Vincentian-Jamaican takes Miss Black Beauty International crown
A woman of Vincentian descent is the first ever English speaking woman to be crowned Miss Black Beauty International.
Lettia McNickle won the title when the sixth edition of the pageant was held on April 1 in Montreal, Canada.
However, McNickle admitted, in a recent interview with SEARCHLIGHT, that when she entered the pageant, she entered as Miss Jamaica, in honour of her father who recently passed away.
âBut once I won, I shed light on âOh, my mother is from St Vincent.â Then they started realizing that âOh, she is not only Jamaican, she is from St Vincent as wellâ,â she said.
The 22-year-old said it was her poem, entitled âMiss Black Beauty,â which earned her the top spot.
âThey say that is what had me win.â
She stated this is her second pageant, with her first being Miss Montreal Carnival Queen, which she also won.
âMy question had me win that one, so thatâs when I started realizing that speech is my strong point,â McNickle said.
She confessed that she does have interest in entering one more pageant.
âI didnât want to, but itâs very tempting. I thought maybe one more, just to even it out.â
Apart from entering pageants, McNickle is an avid reader and writer.
She disclosed that she is currently penning her autobiography.
âI have a YouTube channel that I do make-up tutorials and I give advice and sometimes I do daily vlogging.â
McNickle is also reading for a degree in Media and Communications.
She explained that in order to balance her pageant life with her professional life, she plans to use her YouTube channel to give advice to pageant hopefuls on how to answer questions and carry themselves.(CM)