BEAUTY CONTEST

SHIRLEY DE LAWRENCE: I picked the unlucky number but the Title opened doors for me

Shirley De Lawrence was in conversation with Caribcommx The Miss Caribbean & Commonwealth title is up-and-running again, and judged by the interest on social media it is already reviving fond memories of the past and excitement for its future. New promoter, Shirley de Lawrence, who took over the reins when founder Clayton Goodwin had to step …

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PAULINE PEART KNEW HOW TO SHOCK – AND THAT WAS BEFORE SHE ENTERED HORROR FILMS

In conversation with Clayton Goodwin Pauline Peart produced the first – and probably still one of the most stunning upsets – in the history of West Indian beauty contests in the United Kingdom when she won the Miss JOFFA title in 1968. Such events were entering the initial flow of the first Golden Age of …

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BEAUTY CONTESTS

Integral to the development of social and commercial enterprise By Clayton Goodwin Beauty contests have been integral to the development of West Indian social and commercial enterprise in this country. Immigrants had no other way to advertise promote their products and services than themselves and their own bodies. Contests provided an economical form of entertainment …

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