Kittitian crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – FROM among a bevy of beautiful young and intelligent women, former Miss Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Che-Raina Warner of St. Kitts and Nevis was crowned MissUniversity of the Virgin Islands.

Hosted by the Virgin Islands Student Government Association Queen’s Committee in collaboration with the Student Activities Department, the University of the Virgin Islands Ambassador Competition was held last night (Mar. 26) at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas.

This year’s competition, the 36th, was held under the theme ‘We are Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean and Globally Interactive as Miss UVI 2016 presents Broadway in Paradise’.
According to the organisers, the UVI is the only institution of higher learning in the US Virgin Islands and continues to provide the territory with an educated workforce.
The pageant, the organisers added, is a tribute to young women striving for excellence through education and it is designed to highlight the abilities, personalities and intellect of students at the university.
By winning the crown, Warner will serve as a goodwill ambassador for the university during the 2016-2017 academic school year.
Warner hails from Sandy Point and prior to undergoing studies at the University of the Virgin Islands, she was the Public Relations Officer of the Sandy Pointers Inspiring Real Improvement Throughout, popularly known as SPIRIT.
It is said that the 2008 Miss Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen is a Communications undergraduate at the university and that she would use her success at the pageant to promote her platform dubbed ‘The Beauty Myth’.
The other beauties who vied for the title are Steffi Nicholas, Khadijah Lee, Crystal Rawlins-Greaux, Lisa-Marie Hodge, Cassandra Watson and Patricia Francis.
In addition to taking the coveted title, Warner carted off the awards for Best Evening Wear, Best Ambassadorial Presentation and Miss Eloquent Intellectual Speaker.
The First Runner-up position went to Khadijah Lee who won the awards for Best Performing Talent and Miss Popularity as well as being voted Miss Photogenic, while Patricia Francis was adjudged Second Runner-up and Lisa-Marie Hodge occupied the Third Runner-up spot.
Cassandra Watson copped the award for Miss Congeniality.

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