(PRESS RELEASE) — Events Company of Saint Lucia (ECSL) and the Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) congratulate the eight fabulous young ladies who competed in the 2019 National Queen Pageant.
With a bursting sold-out venue on the evening of July 5 at the Ramp on Rodney Bay, the queen pageant came to an end after weeks of preparations by the young ladies who competed for the title of “2019 Carnival Queen”. The pageant, in its 69th year, saw the contestants competing in swimwear, talent, evening wear, costume and, interview.
Five judges were tasked with the responsibility of choosing the next Saint Lucia National Queen, and at the end of the evening, their decision was final.
Miss Laborie Credit Union Wenia Verneuil was crowned Saint Lucia’s 2019 Carnival Queen. With each contestant being asked the same question, Wenia also captured the award for the best interview and walked away with the award for the best evening wear and the best talent.
Miss Hot 7 Timiqua Deterville emerged 1st runner-up and also received the award for the best in swimwear segment and the best in costume. Second runner-up went to Miss Massy Stores Naomi St. Remy who also captured the Miss Photogenic Award. The 3rd runner-up went to Miss Sugar Beach Shirliana Lamontagne who was also the recipient of the award for Miss Congeniality.
COO of ECSL, Dr. Greta Cherry, commented: “The Events Company of St. Lucia is extremely proud to be a part of this legacy and looks forward to presenting more quality events for Saint Lucia Carnival.”
Also commenting on this year’s pageant, Chairperson of the Carnival Queen Pageant Committee, Trevor King, said: “We are thrilled at the reviews received for this year’s show, good and bad. It can only get better! We wish to thank all who worked with our committee, especially the chaperones, for their dedication to this process and ensuring that the contestants were well prepared to give a quality performance.”
Talented and witty MCs Tracey George and Amin Floor were the hosts of this year’s pageant.
ECSL and CDF are grateful to all of the sponsors, who by way of sponsoring the contestants, contributed to the success of this event. These include Vybe Radio, Crystal Clear, Piton Beer, Hot 7 TV, Massy Stores, MBC, Laborie Credit Union and Sugar Beach Resort.
The official results are as follows:
Miss Congeniality — Miss Sugar Beach Shirliana Lamontagne
Miss Photogenic — Miss Massy Stores Naomi St. Remy
Best in Swimwear — Miss Hot 7 TV Timiqua Deterville
Best Interview — Miss Laborie Credit Union Wenia Verneuil
Best in Costume — Miss Hot 7 TV Timiqua Deterville
Best in Evening Wear — Miss Laborie Credit Union Wenia Verneuil
Best Talent — Miss Laborie Credit Union Wenia Verneuil
3rd Runner-Up — Miss Sugar Beach Shirlianna Lamontagne
2nd Runner-Up — Miss Massy Stores Naomi St. Remy
1st Runner-Up — Miss Hot 7 TV Timiqua Deterville
National Carnival Queen 2019 — Miss Laborie Credit Union Wenia Verneuil
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