Following a successful screening held on Sunday 3rd June at the Multipurpose Cultural & exhibition Center, twenty (20) young ladies were selected to compete for the title of Miss Antigua Barbuda 2018/2019.
Included in this year’s judging panel were Mrs. Patsy Richards, Queen of Carnival 1968, Mrs. Angella De Gannes, Queen of Carnival 1960, Mr. Calvin Southwell (Calvin S) & Mr. André George along with statistician, Ms. Yolanda Goodwin representing the Antigua Barbuda Festival Commission.
Also present at the screening, were, Minister with responsibility for Carnival, The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, Mr. Maurice Merchant, members of the Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission, and reigning Queen Ayana Dorsette.
Chairperson of the Queens committee, Calvin Southwell who has a wealth of experience in the beauty and fashion industry promises what he deems as a “must-see” production, under the theme: Celebrating the Modern Woman… Projecting to the Pinnacle of Beauty.
The following names are the lucky twenty (20) selected who will undergo rigorous training in preparation for this mammoth event:
Taqiyyah Francis, Leisa Grant, Auriae Aaron, Sherys de la Santos, Cocher Josiah, Evita Benjamin ,Ashley Boodhoo, Kia Kirwan, Jassana Fraser, Ashana Beaton, Titonyah Athill, Christina Mathurin, Joelina Prince, Juneilia James, Kennisha Pelle, Anthonia Richards, Rudelle Morrison, Trina Clarke, Juelle Colaire and Miss Barbuda (TBA).
The delegates will grace the stage on Friday July 20 2018 at Carnival city in a quest to be Antigua & Barbuda’s representative at various regional and international beauty pageants.