Banks To Crown Their Golden Girl in Oistins, Thu. 8th December 2011

It has been the most talked about competition in quite some time and now the final of the 2012 Banks Calendar Girl Search is here.

Tomorrow night, December 8, 2011 from 7 p.m. the Oistins Bay Garden in Christ Church will be transformed once again into a stage fit for a queen, when the new Ambassador for Banks Beer will be chosen from among the 16 beautiful contestants to make it out of the preliminary held on Thursday November 24, 2011.

These 16 contestants are expected to pull out all of the stops for Thursday’s final at the Oistins Bay Garden

Simone Coppin, Kamara Evelyn, Annika Grazette, Nikita Johnson, Shakira Caesar, Maia Blackman, Ashley Simpson, Nikita Wharton, Jalisa Alleyne, Cherese Burnett, Imogen Cooper, Christine Wiggins, Anke Griffith, Jazz Goddard, Simone Mottley and Joyann Skeete will attempt to impress the judges one more time in an effort to win a year long $10,000 contract and the title of “Banks Calendar Girl” for 2012.

Tonight’s final will consist of three segments, starting with the contestants parading in Banks Beer branded casual attire followed by a swimwear segment, giving the ladies a chance to win over the judges and crowd with their stunning physiques.

Following this, the much anticipated announcement of the People’s Choice winner will be made after 13 days of close head to head battles between the 16 contestants. This winner will be added to 8 finalists chosen by the judges on the night, making up a final line up of 9 contestants.

These final 9 will then be asked to parade one more time for the judges and crowd in specially created Banks Beer styled swimwear, designed by Ms. Toni Thorne, the Caribbean’s Young Upcoming Designer of the year and a member of the illustrious judging panel.

Each of the contestants will also be asked to answer a question about Barbados’ Beer, giving them the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of this iconic brand, along with their ability to be the best Ambassador Banks Beer has ever had.

In addition to Ms. Thorne, Thursday’s judging panel will once again consist of Akash Ragbir, Brewery Manager at Banks (Barbados) Breweries Limited, Christian Gibbs, Banks Beer Brand Manager, Philip 7, an accomplished musician and one of the voices of the latest version of the Banks Beer anthem “Barbados Will Always Be Home”, along with Sidia Jackman, the reigning 2011 Banks Calendar Girl.

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