Contributed by: NatalieWalters
The The Miss Trinidad and Tobago World Pageant took place last evening at the Queen's Hall Auditorium as what most would refer to as a Gala Pageant Event. With the theme: "Beauty with a Purpose" etched on their minds, eleven young women appeared on the Queen's Hall stage with the hope of being crowned at the local leg to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the final show in Johannesburg South Africa on Saturday, December 12, 2009.
It was 21 year old Ashanna Arthur who emerged with the esteemed title of "Miss Trinidad and Tobago World 2009". Ashanna hails from Glencoe and has a Bachelors's Degree in Biology. She however, hopes to be the owner of an events management company one day.
First runner up in the competition was Chenelle Maloney of South East Port of Spain, while second runner up was Danielle Tardieu Moze of Petit Valley.
The Miss Trinidad and Tobago World franchise is now owned and managed by Michael Raghunanan, a local fashion designer who operates Michael’s Vogue Designs and the competition is supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs.