Seven young ladies will attempt to woo the judges when the Miss P’tani 2016 pageant comes off on Friday at the La Criox Boxing Plat at 8 p.m.
The event will be followed by j’ouvert and kiddies carnival and a street party on Saturday.
The contestants and their bios are as follows:
Antoria Cumberbatch — Miss Cato’s Heavy Equipment
Raised in a nuclear household that offered unending love and support, Antoria started her early childhood education at the YWCA preschool, grades 1 to 4 at the C.W. Prescod Primary School and was transfer to the Belair Government School, where she wrote the Common Entrance Exams and was successful then placed at the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia. Antoria has varied interest, including socialising, reading and beauty pageants.
Volunteerism is her first love. She works along with the National Society of Persons with Disabilities (NSPD). Her fondness for pageants emerged when she entered the Miss Biker Babes Pageant in 2013 and was awarded the Best Introduction and Most Outstanding Contestant. Antoria plans to further her studies by continuing evening classes with a goal of pursuing a career in Cosmetology.
Committed, high-spirited and talented are just three words, which she uses to describe herself.
Regisha Hazell — Miss Dazzle
Sixteen years ago on the beautiful island of Bequia, a delightful baby girl was born. Regisha complete her primary school education at the Bequia Seventh Day Adventist School. She was successful in her Common Entrance Exams and is currently a fourth form business student at one of the top all girls secondary schools in St. Vincent. When she is not busy with studies, she is found on a volleyball court. Regisha is currently a member of the National Volleyball Team. She aspires to be a lawyer and lives by her motto. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
Lourie John — Miss People’s Pharmacy
Born on Nov. 26 1998, Lourie is the embodiment of what miracles and struggle is made of.
Lourie attended the Kingstown Anglican Primary School, where she passed her Common Entrance Examinations, advancing to the Dr. J.P. Eustace Secondary School. She came out a successful individual, as she was a prefect, peer counsellor and became the Miss JPEMSS Heritage in 2014. She graduated with honours in English literature, English language and biology. Presently, she is a student of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, where she majors in sociology, management of business and literatures in English.
Lourie is a signed model and actress with Focus Entertainment as performing arts is a passion and hobby of hers. She is also a unique female rapper and currently works out with Alex Barnwell. She also aims at making a short-term goal of hers come true by being the first female hip-hop artist from St. Vincent.
Her motto is “never a failure, always a lesson” because she sees life as one big school, where one learns things as one ascends. Lourie’s biggest inspiration is her mother, as she has made her into the young lady she is today not only in lecturing but also by setting an example. “As a single mom she is simply amazing.”
Lourie wants to become a teacher of English literature as it is her main passion in life. She says without literature there would be no love for music.
Zakiyah Mofford — Miss Touch of Pearl
Zakiyah is a 19-year-old student of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. She attended the C.W. Prescod Primary School and the Sion Hill Government School and finished her secondary school education at the Thomas Saunders Secondary School. Her goal is to become a doctor, specialising in cardiology.
She loves to dance, model, meet new people and take care of children.
Stacy Payne — Miss Prime Consulting
Born under the sign of Libra is 23-year-old Stacy Shevorn Theresa Payne of Gomea. She resides in the tranquil and peaceful village of Cane End.
She attended the Gomea Methodist School at an early age and got her secondary education at the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia. She also went on to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
Stacy enjoys dancing, modelling and interacting with children. She also volunteers with the Red Cross. Her hope is to become a highly qualified registered nurse where she can be of utmost help to the sick.
Keishell Robertson — Miss Fanfare Events
Keishell Monique Robertson was born on June 25, 1993. She currently resides at Evesham. She is a creative, amiable and optimistic person who thrives on learning and experiencing new things. She attributes positive upbringing to her education at the Mountain View Adventist Academy and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
Keishell enjoys singing, dancing and acting in her spare time. She describes herself as self-driven, hard working, cheerful and compassionate to others. She admires her mother the most because she is the epitome of strength, passion and perseverance in a woman.
She sees herself as a registered nurse. This career was chosen because she sees herself with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, energy and enthusiasm.
Wenique Walker — Miss Reddog Garage
Wenique Runea Walker is from the community of Lowmans Windward. She was born on Sept. 15, 1995. She is a past student of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies. She has a passion for reading, dancing, listening music and exercising. She sees herself as a unique individual, loves to laugh and socialize.
She admires her mother and grandmother because they didn’t allow anything or anyone get in their way to provide for their children.
Wenique intends to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.