Willemstad, Curaçao – The 18 year-old teen beauty, Ruënna Mercelina will represent the newest country in the world “Curaçao” in the Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus 2011 pageant. Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus is an annual international beauty contest for all countries of the Caribbean and the Americas. It was founded in 1990 in the French part of Saint Martin.
The 20th edition of the Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus Beauty Pageant will take place from November 22nd to December 6th, 2010 and the final on December 4th 2010 on the island of Saint Martin, at the Convention Center, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort.
More than 20 contestants coming from our entire network comprising of South, Central America and all the Caribbean islands will compete for the title in December 2010, where Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus 2010, Yoly Hawley of St. Martin will crown her successor at the end of the event.
The Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus winner serves as the spokesperson for the Caribbean islands throughout the reigning year, travelling on promotional trips in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the USA.
In December 2009, Curaçao made history in the Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus pageant when former Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus 2008, Laurien Angelista crowns Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus 2009, Angenie Simon both coming from the island of Curaçao. These girls where the only winners from Curaçao in the pageant history, while in 2007 Clarissa Alberg scored with the First Runner-up title.