HERE IS HER BIO…
Thought I’d let you know a little but more about me, and why I decided to enter Miss Jamaica World 2013.
I was born in Kingston, a little more than 18 years ago, and spent the first eight years of my life in beautiful St Anne.
I was so fortunate to have grown up in rural Jamaica as my childhood was pretty much a repetition of running through the lush countryside barefoot and eating mangoes from the tree in the backyard. Yah… Cliché, but real. Well, that’s how I remember it, anyway! Ha!
When I was a bit older, I went to school in freezing London and I travelled all over Europe. I became fluent in a few languages, met loads of different people, and got immersed in different cultures. To be honest, I went through the whole thing kicking and screaming (literally) and pretty much in mourning for the beautiful country of my birth.
My behaviour even led to a frustrated mum and dad plonking me back on a plane headed back to Jamaica at every opportunity i.e. EVERY school holiday, no matter how short.
It’s only since I became all grown that I actually realised how incredibly lucky I was to have been in a position to learn about different people and places and get to know other cities, like the back of my hands. I feel it’s equipped me rather nicely as an adult by now giving me a sort of “worldly” perspective that I perhaps wouldn’t have had.
This was amazing. Also, my having a strong Jamaican mum – she was born in Maypen, Clarendon, but always pressed upon me and my two siblings the importance of celebrating and remembering our African roots – and my having a European dad – he grew up in Hungary, lived in Jamaica for ages and taught me about my European ancestry, warts and all – has really helped this “outlook”.
I do truly identify with Jamaica’s national motto “Out Of Many, One People”. I feel all the above makes me a pretty good candidate for Miss Jamaica and I would be able to represent you guys on the world’s stage incredibly well, if I do say so myself!
The maxim of Miss Jamaica World is “Beauty With A Purpose”. Beauty, as we know, is wholly subjective (aesthetic beauty, in particular) so how I’ve interpreted this is that we ALL have a purpose on this little planet and the beauty is when we are able to fulfil it.
I think my purpose is to bring more awareness to causes such as the plight of abused children in Jamaica, underprivileged communities and cancer and I believe Miss Jamaica World can help to facilitate this goal.
So far, I’ve tried putting my money where my mouth is and joined thousands of others and competed in the Race For Life marathon – a cancer charity in the UK – for the past few years.
Yes, it’s a small start, but as we like to say: “Big tings soon come!”. Anyhow, I’ve gone on a bit! Now for the “techie” stuff. This year your votes online count more than ever, so if you take a teeny weeny bit of time out of your busy day to vote for me (on the link below) I’d appreciate it.