The 2019 Queen of Carnival says winning the pageant is a dream come true for her.
Shannakisha Francis, Miss Cool and Smooth spoke to reporters shortly after the competition while she was still on cloud 9.
“I am excited, I am still on cloud 9. It is still very surreal to me at the moment. I have always dreamt of this moment and for it to actually be happening,” the new queen said.
Shannakisha, says she plans to put her new title to good use.
“I will be promoting literacy around Antigua and Barbuda and also personally I am from the Gray’s Green Community so I want to get more involved in my community,” she said.
Her next challenge is not far ahead.
“I know that my preparation for Jaycees will probably start tomorrow. I know what I need to change and hopefully, I bring home the crown for Antigua and Barbuda.
She won the top prizes for public speaking, swimsuit, performing talent, question and answer and tied for most improved.
The 2nd runner-up is Maurisha Carbon, Miss LAVA International
The 1st runner-up is Rudelle Morrison, Miss Roberts Construction
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In a national festival contest, these are among the qualities that make a ‘Queen’ stands out among the rest of those vying to become the ‘…Queen of them all.’
Congratulations ‘…Queen Shannakisha.’
You refer to the young lady as he in the beginning of the story 🤔
Congratulations young lady 👸👸👸💐🌻🌻
Not dreaming very high, eh.
The Grays Green community has proven to be a force to reckon with… Its has produced a spectrum of talented picky head persons in education, politics, sports & culture who compete against anyone throughout the length & breath of our country & beyond our shores
Congratulations to all of the ladies.I am so happy the winner is from the The Mud.There is where I am from,deep in The Mud.We are a very cross talented community.We have excelled in all areas of life.
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