The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association invites everyone to the 33rd Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the St. Croix Educational Complex. The theme of this year's competition is "Miss UVI SWAGG Edition: Students with a Greater Goal."
Three UVI students will compete for the title.
- Contestant number one is Murchtricia Charles, 20, a junior majoring in mathematics and computational biology. She was born on St. Croix and is attending UVI on the St. Thomas campus.
- Contestant number two is Estella Obando, 20. She is a junior nursing major. She was born on St. Croix and attends the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
- Contestant number three is Denicia Suarez, 20, a junior nursing major. She was born on St. Croix and attends the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
The contestants participated in the pre-pageant interview show on April 6, at the UVI Cafeteria on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. They were judged on content, intellect, language usage, fluency, spontaneity, physical presentation, auditability, clarity and information.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial competition has six segments including, business wear, introduction, ambassadorial presentation, talent, evening wear and question and answer. The contestants will be judged on the same criteria as the pre-pageant interview and also on appearance, appropriateness, intonation, outfit design and deportment. For the talent segment contestants will be judged on their expression, natural ability, uniqueness, cohesion, flow and impact.
Miss UVI serves as a goodwill ambassador for the University. This role includes but is not limited to participation in UVI's recruitment efforts, representing the University locally and abroad, and maintaining a highly visible role on UVI's campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
The winner will receive one full year of UVI tuition, including room and board and other prizes. Awards will be given for the Most Intellectual Speaker, Best Ambassadorial Presentation, Best Performing Talent, Best Evening Wear, Miss Congeniality, Miss Popularity and Miss Photogenic. Prizes will be given for each award category.
Tickets are $15 for UVI students with valid identification and $20 for the general public. They are available at Jackie's Beauty Supply Stores and the UVI Bookstores on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition is presented by the Queen's Committee of the UVI Student Government Association.
Photos of the Miss UVI contestants are featured on UVI's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UVI.edu.
Contact Hedda Finch-Simpson at (340) 692-4228 for more information.