Seven contestants vying for the title of Miss Grenada Carnival Queen showed themselves to the public for the first time during the official Queen Show launch on Sunday at Port Louis.
We present the successful participants:
She has participated in pageants and modeling events such as the 2011 Elite Model Look Caribbean competition in Trinidad and represented Grenada at the Miss. Humanity International pageant, in Barbados in 2013.
Aria is a graduate of the St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s. She is currently pursuing an Associate Degree, at the T.A. Marryshow Community College, in the field of Social Work, following the completion of two years practical training in Early Childhood Care, as part of the Grenada Youth Apprenticeship Programme (GYAP).
Her other creative pursuits include acting and singing. She is also a member of Toastmaster’s International [Grenada]. Aria’s future goals are to model professionally, develop her acting skills for theatre and film, and use her social work knowledge and experience to contribute towards the social well being of others.
Daneille participated in a number of Fashion Shows including Visions of Spice, Strut the Run Way 2 and Zarycon Fashion Extravagant. Daneille became interested in fashion when she made the cover of Abstract Magazine in 2008 in Trinidad. In the future Daneille intends to publish a Grenadian Fashion Magazine and also establish a Fashion Week in Grenada.
Renisha Whitney Wells – was born on August 16, 1993 and lives in St. Andrews. Renisha attended the St. Joseph’s Convent Grenville and continued her education at the T. A. Marryshow Community College from which she graduated with an Associate Degree in General Studies with honors in law and economics.
She placed second runner-up in Miss St. Andrew’s Carnival Queen Show in 2012 and is the reigning Miss Carriacou & Petite Martinique Carnival Queen. She is presently employed as an assistant teacher at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School. She enjoys reading, socializing, watching television and going to the beach. Her philosophy: “Life is like a mirror and what you see is a reflection of what is on the inside.” Her future goal is to pursue a career in Economics.
She is a graduate of the Beacon High School. In Secondary School Nikita was actively involved in Junior Achievement, Grenlec Inter- Secondary Schools Debate, RBTT Young Leaders Programme and SGU Knowledge Bowl. Nikita was granted the award for most outstanding Young Leader in the RBTT Young Leader Programme in 2010.
She attended the T.A. Marryshow Community College where she majored in History, Sociology and Law. Presently she is making preparations to start studies at the University of the West Indies in 2015.
Nikita believes that by being the Parliamentary Representative of her Parish, she can make a beneficial contribution to the lives of the people of St. John’s.
Ebony Telesford from the community of Vendome was born on October 28th 1993, to parents Keisha Telesford and Wilt “Tallpree” Cambridge. Ebony says she is a creative, amiable and optimistic person who thrives on learning and experiencing new things.
She attended the St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s. Ebony has a passion for culture and has been very active in drumming, Belair dancing. Ebony’s educational goal is to study international business. She is presently employed at Sandals La Source as a front desk receptionist.
Her hobbies are writing and reading. Among her favorite authors are J.K Rowling, and, Khaled Hosseini.
She is motivated by her desire to be an asset to society. She is inspired by President Barack Obama because he has high moral values, he is dedicated to his promises and he is the image for perseverance during adversity.
Miss Keisha McLeod – was born on June 23, 1994. She is from the village of La Fortune in St. Patrick’s. She attended Mac Donald College where she completed her secondary education. She is presently attending T.A, Marryshow Community College studying General Office Administration.
She started out with modeling at secondary school and won the title of Miss, Mac Donald College. She is the second runner-up in the Miss St. Patrick’s Carnival Queen Show 2011. Keisha believes that once there is breath in our lungs nothing is impossible to accomplish. She values the simple things in life because they always seem to have the greatest impact on life.
Michelle possesses unique and undeniable beauty, which afforded her opportunities as a young model. She considers herself to possess good vision and talent.
Michelle is musically and culturally expressive and values the essence of community. She is the cultural coordinator of the Vincennes Sports and Cultural Club which is geared toward the holistic upliftment in the community with focus on education, culture and sports.
She intends to devote her life to the service of others in the vocation of nursing. She wants only to serve, and believes that “the longing to truly serve ignites only in humble hearts”.
The seven contestants were selected after a screening process by the National Queen Show Committee. Its Director Shirma Wells said “The contestants were chosen with after careful consideration of their level of education, character, personality and physical appeal”. The show was not held in 2013 and the organizers are working hard at ensuring that the National Queen Show is back on the Spicemas agenda.
The reigning Carnival Queen from 2012 is Ms Anisha David.