Yvana David representing Nagico Insurances has been crowned the 2015 National Carnival Queen.
The event was held at the National Cultural Centre on Saturday, July 4 and the results were announced around midnight.
David, a native of Monchy, Gros-Islet won four segments – best costume, most outstanding talent, best evening wear and best interview – on her way to capturing the prestigious crown. (See her queen bio below article)
Iyana Alexander, Miss Super J IGA won first runner-up; Francillia Austin, Miss Digicel copped second runner-up; and Laura Bruce, Miss St. Lucia Tourist Board won third runner-up.
The segment winners are:
Best swimwear – Denise Nelson, Miss Flow
Best in costume – Yvana David, Miss Nagico Insurances
Most outstanding talent – Yvana David, Miss Nagico Insurances
Best evening wear – Yvana David, Miss Nagico Insurances
Best interview – Yvana David, Miss Nagico Insurances
The eight contestants are:
Miss Piton, Anya Edwin
Miss Digicel, Francillia Austin
Miss Flow, Denise Nelson
Miss Nagico Insurances, Yvana David
Miss Columbus Business Solutions, Bebiana Mangal
Miss Boka Group, Kadijah Mason
Miss Super J IGA, Ayana Alexander
Miss St. Lucia Tourist Board, Laura Bruce
ABOUT THE NEW ‘MISS ST. LUCIA’
Yvana David was born to Yvette David and Andrew Phillip in the community of Monchy, Gros-Islet on April 12th, 1995.
The first of two children, I attended the Gros Islet Primary School, after which I successfully gained acceptance to the Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School. Upon entering secondary school, my love for sports was developed and nurtured by my teachers and coaches who also encouraged me to participate in a variety of sports. These included track and field, netball and volleyball. As a result of growing up with my grandmother and her being a farmer, the knowledge that she shared with me from her occupation still remains a part of my daily routine.
Along with my high-spirited nature and love of cosmetology, my interest in culture became the inspiration for competing in my first pageant; a journey that afforded me with the reward of emerging as the Queen in the Miss Jeunesse Kwéyòl Pageant. This experience further fueled my motivation to express my talents in the performing arts and led me to vie for another title: The Most Talented National Teen Pageant.
This great experiences only inspired me to press on and take on new challenges. As such, my evergrowing love for this facet of our culture has given me the confidence to take part in this, the National Carnival Queen pageant. I view pageantry as a way of exhibiting my creativity and sharing my passion with the world. To me, this is very important as it contributes to my holistic development and my identity as a Caribbean woman.
My exposure to farming, sports and pageantry have helped in the development of personal skills and qualities including my work ethic, dedication, proper time management, good leadership skills, and my ability to also work well as part of a team. I truly believe that such traits are fundamental in building resilience and forge the right discipline needed to aid me in working towards my future aspirations.