Former carnival queen contestant Sadia Chandler will try to bring home the Caribbean Culture Queen crown for St. Lucia for the second time when she competes in August.
In 2011, St. Lucia’s first-time representative Oneka McKoy captured the Miss Caribbean Culture title.
Chandler has been announced on the Miss Gros Islet Carnival Queen Facebook page as the country’s contestant this year for the regional pageant, which takes place in Nevis on August 4, as part of Nevis’ Culturama Festival.
She is the first-runner-up of the 2012 National Carnival Pageant, and has performed at arts festivals both locally and regionally, including Carifesta XI.
Chandler considers herself a holistic person. At eight years, her mother enrolled her at the St. Lucia Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy, where her dancing skills were developed. She discovered her passion for the stage while at the Leon Hess Comprehensive School. The 22-year-old is a current member of the Zenaida Production.
Miss Dominica 2013 Leslassa Armour-Shillingford is the reigning Caribbean Culture Queen.