The Miss Teen Trinidad & Tobago committee suggested I attend the Miss World Trinidad & Tobago casting call and so I did. I can't really remember much about the experience except the blue carpet that lined the floor of the room. That room ended up being our rehearsal space and a place I spent a lot of time in.
On second thought, I can now recall how unsure I was about myself during the casting call. I put an outfit together using strips of cloth and safety pins. For a little while, strips of cloth and safety pins was a voluntary fashion choice of my twin sister Taleah and I. My unorthodox outfit choice made me feel a little out-of-place as some of the other girls paraded in really tight and sexy outfits. I felt un-sexy, to say the least. It's funny how clothing can make you feel so unsure of yourself. Either way, at the age of 18 I earned a spot on the Miss World Trinidad & Tobago bench and unofficially claimed the title "youngest of the bunch".