On June 30, 2018, weeks of preparations will cumulate at the Royalton Theatre as nine young women will compete for the title of Carnival Queen as Events Company St. Lucia presents The National Queen Pageant.
The 2018 Carnival Queen Contestants are Pauline Francis – Ms Massy Stores, Tasha Fanus – Ms Crystal Clear, Camille Plummer – Ms MBC, Kianna Nicholas – Ms Pierre Marcel, Cynthia Lawrence – MsVybe Radio, Earlyca Frederick – Ms FICS, TemberCadette – Ms Bounty Rum, Tangie Butcher – Ms Piton, and the wildcard Jevani Joseph – Ms DBS.
This weekend we feature two of the hopefuls.
Born on October 21st, 1995, I am 22 year old Camille Plummer. I am the first of my father’s children and my mother’s only child. I was raised by my father in the beautiful community of La Clery. I am a fun, loving, andadventurous person who loves experiencing new things.
With the love and care of my father I graduated from St. Joseph’s Convent with eight (8) Caribbean Examination Council subjects and went on to pursue a Bachelor’sDegree in Information technology at Monroe College. Whilst at the Camille Henry Memorial School, I realisedthe joy that helping others brought to me; this remains a great passion of mine to date. Very early in my life my father encouraged me to explore my talents by enrolling me in the St. Lucia School of Ballet, where I scored exceptional grades on examinations. School sports was also an activity I looked forward to participating in annually. My other interests includemodelling, reading,and cosmetics such as hair and make upand experiencing new adventures in nature. I have been modelling for approximately 14 years having participated in the annual JQ Mall Fashion Fusion from 2012 and St. Lucia Hot Couture in 2014 and 2015 consecutively. Ihave recently taken on a new interest in pageantry.
Although this is my first pageant I believe this will afford me the avenue to develop and nurture youth like myself and also inspire them. I entered this pageant because I see it as a means to build my self-confidence and also help me become a better well rounded version of myself. I believe this experience will teach me better time management and discipline.I am very humbled to be part of this pageant and would use this platform, if I were to be crowned queen, to inspire young ladies to go after their goals and never give up.
I intend to study Child and Youth Care Services, with my focus on child welfare. Iwill use my desire to help the youth of my country to propel me to great heights.
I am 19-year-old Earlyca Frederick. I was fortunate to have been raised as Choiseulian Royalty by my grandparents who helped instilin me the fundamentals of hard work, love, empathy and humility. My mother was the primary bread winner and while she had to migrate to Castries for work, she ensured that all my needs were met. My strong connection with my extended family exemplified the ideal that it takes a village to raise a child.
I was introduced to pageantry at a tender age, as members of my family were either organisers or contestants and as such, I was impregnated with a love for the art form. At the tender age of three, I won my first ever pageant. The experience propelled me into a life as a pageant enthusiast and serial contestant. My titles include 2nd runner up Miss Choiseul Parish teen 2012, Miss Choiseul Secondary and Miss VFCSS 2016 and most recently 1st Runner up Miss Independence 2018. Contesting the National Carnival Queen pageant was a natural progression in my pageant journey. I have always envisaged myself on the global stage and endeavour to be an ambassador for St. Lucia as a Miss Universe contestant.
I am an alumnus of the Choiseul Secondary School and the VFCSS A-Level where I studied Sociology, Literature and Business. My distal goal is to earn a law degree where I can practice as a Defence Attorney.
I am a health and fitness enthusiast with a keen interest in Cosmetology. Currently I am a member of the Chosen Stones Builders for Christ Catholic Youth group and choir. Dr. Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal woman’ is an inspirational literary piece which taught me the important lesson that empowerment comes from being confident in my own female skin no matter the conventions and stereotypes of society.