Laurian Samuels Wins Miss Belize Universe Swimsuit Show
A new Miss Belize Universe and Miss Belize International will be chosen on Saturday night. The field has dwindled from 11 to 9 competitors and the race is on. The swimsuit and high fashion show was held on Saturday night and SJC student Laurian Samuels won. But that doesnít mean sheíll walk away with a crown this Saturday. She agreed.
ďIt was very exciting. I was very surprised. It came kind of naturally and I really enjoyed and I guess you could have seen it out on stage and I guess that whatís the judges and the public liked as well.Ē
How does it feel to have won?
ďIt definitely boosts more my confidence and it makes it even more exciting to see what more will come at finals.Ē
Do you now feel that you have an edge over the other girls?
ďA personal advantage as in my confidence but the points donít add or go across so everyone starts at the same place so I donít think that comparing point wise I am above the other girls. We are all at the same place.Ē
The footage was filmed by Xtreme TV for Pageants Belize. And whoever wins on Saturday night will replace Maria Jeffery. As Miss Belize, Jeffery represented Belize in the Miss Universe Pageant but right here at home she did what only one other Belizean has ever done before and that was win the Miss Costa Maya crown. She today reflected on her reign.
Maria Jeffery, Miss Belize Universe 2006
ďItís been an excellent year. Iíve done a lot of travailing. Iíve been meeting some wonderful people, getting some really good connections. Hopefully I will be continuing to do that. Iíve also participated in the Costa Maya Pageant, which I must say that I won so Iím the Reina del a Costa Maya 2007, very proud to say I am not giving up my crown completely. But Iíve had a wonderful year, I canít complain.Ē
Leilah Pandy was the first Belizean to win Miss Costa Maya. The Miss Belize International will represent Belize in the Miss International Pageant. A new Miss Belize World and Miss Belize Earth will be chosen in March
. The current Miss Belize World Felicita Arzu will participate in the Miss World Pageant scheduled for November in China.