Amel Griffith crowned Miss Jamzone 2022

Jasmaine Assanah and Omaiah Hall followed closely behind as First and Second Runners Up respectively

It was almost a clean sweep for Amel Griffith, who was crowned Miss Jamzone 2022 last evening at the National Cultural Centre, walking away with the most prizes; Best Fantasy Wear, Best National Costume and Best Talent. Griffith gave the judges an easy time in adjudging her the winner, being the most consistent delegate throughout the competition and who evidently was the crowd’s favourite.

Miss Jamzone 2022
Queen Amel Griffith and her court, First Runner Up Jasmaine Assanah and Second Runner Up Omaiah Hall

Jasmaine Assanah came in a close second as 1st Runner Up, winning also the Miss Summer Body prize, and Miss Social Media. Second Runner Up went to Omaiah Hall.

The evening kicked off with a smooth start, as the seven delegates made their introduction with a flawless choreography to the popular afrobeat ‘Bloody Samaritan’, clad in their fuchsia pink dresses. The introduction segment was infused with expert dancers from the National Dance Company performing Tems – Essence, setting the precedence for the entire evening as the delegates came on after, segment by segment and put on a spectacular show.

Miss Jamzone 2022 delegates

The swimsuit category saw them confidently sporting their two-piece, perfectly fitted, pink bikinis, showcasing poise, tone and personality. Jasmaine walked away as winner of this category, as she brought her sassy and cheeky personality, flaunting her evenly toned body that sent the audience wild.

Miss Summer Body
Jasmaine Assanah strutting in the swimsuit segment

Talent was consistent throughout the lineup as this segment saw exceptional performances in song dance and poetry by all the delegates. But it was Queen Amel Griffith who stood out to the judges in this category, with her dramatic poetry that spoke extensively to Guyana’s rich cultural diversity. Amel fused her piece with comedy, song and dance, accompanied by African drums, which demonstrated her versatility. Jasmaine, Shaniya DeCosta, and Omaiah also fused their talent pieces with different art forms, but best execution went to Amel.

Amel Griffith
Amel Griffith                            
Jasmaine Assanah
Jasmaine Assanah
Omaiah Hall
Omaiah Hall

Following the talent segment, the delegates graced the stage in their National Costumes, each of which depicted a significant aspect of the town they represented. Each costume was designed and brought to life by local designers, who gave the judges a tough time in declaring Amel Griffith’s costume designed by Randy Madray, the winner of this segment. Each costume was neatly and uniquely created and was displayed well on stage.

By this time, the judges and the audience had already depicted who the top three spots were going to. Despite everyone’s exceptional performances, it was easy to see that Jasmaine, Amel and Omaiah graced their way to the top three, leaving behind, Jade Mercurius, Shaniya DeCosta, Phelicia Adams and Jada Jones.

Miss Jamzone National Costumes
All seven delegates in their National Costume. (L-R): Jasmaine Assanah, Jade Mercurius, Shaniya DeCosta, Amel Griffith, Phelicia Adams, Omaiah Hall and Jada Jones

When confronted with the final question asked by host Feliz Robertson: “What stood out to you the most when you were researching your town?”, Amel outbest Jasmaine and Omaiah, giving a more elaborate, confident answer, and subsequently being crowned Miss Jamzone 2022! She walked away with a crown, a Nissan Juke, and several other prizes and endorsement opportunities.

The judges for the evening were: Fashion designer, Michelle Cole Wagner, Body Builder, Yusuf Khan, Former Miss World Guyana, Ambika Ramraj and Makeup Artist & Entrepreneur, Renee Chester.



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