|Miss San Pedro 2001-2002
thunderous applause from an enthusiastic crowd, charming Dilcia Trejo was voted
Miss San Pedro 2001-2002 last Saturday. It was standing room only, as Central
Park was filled to capacity with the hundreds who came out to witness the
selection of this year's "Señorita San Pedro."
kick-off event for this year's September celebrations, the pageant certainly
served its purpose, as a feeling of patriotism was sensed among the gathering.
To hype things up, the stage was magically transformed into a wonderful piece of
art by San Pedro's own Dimas Guerrero. Accenting the evening with charm and
beauty was Mistress of Ceremonies Wilema Gonzalez who co-hosted with Councilor
All eyes were on the stage
as each contestant greeted the audience in their national costume. In order of
appearance Miss Geraldine Leslie depicted Belize's national bird the Keel-billed
Toucan, Dilcia Trejo the Sun, Margaret Medina the Barrier Reef and Marcia
Haylock the Jaguar. The elaborate costumes worn by the participants were
definite crowd pleasers. The young ladies next delighted the crowd in swimwear
and then a group dance featuring Miss San Pedro 2000 Adaly Guerrero. As the
evening unwound, the San Pedro Dance Company kept the audience entertained,
giving the contestants time to change. Grace and elegance were truly represented
by these four ladies as they appeared in their evening wear. Like a cluster of
diamonds, the girls were dazzling, their performances complimented by
intelligent answers in the interview session.
Undertaking the difficult task of selecting the new Miss San Pedro was a
distinguished panel of judges made up of the following: Mr. Mark Borland of the
Belize Tourism Board, Mrs. Joyce Shaw of St. Andrew's Primary School, Former
Miss San Pedro Jocelyn Bremekamp, Dr. Giovanni Solorzano of San Carlos Medical
Center and Dr. Sebastian Guilbard of St. Matthew's University.
Tension filled the air as the moment of truth came near.
In her final farewell the reigning Miss San Pedro bid adieu to the crowd
stating, "In my heart I will remain Miss San Pedro and continue to be a good
ambassador and active citizen." Bouquets were presented to all the contestants
before the selection of Miss Amity whom the contestants awarded to Dilcia Trejo.
Miss Trejo was also named Miss Photogenic, and to put icing on the cake, she
took home the title of Miss San Pedro 2001-2002. The crowd exhibited their
pleasure with this decision, many commenting that Miss Trejo seemed confident
and was flawless throughout the evening. Marcia Haylock was chosen first
A victory dance followed in
honor of the new Miss San Pedro with the sounds of the New Sensations Band.
Dilcia Trejo, sponsored by Castillo's Hardware, will officially be crowned the
island's beauty ambassador at a special coronation ceremony on September
21st, 2001. The San Pedro Sun joins the community of San Pedro in
congratulating the new Miss San Pedro, Dilcia Trejo.