Saturday’s pageant will have the participation of Kittitian/Nevisian beauty, Ms. Alsanarda Hanley, who earlier this year, won the local version of the contest, in order to qualify for the regional event.
According to the local franchise holder for the pageant, Ms. Gloria Esdaille, who is a former Miss St. Kitts-Nevis, Ms. Hanley, who had to arrive on St. Martin one week prior to the final competition, has been kept busy as she participated in various activities aimed at promoting the pageant on both the Dutch and French sides of the island.
When asked how does she feel about gaining yet another opportunity to represent St. Kitts-Nevis, she commented, “While the process of preparation has been hectic and costly, it is such a rewarding experience to have a chance this time to showcase more of my modeling and public speaking abilities; while at the same time use the opportunity to promote the many unique touristic aspects of our country, which includes our National Carnival.”
Miss Hanley also expressed thanks to her chaperones Denise Daniel and Julie Riley, the Local Pageant Committee and all those who donated financially and contributed gifts or gave of their time towards making her participation in St. Martin a reality.
Hanley is no stranger to the stage, and the 21 year-old beauty, who is an experienced model, pageant queen and national ambassador, will no doubt be challenging for the right to carry the title of Miss Caraibes Hibiscus International.
Already she has participated in pre-pageant Interviews, and will compete on pageant night, Saturday 3rd December, 2011, in Promotional Speech, Cultural Wear, and Evening Gown, against 23 other countries from across the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Local Franchise holder, Esdaille, expressed great elation in having Miss Hanley participate in the event, as it is indeed a great opportunity for her to make her mark as a commercial talent for modeling. Esdaille also added that, “Her participation also signals her Committee’s dedication to providing such opportunities for women, by staging the local Competition on an annual basis and having the winner compete for the international title.”
Ms. Esdaille also commented that the challenge in doing this on an annual basis comes on the financial front, as it is only with the generous financial and public support as well as other contributions of gifts and prizes, that such a venture would be possible.
Additionally, the Miss St. Kitts-Nevis Caraibes Hibiscus Pageant Committee extended special thanks to those businesses and individuals who came on board to support the efforts during the local competition and now for the International Participation of Ms. Hanley including, the Terrence Condor, TDC Ltd., Capital Financial Management, City Dental, Mr. Curtis Martin, Mr. Eustace Warner, Sunshine Ltd., Karibhana Trading Ltd., Caribelle Batik, Beauty Essentials, The Dollar Saver, City Shoe Store, SKN Fashions, I-REP SKN, OTI-Dining Services, Nicola St. Catherine, Shiggidy Shack, Rock & Dirt Construction Ltd., S.L. Horsford and Company Ltd. Steppin Shoes, Courts Ltd., Mr. Dwayne Weekes, Mr. George Bolus, Mr. Sagu Ng’alla , On-Cue Productions, The Grand Masters Band, Department of Culture, Keilroy Wear, Browne Sugar, Sun Island Clothes Ltd., Dress Makers-D’Alberto’s Fashions, Gems Fashions, Ethleen Millard, Mrs. Wendy Grant and all other donors and well wishers.
The Miss St. Kitts-Nevis Cariabes Hibiscus Franchise was acquired in February of this year from the International Miss Caraibes Hibiscus Organization which has been in existence for 21 years.
On October 1st, 2011, the local organizing committee staged its first competition which attracted four Delegates from around St. Kitts. Hanley won all judged categories of the contest.
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