Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Mariel Calderon

Dia de San Pedro festivities crown new queen; delights thousands with local and international entertainment

During the 2023 Dia de San Pedro festivities, islanders welcomed a new beauty ambassador. The extravaganza opened with the anticipated Miss San Pedro Pageant on Friday, June 30th. Among the five young ladies vying for the title, 22-year-old Mariel Calderon, sponsored by Caribeña Enterprises, was selected as the next island queen and was crowned by outgoing Miss San Pedro Faith Edgar. The festival ended with a spectacular show on Saturday with entertainers from Belize, Mexico, and international talent, DJ Wuazat.

2023 Miss San Pedro contestants introduced during sashing ceremony

It was an evening of elegance, poise, and beauty at the official sashing ceremony that officially introduced the 2023 Miss San Pedro Pageant candidates vying for the crown. The event, attended by many guests and supporters, was held on Trigger Fish Street, next to El Fogon Restaurant, on Wednesday, June 7th. The five contestants aspiring to be San Pedro’s next beauty ambassador delighted those in attendance with their presence and presentations, including a fashion show. This year’s beauty contestants include Vivian Noralez, Ileny Aguilar, Herla Ortiz, Gabby Lopez, and Mariel Calderon.