Ms. Culture Queen Pageant: Contestant #2 Keelia English
SPONSOR: Carib Brewery (St. Kitts Nevis) Ltd
Ambitious, Charismatic and talented are just a few words to describe this rare gem, Miss Keelia English.
Keelia English was born on March 20th 1997 under the astrological sign of Pisces. She was raised in the peaceful village of Cane Garden Estate. Keelia is the last of her mother’s children. Her favourite past time includes: listening to music, hiking, playing with her Chihuahua and Shitzuz mixed dog Papi.
Keelia started her Secondary level education in 2009 and graduated in 2014 from the Nevis International, formerly known as The Lyn Jeffers Secondary School. Upon obtaining 11 CXC subjects, Keelia also gained the Premiers’ Award of Top Girl and Valedictorian of her class.
Throughout her primary and secondary school years Keelia suffered many forms of bullying such as verbal, cyber and physical. Keelia turned to the internet to educate herself about all forms of bullying, its effects as well as ways to deal with it. Keelia now has zero tolerance to bullying and feels that victims of bullying should never keep silent on the matter but find someone to speak to as speaking out could save lives and the life you save may be your very own.
Keelia has had a passion for tourism since she was in grade 4 and by forth form she sought and obtained her first tourism related position as a waitress at Montpelier hotel. In fifth form she participated in the summer job attachment program and was placed at the Ministry of Tourism.
Keelia is now enrolled at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College where she is pursuing studies in Hospitality with hopes of one day owning a chain of restaurants and hotels in every Caribbean island.
From a very early age, Keelia developed a keen interest in competition and has entered and won many essay and slogan competitions. Keelia is inspired daily by the resilience, strength and patience of her mother Jacqueline Brookes. Mummy often reminds her “no matter what obstacles the world may throw in your way you can overcome it”. Keelia believes that embarking on this journey in this year’s Miss Culture Pageant will help to prepare her for the challenges of life by building her confidence, improving the way she presents herself and bolster her public speaking skills, thereby creating opportunities to meet people and learn about different cultures.