Trinidad and Tobago beauty contestants in the next Miss World and Miss Universe pageants will have an extra pair of “eyes on the prize” when they compete for the global crowns in a few months’ time.
The Trinidad and Tobago-based optometric chain, Optometrists Today will send off Miss T & T World Sarah-Jane Waddell and Miss T & T Universe Jevon King to the official competitions in exclusive 2015 designer eyewear.
Optometrists Today sponsored designer eyewear for the winner, and first and second runners-up for each of the competitions. The selections included the latest collections from designer brands Tiffany & Co., Marilyn Monroe, Givenchy, Chopard, Anna Sui and Carolina Herrera – each of which are available exclusively at the now 25-year-old pioneer of fashionable eyewear in the twin-island republic.
The Miss World competition will take place on Sunday, December 14 in London, England at the ICC Auditorium at ExCeL, the largest flexible auditorium in the UK which has played host to such high-profile events as the UK television show X Factor.
Meanwhile, the Miss Universe competition is set for Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida, where the reigning Gabriela Isler of Venezuela will crown her successor.
“We wish the contestants the best of success,” said Alana Kirk, Strategic Networking Manager of Optometrists Today, who indicated that the company is wholeheartedly supporting a positive outcome for both young ladies and the Trinidad and Tobago brand at these international competitions.
Waddell, 25, who holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science, wants to serve her country in the diplomatic arena. She speaks fluent Mandarin, enjoys Latin dancing, staying fit, playing the violin and horseback riding.
King, 24, believes in focusing energies on education and encouraging young people to pursue their dreams, have a purpose, and embrace discipline. Her advice to the youth of her country includes positive messages about setting life goals, seeking guidance from mentors and making continuous progress.
Having endured rigorous preparation and stiff competition, both women now have the opportunity to make Trinidad and Tobago proud on the international stage.