(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- Twelve countries will this year compete for the 8th annual Miss Caribbean Culture Queen title and crown. The parade of Caribbean beauties for the next title holder will see the 2012-2013 Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Trevecia Adams crown her successor during the competition at the Cultural Complex on Monday August 5, 2013.
According to pageant coordinator Hazel Francis, “the response has been overwhelming, we had to place some countries on hold for next year because are already over our limit of 10 countries annually. But we are extremely happy to welcome back our newest participants, the Dominican Republic and Curacao .
“Also we are indeed very happy welcome the return of Dominica who had been on a two-year hiatus and St. Vincent and the Grenadines is also back and would like at this time to publicly extend our gratitude to our pageant partners across the region.”
Designed to attract Caribbean women, the pageant provides an avenue of expression to share our rich Caribbean culture whereby they can advance their community service platforms in their respective countries and build friendships. Four competition segments: swimsuit, talent, evening gown and interview question are the main features of the pageant.
Francis says, “each delegate is judged by a panel on poise and style, in the fitness competition better known to us as the swimsuit competition. Candidates also demonstrate a natural skill to showcase their talent on stage, and an on stage interview posed by our judges tests their ability to respond professionally, spontaneously and eloquently.”
The Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant continues to make remarkable strides and has billed itself as “a touch of class.” A bevy of local royalties are set and ready to welcome the 2013 delegates.
“Host county Nevis and Miss Culturama Queen 2012-13, Denesia Smithen, will get a helping hand from St.Kitts National Carnival Queen, Zinga Imo along with current reigning queen of the Miss Caribbean Culture Queen, Trevecia Adams (St. Kitts) will be welcoming to our two islands, one paradise delegates from Santo Domingo, Trinidad and Tobago, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Croix –USVI, Anguilla, Curacoa, and Guyana.”
“Nevis first won the pageant in 2006 when the pageant was introduced to audiences across the region. Dominica captured the title in 2007 and 2008 with St. Kitts taking its first win in 2009. Anguilla walked away with the crown and title in 2010 and St. Lucia in 2011. St. Kitts seized the judge’s nod of approval again in 2012.”
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