Murchtricia Charles was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2013-2014 at the 33rd Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held on Sunday, April 21, at the St. Croix Educational Complex. Denicia Suarez was named first runner-up and the final contestant, Estella Obando was named second runner-up.
Suarez, 20, won Best Ambassadorial Presentation, Best Evening Wear and Miss Popularity. Obando, 20, was named Miss Photogenic. All of the contestants tied for the Best Business Wear. Suarez and Obando are both junior nursing majors on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.In addition to winning the title, Charles, 20, won Most Intellectual Speaker, Best Performing Talent and Miss Congeniality. She will receive one full year of UVI tuition, including room and board and other prizes. Charles is a junior majoring in mathematics and computational biology. She was born on St. Croix and is attending UVI on the St. Thomas campus.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition was sponsored by the Student Government Association Queen's Committee. 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. Ivory Carter, Miss UVI 2012-2013, was on hand at Sunday's competition. Her reign ended on April 21. One of Charles' first public activities will be to join in the 2013 UVI Carnival Troupe in the Adult's Parade on Saturday, April 27.