Local Vibes
June 25, 2010
Anna wins Miss P’Tani Pageant

Anna Laborde, Miss P’Tani 2010, says that she will now be shifting her attention to becoming a contestant in the Miss SVG pageant in a year or two.{{more}}

But for the moment, she intends to enjoy every minute of her reign.

Representing the village of Hopewell in the Marriaqua Valley, Laborde beat out Sherika Bascombe and fellow villager Shanda John into the second and first runner up positions, respectively, for the crown in the Miss P’Tani beauty pageant last Friday, June 18.

A total of six beauties graced the stage, all vying for the Miss P’Tani crown.

Laborde appeared calm as the results were called, although she admitted that all did not go as planned.

Nevertheless, Laborde said that she was still pleased with her overall performance.

“Well I did my best, so I expected to win the crown,” she told SEARCHLIGHT.

The moment was one that Laborde says she will remember for a long time to come, particularly seeing that it was the first time she has entered a beauty pageant.

She also captured the ‘Swimwear’ and ‘Evening Gown’ categories.

Best Talent was awarded to Shanda John; Best Interview

went to Sherika Bascombe, and the Miss Congeniality and Photogenic awards went to Shandeen Mack.

Meanwhile, Lyn Marie Nichols, Secretary of the Marriaqua Carnival Committee, is hailing last weekend’s activities as successful.

“It took a lot of planning, but it paid off in the end, and we are quite happy with the turn out,” Nichols told SEARCHLIGHT.