It all went down on Monday evening at the National Cultural Centre where six Caribbean beauties fought for the title of the first ever Miss Cricket Carnival.
The countries that participated are Guyana, Barbados, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
But outshining the five other contestants was Guyana’s own, Amel Griffith, who graced the stage with passion and love for her country. Her win earned her the crown and the title as Miss Cricket Carnival 2022.
This is the first year this pageant was held and for Griffith, this is her third crown.
First in 2019, Griffith secured the crown and title as Miss Bartica Regatta 2019.
Now in 2022 she has earned two crowns and titles, the first being the Miss Jamzone back in August and now the Miss Cricket Carnival.
Apart from the title of Miss Cricket Carnival she also won the best evening gown, best talent and People’s Choice Award at this pageant. Speaking with the media shortly after her victory, Griffith said it was a lot of hard work and determination leading up to the pageant.
“I was preparing for this pageant seven days a week. It was very tiresome, it was very gruelling but you know as I stand here tonight it shows my hard work really paid off,” the Miss Cricket Carnival said.
Additionally, Griffith said the patriotism from Guyanese really boosted her confidence as she graced the stage.
“When I hit the stage and I heard the loud response from the crowd I really went out there and give an extra energy […] it was many hours of hours of countless training and that took a toll on me and I was actually very sick this morning (yesterday) and I was devastated because I thought I would not have come and perform by best but thank God,” a smiling Griffith told the media.
Looking to the future, Griffith jokes that for now she will get “some sleep'' and will think about the next crown next year.