Sweden takes 2011 ‘Miss Globe’ crown
Miss Sweden, Ivana Vinitall, proved that being good with your hands will get you places. Her talent of a Swedish massage, demonstrated in front of an audience of about 400 in the RHS auditorium Thursday night, put her well above the competition.
Miss Sweden Ivana Vinitall (Michael Fischer) was crowned Rockdale High School’s Miss Globe 2011.
The annual “beauty pageant,” featuring senior boys dressed as girls, sponsored by the RHS Peer Assistance Leadership ( PA L) group, raised about $1,200 for the local Christmas Roundup Program and the PAL group, according to PAL sponsor Karen Muston.
Miss Jamaica Lady Alexandria Bustamante (Jadon Lewis) was second runner-up and was also named Miss Photogenic.
Miss RHS Globe 2010, Miss Mexico, Salsa Picante Con Una Tortilla (Jose Buentello), returned to crown the winners.
Other contestants were:
• Miss Ireland Caragh O’Leary (Josh Doud).
• Miss Egypt Queen Cleo Diva (Cedric Smith).
• Miss Germany (Steven Blythe).
• Miss Brazil Felina Badakic (Cassius Moore).
• Miss India Iwanti Aricprinch (Jimmy Palmo).
‘Grease’ is the word
The annual pageant is billed as a fun evening and it was certainly that with many ‘talents’ portrayed by the contestants.
Miss Ireland demonstrated the proper way to peel a potato, while river dancing for the audience.
Mis s Greec e per for med a musical rendition of the movie “Grease”.
Other talents included snake charming, dancing, singing and comedy (a lot of it).
Entertainment was provided by singers Andey Perez, Hannah Prestridge, Ryan Esquival and Emily McCoy.
Ann King presented an overview of the Christmas Roundup program.
Art Free served as Master of Ceremonies. He recognized pageant workers as follows:
Kathryn Dodd, Julie Hromcik, on-stage assistants; Karen Muston, pageant director/PAL sponsor; Kayla Freeman, Allyson Muston, Carlynn Hill, backstage assistants.
Clay Pelzel, Andrew Bland, sound technicia ns; Sterling Faulkner, Clayton Merka, light technicians; Christianne Povoa, photographer.
Christy Betchan, Jeanne Weed, makeup technicians; Jeanne Weed, judges’ assistant.
Contestants sponsors were Lindy Pannel, Andey Perez, Ashley Miller, McKenzie Tater, Gilda Ruiz, Cache Brooks, Alexus Aguilar, Abby Matthews and T’Erica Rivers.