WITH exactly two weeks to go before the staging of the Dennery Queen show, the various contestants are meeting with their respective sponsors at their places of business to have a first-hand look at how they operate and conduct business locally.
The VOICE caught up with Cassie Emmanuel, Ms Saint Lucia Lotteries Authority, on Wednesday morning at the NLA headquarters at Vigie as she spent time with the Directors and Staff of that organisation familiarizing her with the day-to-day business operations.
Cassie is one of five contestants vying for Miss Dennery slated for Saturday 23rd June 2018 at the grounds of the Multipurpose Sports Court in Dennery.
The 20- year-old, a native of Mabouya Valley, has done pageantry before, her latest being Ms Mabouya where she placed 1st runner up.
Leading to her preparation for the big night, she told the VOICE, “It has been quite an exciting journey. I have met a lot of people. I did an appearance at the National Carnival launching last week Wednesday at the Sab Sporting Facility and it was amazing. I also met a lot of supporters I did not even know. It has been quite interesting.”
This weekend will be a hectic one for Cassie, as she will be engaged in training.
In terms of the weekend training, she said, “It will involve speech and modelling.”
How confident is she?
Cassie says: “I am extremely confident. On a scale of 1 to 10, I will say 20.”
The other contestants vying for the crown are: Cylena Henry – Ms. Dennery Business Community, Theona Edan – Ms. Joseph’s Shipping Company, Shontel David – Ms Skelly Construction Services Ltd and Jervel Joseph -Ms Bounty.
To date, the five contestants have gone through a number of training modules which included, etiquette training, perfecting the graceful walk and wave and also their question-and-answers skills.
The 2018 Dennery carnival queen contestants were officially sashed during a ceremony held in May, while the Dennery Carnival was launched on April 29 under the theme “Get Connected”.