Miss Costa Maya Belize Representative,
Miss Costa Maya Mexico Representative,
Maria Jose Rosado Solis
As we wind down to the last few days of preparation for the Costa Maya festivities, things are coming together for the grand weekend. As promised, The San Pedro Sun is always on top of things and here’s the latest news, straight from the Festival Committee. Unfortunately, Miss Belize representative Andrea Elrington will no longer participate in the pageant as reported earlier. Her replacement will be the Opal Enriquez, if she does not come across as someone you know, here is a little something you should know about her. The lovely Miss Opal Enriquez is a native of Belize City and has been to La Isla Bonita for a number of photo shoots. Many may recognize her as Miss January in the 2004 Belikin Calendar. A former Miss Belize Independence, Miss Enriquez was the first Belizean delegate to win the coveted Miss Pan-American International title in 2003. You may also have seen her on TV, as she was included in performances and music videos with Ashanti, Tyrese, and Missy Elliot as well as numerous television and commercial appearances. As a professional model she has graced the runways of Alexander Mc queen , Petro Montegos, and Michael Costello. Because of her undeniable talent, Opal’s family moved her to Los Angeles after primary school to allow her to pursue her Hollywood dreams. This artistic intellectual proceeded to graduate with Honors from Hamilton High School Academy of Music and then earned her degree in Respiratory Therapy from Santa Monica College and the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) USA. She now specializes in pediatric air rescue and neonatal incubation. While her parents insisted upon the completion of her academic goals, Opal spends her spare time performing with the Luella Washington Dance Theatre and teaching ballet, jazz and salsa lessons to the younger students of the community.
Not only has Opal Enriquez been confirmed, another delegate to participate in the Pageant is straight out of the beautiful country of Mexico. Maria Jose Rosado Solis has pledged to participate in the Reina De La Costa Maya Pageant. With the title Nuestra Belleza Yucatán 2002, Solis can be defined as a woman with ambition. Born in Yucatan, Mexico, she won the title of Nuestra Belleza Yucatan 2002 and was the fourth runner up in the Miss Mexico Pageant. This beautiful young woman is very appreciative of what she has and affirms that the success she had at Nuestra Belleza Yucatan gave her life an important turn and completely changed the professional aspect of her life. However, she continues being the same person she always was with her friends, siblings, and parents. Solis participated in the Certamen La Feria de las Flores (a Pageant) in Medellín Columbia, which took place in August, 2003. In that pageant she won the prize for best national costume.
Maria Solis representing Mexico and Opal Enriquez representing Belize now joins candidates from Costa Rica – Johanna Fernandez, Honduras – Kimberly McNab, El Salvador – Irma Dimas, Nicaragua – Anasha Campbell and Guatemala – Aida Estrada.
Among the activities that the Costa Maya festival Committee planned, a volleyball tournament will take place on that weekend as well. The tournament will be on August 6th and 7th and will take place on the 6th at Cannibals Bar & Restaurant, then on the 7th at the Costa Maya Festival Grounds. The action starts at 1:00 p.m and teams are encouraged to register early, as the space is limited and only a total of 16 teams can sign up.
The Ambergris Volleyball association will have great prizes for the winners; 1st place prize is $1,200, 2nd place is $800, 3rd $400 and 4th two cases of beer. Are you in? Sign up today at the Ambergris Divers, San Pedro Town Board or Cannibals Bar & Restaurant. Entry fee for those who sign by Thursday August 4th is $40 and for signing up on the day of the tournament is $60. The Volleyball Association urges interested teams to register early! The tournament is being sponsored by the Ambergris Volleyball Association, Costa Maya International Festival, San Pedro Town Board, Cannibals Bar & Restaurant, Ambergris Divers, Captain Sharks and Varela Limited.
Ticket prices have been set at $95 for the four days and tickets for children ages 5-12 is $45 for the four days. Tickets can be purchased at Fantasy Garden, Milo’s Store, Emerita Munoz, Jubiland, Stop.com, Wally’s Electrical Supply, Rock’s, Amigo Travel, Ambergris Store, Warpaint, Angel Valdez, Island Magic, and Lala’s Store. Tickets are selling fast so stop by any of these places and purchase your tickets now while they last!