IT was all glitz and glam as Alexandria youth stepped out on the catwalk last Saturday evening for the first Miss and Mr Alexandria pageant.
Alexandria Christian Academy (ACA) hosted the event which is the brainchild of hard-working teachers and staff who wanted to hold an event that would not only be good for youth morale but also promote the school.
Contestants competed in four different age groups and had to put their best foot forward to impress the panel of judges, who included Llewellyn Barnard (Mr Eastern Cape 2016, Mr Talent Africa 2017), and renowned modelling choreographer Liezel Botha. The youth stepped out in their winter and formal wear.
Asher Bam, a Alexandria songbird, performed and entertained with her beautiful singing and guitar skills during the break.
The pageant was the first event of its kind hosted and organised by the school. Contestants from ACA and Alexandria High School took part.
Annetjie O’Shea, who thought of the idea, said at the beginning of the year the school administration suggested activities that would promote the school and uplift the children, and she took the challenge seriously.
“I prayed so much for the school, asking what I could do to assist. I was still busy praying about it and then God gave me the answer,” she said.
Fans, family and onlookers supported their loved ones and enjoyed the show with delicious cakes and coffee while each contestant walked down the runway.
All the contestants went home with a prize but in the end, the judges’ decision was final and Tiara Carelse was crowned Miss Alexandria junior, Hlumelo Zokoza was crowned Mr Alexandria for dazzling the judges with his contagious charm and confidence, Erin Meyers was crowned Miss Alexandria, Venita Meyers crowned as Miss Alexandria petite and Melvyn Penny the dashing and debonair Mr Alexandria petite.
“It’s a good boost for the school, and it also helps boost the confidence of the local youth,” said O’Shea.
Read this week’s TotT for full story and more photographs of the event.