a lot of hope as a country going forward in this field. There were so many different aspects of the show aside from physical beauty that will auger well for the women in the future and the enrichment of our society.”
Abrahams was truly elated with her triumph.
“This has truly been a dream come true. It is one of the proudest moments of my life and I am ecstatic and ready to represent this beautiful country of Trinidad and Tobago, at the Miss World International Pageant.
“I would like to thank my amazing family, my encouraging friends and my sponsor Anhasi Contracting Services Limited for their continuous support, as well as the tremendous hard work of the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago Organising Committee especially our Pageant Director Charu Lochan Dass, Creative Director/Choreographer Richard Young as well as the infallible Adrian Raymond who helped with the Question and Answer segment. In addition, a big thank you to all my pageant sisters who have made this experience worthwhile and fun.”
Charu Lochan Dass, National Franchise Holder and Pageant Director said it was also a proud moment for her and the organising committee to witness the transformation of the 17 candidates.
She noted, “This has been a very heart-warming experience for us all. We have seen the tremendous work and dedication that all 17 of our girls have put into this competition, and we are all rallying around Aché now as we take on the monumental task of bringing the Miss World crown home. As you know, the last time Trinidad and Tobago won the crown was in 1986 with Ms Giselle Laronde West.”
Over the next two months, Aché Abrahams will undergo intense training in choreography/model walking, Question and Answer, Media Training and a number of other activities to prepare her for the Miss World International Pageant which will be held in early 2023.