The 3 R’s of the 2017 Miss Anguilla Queen Pageant
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From the brilliance and eloquence of all four Miss Anguilla contestants – who expressed the remarkable impact the 1967 Revolution had on Anguilla and their lives – to the rich Anguillian culture channelled through stylish, modern and intricate ensembles for cultural, costume and evening wear – the Miss Anguilla Queen Pageant 2017 epitomised the strength of women (a combination of Beauty, Brains and Body) as Regal, Resilient, Revolutionised Women. Fifty years ago, brave and patriotic Anguillians fought to sever a union between St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. Their success can be significantly attributed to their resilience and determination as well as the help of many heroic and tenacious women during the 1967 Revolution. These women can be said to have paved a new path for women in Anguilla – one that allowed future generations of Anguillian women to have more opportunities in life. Recommended for you: This year’s Miss Anguilla Contestants The qualities of these revolutionary women in 1967 still lie in the hearts of Anguillian women in 2017. This year’s Miss Anguilla Pageant 2017, under the theme “Reflections of Paradise: Revolutionary Women, 50 years later,” was a monumental show as four revolutionary women showcased their intellect, talent and poise and shared with us their great aspirations. Who were the four ambitious young ladies? Who were the role models of Anguilla who graced the stage of the Landsome Bowl Cultural Centre on August 9th 2017? Who are these revolutionary women?
Standing tall and regally so, Contestant #1: Miss Marynka Ruan; Contestant #2, Miss Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers; Contestant #3, Miss Aoife Gumbs and Contestant #4, Miss Aliyah Alfred competed in six judged segments: Introductory Speech; Cultural Wear; Talent; Swimsuit; Costume; Evening Wear and Interview.