The Alexandra School hall hosted a battle royal last Saturday night in its pageant dubbed Mission 120. The 12 “agents” pulled out all the stops, going after the coveted titles of the pageant, which marked the school’s 120th anniversary.
By the end of the night, the two who stood out from start to finish –– Kobie Broomes and Sianna Gibson –– would firmly declare: “Mission completed; mission accomplished! We are now King and Queen of The Alexandra School.”
And it was quite clear the judges’ decision was also that of the unofficial judges –– the crowd. The deafening screams and cheers when Kobie and Sianna were named, was a clear indication of this.
It was a night of pure glitz and glamour, and all the “stars” were in Speightstown. But Jack Sparrow, played by Kobie, and Nikki Minaj, played by Sianna, would prevail.
In the segment Star Search, the contestants were required to portray a Hollywood star, and these two shone brightest beating the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Queen Gorgo and Beyonce in the females, and Michael Jackson, James Bond, Dracula, Pharrell, and Austin Powers in the males.
Kobie, as Jack Sparrow, proved treacherous, relying mostly on wit, and drawing his sword only when it was necessary, to walk away with Best Depiction Of A Star Icon Male in very convincing fashion.
He was also highly impressive in his dramatic presentation that copped him Best Talent and Best Oration.
Sianna, as Nikki, rode into the school hall on the back of a motorbike, much to the delight of the audience and judges, as they all burst into a thunderous applause, giving her a standing ovation. Leaving the other contestants gasping for breath and consuming her bike’s fumes, she strode away with the Best Depiction Of A Star Icon Female.
Sianna also took the titles Most Improved Female and Best Gown.
Also quite impressive on the night was Cheyanna Burnett-Griffith. Cheyanna, who depicted Beyonce, clearly brought with her the entire BeyHive, who cheered her on, giving her the moral support she needed –– even when she made a slight stumble during the evening gown segment.
That backing was enough to boost Cheyanna’s confidence as she strutted away with the first runner-up female title. She also copped, Best Talent and Best Oration in the female category, and with them, Spirit Of Alexandra Award Female.
The smooth crooner Jedd Ifill was first runner-up among the males. Jedd, still quite young, definitely has the stride of a model. “Smizing” on point, he clearly won the hearts of the female teens in the crowd.
Second runner-up among the females was Lonia Hinds. She too was impressive, capturing Most Photogenic and the People’s Choice Award Female.
Shacolby Corbin was second runner-up, also taking Best Suit and People’s Choice Award Male.
The Spirit Of Alexandra Award Male went to Gerald Austin who was definitely the most comical on the night.
Most Improved Male was Tyrell Lashley.