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Miss SVG 2024 contestants
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Alvina Pinder — Miss Grenadine House

Alvina Pinder

My name is Alvina Pinder, and I am 19 years old. I come from a close-knit family that has triumphed through numerous trials. My mother’s resilience and tenacity have been a constant source of inspiration, teaching me the values of perseverance and love. I feel incredibly fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family by my side, making every challenge a little easier to overcome.

In my spare time, I cherish moments with my family and find immense pleasure in the captivating world of romance novels. I have a profound passion for art, which I express through painting, drawing, and crafting. Creating art allows me to convey my thoughts and emotions, transforming blank canvases into vibrant expressions of creativity.

I attended St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School and then Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia. My early education was marred by intense bullying, even by those whose job it was to protect me. Still, I persevered. With a deep love for creative expression, I enrolled at the St. Vincent Community College DASGS to study art. However, the academic pressure and social challenges became overwhelming, and I ultimately had to make the difficult decision to drop out. Despite this setback, I did not give up on my passion for art nor my aspirations for higher education in this field.

Currently, I work as an agent at Clear Harbor. I continue to nurture my artistic talents and remain committed to returning to higher education to further develop my skills and achieve my dreams in the world of art.

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Athalia Gloster — Miss FLOW

Athalia Gloster

Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This scripture has kept me motivated throughout my life’s experiences.

I am Athalia Gloster, a 20-year-old resident of the tranquil community of Peruvian Vale. I am a proud graduate of St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua, where I attained eight CSEC passes, and later of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Arts, Science, and General Studies, with an Associate Degree in business management.

With a passion for the aviation industry, I am currently employed at Argyle International Airport as a customer contact agent. I enjoy interacting with others and providing quality service to all visitors coming to and from our shores. My work affords me the opportunity to immerse myself in different cultures and customs, and most importantly, to promote my beautiful country by ensuring each visitor is met with the warmth of our people. My love for aviation runs deep, and I hope to advance my career within this industry by becoming a first-class flight attendant.

I enjoy writing and listening to music, as it gives me the opportunity to express myself freely, conveying a range of emotions that might otherwise remain unspoken. I also have a love for pageantry. Capturing the coveted title of Miss Independence 2020 has made me more confident in who I am, realising that I can achieve my dreams. I am an advocate for love loving others and, most importantly, loving ourselves.

Felicia Hector – Miss Insta Cash

Felicia Hector

Born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, I am Felicia Courine Hector, a dynamic young leader and an aspiring legal professional. My altruism and authenticity have helped me develop an unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of others. My spirit of humanitarianism and empowerment is founded upon my Guide Promise — an oath I swore three times as an enrolled Brownie Guide, Girl Guide, and Ranger. This commitment led me to serve on various committees at the University of the West Indies, including the Guild of Students Council and the Vincentian Students’ Association.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in international relations with a minor in psychology and I’m on my way to obtaining a Bachelor of Laws. Additionally, I have earned certificates in video content creation, personal branding, and negotiation and influence. My ultimate goal is to become an attorney-at-law specialising in environmental, international, and corporate law.

I am not only a proud Vincentian but also a patriotic Caribbean national who embraces every opportunity to share my love for my country and the Caribbean. A voracious reader, I enjoy novels, self-improvement, and historical books.

I aim to realise my royal dream by utilising the Miss SVG 2024 platform to launch a non-profit organisation that serves the needs of the Vincentian people. This organisation will transcend my participation in this pageant and my possible incumbency as Queen

Kewanna Hackshaw – Miss Lynch Caribbean Brokers

Kewanna Hackshaw

Coming to you from the lovely Union Island in the Southern Grenadines, I am Kewanna Hackshaw, a 19-year-old with a passion for dancing, singing, swimming, knitting, and painting. I am always eager to learn new skills, as this fuels my creativity and enhances my abilities.

Currently, I am a teacher at the Union Island Secondary School, my alma mater, and I am also a past student of Buccament Bay Secondary School. From an early age, I developed a keen interest in architecture. This interest evolved into a strong desire, leading me to study architecture and building construction at SVGCC. My next step is to pursue studies in civil engineering at Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

In 2023, I proudly represented Union Island in the Miss Easterval pageant and captured the crown. I later participated in the Miss Carriacou Carnival Pageant, winning the swimwear category. Now, I am thrilled to be part of the Miss SVG Pageant, eagerly anticipating the many activities and development sessions that are part of the journey to the crown. Rest assured, I will make my people proud!

Lisha Beache – Miss JCI St. Vincent

Lisha Beache

I am Lisha Beache, an ambitious individual with a passion for making a difference in my community and country. Born on July 16, 2004, I attended St. Mary’s R.C. School, St. Joseph Convent Kingstown, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. My aspiration is to become a criminologist and computer forensic technician, and I am now enrolled as a part-time student at the University of the West Indies, pursuing studies in criminology.

Currently, I am employed at Hinds and Wilson Chartered Accountants as a junior accountant. Additionally, I serve as a part-time coach at the Dolphin Gymnastics Academy and the Mustique Primary School. I enjoy dancing, being adventurous, listening to music, and spending quality time with friends and family. My love for dance fuelled my passion for gymnastics, and over six years, I had the delight of representing SVG in many competitions as part of the gymnastics team.

Leadership and community involvement have always been close to my heart. I was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. School’s Dance and Track Teams, a Brownie, later a Girl Guide, and a peer counsellor. Currently, I am the Vice-President of JCI St. Vincent. My experiences in JCI have been particularly instrumental in my personal growth, and I can state with the utmost confidence that they have shaped me into who I am today.

I live by my personal mantra: “Life is a beautiful journey.” I am eager to continue learning and making a positive impact on the world.

Zada Stephens – Miss KCCU

Zada Stephens

The name “Zada” means “the fortunate one”, and this certainly defines my life.

I am Zada Bridget Stephens, embodying the acronym Z.A.D.A — Zealous, Artistic, Determined, Ambitious. These words encapsulate my very being.

At 26 years old, I proudly call Villa my home. I am a makeup artist, passionate dancer, and choreographer. Currently, I serve as a loan officer at the Kingstown Co-Operative Credit Union while harbouring aspirations to pursue undergraduate studies in economics.

My educational journey began at Kingstown Preparatory School and continued through the halls of St. Vincent Girls’ High School, and the corridors of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. Each step has been marked by determination and passion. Early on, the melody of piano keys and the graceful rhythm of dance with the Avenues Dancers painted a canvas of artistic expression. As a Girl Guide and later a prefect, I embraced leadership with compassion and resolve. Transitioning to tertiary education, I juggled CAPE subjects alongside leadership roles as cheer captain and president of the Performing Arts Society Dance Troupe. Each experience has honed my skills, forging a path of discipline and creativity.

Beyond academics, I am dedicated to charity and community service. I have championed causes such as the F.A.M. for Endometriosis campaign and am honoured to serve as an ambassador for the Loud Influencer programme.

As I stand on the cusp of the Miss SVG pageant, I embody dedication and artistry. My creativity and goal-oriented mindset will undoubtedly shine, making me a strong contender in this year’s Miss SVG pageant.

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