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Plus Size big let-down


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THE 2017 MISS Plus Size Diva Pageant chalked up a number of minuses when the ladies took to the stage for the second annual show at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre Sunday night.

The novelty show themed Cirque Du Diva was billed as a huge celebration of the circus, but instead it turned into one plagued by many troubles that overshadowed Miss Fashion City Kimberley Walrond’s crowning as new queen.

Patrons would have returned with similar expectations after a high-quality display at the inaugural event last year, but were disappointed. Several of them walked out of the show after three of the five segments.

It was a pure confusion. And an out-of-touch lead emcee did not help. It was left to his co-hostess to rescue the flow of the show.

Extended breaks – one that lasted 20 minutes – and lack of communication added to the confusion. Patrons were uncertain as to the breaks and about when it was intermission. In addition, nothing was on sale and they had to resort to the vending machine in the complex to buy snacks and drinks. 

Walrond’s appearance was strong from the outset in spite of the poor organisation. She was not only deserving of victory but also the titles of Miss Photogenic, Best Swimwear and Best Costume.

Please read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION, or in the eNATION edition.


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