The three contestants; Angelina Evans, age 14; Gorcia Johnson, age 15; and Samantha Stewart, age 13 are all students of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada and the winning girl will also take on the mammoth task of becoming an ambassador for the Island as the pageant enters its second year.
Last year 2019 via a coronation, Kimberly Smith was crowned the queen, however, according to organizer Ms Heather I. Smith, while the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented Kimberly from doing all that she could during her reign, she made the best of the crown given the circumstances.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still a concern as 2020 comes to an end, pageant organizer Ms Smith anticipates great accomplishments for the new queen who will be selected on December 30, 2020.
Ms Smith said this year, the young women are required to submit video pieces doing a self-introduction and to showcase talent, along with a promotional video about Anegada. She said the videos will be judged on courage, intelligence and display of talent ahead of the December 30, 2020, live event.
"While we will know who is the queen, they will not know [until] that night. We invite the world to join us virtually via our Facebook page, Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen Pageant, at 7:00 pm when we will have the contestants do their self-introduction and talent live on stage before we announce the winner," the organizer said.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still a concern as 2020 comes to an end, pageant organizer Ms Heather I. Smith anticipates great accomplishments for the new queen who will be selected on the 30th of December, 2020.
Another main highlight of the pageant night will be the honouring of a resident of the community, having honoured Nurse Romalia Smith for her outstanding contribution to the development of youths on the island in 2019.
“This year we’ve decided to honour Keith Vanterpool for his outstanding contribution to the development of the youths and his outstanding services to the people of Anegada," Ms Smith said.
According to the organizer, the Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen Pageant was designed to create a platform for young females to express themselves positively and provides an opportunity for contestants to gain essential life skills such as a growing sense of self-esteem and building confidence in front of large crowds.
It is also a platform used to raise community awareness and promote Anegada as each contestant is assigned a community project before the final staging of the event.