Despite being the youngest of the seven contestants at the National Queen contest on Majestic Thursday, 18-year-old Tamyer Munroe representing St. David walked away with the title, being crowned 2017 National Carnival Queen.
The event, this year took place at a new venue; the Spice Basket at Beaulieu, St. George’s.
Although not entering the competition as an overwhelming favourite, Ms St. David’s earned 857 points to beat Ms St Patrick’s, Rehanna Warren into second place with 553 points.
Speaking to the media following her coronation, the new queen said her journey began when she took part in the St. David’s queen competition.
“After the show, reality hit me and it dawned on me that I now had the opportunity to represent my parish St. David. I was honoured and pleased to do so and hailing from the parish of the Top Strikers (Calypso duo) I have done my best” She added.
Ms St. David also won the title for the best Preliminary Interview.
Ms St Patrick’s said she is also very proud of herself as she performed to the best of her ability and was satisfied with the outcome.
According to Miss Warren, the most thrilling part of the competition was the Swim Wear segment since she highly anticipated that category and “really brought her A game”.
She added that the next step in pageantry will hopefully be a part of the regional competition as she will never give up her dream of wearing a crown.
Ms Warren won four of the seven categories up for grabs; people’s choice, best swim wear, best costume and best evening wear.
Ms St. George, Tiffany Evans who placed 3rd with 843. 5 points and also copped the title for the best final interview said that she wouldn’t trade the experience for the world as she thoroughly enjoyed herself.
The very bubbly Ms Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Oshnen Mathurine warmed the hearts of the crowd and judges with her confidence and captured the title of best talent, doing an original piece that she wrote, based on the effects of the misuse of drugs and alcohol.
She said that she felt good about her performance as she too came out and did her best.
The other contestants were Ms. St. Mark, Ariel Gordon, Ms St. John - Zhane Matthew and Ms St. Andrew - Donette Peters