A 16-year old beauty, Melissa De Allie will represent Grenada in the 2012 Miss Digicel Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant in Sweet Sugar City, St. Kitts from December 26-30.
The pageant will be held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts, Dr. Denzil Douglas together with the Haynes Smith Talented Association.
De Allie will participate in five categories and market her island and sponsors as a multifaceted one in Ambassadorial Speech, National Costume, Talent, Evening Gown and Interview.
The contestant will leave the island on December along with her Manager and Franchise owner, Devon Francique, and her chaperone, Joyclyn Francique.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Francique who is well known for his talent in the artform will be awarded this year by Prime Minister Douglas and their Cultural Ministry for his work done throughout the Caribbean in the Pageant Industry for the past 22 years.
Grenada has performed with credit over the years at this prestigious pageant on the sister island that is a member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
The island captured the crown in 1992-1993 through Natalie Isaac, as well as in 2004 -2005 with Cathisha Lenin Williams and in 2010-2011 its competitor Nandy Summer Noel walked away with the title.
Other competitors like Akima Paul, Rachel Phillips, Anya Jerome, Kaywana Raeburn, Rachel Anthony, Luan Harford, Ahyana Bowen, Renee Marques Asha Clarke, Deidre Greenidge, and Kande Duncan all won places in the competition between 1994 and 2011.