Nikeala Leyon won the prestigious Miss Aberdeen title at the modelling completion held on Women’s Day.
The library hall was packed with spectators, who were treated to a well-prepared show with over 30 entrants. The most entrants were received for the children’s category, Little Miss Aberdeen. Some of the contestants displayed great confidence, but some of the four-year-olds were rather nervous!
Judges Lorita Ehrke from Excelsior Hair Academy, and local teachers Cecilia Ackerman, Mellissa Saayman and Marius Frazenburg had some difficult choices to make, as all contestants had made a special effort.
The winners in the various categories were:
Naydia Louw as Miss Little Aberdeen, with First Princess Chriswudine Wit, and Second Princess Andriesher Paul. Naydia (4) was one of the youngest entrants.
Nikeala Leyon was crowned Miss Aberdeen, with runners-up Likita Du Plooy and Glynadia Minnaar.
Miss Woman Aberdeen was Ulalia Minnaar, with princesses Nosipho Jacobs and Nadine Esau.
Constance Andrews was Miss Elderly, with runner-up Salome Lammert.
The Miss Gay title was awarded to Kayleeche Roxy, with LA-Angelo Billet and Cheslynn De Bruin in second and third places.
Additional category winners were Nosipho Jacobs as Miss Personality, Shue-Anda Joseph as Miss Naturally, and Miss Legs, Nikeala Leyon.
“We were very grateful to the students from Excelsior Training Centre, who gained some practical experience and did the models’ hair and make-up free of charge,” said organiser Jesintha Williams. “Thiswas a special treat, especially for the little girls.”
Almost R2 400 was raised by the event, and three needy families, to be identified by local social workers, will receive food hampers and electricity vouchers. Williams would like to thank all those who supported the event: donors, spectators and entrants.