‘Design originals’ entertain

The 2016 Miss Chase Excellence candidates entertained an appreciative audience last Saturday with diverse talents and fashion finesse

Chase Excellence held its annual Fashion and Entertainment Night on Saturday

Chase Excellence held its annual Fashion and Entertainment Night on Saturday

The 2016 Miss Chase Excellence candidates entertained an appreciative audience last  Saturday with diverse talents and fashion finesse during their annual show held at the Chase Community Hall.

Bianca Dametto, Miss Rotary Club, with her love for Batman, hosted a Batman Jeopardy show with two Kamloops Royalty being her contestants.

Ashley Nickerson, Miss Pritchard Community Association, gave the history of basketball, the second most popular sport in the world, along with showing us her skills with the ball.

Natalie MacDonald, Miss Chase Lions Club, did a lip sync of Taylor Swift’s song “22,” complete with a blonde wig so you thought Swift was actually on the stage.

Kassia Bell, Miss Legion Ladies Auxiliary, choreographed a Hip Hop dance number performed to the Justin Beiber song, “Sorry.”

Makayla Laluha, Miss Safety Mart Foods, wowed the audience by playing the guitar and singing a song she wrote.

The candidates also demonstrated their public speaking skills, telling at least 10 interesting facts about their sponsors.

The five candidates as well as the present royalty also modelled a variety of clothing from local businesses.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of their ‘designer originals,’ outfits the girls designed using only plastic and tape, thread and velcro.

The audience watched Darnetto in an elegant black and purple party dress.

Nickerson was all set for a full day at the office in a business suit complete with a plastic briefcase.

MacDonald was all ready to go to her grad in a pink and grey evening gown, which was made with 125 grocery bags.

Bell chose shades of purple and white to design the perfect dress for her prom.

Laluha became Cinderella going to the prince’s ball in a beautiful baby-blue gown.

Judges Cathy Ingebrigtson, Dixie Smith and Jesse Jones were kept busy during the fast-paced evening and MC Johanna McIvor kept the show moving smoothly. The crowning of the 2016 Miss Chase and princess is at Chase Secondary on April 30 at 6:30 p.m.