Miss Belize 2005 writes to Belize

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 15, No. 9            March 3, 2005

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Andrea Elrington, 22, is representing Belize in the 2005 Miss Universe pageant to be held in Bangkok, Thailand The Miss Universe event brings together beautiful women, important personalities, artists, designers, investors, the media and thousands of tourists; all of whom eagerly take part in what is considered possibly the biggest pageant in the world, and witnessed by billions of people. Nations worldwide will witness the beauty of this country and all that Bangkok has to offer.

   In a letter addressed to The San Pedro Sun, pageant consultant for Miss Elrington, Ms. Margaret Johnson, stated, “We are aware and very proud of her [Miss. Elrington’s] accomplishments so far and should make one proud.”

   The most gorgeous women from all over the world are vying for the title to be crowned Miss Universe. These ladies go through a grueling process in order to get ready for the big night that promises to be full of glitz, glamour and poise. Ms. Johnson went on to explain the intense training and strenuous preparation Miss Elrington is going through and asked The San Pedro Sun to share this information with our readers, Miss Elrington’s beloved Belizean audience. During her training period Miss Elrington is expected to be in many fundraising events, two of which will take part in San Pedro Town. The events are tentatively to be held at Ramon’s Village Resort and Captain Morgan’s Retreat, and the public will be notified of the details in the near future.

   Many people do not have the slightest idea what these ladies do everyday preparing for an international event as big as this. It is considered one of the biggest events broadcast on NBC’s television network, with over a billion viewers. The Miss Universe contest is not won just on looks; women who aspire to become contestants on Miss Universe must be intelligent, well mannered and cultured. Not only does Miss Elrington represent our country, but she is also making other countries aware of this beautiful Caribbean Jewel. Belize has always been an under dog in these pageants, but this year we are keeping our fingers crossed hoping that we are judged fairly and given a chance to be evaluated into further rounds.

   Miss Andrea is of slim build, standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall. She is planning on enrolling into the University of Southern California to earn her Master’s in Communications. She is currently enrolled at a University in Georgia but has reduced her scheduled considerably to make time to fulfill her duties as Miss Belize and to train for the Miss Universe Pageant. Her favorite pastimes includes reading, traveling and listening to Latin and Jazz music.

   You can catch the live broadcast of the pageant on NBC and Telemundo on May 31st, 2005 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The San Pedro Sun wishes Miss Andrea all the best of luck in her journey and we do not doubt that she will exemplify all that Belize is with all her pride and dignity.

Personal message to the people of San Pedro.

It is with great pleasure that I write to say a heart felt hello to the people of San Pedro and to update you as well as invite you to my upcoming events. My journey as Miss Belize began back in January and has taken off with great intensity. I am working hard both physically and mentally in order that I may represent the people of Belize at the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant scheduled for May 31st in Bangkok, Thailand. I am and will continue to work to achieve our dream of having a Miss Universe from Belize. I trust, that with my dedication and your support, this can become a reality. Pageants Belize and I have been diligently working to arrange festivities there scheduled for the Easter weekend. Where among other things I will be meeting and greeting you as well as modeling some of my Miss Universe wardrobe. I take this opportunity to personally invite each of you to come out to the different venues which are to include Captain Morgan’s Retreat and Ramon’s Village Resort to support me and Belize as this could mean great things for all of us. Thank you all in advance for your continued support and I look forward to spending my Easter there with you in San Pedro.

Andrea Elrington

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