Miss Carival 2015, Vincentian De Yonté Mayers ended her reign on Friday night seemingly somewhat unhappy.
“As I leave, I wait patiently for promises made to be fulfilled and for the opportunity to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines in international pageants,” she said in the recording played as she made her final walks.
Mayer’s speech seemed unusually short for a final walk.
In it, she said, “Sweat, blood, tears, ambition, dreams, sheer determination. These are the authors that penned the tale of my Miss Carival 2015 experience. It was no fairytale.
“It was the story of a promise made and of eight years of reaching for the crown but falling short,” she further said.
It was, however, not clear what Mayers was referring to in this statement.
By winning the crown, Mayers, who was 19 at the time, ended a six-year stint in which SVG failed to win the regional pageant.
“It was not just the story of me, but the story of us, Vincentians,” Mayers said.
She then thanked those who contributed to her winning the pageant, including, God, the Carnival Development Corporation and its Beauty Shows Committee, her family and friends, Mustique Company, and her supporter in SVG and elsewhere.
“As my time as the reigning Miss Carival draws to an end, I look forward eagerly to crowning my successor. I wish you the best as you walk away tonight. Your win did not come easy. There were setbacks. I know. But wear your crown proudly and be confident in your accomplishments,” Mayers said.
“I leave you with these words: real beauty isn’t just about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul.
“As I leave, I wait patiently for promises made to be fulfilled and for the opportunity to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines in international pageants. Thank you. St. Vincent and the Grenadines for allowing me to be your ambassador,” she said.
Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Djennicia Francis won Saturday’s show.