Pageant fever is high on Caye Caulker right now, and the Pageant committee is in full swing with their preparations for this year’s Miss Lobster Fest 2012.
Five daring and vivacious young ladies are vying for the title this year and are already in training for what promises to be one of the best pageants yet. The Miss Lobster Fest pageant committee is once again looking forward in working with local national designers.
Starting off the show, the ladies will be wearing dresses made by Mr. Emil Alvarez of Emil Alvarez House of Couture, followed by Mr. Gabriel Garcia’s Costume designs. The outfit designs and concepts themselves are going to be setting the stage ablaze – just as well as the girls, who are going to be wearing them.
Miss Jasmine Skeen is 17 years old and presently enrolled at St John’s College Junior College. She is an occasional model, a dancer at the Ballet Art School for 14 years, a certified first aid administerer at the Belize Red Cross, and a trained swim instructor, who volunteers at the YMCA teaching children how to swim and overcome a fear of water. She has supported cancer awareness by dying streaks of her hair pink and blue.
Miss Shania Sanchez is 16 years old and presently attending Ocean Academy high school in Caye Caulker. She enjoys playing volleyball, cooking and baking. She’s always willing to volunteer her time in helping others as well as her community as she is a very outgoing and friendly.
Miss Jasmine Arce is 17 years old and in her final year of High School. She is looking forward to continue her studies as she wants be a successful business woman and a role model in society. She is a friendly, risk-taking, courteous and an outgoing young lady, who believes that to accomplish great things we must not only act, but also believe.
Miss Vicki Canul is 18 years old and presently attending St. John College Junior College. She enjoys modeling, reading playing sports as she is a very energetic, loyal and hard-working individual with a friendly and caring personality. Reading and writing poems are also on the top of her list of hobbies.
Miss Sylvia Joseph is 19 years old and a proud Graduate of San Pedro High School, with goals of becoming a pharmacist and someday hoping to lobby with national government to open up a well needed polyclinic on the island. She is definitely not a shy person and enjoys playing sports, dancing and modeling. She is a very family oriented person and loves to make new friends.
Some of the upcoming events leading up to the pageant are as follows:
11th June: The annual Gala – The official sashing ceremony of the contestants. Tickets are already on sale for one of the locals’ favorite nights. Guests get to sit down to a fantastic 3 course meal, enjoy music, and an atmosphere that promises to thrill; this year’s theme is a Masquerade Gala and tickets are $65.00 BZD
17th June: Contestants’ Trip – an educational and adventurous trip inland where the contestants get to experience some of the beauty that Belize has to offer.
27th June: Motorcade – Contestants decorate golf carts with their own creative ideas for a parade around the island. The contestant with the best float will win the title of Miss Creativity which will be announced on Pageant night.
29th June: The big event all the preparations have been leading up to as these young ladies compete for the title of Miss Lobster Fest 2012. Starting off the show with a dance number interlaced with the introduction presentation where the contestants will take the stage by storm with confidence, beauty, sass, elegance and poise wearing dresses from Emil Alvarez House of Couture. The second segment follows as the contestants will wear fabulous costumes by Belize’s very own talented designer Mr. Gabriel Garcia; the theme of these costumes however will remain a mystery until the night of the pageant. The third segment will allow the contestants to showcase their creativity and talent via the depiction of a Caye Caulker life style. This segment helps in the promotion of culture, art and the awareness on how important sea life/island life is toward the development of the island and its eco-system. Then in the much anticipated part of the night, the audience will witness elegance at its finest as the contestants sashay down the runway with gorgeous evening gowns that will lead the show into the question and answer segment right before the announcement of the big winner. This will all take place at the Palapa Garden on June 29th 2012. Seating will start at 6:30pm while the big show is set to kick off at 7:00 pm sharp. Tickets can be purchased from any committee members at $15 adults and $10 children for express entrance or in line at the door. This is one show you do not want to miss. The Newly Crowned Miss Lobster Fest 2012 will then give the Welcome Address at the opening ceremony of the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest 2012 grounds, the following morning to officially welcome visitors and fellow islanders to the festival.
The pageant committee takes this time to thank Belize Tourism Board, Purple Passion Beauty Studio and Spa , Rainbow Hotel, Rainbow Grill & Bar, Barrier Reef Cable System, Lazy Lizard, Island link, San Pedro Sun Newspaper, Caye Caulker Chronicles Online Newspaper, Ambergris Today Online Newspaper, Caye Caulker Water Taxi, San Pedro Belize Express, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the people of Caye Caulker, San Pedro and the mainland for their overwhelming support year after year.
Contact persons: Ernesto Marin Jr., Chantel Marin, Ilda Marin, Elizabeth Usher, Matthew Badillo and Shary Trejo