Clifton and Galvani win Carnival crowns

By Andrew Dick

MARIGOT– Euphoria in collaboration with Festivités Carnavalesques de Saint Martin (FCDSM) hosted two pageants at the same time at the Carnival Village in Galisbay on Thursday evening. Tasyanna Clifton was crowned Teen Queen and Shaïna Galvani won the Senior Queen tittle.

Euphoria organised its first big pageant on the evening that could have been considered a bit too lengthy. The show started after 9:00pm and ended at 3:30am. Young and old patrons cheered on their favoured contestants who took part in both pageants.

Attendees were impressed with the eye-opening number of contestants in the individual appearances throughout the night. There was never a dull moment as several guest performers such as Kenyo Baily entertained the crowd with his soca tracks.

In the Teen category, Clifton made a mark from the onset in her introduction to her talent segment which focused on peer pressure.

In the Senior category there was no question that Galvani soared, as she nabbed most of the sashes on Thursday night.

One of the upsets of the evening had to do with Khadija Joseph, the only young lady to not get a sash or place in the competition. However, she gave a masterful song performance in the Senior Talent segment.

Overall, the young ladies of both Queen Shows did their best.

In the Miss Teen category, first runner-up was Johangel Santos with 1,282 points, second runner-up Janiqua Chirlias with 1,236 points, third runner-up Samika Richardson with 1,188 points and fourth runner-up Tamara Damas with 1,018 points.

Sashes awarded in the Teen segment were: Best Interview and Best Talent Performance Johangel Santos; Best Eveningwear and Most Sold Tickets Samika Richardson; Best Carnival Costume and Best Culture Wear Tasyanna Clifton; Best Speech and Miss Social Media Janiqua Chirlias.

As customary, photographers at the show picked Miss Photogenic: Tamara Damas. The ladies picked Tamara Damas as Miss Amity and the crowd picked Johangel Santos as Miss Popularity.

In the Senior category, first runner-up was Anique Brooks and second runner-up Aisha van Heyningen.

Best Interview of the evening, Best Eveningwear, Best Performance in Carnival Costume, Best Creative Swimwear, Best Creative Culture Wear, Best Creative Recycled Wear, Miss Social Media, Miss Photogenic and Miss Popularity went to Shaïna Galvani; Best Performance Talent, Best Speech Delivery and Most Sold Tickets went to Aisha van Heyningen; Best Body went to Anique Brooks; and Catherina Pettie won the Miss Amity sash.

Source: The Daily Herald