The contestants’ visit was organized as part of efforts to promote Sugar Mas 2010/11 in Nevis, where they appeared in a fashion show held on the evening.
It all started as early 7am with the boat ride over to the sister island. On arrival to Nevis the ladies met with three clothing designers for the event. The designers were, Patel designs and Riff Raff of Nevis and Bajan designer, Kingsley Thorne who has been involved in fashion for the past 20 years.
Following the meeting with the designers to try on their outfits for the show, the six contestants attended the Nevis Market place, held at the Methodist Church yard in Charles Town where they were greeted by Minister for Culture there, Hensley Daniel.
Daniel congratulated the contestants for taking a bold step in becoming ambassadors for the federation and wished them best of luck.
Then it was off to lunch at Randy’s Beach Bar and Restaurant. While there the ladies received and unexpected visit from the Premier, Joseph Parry. He complemented the six beauties and also offered best wishes for the upcoming National Carnival Queen Pageant, scheduled for 28th December.
When the meet-and-greet and lunch were over, it was time for the contestants to occupy the “hot seat”. An hour-long interview was conducted by Mrs Tessa Howell of Info TV of Nevis.
During the interview, the ladies were probed with several questions which included: the reason to entering the pageant, their charity and the relationship between them as contestants.
Next stop was to get some rest for the fashion show later that evening. Exhausted from clothing fitting, interviews and the meet-and-greet, the girls were taken to a house provided by fashion show organiser, Randy Jeffers. Upon arrival, most of the ladies opted to revive themselves with a couple minutes of beauty sleep.
At approximately 7 pm the ladies were dressed and out and on their way to the event which was slated to begin at 9pm.
Though not a large turnout at the Complex, when the contestants made their appearances in different sections of the designers clothing, they were well received by those gathered.
From swim wear, to evening wear and casual wear the contestants graced the stage leaving the audience wanting more.
Also included at the show was a presentation of what is to come for Sugar Mas 2010/11 with appearances by Red Devils and Mud Sunami J’overt troupes, Phunn Vybes Mas’ Camp and the contestants for the Miss Talented Teen.
It was already midnight when the contestants got to the Caribe Breeze Ferry for the half hour journey back to St. Kitts and even though they were all tired, “It was a wonderful day in Nevis,” according the each girl.
During the time spent with the contestants, MiyVue.com observed an atmosphere of true camaraderie and open interaction among the six contestants. There was laughter, open criticism which was well received by each and the most interesting part, beautifying each other for the different occasions.
The contestants for the National Carnival Queen pageant are: Abigail Liburd who is sponsored by Development Bank, Iantavian Queeley whose sponsor is St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank, Judy Dupont whose sponsorship package is provided by LIME, Kimani Phillip who is sponsored by St. Kitts Music Festival, Micheleina Charles-Hazelle, sponsored by Carib Breweries and, Rolhensha Henry who represents Kittitian Hill.
The six will take centre stage at the Sugar Mill (Warner Park Football Stadium) the night of 28th December 2010 from 8:00pm to showcase their talents, and beauty before what is expected to be a large crowd.