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CDC officially reveals contestants for Miss SVG 2015

CDC officially reveals contestants for Miss SVG 2015

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The eight contestants who will vie for the prestigious title of Miss SVG 2015 have been officially revealed.

They are: Precious Abraham, Melicia Antoine, Vickeich Charles, Chantal Dells, De Yonté Mayers, Anika Robinson, Donna Nelson and Deshia Murray.{{more}}

On Tuesday, the young women made their debut at a press conference held by the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC).

“Miss SVG has made significant contribution to the growth, development and progress of young women in SVG. The training sessions which the young ladies must attend are designed to expose them to life changing experiences and prepare them to become well-rounded, outstanding citizens of SVG,” Cheryl Rodriguez, head of the Beauty Shows committee told media officials.

Rodriguez, who revealed that training commenced on January 15, said that the preparation process will become even more intense as the ladies get closer to the event. She also noted various activities that the delegates are to engage in. These include a Meet-the-Media event, road trips to Chateaubelair and Sandy Bay, school visits and several radio interviews.

According to her biography, Precious Abraham is a past student of the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and believes that one must be passionate about their pursuits in life. The 19-year-old describes herself as having excellent interpersonal skills and enjoys modelling, listening to music and debating.

For Melicia Antoine, entering the Miss SVG pageant is a lifelong dream. She is no stranger to the world of pageantry and has been crowned Ms South Leeward and Ms Bequia Independence in the past. The Clare Valley resident aspires to be an accountant and is anticipating her acceptance to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, to pursue this dream.

Fashion design, netball, modelling and reading are just a few things that Vickeich Charles enjoys in her spare time. Her current job as a legal clerk at the Carlos James Law Chambers is just a stepping stone for her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Law. The 20-year-old describes herself as community oriented and is the vice-president of the Spring Village Youth Arm.

Chantal Dells’ favourite quote is one from the late Maya Angelou, which states; “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” Dells is an English Language teacher at the Bishop’s College Kingstown and has an appreciation for William Shakespeare’s works, particularly The Merchant of Venice, Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

In her biography, De Yonté Mayers states that she admires her mother most, as she has always worked tirelessly to provide for her and her other six siblings. The Victoria Village resident is a member of her church’s youth group and loves laughing and socializing. Her favourite book at the moment is “The Perks of being a Wallflower.”

Dancing is Anika Robinson’s passion. The daughter of Bernice Robinson and Kenneth John is a former head girl of the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown and hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps by pursuing a degree in Law.

Donna Nelson is a lover of music, art and fashion and has been a member of various modelling agencies. Since the age of six, the 22-year-old has been a member of the Green Hill Sports and Cultural Club and she believes that “the poorest person in the world is a person without a dream.”

Fitz -Hughes resident Deshia Murray is an aspiring social worker. In her spare time, Murray enjoys listening to reggae music, and spending quality time with her nieces, nephews and friends. The 19-year-old describes herself as family oriented and admires her older brother, who serves their community as a district doctor.

Miss SVG 2015 is slated for May 30. The winner of this pageant will be rewarded with a host of prizes and will represent St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Miss Carival pageant.

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