(ZIZ)– Kaeve Armstrong returned home on Sunday following her successful campaign at the 53rd staging of the Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen Pageant on Friday.
A welcome home reception, attended by the Minister of Culture, the Hon. Marcella Liburd, members of the National Carnival Committee, family and friends, was held for Ms. Armstrong at the arrival hall of Yu Lounge.
Speaking with ZIZ News, the Hon. Marcella Liburd said it was indeed a proud moment for St. Kitts and Nevis.
“On behalf of the government and the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, on behalf of the Ministry Of Culture, the National Carnival Committee and on my own behalf I want to extend congratulations to her, her chaperone and all the other persons who were responsible for making sure that she won that show. I thought she did an excellent job, she’s an excellent ambassador for St. Kitts and Nevis and we are very, very proud of her,” she said.
Kaeve Armstrong says her victory in the Jaycees Pageant came as a result of hard work, dedication and faith.
“On the night of the show, it wasn’t really that much different, it was just practicing what I had done months leading up to the show so it wasn’t anything that I didn’t anticipate. As I planned, I just did exactly that, I put my best foot forward, I prayed and everything just ran so smoothly. I am very thankful to God because he helped everything work out perfectly,” she said.
She says she is now just looking forward to being an ambassador for the Federation during her last couple months as the reigning National Carnival Queen.
“Right now I’m just looking forward to spend some time with my friends and family,” she said. “I will be going over to Nevis to support Yarayni Morton in the Culture Queen Show in Nevis and I am really looking forward to that and of course I plan to be an ambassador. I have a whole four months I think remaining in my reign as the National Carnival Queen and I have a whole year to be Miss Jaycees so I plan to do a lot of work in the Caribbean region to best promote my platform, to promote regionalism and empowerment of women through pageantry.”
On her way to winning the Miss Jaycees title, Kaeve was also adjudged the winner of the Best Performing Talent award.
The Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show is held annually as part of Antigua and Barbuda’s carnival celebrations. This year’s pageant was held under the theme “Empowering Women through Pageantry”.