The Parish of St. David’s is basking in glory as it is graced with royalty.
Anisha David who represented her Parish at the National Queen Show Competition won the crown and earned the right to be referred to as the Carnival Queen of Grenada, 2012.
The 20-year old beauty won the hearts of the seven–member judges that was lead by Sheldon Keens-Douglas to defeat the six other contestants.
They were judged on talent which carried a maximum of 50 points, swim wear 40 points, costume 70 points, evening wear 45 points, and interview 60 points.
For her success she would receive $8,000.00 as her prize along with a set of jewelry from Colombian Emeralds International valued at US $2,000.00.
Miss St. David’s also copped the prize for having the best costume which portrayed Caribbean Sunrise to Sunset.
An excited Carnival Queen expressed shock over her success.
Moments after being crowned she told members of the media although she was not expecting being crowned she is happy.
David said the entire preparation for the competition was hectic and tough for her, but in the end it paid off.
She said the National Queen Show gives contestants the opportunity to learn a lot of things including the way to compose one’s self, and having patience.
The Carnival Queen now has her eyes set on working with the young people of Grenada.
“I am a very friendly person. I am loving, caring, understanding, and love working with children,” the former St. Joseph’s Convent (SJC), St. George’s student said as she described herself.
After graduating at the SJC, she pursued a course of studies at the T. A. Marryshow College.
David’s future goal is to become an attorney.
First Runner-Up went to Miss St. Andrew’s, Donessa Charles who would receive $6,000.00.
The 21-year old also received the prize of the best talent, with a dramatic presentation of “being a carnival queen.”
Charles was also awarded for having the best evening wear entitled “Goddess of the Ocean” in the competition.
The Second Runner-Up went to Miss Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Jerrmillia Joseph who would now be $4,000.00 richer.
The contestant from the sister isles also received a trophy for having the best swim wear.
The other four contestants would each be provided with $2,000.00 as appearance fee.
The National Queen Show is one of the major shows held as part of celebrations marking the country’s annual carnival, and this year it was held to raise the awareness of breast cancer in the society.
However, only one contestant, Yasha Cox, Miss St. Patrick, made mention of the effects of breast cancer in a skit that was used as her talent.
Although not being placed among the top three, the 19-year old Cox received trophies for being Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality, and for having the best interview.
Patrons were treated to elegance, intelligence, beauty and talent during the show that was held on a platform dubbed “beauty with a purpose,” and spiced up with performances from a number of female artistes.
Recognition was given to one of the female entertainers, Cynthia Ogiste who is known in the Calypso arena as Lady Cinty, the country’s first female Calypso Monarch by the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC).
The SMC has also given notice that it would be presenting the Pink Ribbon Society which supports persons with breast cancer with a plaque.
SMC Chairman Colin Dowe said the Society would also receive a cheque from the Corporation