Portraying the Maroon Festival, thirteen years old, Natalia Ollivierre has captured the 2017 Miss Teen Regatta beauty pageant title.
Appearing on stage as the fifth and final contestant, Miss Ollivierre, from the sister isle of Petite Martinique secured the title in front a large crowd at the Hillsborough Tennis Court on Saturday night, by scoring 280 points. She also walked away with the individual prizes for, most exciting talent, best-fitted swimwear and most gorgeous evening gown.
The first runner up position went to Miss Knisha Cudjoe with 270 points. She portrayed Miss All saints and was adjudged to have delivered the most impressive introductory speech. The second runner up was Miss Carnival, Chynelle Peters who amassed 238 points.
Miss Regatta, Rishanna Barclay was voted the best interviewee. The other contestant was Miss Atalia McGillvary who portrayed Miss Parang.
All five contestants are students of Bishop’s College.
Ms Ollivierre said that she was elated to have won. In showering praise unto The Lord, her family, chaperone Samantha Bethel and other supporters, the form one Bishop’s College student who has visions of one day becoming a forensic expert, said that the show was highly competitive and of a high standard.
Founder and promoter of the pageant in this its third year, Desrine Alves described the pageant as an outstanding success. She said that the contestants were of a high standard, which she attributed to the work of the delegates themselves, chaperones, family and friends. Plans she disclosed are already in motion for the 2018 fourth edition of the pageant.