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Beyonce stylist to judge Miss T&T Universe

Friday, August 8, 2014
US-based stylist Neal Farinah worked with Beyoncé for seven years.

A man who has styled the hair of music divas like Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Florence and the Machine and Mary J Blige will be a judge at the Miss T&T Universe pageant on Sunday. 

US-based Trinidadian Neal Farinah, will join a panel that includes former ESPN vice president Bernard Stewart and former Miss T&T Anya Ayoung-Chee. 

Farinah has collaborated with Beyoncé on countless projects and has travelled all around the world creating her unforgettable hair styles. In the seven years he worked with the award-winning singer, he has been on five world tours. 

Some of Farinah’s upcoming projects include his own hair line and tool line, which he will be showcasing soon. He also plans to establish a hair salon in Trinidad. A fierce Trini, he believes regardless of his fame, his loyalty lies within the place that moulded and shaped him into the phenomenal person he is today. 

Bernard Stewart, is a former television executive with wide experience in finance, entertainment and sport. His company Bart World Communications, is poised to become a leader in global content development and investment enterprises. The company currently serves as a strategic adviser to the WICB, providing services for the development of cricket throughout the United States.

Also on Sunday’s panel is fashion designer and former Miss T&T Anya Ayoung-Chee. She is globally known as the winner of popular fashion reality show, Project Runway, in 2011. Ayoung-Chee has shown her fashion lines in London, New York and South Africa and is also a designer for the Carnival band Tribe. She also launched her Canyaval line which features clothing, accessories and Monday wear for Carnival. 

Ayoung-Chee has been the spokesperson for The Tallman Foundation for the past three years. The Tallman Foundation is an organisation that focuses on bringing art and music education to the underprivileged youth of Trinidad.

Miss T&T Universe 2013 Catherine Miller will hand over the crown to her successor on Sunday evening at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre. The show beings at 7 pm and there is a pre-show soiree from 6 pm which will feature the launch of Tribe’s 2015 Monday Wear Collection that is designed by Rhion Romany.

The 2014 Miss Universe pageant will be held in Brazil.

Tickets for Miss T&T Universe are priced at $300 and $500. 

For tickets and more information about the show, contact Tribe Mas Camp at 625-6800 or 624-2245.


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