Ladies and gentlemen, a new Miss Independence has been crowned.
Sancia Charlemagne won the hearts of Saint Lucians all over last week Friday (February 15) at the National Cultural Centre. Beauty, brains and an irresistible smile: she had it all. Miss Soufriere was in a league of her own (that was clear!) and minutes after the event commenced, she had been dubbed as the “one to watch” by members of the audience.
Her consistency throughout the event was impressive: she never missed a beat and somehow, topped herself, in almost every segment; Miss Soufriere was her own competition.
The 10 contestants Tunisha Lansiquot (Miss Anse La Raye/Canaries) Kieara Leon (Miss Babonneau) Kershel Bousquet (Miss Castries East) Jenny Joseph (Miss Castries North) Keahni Hippolyte (Miss Castries South-East) Timiqua Deterville (Miss Dennery North) Kamani Alphonse (Miss Gros Islet) Trish Placide (Miss Laborie) Tunisha President (Miss Micoud) and Sancia Charlemagne (Miss Soufriere) offered their best.
Starting off with a promotional speech, they tried to leave their mark early in the event, but some fell short, whilst others excelled. They later appeared in the Swimwear, Talent, Evening Wear and Conversation segment.
Whilst Sancia, skated effortlessly through each segment, she shined even brighter in the Talent segment.
What a performance it was! A side-splitting drama piece coupled with terrific acting skills was the crowd’s favourite and at the end of the night she walked away with the prizes for Best Promotional Speech, Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Miss Congeniality.
A music teacher at Soufriere Infant School, this sparkling gem certainly made her community proud. Soufriere residents came out in large numbers to support the effervescent beauty and it was clear that it was not only a win for her, but for residents as well.
In an Instagram post, she wrote: “Dedicated to my daddy. I hope you are proud of what your little girl is striving to achieve in this life. From Fond St Jacques Carnival Queen to Miss Independence 2019;this has been such a great learning experience.”
Jamieson Edward, the first ever Mr. Independence was crowned on February 9 at the National Cultural Centre and now Miss Independence has been crowned too.The feeling, we’re sure, is almost indescribable. Congratulations to two phenomenal young individuals!