Yvana David wins national queen pageant

Yvana David wins national queen pageant
National Carnival Queen 2015 Yvana David
National Carnival Queen 2015 Yvana David

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.

 

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34 COMMENTS

  1. Best interview....hell no. Was at the show & trust apart from Yvanna showing her man muscles & her Nagicor fans interrupting the other contestants & intimidating the judges she would not be queen.

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  2. Congratulations young lady. I don’t know you but don’t let people rain on your parade. If I remember clearly one of your prizes is a Monroe scholarship; right? so there you go. Get your education and ride this wave to where ever it may take you.
    You have two regional pageants ahead of you and they both have scholarships as prizes. You have 365 days to get ready so keep working and it’s not over until it’s over. Never think within the margins of 758 but think beyond. Defy the gravity that are the small minds of most of our people and especially the ones who comment on articles written here.

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  3. Papa met,tomorrow go and see Ricks-Bee at the well-ness centre.You sick in your mind.Telling people to think positive and you more negative.Pot calling kettle black.

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  4. Papa-met,you got more depression with your stupid posts all over this website.Cyrus from Cyprus is another one.Why don't you go and help the Greeks restore their economical troubles.Pot calling kettle black.Cyrus you are more stupid.An old woman p... smarter than you.Look at that,am laughing at you.HA!HA!

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  5. Papa met,can't you Cyrus realised that,both of are an embarrassment on this post?You are asking people to think positive.While,you are making this silly comment about the Demon found in Jamaica.The person said that,the house is haunted.If a house haunted what are your findings?Where did you went to school under the sea?

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  6. Papa met,in this whole wide world you can never get everyone to agree with you in all aspects of living per say.People have their rights to disagree as well as being a critic.What,you have seen as a good performances other people won't see the samething.It's you agree or decline.You can suffer depression for various reasons.You can feel depressed by just not excercising and eating the wrong foods.So do your research properly.

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  7. My goodness y some people who commenting on this post not give this young lady some encouragement to strive an keep doing better for her self an d country they just sooo negative but expect todays young people to b positive tomorrow an stay in SLU.hey if u,ll wasted ur lives yesterday at least try to inspire someone to brighten their future if their endeavors are promising, no wonder there's so much depression in SLU COZ OF PEEPS LIKE U'LL

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  8. You right the time is near the whole queen vibes took us into slavary.Tell our local carnival queen to go to the queen in England and tell her to pay us for reparation.

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  9. i watch the show and from the time i saw the talent i new she would have place high. she was amazing''.congratulations to you''

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  10. Congrats yvanna from your nagico family.......u were superb.......nothing but great wises on your reign...,,, xoxoxox.....u made us soooooooo proud

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  11. Didn't watch the entire show but based on what I saw with costume, talent and swim wear, I'm not at all surprised with the results. I really believed she deserved it. She was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy above the rest. congrats.

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  12. That doesn't do anything for me.What,we need is a black Queen to replaced the queen of England then put her on our currency instead.

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  13. Congrats......dont know you personally but was touched by ur interview......I sense humility, and a down to earth personality.......

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  14. Congratulations Yvana. From the get go you were always a cut above the rest. Your humility is what always set you apart. Continue to strive for excellence and succeed at EVERYTHING you do.

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  15. Congrats your Highness, now that you have won , please use this opportunity to change the stigma attached to the past Queens, don't stay under the radar. On the other hand you can't do it alone. I hope the Sponsor and Creative Arts gives her that support.

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  16. Congrats young lady. All the best for your future journeys. May God watch over u an instill his wisdom and understanding in u

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  17. People should be focusing on their spiritual lives now rather than on these useless worldly garbage. All these distractions by the adversary is just a ploy to keep us from focusing solely on the Father and our salvation. Time is near. Be in the world but not of it.

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    • I totally agree. And why did we read the article, because we have a duty as children of god to educate our people. This are the things god destroyed cities for. People please surrender your life solely to our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS, your journey has just started Yvana, I am so proud of you. I am far away, but remember you as a little girl leaving with aunt, hairdresser. Keep it up , stay focused . Making our Island proud. Thanks to the almighty. Hooray

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    • Come on,the young lady won a pageant,Be happy for her.If you have nothing nice to say then just chill.Why ppl have to be like this,with such a grudge in their hearts?.....I don't know her at all but congrats anyways.

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  19. My cousin is a true picture of royalty and her performance in that contest was inspiring. I know her and some of the abilities pit on display at the show but wow there were some hidden which this contest brought out. Congratulations sweetie and all the best during your reign. The door to opportunities opened up for you and it is all up to you to make perfect use of them. We will talk soon your royal highness.

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