PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Miss St. Maarten Senior Carnival Queen Bria Sorton and reigning Junior Carnival Queen Laetitia Cozier are preparing to represent their island in two regional pageants.
Bria is preparing to compete in the 2014 Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant in Nevis in early August while Laetitia will compete in the Miss Mini Model Pageant in Santo Domingo in July as part of that country’s Festival del Talento y la Belleza Nacional.
The pageant in Nevis forms part of the 40th anniversary of Culturama on that island. It brings together young ladies of diverse cultural backgrounds from across the region, ahead of the main event set for August 4. The brainchild of LIME restaurateur Randy Jeffers, the pageant has been a staple of Nevis’ summer cultural festival, Culturama, for the past seven years.
Both Bria and Laetitia are excited to get this first opportunity to represent St. Maarten. Together with the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) they are actively seeking sponsorship to assist with their preparations.
Teen Queen D’Shnay York will also represent St. Maarten in St. Kitts later this year. More information about that pageant and her preparations will be released at a later stage. (Contributed by SCDF)