Ten to compete for Miss Teen TCI title
• Mon, Aug 04, 2014
THE TEN beautiful ladies vying for the title of Miss Teen Turks and Caicos Islands were showcased for the first time during an official unveiling event last weekend.
The Miss Teen TCI contestant unveiling and live auction was held at the Blue Haven resort on Saturday (July 26).
The ‘Flawless Ten’ as they are known are Davetria Robinson, 16, Miss Teen East Caicos; Mary Fulford, 17, Miss Teen Grand Turk; Mitiana Simons, 16, Miss Teen Middle Caicos; Liéacha Smith, 16, Miss Teen North Caicos; Joanna Previl, 17, Miss Teen Parrot Cay; Alicia Duncanson, 14, Miss Teen Pine Cay; Uxslene Andre, 16, Miss Teen Providenciales; Shanaz Gardiner, 18, Miss Teen Salt Cay; Ludina Fulford, 16, Miss Teen South Caicos; and Malique Ferrette, 18, Miss Teen West Caicos.
Hosted by David Ellis Michalia Clare, the unveiling opened with a red hot fire dancing act, and featured the debut of Jeritt Jermel’s ‘Belle Creek’ collection, a speed painting show, an auction, music by Prime DJs, and special guest of honour Shanice Williams, Miss Turks and Caicos Universe, who officially sashed each contestant.
The night’s surprise was an impromptu question and answer segment, where each contestant tackled a question that displayed her charisma and interview skills.
The audience awed at the wit in each response.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better show of support from the public at our first public event.
“We hope to create sophisticated and memorable experiences at all of our events,” said the competition organisers.
“Our aim is to set the highest standard for pageantry in the Turks and Caicos Islands; one that is first of all a non-profit youth programme, fair in all sense of the word, rewarding, and one that will sustain itself for years to come.
“Our contestants, currently called the ‘Flawless Ten’ by followers on social media, are extremely intelligent, creative and very much excited to showcase skills and talent.
“They are putting in the time and effort to prepare them for an amazing journey.
“At this point we are just looking forward to the public’s support and support from potential sponsor to make this programme successful.”
Within 24-hours of the unveiling, the official beauty headshots for each contestant were uploaded to the organisation’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, encouraging followers to vote for their favourite contestant to win the Miss Popularity award and prizes.
During the next several weeks, the contestants will engage in a rigorous training programme and schedule of events and appearances.
The contestants will complete workshops on confidence, media presentations, and interviewing skills, culture and self-defence, to name but a few, and will receive training in etiquette, stage presence, poise and appearance – walking, standing, posing, sitting, turning, entering and exiting on stage and off, and speech and grammar.
The ten beauties will also participate in the first ever lifestyle and fitness challenge prior to coronation night.
The Miss Teen Turks and Caicos contestants unveiling and live auction was sponsored by Blue Haven Resort, The Wine Cellar, Jeritt Jermel, and Prime DJs.
The first annual Miss Teen Turks and Caicos pageant is slated for September 27 in Providenciales, to coincide with activities planned for this year’s National Youth Day.
Fundraising events, charity drives and other activities will precede coronation night.
For more information visit the Facebook page Miss Teen Turks and Caicos, follow Instagram @missteentci or email *protected email*.