Well I went to the pageant last night and arrived a little late - missed the introduction of the candidates and their sports wear...
But from there on, I would have surmised that Rachel was the winner. She outdid the rest of the candidates on all counts throughout. Selene was doing a good job of holding her own too.
I couldn't have been far off with my predictions, because whenever the candidates were on stage a loud chant would ensue: "Rachel! Rachel! Rachel!"... obviously the crowd favourite.
Imagine my surprise then when she came second (first runner up)! Selene had won.
Now of all the candidates, on a personal level, I am most fond of Selene, yet, my unbiased opinion of the judgement would have placed Rachel as Lobster Fest Queen and Selene as first runner up.
I did ask for opinions of what I had missed in an attempt to justify the Selene win. A friend's opinion who was there for the entire pageant summed it up this way:
..It was a close competition between Selene and Rachel. It could have gone either way.
...She was of the opinion that Selene did a really cool 'sports wear' presentation with props - a windsurfer on wheels - while Rachel's 'sports wear' presentation wasn't as original in thought and ended rather abruptly. Rachel's interpretation of the sports presentation was simply 'sunbathing' on the beach (though she did have a few props - beach chair & umbrella).
Ok, so there you have it.