By Sonje Greenidge, Journalist
Updated 9:22 AM AST, Mon Aug 01, 2022
(PLTM) - Ryson Adams and Lorissa-Anya King have been crowned Prince and Princess 2022, respectively.
The six competitors comprising of two males and four females dazzled the audience by displaying their talents, outfits and their big personalities at the H. Lavity Stoutt College (HLSC) yesterday, July 31.
Each competitor was supported by a team in the audience, and throughout the night, loud cheers, screams and horns were heard in the auditorium. The crowded auditorium attested to the fact that the sold-out show was thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance.
All of the competitors practiced for hours on end to remember routines, speeches, and performances while balancing this with the regular responsibilities of being students.
Both Adams and King who were contestant #1 In the male and female categories were deemed the most impressive at the end of the night.
During the talent segment, Adams reminded the audience to pursue their interests while staying true to themselves. He also displayed his skills on the keyboard and bass guitar.
King paid a special tribute to her mother who she stated has been a constant source of support and love. She was the only contestant who utilized an aerial ring to showcase her skills, to Celine Deon’s “Because You Loved Me” in honour of her mother.
Prince Ryson Adams left with a clean sweep after winning in all the categories, including best talent, best introduction dance, best introduction speech, best finesse of Madras, popularity, most photogenic, best evening wear and Mr. Congeniality. Adams competed against Dae’lani Baronville who was the youngest competitor.
In addition, Princess Lorissa-Anya King won in the categories congeniality, best talent, and best evening wear.
The first runner up was Tiandra Scatliffe who won best introduction speech.
Contestants who were between the ages of 9 and 12 were judged on several criteria: creativity, diction, confidence, and design as they depicted various elements of culture.
Kwame Prince and Angelique Lettsome claimed the titles Mr. and Miss Junior BVI.
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