Miss St. Maarten getting ready for busy year

POSTED: 05/16/11 12:11 PM

St. Maarten – Newly crowned Miss St. Maarten Senior Carnival Queen Trumane Trotman has a very busy year ahead of her. Praised for her intellect and confidence on stage, Trotman has publicly been hailed as a very impressive candidate to represent St. Maarten in regional pageants, and the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) aims to provide her with ample opportunities to do so.
Since being crowned on April 26, the SCDF has been considering a number of invitations that St. Maarten has received to enter a contestant in various shows. Though not every invitation will be honored, the SCDF’s intention is to enter Trotman into pageants from which she could take away personal growth experiences. As such, Trotman will carry St. Maarten’s flag first into the prestigious 50th edition of the Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show on July 29, in Antigua. The pageant and activities planned are designed to provide each participant with the opportunity to promote their own country and culture and at the same time learn more about their Caribbean neighbors, thereby encouraging Caribbean integration and living up to the theme this year: “Integrating the Caribbean Through Pageantry.”
This year, in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary, the pageant will take an interesting twist. The production will be hosted on two days. Wednesday July 27 and Friday July 29, 2011. The pre-show will be held at an Exclusive Hotel Resort with an ambience set for excitement and pageantry. On this day two of the four segments will be performed with an equally exciting supporting international act. Both segments will be judged and the scores sealed to form part of the overall points on the night of July 29 2011.
Following the pageant in Antigua, Trotman and the SCDF will turn their attention towards Jamaica and the Miss Global International Pageant to be held on September 26, at the Grand Palladium Hotel in Jamaica. Pageant organizers have described the event as “one of the biggest pageants the Caribbean has ever hosted as he has been getting calls from girls all over the world to participate in the pageant.”
Trotman will not only be competing against young women from around the Caribbean, but from Congo, Sweden, Moldova, Cameroon, USA, Romania, to name a few.
“With Trotman, St. Maarten has a wonderful contestant to compete in these pageants and, we are confident, (she is) one who will do herself and her country proud,” President of the SCDF Stuart Johnson said.
“We are currently in the planning and preparation stages for these pageants as Trotman and her readiness now fall under the auspices of the SCDF. We have a team in place, which includes her chaperones, to ensure that Miss St. Maarten is properly prepared to compete on these regional stages,” Johnson added.
Trotman said recently that competing in these pageants is something that she is looking forward to.
“Attending various pageants, regionally and internationally, while informing individuals of what my integrated, Friendly Country St. Maarten has to offer, is one of the many things I look forward to doing in my reign. Besides that, getting more young ladies motivated and excited about participating in next year’s Carnival queen show, as well as having my fellow St. Maarteners support me in a soon-to-be announced community project. I strongly believe in the development of our people in order for our country to progress and be known worldwide,” she said.

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