Sand Creek beauty wins Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018 title

first_imgSeventeen-year-old Shanelle Thomas of Sand Creek, South Rupununi, one of six beauties vying for the annual Miss Rodeo Queen title, has been crowned Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018.(From left to right) First runner-up Samara Melville; Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018, Shanelle Thomas; and second runner-up Subrina Albert.An aspiring nurse, Thomas won the rodeo pageant on Friday evening at the Takutu Hotel in Lethem, Region Nine, in front of hundreds of patrons who had gathered to witness the annual event which forms part of the Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo festivity.Miss Sand Creek won the hearts of the audience with her confidence and eloquence even from the introduction segment of the pageant, as she strutted out in her long booths and cowgirl hat. This Sand Creek resident is fluent in Wapishana, enjoys bird watching and horse riding, and loves to eat fried tasso (beef) and farine.Miss Rodeo Queen 2018, Shanelle ThomasThe highlight of Friday night’s event was the ‘cowgirl wear’ segment, wherein the young ladies displayed their vaquero outfits. Samara Melville of Parishara and Subrina Albert of Karasabai, respectively first and second runners-up, dominated this segment with their stunning ensembles.The other contestants represented Annai Village in the North Rupununi; Rokomuto, South Pakaraima; and Central Lethem.The event was sponsored by Banks DIH, the Guyana Oil Company, Shantel’s Exotic Creations, and Trophy Stall.last_img read more

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Former Man City and Leicester midfielder joins Stade Rennais

first_img Gelson Fernandes 1 Former Manchester City and Leicester midfielder Gelson Fernandes has joined French side Stade Rennais.Fernandes has joined the Ligue 1 side from German club SC Freiburg, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.2million.talkSPORT told you last month that Fernandes was seeking a move to France, with Lorient leading the chase at that time.However, Rennais have beaten off their rivals to secure Fernandes’ signature, making him their ninth summer signing.Rennais are now also the ninth club of the Switzerland international’s career and his sixth since 2010.The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Rennais, who were runners-up in last season’s French Cup.last_img

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