Outstanding women get ‘Distinguished’ support

On Monday night, a diverse group of good friends, household and well-wishers collected at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston to support The Gleaner’s Flair Magazine Distinguished Class of2023

While in wonder of the womanly quality in the space, the moms and incentives of these prominent ladies remained in a class all their own. Miss United Nations 2022 Toni-Ann Lalor was honoured for quality in farming, however the young farmer was not able to physically participate in the event. Appearing in her stead was her grandma, Dorrell Cousins. Smiling from ear to ear, the matriarch tearfully shared her enormous pride in her granddaughter.

” Oh, I am so happy. I am so really happy with her and it was an enjoyment for me to come and accept her award,” she informed THE STAR with tears sparkling in her eyes.

She described that while she does declare some credit for Lalor’s grace, her down-to-earth manner is the shared success of both herself and Lalor’s mom Natasha Bucknor.

” I was constantly planting likkle flowers and things and her mom does likkle farming likewise, so it simply progressed,” she stated. “She’s (Lalor) simply amazing, progressing. She’s constantly in whatever.”

Similar to Lalor imitating ladies in her life, designer Sharon Gayle-Sahadeo likewise revealed her pride in being a good example for her child, Shamara Sahadeo, the Distinguished recipient in Fashion classification.

” The word frustrating may seem like a cliche however it is extremely frustrating, ’cause you understand I think that’s the very same method my mom felt when she saw me taking after her steps. My mother stitches, I stitch and now she took it up,” stated Gayle-Sahadeo.

Recalling the last Grammys where reggae artiste Kabaka Pyramid, who was styled by Shamara, won the very best Reggae Album award, Gayle-Sahadeo informed THE STAR, “We would constantly stay up and enjoy the Grammys during the night and it was a really frustrating to in fact see something that my child has actually produced on the Grammy phase. I’m really happy, I’m really happy you understand.”

Though Nadine DaCosta, mom of Godiva Golding, the Distinguished recipient for Science and Technology, takes pride in her achievements, she stated this is absolutely nothing unusual for her cherished.

” It’s the standard beloved, and I can state this with all my senses, it’s the standard. The prize is simply contributed to the prize table in your home. It’s absolutely nothing odd. The only thing for me is that I’m simply delighted to see her raise more and simply ask her daddy’s side of household, the prayer warriors, to send out more prayers for her,” she stated.


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