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Miss T&T hopefuls line up outside Club Zen to participate in the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Miss T&T hopefuls line up outside Club Zen to participate in the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Young women sign up to participate in the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Young women sign up to participate in the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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The first groups of young women respond to the call to prepare for their stage debut before the selection panel.

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Alyson Brown, choreographer for the event and a member of the selection panel, briefs the candidates on their moves once they are on stage for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates bundle up against the airconditioned cold of Club Zen as they wait to appear in their swimsuits for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Preliminary stage judges discuss procedure for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Alyson Brown, choreographer for the event and a member of the selection panel, briefs the candidates on their moves once they are on stage for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates parade before the preliminary stage judges at the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Preliminary stage judges discuss procedure for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates bundle up against the airconditioned cold of Club Zen as they wait to appear in their swimsuits for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates bundle up against the airconditioned cold of Club Zen as they wait to appear in their swimsuits for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Unsuccessful candidates applaud Priya Chanderbally as her name is called, the last of the finalists to be announced in the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Magdalene Walcott, Miss T&T Universe 2005, give a reassuring talk to the five candidates who just missed the final cut for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Alyson Brown, choreographer for the event and a member of the selection panel, briefs the candidates on their moves once they are on stage for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Alyson Brown, choreographer for the event and a member of the selection panel, briefs the candidates on their moves once they are on stage for the 2006 preliminary selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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inalists are made up at the headquarters of Sacha Cosmetics for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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inalists are made up at the headquarters of Sacha Cosmetics for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Candidates have their hair done at Ashvin Bally's Woodbrook salon for the finals of the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Judges' briefing before the judging process begins at the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Finalists face the judges on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Finalists face the judges on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Finalists face the judges on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Finalists face the judges on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Judges discuss the finalist presentations before the swimsuit and eveningwear part of the judging process at the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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In quiet moments before the big presentation. In a room drenched with red illumination overlooking the stage, Kenisha Thom entertains the candidates with tales of her Miss World adventure at the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions. (From left: Tineke De Frietas, Penny Bernard, Kenisha, Michelle Kurbanali, Valene Maharaj and Priya Chanderbally)

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Finalists face the judges in on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Finalists face the judges in on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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Finalists face the judges in on the final night of competition for the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions.

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The winners are announced and presented to the media at the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions. Valene Maharaj, 1st Runner-up, Kenisha Thom (Miss T&T Universe) and Tineke De Frietas (Miss T&T World).

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The winners are announced and presented to the media at the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions. Valene Maharaj, 1st Runner-up, Kenisha Thom (Miss T&T Universe) and Tineke De Frietas (Miss T&T World).

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The winners are announced and presented to the media at the 2006 selection of candidates for the Miss World and Miss Universe competitions. Valene Maharaj, 1st Runner-up, Kenisha Thom (Miss T&T Universe) and Tineke De Frietas (Miss T&T World).