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34 Contestants Little Miss Bahamas‏
By Gaynell Rolle
Nov 16, 2009 - 11:01:13 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas- Under the theme Cultural Princess with a Purpose and the Patronage of the Hon. Charles Maynard Minister of Culture, 34 beauties will take to the stage competing for the Bahamas youngest official ambassador and covetous title - Little Miss Bahamas 2009. The Pageant is being held December 6th, 2009 with preliminaries of National Costume and Talent competition set for November 22nd, at the Wyndham Nassau Resorts Ballroom. This year’s pageant will not only seek to crown the official Little Miss Bahamas, but will crown winners of four categories- Little Miss La Petite (ages 3-6), Little Miss (ages 7-9), Little Miss Ideal (ages 10-12) and Little Miss Preteen (ages 13-15) all of whom will represent the Bahamas at the world's largest and most prestigious Children Pageant World's Our Little Miss competing for over $150,000 in scholarships among 200 other worldwide contestants.

Ms. Rolle president of the Bahamas’s Little Miss Pageant said she is so please with this year’s turn out and the enthusiasm of the little angels. “They are like the fountain of youth, they keep us re-energized, excited, committed and we love it”. The unveiling of the contestants was held in October and since then the little ladies have participated in a number of workshops, etiquette training and rehearsals. They were also special guest of the “Dominoes let’s make Pizza” program sponsored by Dominoes. Upcoming events include a visit to Dolphins Encounters, McDonald’s Princess Party, Calendar Photo Shoot, Cultural Mardi Gra Float Parade and National Costume and Talent competition. This year’s sponsors include Ministry of Culture, Dolphins Encounters, Majestic Tours, McDonalds, Colgate and Dominoes Pizza.

With such a large amount of contestants, the public is guaranteed to get value for money with this talented bunch, To assist the Judges in the selection process there will be three fast track winners, who will automatically advance to the top 15- Little Miss Popularity, Little Miss Talent and Little Miss Float Parade. The first public event is the National Costume and Talent competition set for November 22nd, 2009 at 3pm Wyndham Nassau Resorts. Tickets are available from the contestants or at the door – Adults $30 Children $20. This will be followed by the Grand Finale of December 6th, 2009 at 3pm COB Performance Arts Center/Theatre.

The 34 Cultural Princesses are :

Devontae Pinder Garvin Tynes 10 TULIP Loves Modeling & Dancing and watching I Carly
Sherrea Brown Kingsway Academy 10 BLAZING STAR School Choir, Soccer Team, Brownies - Loves Soccer
 Tavania Rolle Yellow Elder 7 PERIWINKLE Loves Dancing & Singing- Favorite tv program I Carly
 Shavantae Bastian Nassau Christian Acad 7 BABY'S BREATH Girls Brigade, Church Choir and Dance Troop- Honor Roll Student
Gevante Dean St. Ceceila   9 BOUGAINVILLEA National Dance School, Girls Auxillary, School & Church Choir
Tyna Brown   9 RED ROSE Honor Roll Student- Loves Modeling and Dancing
Halle Bowe St. Andrews 7 BIRD OF PARADISE Loves bowling, Tennis and Banking- Member BREEF
Alexis Dean Sir Gerald Cash 9 VIOLET Spanish & Music Club School Chior honor roll student
Lashante Sampson Sir Gerald Cash 9 SWEET PEA Principal List, 2nd Place Spelling Bee, Loves Stepping- Step Group
Delvonae Annika Beckles Sunland Baptist   8 ANGLE TRUMPET Honor Roll - Little Pee Wee Lucaya- Girls Guide/Brownies Orchestral School
 Ciera   Davis St. Thomas Moore 9 POPPY Revere Dance School / Honor Roll - Loves Travelling and Shopping
Sade Cartwright Gerald Cash Primary 6 JASMINE Loves to dance and watching Bratz
Rashay Forbes Suncrest Academy 6 DAFFODIL Little Miss Suncrest, Honor Roll Love dancing
Indianna Rolle Home School 3 LILY Loves watching Dora the Explorer and loves Tea & McDonald
Lyndria Cartwright Home School 3 MISTLEO Loves Dancing and Watching Dora the Explora
Kierra Lashanti Dean Cleveland Eneas 7 MARIGOLD Loves Ballet and Modeling - Honor Roll Student
 Faith Davis Uriah McPhee 6 SUN FLOWER Loves Dancing & Modeling- Favorite TV Program I Carly
Sara Jolly Thelma Gibson 6 HIBISCUS Loves to Dance - Favorite TV Show Dora the Explorer
Torinique Bernard Stephen Dillet Primary 11 HYACINTH Honor Roll- Track Club, Lyford Cay Swim Club - Watching GLAT Attack
Shanell Glinton Anatol Rodgers 13 BELL FLOWER Pearls Club, National Dance School, Track & Field Club
Eleasha Knowles Temple Christian 12 BLUE IRIS Girls Brigade, Track & Field on the Principal List
Altanay Symonette Anatol Rodgers 12 FOR GET ME NOT Pearls, Student Christain Movement, Girls Brigade and Track Club
Torsheba Newbold Anatol Rodgers 12 DAISY Honor Roll Student- Wants to become a Super Model
 Ashley Dean Anatol Rodgers 12 CHRYSANTHEMUM Cheer Leading, School Choir, Track & Field   Loves Writing Poem
Lornte McCartney Christian Heritage 11 PRIMROSE Cheer Leading, Dancing and loves watching the Nanny
Tatiyanna Douglas Our Lady's 10 POINSETTIA Honor Roll Student- Loves Computers and Dancing
Ranell Johnson S.C.McPherson 13 GARDENIA Loves to Dance & Sing and Watching True Jackson  
 Michaela Bowe Anatol Rodgers 12 MORNING GLORY International Track Athlete, Volleyball team - Loves Dancing
Kadesha Bridgewater Sir Gerald Cash 10 YELLOW   ELDER Principal List, Dance Troop/ School Choir and Missionettes
Rikendra King Queens College 12 DANDELION Student Christian Movement, Virtue Dance Academy- Loves Dancing
Adrie   Albury Charles W. Saunders 8 GINGER School Chior, Euritimie Dancer, Royal Academy of Dance . Missionett
Obria Campbell C.W.Saunders 8 CARNATION Church Dance Ministry- Little Miss Emmanuel
Reney Robinson Gregory Town Primary 8 HONEY SUCKLE Brownies & Music Club - Reigning Little Ms. Pineapple Eleuthera- Honor Roll
Angel Pride   7 CORN FLOWER Honor Roll Student- Loves meeting new people, dancing & computers

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