Pree10: The ‘Feare’ Factor – Miss Jamaica UK 2012 – 2013

Pree10: The ‘Feare’ Factor – Miss Jamaica UK 2012 – 2013

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Topics: Fashion & Beauty, Pree10

Since winning the Miss Jamaica UK pageant at the Camden Centre in London in December last year, 21-year-old beauty Gemma Feare has been representing the birthplace of her parents with perfect poise, pride and grace. The Business Management and Commercial Law graduate of the University of Westminster was recently in Jamaica, where she met with officials, made public appearances, visited family and immersed herself in the culture.

Near the end of her stay in the island, Ms. Feare was kinds enough to entertain a few interview questions from Pree Jamaica. In this, our latest instalment of Pree10, we invite you to get to know Gemma Feare as she talks about her interests, goals and ambitions.

Gemma Feare

Gemma Feare, Miss Jamaica UK 2012 - 2013

1. How would you describe yourself?

Ambitious, compassionate and outgoing!

2. What sparked your interest in participating in the Miss Jamaica UK Pageant?

I was attracted by the opportunity as I saw it as a new challenge. I have never entered a beauty pageant before so it’s an exciting experience!

3. How do you plan to use the platform provided by the pageant?

To help strengthen connections between Jamaica and the UK, especially among the youth; sparking an interest and desire in Jamaicans across the Diaspora to visit and contribute to the island as well as exploring their true culture and heritage. Hopefully there will be more experiences to come but the journey so far has humbled me even more.

Gemma Feare

4. What keeps you firmly connected to your Jamaican roots?

Predominantly, my family. Every year of my life I have visited Jamaica; despite having travelled the world, it is still my favourite place to go. Frequent visits allow me to engage with my family, roots and the island’s overall beauty.

5. What is the most fascinating place you’ve been to in Jamaica and what’s the most memorable experience you’ve had here?

In the heart of Montego Bay stands a copious amount of history in one monument. Situated behind the Civic Centre is a memorial building inscribed with the descriptions of Jamaican slaves, their owners and the extent of the cruelty in which they faced. The details are heart wrenching and outline just how real the sufferation was during slavery.

My most recent visit was actually quite moving! It was my first trip as Miss Jamaica UK and the reception I received after appearing on television and radio was so uplifting and encouraging.

Gemma & MoBay Mayor

Gemma shares lens time with Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris.

Gemma Feare

Gemma Feare

Gemma Feare and reggae artiste Capleton.

6. Which Jamaican do you admire the most?

I have always been fond of Marcus Garvey and his journey towards becoming such an iconic leader, journalist, entrepreneur and more noticeably his transformation to a brilliant orator. Garvey learnt from preachers and political speakers; together with his fiery and ambitious spirit he went on to become the formidable speaker that we now know. Another admirable Jamaican is Mary Seacole for her humanitarian works.

7. Jamaica, like many countries in the world, is going through a difficult period in many respects. In what ways do you think Jamaica can improve its socio-economic situation?

The potential that Jamaica has is astounding! To improve its’ socio-economic situation, I believe that the island’s overall image has to improve abroad. I really think this can be achieved through having great ambassadors to promote the island’s natural beauty, resources and terrain among much more! I do feel that along with effective leadership and management, these attributes will also contribute towards a better community, socio-economic climate and quality of life for the people.

8. What are you most passionate about in this life?

Learning, unfolding, expanding and inspiring! I’d like to think of myself as a big dreamer and it’s important for me to be myself; and be happy with it!

9. What is your ultimate career goal?

To use my entrepreneurial flair to cultivate a successful and sustainable business. Moreover, to create a legacy for my family and encourage other budding young people to do the same.

10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

With a wealth of experience; applied to developing my opportunities to do business and still have a well balanced personal life. Setting even higher goals for myself to reach!

Gemma Feare

*Pree10 is a special interview feature that serves up 10 questions to interesting personalities and top talents.

1 Comment For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. andrew says:

    I am very proud of my niece Gemma Feare. Who is very focus hard working, and promotes black awareness in a postive way. She does this in a unique style l am sure she will be a great asset to Jamaica.

    Andrew Bahadour

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