The names and photographs of the contestants were made public late last week, through the popular social network Facebook.
A release from the organizing committee explained that photographs and names of only 10 of the 12 registered beauties who will vie for the coveted title were revealed.
The contestants are: Miss St. Kitts- Zinga Imo (16), Miss Anguilla – Chelsey Hughes (15); Miss Barbados- Danika Terise Mia Cecelia Haynes (18); Miss BVI- Sylvanna Lerose Charles (15);Miss Grenada -Nandy Summor Noel (17) ; Miss Jamaica- Chanike Russell (18) ;Miss St. Lucia – Racquel John (17); Miss Trinidad & Tobago – Kerry-ann Sealy (17); Miss Dominican Republic- Birdalina Trinidad (17) and Miss St. Thomas-Tianna Jeremy (17).
Chairman and Executive Producer of the Haynes Smith Committee, Antonio Maynard, sees the use of this popular social network as being vital, in building the excitement and interest, leading to this prestigious event, which takes its spot on the list of anticipated events for the Sugar Mas’ (St. Kitts/Nevis National Carnival) 2010/2011, in what is the pageant’s 31st successful year of production.
“The social media is the future of our communication strategy,” Mr. Maynard stated.
The Committee has indicated that it has released biographies for only 10 of the young ladies because it awaits the receipt of the bios of Miss Dominican Republic and Miss St. Thomas. It further informs that, “We await the submission of information for the two other representatives out of Guyana and Antigua.”
The pageant is slated to take place on Thursday, 30th December, 2010.