She is already reading for a bachelor’s degree and won a university scholarship among other prices when she took the Miss SVG 2013 title Saturday night.
But 22-year-old Shara George is emphasising the importance of having a skill to complement academics.
George, who is reading for a bachelor’s degree in business management with a specialization in marketing, will receive an EC$80,000 scholarship.
Her biography says George, who is the daughter of public relations specialist Jerry George, has a passion for marketing and also hopes to study cosmetology.
“I plan to complete my marketing degree, I also plan to pursue studies in cosmetology because that is my passion. And I do believe that as young people, and young women, we need to have a skill, as well as the academic subjects,” she told reporters in a post-show interview at Victoria Park.
(Go to the “Multimedia” page to see photos of the Miss SVG show)
George’s biography says that after she completes her marketing degree, she wishes to pursue studies in cosmetology and become a fully licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, and own a beauty consultancy business.
George graduated from the St. Vincent Girls High School in 2006. She placed First Runner-up in the school’s Miss Heritage Pageant in 2005.
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She has represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines in karate tournaments in St. Lucia, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago.
She graduated from the SVG Community College in 2008.
She is described as “an outgoing, driven and compassionate person who firmly believes that perseverance, hard work, determination and faith are the keys to lasting success in life. She believes that life is not for the timid; and both the good and bad in life should be appreciated because this is what shapes who we are.”