Stephanie Marie Miles has been crowned Miss Caribbean United States 2013. Miss Miles who is a Jamaican and Bajan mix became the first winner of Jamaican and the first winner of Bajan heritage to wear the National Crown. Stephanie competed in the 2013 Miss Atlantic City Carnival Pageant, where her win advanced her to the national pageant. There she won the coveted title over 10 other Caribbean beauties.
This year’s pageant also marked the first time a contestant of Indo-Caribbean heritage competed in the finals of the national pageant.Natasha Rambrich, Miss Guyana, said she was proud to be the first Indian contestant to compete in the largest Caribbean pageant in the United States.
The pageant was hosted by the beautiful Mariel King, the reigning Miss Tropical Paradise International, who represented Guyana during her competition. The Caribbean Dance Academy, owned by Nanda Raghunath, performed an exciting dance in the Indian tradition.
As the new queen, Miss Miles will represent USA at 3 international pageants. Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus in St. Martin, Miss Caribbean World in Tortola, and The Jaycees Queen Show in Antigua. Stephanie, or “Stevie” as she is know to her friends, is a student at Pace university in New York.
During the preliminaries in the pageant Colette Stapleton, Miss St. Kitts & Nevis, won the talent competition and was crowned Caribbean United States Miss Talent. This years Miss Caribbean United States Pageant was a highly competitive display of intelligent, talented, and beautiful Caribbean women. Rounding out the top 4 were:
Damaris Canales, Miss Latina Caribbean placed 1st Runner-up, Marsha Thompson, Miss Barbados 2nd Runner-up, and Colette Stapleton Miss St. Kitts & Nevis placed as the 3rd Runner up.
You can learn more about the pageant and the new queen by going to www.facebook.com/misscaribbeanunitedstates
More Information about the Miss Caribbean United States Pageant
The Miss Caribbean United States Pageant is the premier pageant for young ladies from the Caribbean, Central and South America living in the United States, or born in the United States of Caribbean, Central or South American descent. Each year young ladies from around the United States compete for the title and the chance to represent the USA at the Miss Carib…bean Hibiscus, Miss Caribbean World, and Miss Jaycees pageants.
Throughout the year, our title holders participate in events across the country promoting the culture and beauty of the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Our national and state title holders are the most visible and respected Caribbean title holders in the United States. With appearances at major Caribbean Carnivals, venues, parades, concerts and charity events, our queens and sponsors are seen by over 12 million people during their reign year.
With our dedication to health care and education in the Caribbean, Central and South America, we have touched the lives of youth with our yearly tour of inner city schools where our title holders stress the importance of a solid educational background as a way of achieving their dreams. Each year our title holders participate in events such as breast cancer awareness, AIDS walk and food drives for the poor and homeless. We stand by our belief that we all can make a difference.
Being the only Caribbean themed pageant in the United States that sends its winner to the international pageants to represent the USA., we are uniquely positioned not only in the pageant world, but, in the Caribbean, Central and South American community, making our title holders not just visible but true ambassadors.
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