St. Lucia wins Miss Caribbean Tourism Pageant Back to Back

She follows in the footsteps of another St. Lucian, Consuela Dupal who was crowned the year before, in 2012. This is actually the third time a St. Lucian has won the Miss Caribbean Tourism Pageant.

The field of contestants, which originally stood at nine, was reduced to seven, with both St. Kitts and Guyana withdrawing before the night of the show. The St. Kitts representative, Zinga Imo was reported to be ill, thus the reason for her no participation.

The St. Lucian beauty turned her name, “Victor”, into reality by being victorious in the competition that saw each contestant making appearances in Introductory Speech and Ambassadorial Wear, Talent, Evening Wear, Swimwear and Interview. Victor however failed to win any of these appearances but it was her consistency of performance that eventually made victory possible.

She amassed a total of 1,194 points, a margin of 27, to beat Miss Nevis, Jomelle Elliott, into First Runner-up position on 1,167 points. The Second Runner-up was Miss Anguilla, Taitu Kai Goodwin on 1,149 points and taking the Third Runner-up place was Trinidad & Tobago’s Keda Lou-ann Pascall with 1,101 points.

The Best Interview segment was captured by Miss Jamaica-Roneisha James, (211 points), Best Evening Wear-Miss Nevis,(279 points), Best Talent-Miss Nevis, (334 points) and Best Swimwear-Miss Anguilla, (233 points). The Best Introductory Speech/Ambassadorial Wear was won by Trinidad, (225 points).

The consolation awards for Miss Photogenic went to Miss Nevis, Jomelle Elliott while Trinidad’s Keda Lou-ann Pascall was selected by her fellow contestants for the title of Miss Amity.

It must have been a quiet and reflective ride back to the hotel for the Anguillian contestant who appeared somewhat disappointed with her Second Runner-up position. She perhaps has good reason because overall she did give an outstanding account of herself but unfortunately that was not the view of the seven judges on hand.

Anguilla’s performances in Talent especially and Evening Wear were of a high standard but again perhaps not in the eyes of the adjudicators. Also showing signs of disappointment was the contestant for the Dominican Republic, Fanny Hernandez, who actually walked off the stage while the other contestants, Runners-up and the Queen were taking the official group photo. It is not known why she elected to take such unsportsmanlike action but it certainly could not be related to disappointment over the results. In just about every appearance, the Dominican representative was the least competitive.

The seventh contestant was Miss Antigua & Barbuda, Althea Richardson-Walter.

Similar to last year, when the show was revived after a 9 year break, the audience had a long wait for the results, with the event finally ending just after 1:00am.

The Caribbean Tourism Pageant was once a very highly rated contest when it was first held between 1995 and 2003, when it became dormant. When the original Miss Caribbean Tourism was produced by Mr. Val Henry and hosted here by the Hotel & tourism Association in 2002, another St. Lucian, Camille Greer, was also the winner.




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