2019 Miss Anguilla Contestants

The Miss Anguilla Queen Pageant is regarded as one of the most spectacular events of the Anguilla Summer Festival. It signifies the beauty and strength of each contestant in an extremely competitive environment. As such, the ladies will be competing in seven (7) judged segments: Introductory Speech, Cultural Wear, Talent, Swimsuit, Costume, Evening Wear, and Interview.

The awards they can receive are: Miss Anguilla – Crown & Sash; 1st Runner Up; Miss Photogenic; Miss Congeniality; Best Cultural Wear; Best Swimsuit; Best Costume; Best Introductory Speech; Best Talent; Best Evening Wear; Best Interview & a award contributed on behalf of you through an online poll by WWDIA, the Miss Popularity Award (more information on how you can participate below).

2019 Miss Anguilla Contestants

Miss Anguilla Contestant Nicole
Contestant #1 – Ms. Nicole Gumbs

Miss Anguilla Contestant Sari Lee
Contestant #2 – Ms. Sari-Lee Benjamin

Miss Anguilla Contestant Latonya
Contestant #3 – Ms. Latonya Mussington

Contestant Bios

Contestant #1 – Ms. Nicole Gumbs

Nicole is currently in her final year at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Health Science, minoring in Psychology a field of study that she is very passionate about. When she is not focused on her studies, she spends her time involved with some of the universities many associations such as the Caribbean Student Association, Student Alumni Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, and Sigma Alpha Pi.

Nicole enjoys her current campus life, but realized that she was longing for more. She then found further fulfillment by becoming active in her community as an assistant Sports Coach at Piper High School, and Miami and Elite Track Club, South Florida. These have afforded her the opportunity to work with children and teens ranging from ages 3 – 18 years.

In addition to the aforementioned, she enjoys spending her leisure time exercising, participating in fitness competitions and exploring and perfecting her artistic skills through painting and drawing.

Some of her accolades are the following: Class of 2013 Best in Visual Arts and best female Sports Award, Miss Junior Bikini Fitness Anguilla 2016 and 2017; Miss Junior Bikini Fitness Inter-Island Bodybuilding Fitness and Physique Saint Martin 2017.

Contestant #2 – Ms. Sari-Lee Benjamin

Twenty-two year old, Sari-Lee Benjamin was born on the island of Dominica and raised on the tranquil and beautiful island of Anguilla. Sari-Lee reflects a varied personality including ambition and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. She is a well determined and vigorous individual, who believes in the saying: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” In order to change the world, one must first change themselves.

She is a graduate of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School where she successfully obtained 9 CSEC subjects. She also obtained one (1) CSEC subject from the Comprehensive Learning Centre. Sari-Lee also was enrolled in the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School 6th Form Program and graduated with seven (7) CAPE subjects and an Associate Degree in General Studies. She is now a full-time student, motivated by the definitive goal of becoming a marketer, entrepreneur, and teacher. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Social Psychology at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. At Mona, she is an active volunteer in campus activities and committees.

In 2014, Sari-Lee became part of the Anguilla Access modeling group and participated in several shows throughout the island. Through her passion for modeling, she has developed an interest in pageantry. During her first year of university, she competed in the Miss ABC Hall 2017 pageant, where she placed 2nd Runner Up. She has also assisted in the planning of the Miss Social Sciences 2018 pageant, and Miss UWI Mona 2019 pageant.

Apart from the above, she has kept a very keen interest in cosmetology, and natural hair care. She enjoys social media marketing and most importantly enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Contestant #3 – Ms. Latonya Mussington

On the 16th of August 1994, the resilient and fiery Latonya Mussington was born from the cradle of Anguilla’s Founding Father, Island Harbour.

Her passion for music and dance naturally lead her through the doors of the Klassique Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, where her focus and determination culminated in her becoming a dance instructor.

In 2018, Latonya graduated from The University of West England with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology (with Honours). While excelling in her academic studies at this University, her passion for dance and music lead her to co-create a performing arts dance group for people of colour. To her, representation and tenacity are of utmost importance. As part of her journey to excellence, this 24-year-old is seeking to captivate the Miss Anguilla crown and use that platform to positively motivate the excellence of tomorrow.

Cast your vote for Miss Popularity

The Miss Popularity award for the 2018 Miss Anguilla Queen Pageant was awarded to Ms. Mikeela Skellekie – Miss Anguilla 2018-2019 – who accumulated the most votes online from family, friends, fans, and persons who believe her to be well known or representative of their views and was deserving of the award.

The 2019 Miss Popularity will be chosen from one of the three 2019 Miss Anguilla contestants. The contestant with the most votes by August 6th, 2019 will receive a sash and prizes that represent what we do in Anguilla – made in Anguilla and/or depicts Anguilla – at the 2019 Miss Anguilla Pageant.

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Past Miss Anguilla Queens 1974-2018

As we will be celebrating 45 years of Anguilla Summer Festival this year, we are, in partnership with the Miss Anguilla Committee, conducting a campaign to find out more about our Past Miss Anguilla Queens. What have you been up to over the last 45 years? If you are a past queen, please send us a brief biography and recent photo of yourself.

2018 Miss Anguilla - Ms. Mikeela Skellikie

On a sunny April day in 1994, Mikeela Skellekie was born in Anguilla to Guyanese parents. She attended the Valley Primary School where she excelled in academics and tapped into her affinity for the performing arts. At this early age she soon found herself engrossed in piano lessons and immersed in the performing arts through the All-ah-Wee Young Theatre Players. During these formative years, she would round out her character by participating for her school in various quizzes and sporting events.

Later, as a student of the A.L.H.C.S., she became an avid debater and represented Anguilla for four years at the Leeward Islands Debating Competition. Mikeela graduated as valedictorian of the class of 2010 and was one of the inaugural recipients of the Dame Bernice Lake Award for her performance in Law. She was named Island Scholar in 2012, after which she attained her B.A. (Hons) in Psychology with Emphasis in Linguistics from Trent University in Canada in 2017. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. As a psychology graduate, Mikeela is passionate about mental health advocacy and aspires to contribute to the narrative and development of the field in Anguilla and the wider region.

In her spare time, Mikeela can be found scribbling away at poetry, rocking along to an eclectic music playlist or relaxing and reading. Her appetite for adventure makes her a lover of travelling, learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Most of all, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.

Mikeela Skellekie, our Miss Anguilla 2018 will be attending the 57th Annual Jaycees Queen Show to be held in Antigua on Sunday, July 28th, 2019. After, she will then travel to compete in the Miss Caribbean Culture Pageant to be held in Nevis on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.
I am certain that Mikeela will do us all proud, as she travels to compete in both pageants. Wish her all the best, everyone!

2017 Miss Anguilla - Ms. Dee-Ann Kentish Rogers

Miss Anguilla Dee-Ann RogersDee-Ann Kentish Rogers was born in 1993 on the island of Antigua. Dee-Ann migrated to Anguilla at the age of 3, and attended the Valley Primary School. She graduated as the Most Outstanding Student from the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School.

She then went on to receive a Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the University of Birmingham. In 2012, Dee-Ann competed and won medals for Anguilla in the heptathlon at the Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador and the Carifta Games in Bermuda. She has also competed in the Commonwealth Games.

In 2018, she became Miss Universe Great Britain and will represent Great Britain at the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.

In her spare time, she takes care of her grandmother, her little cousins and occasionally some farm animals and plants.

2016 Miss Anguilla - Ms. Carencia Rouse
Miss Anguilla Carencia RouseMiss Carencia Rouse is 25 years old and was born in Anguilla. Having been raised on an island of insurmountable beauty, Carencia developed an interest in nature and the environment from an early age.

This interest later developed into a burning passion that compelled Carencia to set out in pursuit of higher education to establish herself as a qualified contributor to this field of study. In 2010, Carencia graduated from the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies which qualified her to be later named Island Scholar.

In 2011, she began undergraduate studies at Carleton University in Canada and graduated in 2015 with a First Class Bachelor of Arts Honours in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Upon returning home, she began working at the Department of Environment as the Coordinator of Conservation Education where her work is focused on raising environmental awareness in Anguilla and reducing vulnerability to climate change impacts.

In 2016, Carencia competed in the Miss Anguilla Pageant and was crowned Miss Anguilla. Later that year, she began her Master’s journey upon being awarded a Chevening Scholarship. Carencia is currently enrolled at the University of Oxford, completing the final stage of her Master’s in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance before she graduates in November of this year.

2015 – Chelsey Hughes

2014 – Shereena ‘Fedalia’ Richardson

2013 – Amethyst Davis

2012 – Taitu Goodwin

2011 – Olufunmike Banks

2010 – Shellya Rogers

2009 – Sangrena Harris

2008 – Fannie Richardson

2007 – Kafi Gumbs

2006 – Amber Woodley

2005 – Twyla Richardson

2004 – Melissa Hodge

2003 – Itasha Webster

2002 – Vanessa John

2001 – Tonya Brooks

2000 – Hyacinth Snaggs

1999 – Kimdra Smith

1998 – Marisa Gumbs

1997 – Karen Ross

1996 – Anna Richardson

1995 – Susan Webster

1994 – Tamara Gumbs

1993 – Kathleen Webster

1992 – Vincia Majella Smith

1991 – Lenore Smith Permuy

1990 – Karen Hodge

1989 – Kyra Harrigan

1988 – Merlyn Gumbs

1987 – Candide Carter Williams

1986 – Shirlene Gumbs

1985 – Marie Rey

1984 – Claudia Gumbs

1983 – Merlene Bryan Rogers

1982 – Merlyn Rogers

1981 – Connie Alias

1980 – Celine Halley

1979 – Katherine Richardson Connor

1978 – Shamella Watty

1977 – Palmavon Webster

1976 – Sandra (Betty) Richardson

1975 – Hazel (Pansy) Daniels

1974 – Condon Adams *was not crowned at Landsome

Requirements to Enter the Miss Anguilla Pageant

All persons who are interested in participating in the Miss Anguilla Pageant should be between the ages of 18 and 25, should not be married or have given birth, should be a resident of Anguilla, and speaks English.

The newly crowned Miss Anguilla will then begin her recruitment for contestants to participate in the Miss Anguilla Queen Pageant for the upcoming year. Miss Anguilla will also assist in the promotion of the pageant to any and all potential sponsors.

About the Miss Anguilla Pageant

The Miss Anguilla Committee comprises of the Chairperson, Keischa Brooks with the assistance of Cleonette Lake, Aprile Gumbs, and Latoya Hughes. The pageant showcases the talent, beauty, and elegance of inhabitants of Anguilla.

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