Orngel Erkstine is the 2015-2016 National Carnival Queen

(ZIZ News) — Miss St. Kitts Music Festival 20 Orngel Erkstine is the 2015-2016 National Carnival Queen after she amassed a total of 759.5 points during Sunday night’s keenly contested show at The Sugar Mill on Port Zante.

She also walked away with top points in the Evening Wear and Interview segments with 144 points and 165.5 points respectively. Additionally, she received the Miss Amity Award and the Chairperson’s Award.

During an interview immediately following her coronation, the new queen said she was “ecstatic”.

“I’m proud of myself because hard work do pay off,” she said, noting that the Interview segment was the highlight.

“I finally got to speak about my platform, Customer Service in the Cruise Sector, and I brought awareness to the people to let them know what is it I’m trying to do to improve our customer service,” she explained.

Equally as excited was the Chairperson of the National Carnival Queen Pageant Sub-committee, Violet Williams, who also spoke with ZIZ after the pageant.

She commended the contestants stating, “Tonight, the girls really put on their A game and they surprised me and surpassed what I was expecting and this evening, I just want to tell all of them congratulations because they’re queen in their own right.”

Other notable awards in Sunday night’s pageant went to Miss Flow Khyla Brown who placed First Runner-up with 728.5 points and won the Miss Photogenic, Social Media, Best Swimwear, Best Performing Talent, and Best National Pride Wear awards.

She was followed in the Second Runner-up position by Miss Carib Brewery Jahnel Nisbett, who amassed 678.5 points.

Other contestants in Sunday night’s pageant were Miss Fast Cash Jaheida Lewis, Miss Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis Rohanda Devent and Miss St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Evania Thibou.

All six contestants received five extra points for early arrival.

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