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UPDATE: 'I never won anything before!' Miss Fifth Form Kadian Johnson

"I am so so happy, I just want to go back stage and cry. I never won anything in my life before," were the words of an overjoyed Miss Kadian Johnson after being crowned queen at the Miss Fifth Form Pageant at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex on January 19, 2013. Photo: Reuben Stoby/VINO
The five contestants in the Miss Fifth Form 2013 Pageant were: Left to right- Akeila Louis, Sherise Stapleton, Kadian Johnson, Armoy James and La'Quan Reid. Photo: Reuben Stoby/VINO
The five contestants in the Miss Fifth Form 2013 Pageant were: Left to right- Akeila Louis, Sherise Stapleton, Kadian Johnson, Armoy James and La'Quan Reid. Photo: Reuben Stoby/VINO
Kadian Johnson (Left), seen here with reigning Miss BVI Sharie B. deCastro, copped the coveted crown in front of a noisy crowd at the Miss Fifth Form Pageant at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex last night, January 19, 2013. Photo: Reuben Stoby/VINO
Kadian Johnson (Left), seen here with reigning Miss BVI Sharie B. deCastro, copped the coveted crown in front of a noisy crowd at the Miss Fifth Form Pageant at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex last night, January 19, 2013. Photo: Reuben Stoby/VINO
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Pageant contestants wave to the crowd during a motorcade held on January 18, 2013. Photo:VINO
Pageant contestants wave to the crowd during a motorcade held on January 18, 2013. Photo:VINO
The contestants in the Miss Fifth Form Pageant this year are #1 Akeila Louis, #2 La'Quan Reid, #3 Kadian Johnson, #4 Sherise Stapleton and #5 Armoy James. Photo: VINO
The contestants in the Miss Fifth Form Pageant this year are #1 Akeila Louis, #2 La'Quan Reid, #3 Kadian Johnson, #4 Sherise Stapleton and #5 Armoy James. Photo: VINO
According to Miss Fifth Form Pageant Coordinator, Mrs Bisa Smith, the committee made a conscious decision to move the pageant from its customary date in October to January in order to attract a larger attendance. Photo: VINO
According to Miss Fifth Form Pageant Coordinator, Mrs Bisa Smith, the committee made a conscious decision to move the pageant from its customary date in October to January in order to attract a larger attendance. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I am so so happy, I just want to go back stage and cry. I never won anything in my life before," were the words of an overjoyed Miss Kadian Johnson after being crowned queen at the Miss Fifth Form Pageant at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex on January 19, 2013.

The new queen copped five individual prizes on her way to landing the crown, including an award for Most Determined to Succeed. She was also named Miss Personal Development, Miss Poise, Miss Intellect and received an award for Best Talent. She expressed surprise at winning prizes for Best Personal Development and Most Determined to Succeed. For the others, though, she was not surprised since she said she worked very hard on those areas.

The 1st Runner-up position was taken by Miss Amoy James while Miss LaQuan Reid was adjudged 2nd Runner-up. James and Reid were even for the Best Evening Wear award while Reid was named Miss Congeniality and won the prize for Best Career Wear.

The other contestants were Miss Akeila Louis and Miss Sherise Stapleton. Miss Louis was named Miss Popularity while Miss Stapleton received the People's Choice Award and was also named Miss Photogenic.

It was the first pageant for Miss Kadian Johnson but she was simply full of stage presence, grace and beauty and did well enough to convince the judges that she deserved the crown. Behind the beautiful smile though was much determination, which paid off ultimately for her. "I have been preparing for some time because in Fourth Form I decided I wanted to run [in pageant] so in the summer I was working on it on and off but the hard work started in November, late night practising and everything and it all paid off tonight," Miss Johnson told Virgin Islands News Online.

When it was announced that she had won, Miss Johnson immediately burst into tears. "I am so so happy, I just want to go back stage and cry. I never won anything in my life before, she said with a laugh after the crowning and sashing.

To her fellow contestants, Miss Johnson said "you all did a good job and I am proud that we made the show one of the best," before expressing appreciation to her many family and friends that came out with their specially printed T-shirts in support of her.

A hoarse Pageant coordinator, Mrs Bisa Smith commented "it is always rewarding to see the progression of the contestants, you saw them so beautiful in their evening wear and looking surreal and absolutely breathtaking."

Meanwhile, the reigning Miss BVI Sharie B. deCastro was also on hand and told Virgin Islands News Online the pageant was extraordinary. "I think the pageant was a huge success. The young ladies did their best in preparation and they came out and they put on an extraordinary pageant for us and at the end of the day the best girl won."

Apart from behind entertained by the beauties in the various segments, the noisy crowd, well equipped with horns and frills, were never given a chance to be bored as the in-between segments performances were also captivating. Performances were done by Geek Squad, the Phoenix and Awaken Bands as well as a group called VI Massacre. There was also a surprise performance by former kings and queens of Elmore Stoutt High School. 

Then there were the hosts, Damian Grange and Dr. Shakima Stoutt-Venterpool, who made quite an entertaining combination and had the crowd excited when they danced "Gangnam Style". Grange was his usual hilarious self and had the audience tickled to delirium with his jokes and funny dances.

The pageant was held under the theme 'Lights, Camera, Action' and certainly lived up to the hype.

Important to mention too was the breathtaking performance of Calvin James, who did a perfect rendition of John Legend's "Take it Slow" that had the crowd roaring with approval.  

See previous story posted on January 19, 2013

UPDATE: Who will win? - Miss Fifth Form set for tonight, Jan 19

The hours are swiftly fading and one could only imagine the anticipation of the five young ladies who are all poised to take to the stage tonight, January 19, 2013 and by the end of the night know which one of them will be Miss Fifth Form.

The preparation began in the latter quarter of 2012 and today the long weeks of anticipation and hard work will put them to the test as they take to the stage of the Multi Purpose Complex in Road Town.

The five talented and beautiful young women presented themselves to the public for the first time yesterday afternoon January 18, 2013 in a motorcade through the streets of Tortola, an activity which no doubt bought them new fans.

The motorcade was led by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) escort patrol and followed by a long base truck carrying the bevy of young women. A number of other supporting vehicles brought up the rear of the procession. The cheers were loud from the moment they took off at the compound of the Elmore Stoutt High School and the trend continued as they moved through the streets of Road Town.

Graciously poised on the truck that was well decorated, the girls, simply dressed in their pageant T-shirts and sash that was appropriately designed, warmed the hearts of many who were on the streets to catch a glimpse of them.

At the stroke of the 7:00pm hour it would be "Lights, Camera, Action - and for the hundreds that are anticipated to be present, they will certainly "capture the moment". The evening is said to be one geared and packed with entertainment to showcase the diverse talents and skills of students of the Elmore Stoutt High School.

Pageant Coordinator, a guidance counsellor at the school, Ms. Bisa Smith, told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interiew, the committee had made the conscious decision to move the pageant form its customary date in October to January in order to attract a larger attendance. "You find that in October you have to compete with at least two other pageants or activities and so people are divided but in January we don't have any parallel activity and it is also easier on the sponsors too," Ms Smith said

The contestants in the pageant this year are #1 Akeila Louis, #2 La'Quan Reid, #3 Kadian Johnson, #4 Sherise Stapleton and #5 Armoy James. The night will also feature performances by the newest dance group in the school, Geek Squad, the Phoenix and Awaken Bands as well as a group called VI Massacre.

Preparation for the pageant included workshop sessions covering topics of time management, personal branding, nutrition, exercise, skin care, make-up techniques, interview techniques and social and table etiquette.

The cost to enter the pageant on Saturday evening ranges from $10 to $30. With the pageant being held in the Lent term, it gives the winner the opportunity to reign during her final year in high School. Those participating were required to have a GPA of at leats 3.7 (B) for the current school year among other attributes.

See previous story posted January 18, 2013:

Motorcade for Miss Fifth Form Pageant contestants today Jan. 18!

- Large turnout of patrons expected on pageant night

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Multi Purpose Sports Complex is all set to come alive with the much anticipated Miss Fifth Form Pageant when five talented young ladies showcase their talents in what is expected to be "an extraordinary" spectacle on January 19, 2013.

Under the Theme "Lights, Camera, Action - capture the moment" the evening is said to be one geared and pack with entertainment to showcase the diverse talents and skills of students of the Elmore Stoutt High School.

According to the Pageant Coordinator, a guidance counsellor at the school, Mrs Bisa Smith, the committee made a conscious decision to move the pageant from its customary date in October to January in order to attract a larger attendance. "You find that in October you have to compete with at least two other pageants or activities and so people are divided but in January we don't have any parallel activity and it is also easier on the sponsors too," she told Virgin Islands News Online in an exclusive interview.

Mrs Smith said residents of Tortola will be in for a surprise today January 18, 2013 from around 4:30 P.M. when the pageant contestants will be on showcased on the streets of Tortola. "We got a surprise for Tortola and I know what will be featured on the motorcade would be something that people would have never seen before," Smith said.

The contestants in the pageant this year are #1 Akeila Louis, #2 La'Quan Reid, #3 Kadian Johnson, #4 Sherise Stapleton and #5 Armoy James. The night will also feature performances by the newest dance group in the school called Geek Squad, the Phoenix and Awaken Bands, and a group called VI Massacre.  

Preparation for the pageant started in 2012 and included workshops covering topics of time management, personal branding, nutrition, exercise, skin care and make-up techniques, interview techniques and social and table etiquette.

The costs to enter the pageant on Saturday evening ranges from $10 to $30. With the pageant being held in the Lent term, it gives the winner the opportunity to reign during her final year in high School. Those participating were required to have a GPA of at least 3.7 (B) for the current school year among other attributes.

24 Responses to “UPDATE: 'I never won anything before!' Miss Fifth Form Kadian Johnson”

  • 1 (18/01/2013, 15:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    go contestant number 1
  • Freezone (18/01/2013, 15:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's good to see these five lovely young ladies VINO. It would have been great to have them featured on the television comercial as well.
  • pat (18/01/2013, 15:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what happen to the dudes this year???
    • mAN uP (19/01/2013, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      male ego.
      • @@@@@ (20/01/2013, 17:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        there grades are bad!!!
        • bay yute (21/01/2013, 01:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          LoL, I'm getting out of here. The crazy is descending fast.
        • Eshs Teacher (10/02/2013, 12:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          How do you there grades are bad?? For our honor roll awards last semester, all 5 girls name were called. Kadian had the highest grades being the only contestant with the chief education officer award (B+ average and above)
  • ccc (18/01/2013, 19:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    all so beautiful all the best young ladies
  • Hmm (18/01/2013, 21:27) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seriously besa, is that a style or a bad hair day
  • sweet talk (19/01/2013, 21:07) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    i think she had a bad hair day.i saw better hair style than that from her.
  • ..and the winner is? (19/01/2013, 22:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please VINO let us know soon :-)
    • wet will (20/01/2013, 10:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      While her talent was not to hot she did well overall...good to go Kadian
  • Christopher Pose' (20/01/2013, 02:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Best Wishes to all the girls tonight, but Raheem big Sis Kadian bringing home tha CROWN tonight.
  • we (20/01/2013, 09:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Kadian!
    • kevin (20/01/2013, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Again, great pictures. VINO...I know a picture paints a thousand words.
  • keemz (20/01/2013, 14:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kadian I heard you did exceotional, n gained full points in the interviews and I was right just remember what I told you and the sky is the limit I wish I was tola man
  • jj (20/01/2013, 16:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    soem of thoes picture remind me of Jack Sprat - Jack could eat no fat and his wife could eat no lean
  • Christopher Pose' (20/01/2013, 21:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Girl Kadian we knew u could do it. Congrats. Geraldine and Courtney we know you all are very proud. Kadian God's blessings upon u, dis is jus the beginning for u so continue to shine girl. We missed this year due to illness but we gonna buy a CD. Raheem she did it, lol,lol...................
  • mattie (21/01/2013, 01:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take me, beautiful Kadian

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