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Tyler, ‘Miss FICS’ Carnival Queen

img: The eight contestants all gave good accounts of themselves at Saturday’s pageant. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

img: The eight contestants all gave good accounts of themselves at Saturday’s pageant. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
The eight contestants all gave good accounts of themselves at Saturday’s pageant. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Cafeiere, Choiseul resident, Tyler Theophane, was crowned at last Saturday evening’s Carnival Queen Pageant held at the National Cultural Centre (NCC).

Representing Financial Investment & Consultancy Services Ltd. (FICS), Theophane’s performance in the various categories seemed impressive enough for the judges who gave her a score of 544 points.

She also won other special awards, namely Miss Photogenic, Best Swimwear and Best in Costume.

Miss Super J/IGA, Shartoya Jn. Baptiste, was first runner-up with 527 points. She was also voted Miss Congeniality, Most Outstanding Talent and Best Interview.

Racquel John, Miss St. Lucia Zouks, placed third with 487 points while Kaysia Verneuil, Miss Digicel, placed fourth with 485 points.

Miss Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Anna-Kim Williams, won the Best Evening Wear category. She also won something shiny – her boyfriend proposed to her backstage moments after the results were announced.

The long night was filled with excitement, beauty, colour and nerves as hundreds of vociferous, banner-waving supporters chanted encouraging phrases to their respective contestants. But it was Theophane’s night and the youngest contestant did not appear intimidated.

Competition was fierce, too – both in the audience and on stage. Even former Minister for Tourism, Lorne Theophilus, whose father runs FICS joined in the fray to rally support behind Theophane.

The eight contestants all gave good accounts of themselves in the respective categories, resulting in many in the audience commenting on the high standard of this year’s pageant.

The other contestants in Saturday’s pageant were Sheris Paul (Miss Bounty Rum), Bernella Velinor (Miss Bounty Rum) and Kerline Sylvester (Miss Radio Caribbean International).

Theophane also received a partial scholarship from Monroe College worth $16,000 towards a Bachelor’s Degree in a course of her choice. Director of Administrations at Monroe College, Gus Small, made the presentation right after she was crowned.

Small said Theophane must maintain a certain grade point average and earn 12 credits per semester to keep the partial scholarship.

img:2016 Carnival Queen, Tyler Theophane. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
2016 Carnival Queen, Tyler Theophane. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]
Stan Bishop began his career in journalism in March 2008 writing freelance for The VOICE newspaper for six weeks before being hired as a part-time journalist there when one of the company’s journalists was overseas on assignment.

Although he was initially told that the job would last only two weeks, he was able to demonstrate such high quality work that the company offered him a permanent job before that fortnight was over. Read full bio...

1 Comment

  1. You Lucian Negroes are just a sick people. You hate yourselves so much because of what the Caucasian Christianity has done to your minds that you think that dark Chocolate colored women are ugly. Every year in, and year out the only women you think are beautiful are women with Caucasian features – sort tel-ma malad.

    Black Peter Josie said that the dark Chocolate colored women are “too black and uglier”, and they should not be allowed to even contest in beauty pageants. But now you have a pale white man for you First Family, and the disgraceful Sambo Josie tells you how pretty the ignorant swindler Allen Chastanet is.

    Where in the world will you find an ignorant Caucasian Tarzan leading a Black Country; only on this marooned colony of enslaved Africans who thinks a white man nailed to a crosspost is their God and Master, and their Queen is a Pirate White woman who enslaved their parents and stole their wealth, names, history, religion, and labour.

    This Crime Family who enslaved Black People and made them worship his image as their God is confronted in Jamaica where his Father became a billionaire from enslaving Africans. Now their money is worthless and they can’t hide.



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