Miss SVG 2012, Carice Glasgow (CDC photo by Kingsley Roberts).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Carice Glasgow, 23, of Glen, is Miss SVG 2012.

Glasgow won the title ahead of seven other contestants at the first major show of Vincy Mas 2012, at Victoria Park Saturday night.

The victory by the LIME-sponsored contestant came ahead of Miss Mustique Co. Ltd., Terranza Franklyn of Golden Grove, who won all but one of the judged categories of the show.

The 20-year-old Franklyn took the Best Eveningwear, Best Swimwear, and Best Talent titles.

Franklyn was also adjudged Miss Community Spirited and Miss Photogenic but these do not add any points to her tally. Jovonne John, who was also adjudged Miss Congeniality, a category for which there is no points, was second runner-up.

But it could have been Glasgow’s consistency and her dominance of the Best Interview category that secured the crown for her.

The Interview segment counts for 30 points. And, unlike the cosmetic effects of swimwear — 25 points; evening gown — 25 points; and, talent, — which can be rehearsed to perfection for 20 points, the contestants’ response to two questions often shows what they have between their ears, or at least how it functions when having to respond extemporaneously under pressure.

One of the interview questions is based on the contestants’ biography and experience. In this regard, Glasgow was asked:

“You represented the University of the Virgin Islands at the Black College Queen Competition in Atlanta what exposure did you gain from that event?”

She responded: “The National College Alumni Hall of Fame Queens’ Competition in Atlanta is a competition for all black college queens from all 135 HBCUs across the United States of America. By attending this pageant, I was able to make life-long friends with other queens from various states across the United States of America. And it also propelled me because I had the ability to meet very prominent businessmen and women in Atlanta.”

In response to the randomly selected question “What advise would you give to persons who use their cellphones while driving?” Glasgow, who is sponsored by a company that provides mobile telecommunications services, said:

“I would tell these individuals that this is a very unsafe practice. It is quite common around the world. However, it is one of the leading causes of vehicular accidents. So I think here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines — being Miss Lime, I think we need to step in and inform the public about the dangers of driving while using their cellphones.”

Glasgow, who has an Associate Degree in computer science from the University of the Virgin Islands, is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance, at the institution.

Her winnings Saturday night include an EC$80,000 university scholarship and EC$8000 in prize money. The 2009 Miss University of the Virgin Islands is an aspiring corporate lawyer.

Saturday’s show was held under the theme “A Combination of Passion and Brilliance”.

Result

  • Miss SVG 2012: Carice Glasgow
  • First Runner-up: Terranza Franklyn
  • Second Runner-up: Jovonne John
  • Miss Community Spirited: Terranza Franklyn
  • Miss Congeniality: Jovonne John
  • Miss Photogenic: Terranza Franklyn
  • Best Interview: Carice Glasgow
  • Best Eveningwear: Terranza Franklyn
  • Best Swimwear: Terranza Franklyn
  • Best Talent: Terranza Franklyn

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