Who will be crowned Miss Belize 2006?

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 29            July 20, 2006

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Ebony Lyall

Maria Jeffery

Vicky Arceo

Felicita Arzu

Shanna Pott

Candice Hutchinson

Malaika Yorke

Sheena Stuart

The Miss Belize pageant has been the hype around the country of Belize for the past month. As it draws near, this year’s event promises to be a smashing hit with a new management and work team; the pageant promises to be an event like no other.

    The nine divine ladies have been dashing and making last minute preparation for the big night. The charming contestants include; Kandyce Hutchinson of Orange Walk, Vicky Arceo of Cayo, Ebony Lyall of Corozal, Shanna Pott of Corozal, Felicita “Leesha” Arzu of Orange Walk, Malaika Yorke of Belize City, Maria Jeffery of Belize City, Sheena Stuart of Stann Creek and Sharalee Greene. These stunning beauties have what it takes, but who will reign as queen at the end of the night? These ladies will go head to head in tough competition vying to outshine the rest and take the coveted crown of representing Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret; Belize. The nine Miss Belize contestants are being featured in the organizations website where viewers have the chance to take a first glance at all the contestants and for the first time vote online for their favorite “Miss Photogenic” candidate. The contestants all worthy of the crown, have been putting countless hours to prepare and organize themselves for the pageant. This year as a new feature, Pageants Belize will host a first ever Runway Fashion and Swim Suit Competition which already seems to be the most anticipated. During this segment, the ladies will get the chance to showcase one original outfit of their choice and one swimsuit to model in. The winners will be named Belize’s Top Model and Beach Beauty respectively and also receive fantastic gifts and prizes, this event will be held this Saturday, July 22nd at the Princess Hotel and Casino.

    Thousands are anticipating a grand event; there are only days away from this momentous occasion. Until then, the contestants are arduously working to promote the pageant hosting many personal appearance and rehearsals for the show. Recently, the organization hosted a meeting to put the final adjustments and discuss the progress so far and the media was allowed to participate in the process. The meeting discussed the appearance that the delegates will make at the Smart Showroom on the Northern Highway on Friday, July 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festivities will include grand raffles, live music, delegates signing autographs and photographs, delegate voting, and much more. Next, the ladies will make several appearances at rehearsals, and personality interviews before the big show. According to Executive Director of the Pageant, Margaret Johnson, at the end of the night there will be two winners; Miss Universe World and Miss World Belize. Both titles hold an even value and stature as none is over the other, the first runner-up will take the place of any should either falter.

    Tickets are limited and are on sale at the following locations; Belize City at the Record Shack, Stone Musik Outlet, Princess Hotel Casino; Corozal at Angie’s Beauty Salon, in Orange Walk at Venus Photos and Records, in San Ignacio at Venus Photos and Records, in Dangriga at Kuylen’s Home Supplies and in Belmopan at Oasis Restaurant and Bar.

    Miss Belize 2006 promises to be the most exciting and spectacular pageant Belizeans have ever seen. The pageant kicks off on Saturday, July 29th at the Belize City Center. Get your tickets now and watch a historical event sure to go down in the books.

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