St. Kitts and Nevis’s Stacey Greene wins Miss Caribbean US Beauty title
Philadelphia, PA – Stacey Greene has captured the title of Miss Caribbean US Beauty Pageant held at the Martin Luther King High School Auditorium on Saturday July 7, 2012.
Miss Greene who is the pageant’s first citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis to capture the title came ahead of runners-up Ashelee Douglas Miss US Virgin Islands, followed by Mariel King Miss Guyana and a 4th place tie between Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico.
On her way to gaining the top spot in the competition, Greene grabbed four out of the five sectional awards namely Best Cultural wear and Presentation, Best Talent, Best Evening wear and Best Interview. During the talent segment Greene did a Modern Jazz dance peice to our very own King Konris’ Take Di Oath where she urged all present to renew their love for their country while during the Cultural Wear and Presentation segment she urged participants to come to St. Kitts and Nevis to experience our premier Sugar Mas and Culturama.
Miss United States Virgin Islands Ashelee Douglas won Best Swim suit while Miss Grenada took the prize for Miss Congeniality, Miss Dominican Republic Initial Interview and Trinidad and Tobago Miss Photogenic.
Once the top 5 were announced all of the points from the previous segments were removed, leaving only one question and answer to separate the placement of the winners. Greene whose platform is “Empowerment from the start, promoting reading and public speaking” remained calm and utilized her public speaking skills to ultimately win.
Greene won from a field of 12 Caribbean beauties with contestants coming from Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Islander USA, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Isles, Guadeloupe and Antigua Barbuda.
In recognition for being crowned the 12th annual Miss Caribbean US Beauty, Greene was awarded a monetary prize which changes annually based on revenue generated from the pageant, 3 photo spread in different Caribbean Travel Magazine, a series of radio and cable television interviews, as well as print media over her year long reign as an ambassador of the Caribbean and travel opportunities in USA as she support and promotes her platform and the MCUSBP’s mission, as well as a trip to the Caribbean.
Greene holds a Masters in Business Administration major: Project Management and a Bachelor’s of Science degree with honors in Computer Information Systems major: Database Management. As a Kittitian born dance artist and choreographer, she has trained the Washington Archibald High School 2006 Cheerleading Champions and has been a member of the ViVace Dance Company and CFBC Dance Ensemble as well as a tutor with the FireFlies Dance school, Children’s Dance Theater and ViVace Teen Academy.
Following the show, Greene stated she was very elated that many nationals could view the show, many of whom expressed great pleasure in her performance in representation of St. Kitts and Nevis. She also thanked Daryl Rawlins, Melissa Morton, Latoya Mills and other friends who traveled from New York to show support at the show.
Several individuals helped Greene on this quest whom she wishes to thank including her Parents Mrs. Carol Smith and Mr. Ernest Hendrickson and siblings, her Pageant advisers Heidi Slack, Ozelle Martin – PinkSplashMedia, Nicole Gumbs, Iantavian Dias-Queeley, Alexis Long; Miss Sharon Rattan and St. Kitts-Nevis Ministry of Culture; Verna Grante, Leburnah Liburd, Jenson Morton, Oneika Jenkins, Friends of the Panorama Toastmasters Public Speaking Club, Mother Bethel AME Church, Rhyddm Magazine, Trent Sargeant of BurnIt, and Karl Williams of Uzuri International.