Tuesday, 11 December 2012
My name is Ms Gemma Feare and i am the newly crowned Ms Jamaica UK 2012
2) What 3 words best describe you as a person?
Loyal, caring and honest.
3) Do you think you’re a true representation of a today's woman, if yes/no why?
4) Describe your fashion sense?
5) Why did you decide to enter Miss Jamaica UK 2012?
I saw it as a great opportunity to represent the country that both my parents are from and I felt as though I would be a great ambassador for Jamaica. Moreover, I simply love being glammed up!
6) Did you know that you were going to win after seeing and meeting the rest of the ladies for the very first time?
To be honest, I didn't meet all the girls initially but no, I didn't know that I was going to win. All I know is that I'm confident in myself and with that confidence I thought I stood a good chance of winning the title.
7) What are your 4 tips that you think helped you to win the title?
Be yourself, stand out from the crowd, discover your own killer catwalk and always wear a smile!
8) If you were to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
I'm not heavily into designer labels and have previously worn everything from H&M to Jovani to Christopher Kane, with my favourite up-and-coming young female designer being Chrissie Fizz. If I were to hit the red carpet, I would absolutely love to wear Stéphane Rolland because his pieces are couture, elegant and beautifully made.
9) What are 4 things that some women do that make you mad?
I dislike people who always stir water to catch fish so don’t appreciate those traits in women. I also don’t like females that are deceiving, conceited or those who lie.
10) If the Fashion Police were to have dinner at your home, what would you prepare them?
I would fry or steam some seasoned fish, most probably red snapper and serve it with okra and boiled rice.
11) Tell us a little about Jamaica?
Jamaica is a beautiful island with incredible natural resources, strong and talented people, where the sun always shines.
12) What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
I think it’s current, informative and fresh.
13) What do you think of men who teach women to walk?
I have no problem with this on the catwalk, just as long as off the catwalk I have the freedom to do what I want!
14) If you were given 2 tickets to fly anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Jamaica without a doubt.
15) Who is your role model and why?
Oprah is certainly one, as a powerful and influential black female. Another positive figure is Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, who has accomplished highly and is well respected in Jamaica as a our high commissioner, a lawyer and a politician.
16) Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Following the footsteps of my role models towards becoming a well established and well known inspiring black female.
17) Tell us all about your preparations towards the big night?
There were a number of rehearsals to attend where we focused on either the questions to be asked on the night or on our walks themselves. I was also required to find a beautiful evening gown which was a lot of fun as I enjoy shopping!
18) What is next for you now that you’re Miss Jamaica UK 2012/2013?
This is really just the beginning, so I plan to enjoy the ride and I'm loving every minute of it so far. Ultimately, I aspire to contribute towards changing the negative perceptions surrounding those of Jamaican heritage in the UK and strengthening links between the two countries.
19) If the Fashion Police were a fly on your house wall, what would they be shock to see?
I don't like wearing clothes around my house.
20) Who are your 3 best friends that you would ride and die for?
My mum primarily, she is my backbone and I would do anything for her. My homegirl, Kathryn in Jamaica who I have grown with, as we inspire each other’s progress and finally, Gracie my bestie from the midlands because she just “gets” me and is a kind and loyal.
21) What would you say are your best assets and if you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Everybody talks about their physical appearance but my mind is what has got me to where I am today, so I value that as my best asset. If I could change one thing, I would like to be more patient as I sometimes get anxious when working towards large-scale projects.
22) What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?
Rather than head to the dance floor for some booty-shaking, I would prefer to be in a more relaxing environment where I am enjoying some roots and revival music.
23) What do you love doing in your spare time?
Working out and being spontaneous.
24) What advice do you have for other young women who would also like to enter pageants?
25) Do you think winning Miss Jamaica UK will open more doors for you?