It’s time and place for Miss Universe Jamaica Toshami Calvin as she prepares for the 71st Miss Universe pageant.
New Orleans will be the site of an international beauty pageant, bringing together nearly 90 contestants from around the world in January, the Miss Universe Organization said.
For regional organizers, who had a month last year to prepare 2021 representative Daena Soares to go to Eilat, Israel, the excitement is palpable.
“We can now [look] encouraging Jamaicans to come out to support him. He will compete in this region, which is great. She will be competing in a city not far from home, so it should be easy for the majority of Jamaicans to come out and support her,” said Mark McDermoth, corporate director of Miss Universe Jamaica, adding that the host he said. The city is a great option logistically.
“We can really go to town with the outfit and make it as big and amazing as ever, because we don’t have to ship it to the other side of the world. That’s good news for us too,” McDermoth said. While it doesn’t reveal what the outfit will be, it does give some insight into the prospects. “We have a very interesting idea for clothes. We are going to some companies that are masters in this.”
McDermoth said Calvin’s training began far in advance of the fair. “We have trained all the representatives in the pageant since day one for the Miss Universe pageant. We don’t just train for the local leg. Everything that is given to the women is based on their competition in Miss Universe. “
Local planners will now focus on making improvements. “Now the next training will focus on one person now, and we will follow up on all the other things – the interview process, the speech and the public speaking process, the voice, the projection, being that. Boss lady when you enter a room, and how you command attention. How do you score points with the judges in the interview, how do you present your best self during the stage presentation, and all of that,” McDermoth said. Time will also be used to tie down Calvin’s clothes, hair, styling and makeup. “We’re in full gear right now with all of that,” McDermoth said.
In a release Monday announcing the host city and date for the pageant, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell praised the Miss Universe Team.
“The City of New Orleans and the Miss Universe Organization share common values of celebrating inclusion, culture and women’s empowerment,” Cantrell said.
He noted that former candidates and winners have gone on to become surgeons, civil servants, politicians and business leaders, adding that “they all prioritized social causes that were important to them”.
The contest will be held on January 14, 2023 – a Saturday – at the city convention center, according to a press release. The live broadcast will end with the 70th Miss Universe – Bollywood actress Harnaaz Sandhu of India – being the winner.
“There’s no place like New Orleans. This vibrant city has been at the top of our list to host for some time because of its rich cultural history, as well as its unique arts, entertainment, and cuisine,” said Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization. .
Last year’s ceremony in Eilat, Israel, was held at midnight to accommodate the US prime-time TV schedule.