|The 20 finalists in the prestigious Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant painted the town red last Thursday as they were treated to a night of betting and gaming at the Acropolis Gaming and Entertainment Centre in Kingston. Upon arrival the girls were warmly welcomed by Mr Jason Jones, Corporate communications officer and Miss AnnTaylor Operations Manager. Joining the festivities was the twitter trivia winner Jaavonne Taylor who was a special guest of the ladies for the night. She received the VIP treatment throughout the night so she got to mingle, take pics and interact with each contestant. The ladies were quickly ushered into the Ambrosia restaurant where they were served cocktails and finger foods while basking in the intimate ambiance of the venue while rocking to the music of the in house deejay. Before the meet and greet segment the ladies were invited for photo ops with the members of the Acropolis management team as well as with members of staff and then ushered off to lyme with the other attendees.Immediately following the lyme with tokens in hand, the girls individually ventured to a machine of their choice having a number of gaming offering to choose from. The ladies tested their luck, laughed and screamed with excitement as there was never a dull moment. A few got lucky with the slots machine with Paula-Kay Beswick Miss Dark and Lovely being the biggest winner for the night walking away with over $11,000 cash.
The other girls who weren’t as lucky as Paula-Kay, despite their meager winnings, were in tremendously high spirits at the end of the night. The ladies will now be concentrating their efforts on the next fast track event MJW Sports on Friday September 2, 2011. All roads now lead to the Grand Coronation Show to be held on September 10, 2011 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.