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Posted: Friday 30 December, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Guishard crowned National Carnival Queen

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -  RESIDENTS of Newtown were elated when it was announced, in the wee hours of Thursday (Dec. 29), that one of their own was adjudged this year’s National Carnival PQueen.


    The Newtown beauty, 22-year-old Shafeyah Guishard, defeated four other contestants, amassed 893 points in five judged appearances at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium.


    In addition to the coveted title, she won the awards for Best Evening Wear, Best Swinwear and Best Talent.


    The First Runner-Up position went to Charissa Caesar, who amassed 780.5 points and took the Most Popular Online Award and also the Chairperson Award; while Ackila Hanley was adjudged Second Runner-Up with 766 points and winning the Best Interview Award and Miss Photogenic.


    The Best National Pride Award was won by Mikhalia Stephens and the Miss Amity Award went to Trevicia Edwards.


    According to information received, Guishard’s academic career started at the Tucker Clarke Primary School, followed by the Washington Archibald High School thence to the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, where she majored in Entreprenuership.


    Her talent biography described her as an individual who had battled with depression, anxiety and eating disorders, and that she had a front-row view of the negatives effects of mental illness, which was her main reason for having a voice for the voiceless - especially men.


    It also stated that she has vowed to be an advocate, bringing awareness to the importance of mental health for the male gender in the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.


    The Pageant formed part of activities for the 2022/2023 National Carnival Celebrations, upon which the curtains will come down on January 3.  


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