The reigning National Carnival Queen, Kalia Huggins, did however secure the prize for Best Evening Wear.
But it was Roxanne Didier Nicholas of St. Lucia who was crowned queen, from amongst the ten contestants in the competition. The delegate from home town St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Carice Glasgow placed First Runner up while Davia Chambers from Trinidad & Tobago managed the Second Runner up spot.
The final results were:
Best evening Wear- Kalia Huggins of St. Kitts & Nevis
Best Talent -Roxanne Didier Nicholas of St. Lucia
Best in Swim Wear -Carice Glasgow of St. Vincent
Best interview– Davia Chambers of Trinidad & Tobago
Miss Community spirit- Olufunmike Majorie Bands Devonish of Anguilla
Miss Congeniality- Astrid Andrena Hidalgo Martinez of Venezuela
Miss Photogenic- Charlene Christmas of Barbados
The queen was crowned by last year’s winner, Iantavian Queeley from St. Kitts and Nevis, who is also the reigning Miss Caribbean Jaycees.
Though there was no pageant in 1996, the contest has been otherwise unbroken for the past 27 years and is held as one of the highlights of the annual carnival celebrations in St. Vincent.