Poised and confident, six young women graced the Cara Suite ballroom as they contended for the coveted title of Miss Oneness Trinidad and Tobago on August 20. In the closely contested show, Melanie George Sharpe marvelled the judges with her beauty and intelligence as she was crowned the queen of the pageant. George Sharpe will soon be off to Thailand to represent T&T in the Miss Earth Beauty Pageant in November. Under the theme Mother Earth, the pageant featured the contestants representing various scenic environmental aspects of T&T.
George Sharpe, who hails from Petit Valley, is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Management at the University of the West Indies. She portrayed Argyle Falls in Tobago. The 24-year-old beauty wowed the audience in the Swimwear category wearing a colourful bikini that accentuated her curves. In the Cocktail Dress segment she confidently modelled a coloured piece showcasing the country's tropical beauty. Sharpe also took home the prize for Miss Amity and shared a Model Scholarship with Miss Nariva, Giselle Ramsamooj, who also copped the Miss Photogenic and Miss Intelligence prizes.
Runner-up, Cliffuero Elizabeth Robinson of La Horquetta, showed off her style with a dazzling bright yellow vintage cocktail dress that captured her outer beauty. The golden and teasing swimwear also had the audience in awe. The 21-year-old beauty is employed as a stage manager at a local television station. Third place went to Waterloo's Princess Trotman, who also won best talent with a beautiful rendition of a Shurwayne Winchester calypso on the steelpan. Trotman, a Psychology student who strutted her fine form in a blue and silver close fitted dress, proudly represented the natural wonder of Tobago's Buccoo Reef.