Nordi-Kaye Wiggan crowned Miss Trelawny Festival Queen
Nordi-Kaye Wiggan, a 24-year-old public health inspector, was crowned Miss Trelawny Festival Queen 2019 on Sunday night at the coronation show held at Royalton White Sands in Coopers Pen, Trelawny.
On her way to the top prize, Wiggan won three sectional prizes - best performer, most congenial, and most active on social media.
Keryce Dookie was the first runner-up and Telleisa Graham was second runner-up.
In addition to being selected as one of the most promising queens to vie for the chance at becoming Jamaica's next cultural ambassador, Wiggan walked away with a $80,000 cash prize.
Through tears of joy, the Miss Trelawny Festival Queen 2019 told WESTERN STAR that her journey to the crown was not an easy one.
"I am so elated. It took a lot of sacrifice, and it has all paid off. The tears are because I am imagining the smile of my father's face. He died in March 2013, and was always involved in the activities of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission," she said.
Nordi-Kaye plans to tackle environmental matters in her role as Festival Queen for Trelawny.
"I am very concerned about how we treat the environment and will be involved in bettering the environment even after my reign is over," she said.
Earlier in the night, Wiggan wowed patrons and judges alike with her talent piece. Almost a carbon copy of Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett in performance, Wiggan delivered a poem, Crime Tek Weh Yuself, which was well received.