EXCLUSIVE: Meet five contestants of Nevis 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest 

Five contestants will participate in the 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest for Nevis Culturama Festival. The pageant will be held on August 1, 2023, at Cultural Complex. 

EXCLUSIVE: Meet five contestants of Nevis 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest 
EXCLUSIVE: Meet five contestants of Nevis 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest 

Nevis: Five contestants will participate in the 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest for Nevis Culturama Festival. The pageant will be held on August 1, 2023, at Cultural Complex. 

Nevis Tourism Authority outlined the profile of five contestants which are as follows: 

𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗞𝗬𝗥𝗔 𝗪𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗔𝗠𝗦:Contestant No. 1, 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest

Sponsor: Nevis Housing & Land Development Corporation (NHLDC)

Hobby: Modeling

Career Goal: Shakyra believes she has only scratched the surface of her true potential and is embarking on a lifelong adventure to discover her purpose. She is committed to inspiring, leading and thriving and as a tourism ambassador in the hospitality industry, she practices these qualities every day.

Greatest Achievement(s): Shakyra lives by the motto, “Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” Her greatest achievements to date are gracefully and fearlessly facing life’s challenges, finding balance and waking up each day ready to conquer new heights.

Fun Fact: Did you know that introverts can have killer stage presence? Despite being an introvert who cherishes solitude, Shakyra never fails to captivate audiences with her remarkable modeling skills and stage presence. As a Nevisian star, she embraces the best of both worlds and invites you to witness her passion for the stage as she pushes beyond her limits this summer.

To Shakyra Williams, pageantry is more than just a night on the stage. It is a lifestyle of advocacy, elegance and beauty. In her journey as a contestant for the Miss Culture Swimwear Pageant, she dedicates herself to being an advocate for true beauty.

Shakyra’s personal motto in beauty, “Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you,” empowers her to face each day with gumption and grace. As she continues her adventure in life, she is driven to inspire, lead and thrive. In her role as a tourism ambassador in the hospitality industry, she lives out these qualities daily.

Discover the extraordinary presence of an introverted star as Shakyra defies expectations on the stage. Witness her undeniable passion and commitment to expanding her boundaries at the 49th anniversary celebrations of Nevis’ Culturama Festival.

𝗡𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗔 𝗗𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗟𝗔𝗦: Contestant No. 2, 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest

Sponsor: StageRight

Embodying the mantra, “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal,” allow us to introduce the remarkable Nevilla Douglas, affectionately known as Kristal, hailing from the vibrant community of St. Paul. Born on March 24, 2002, she is the youngest child of her loving parents.

A true sports enthusiast, Nevilla’s passion lies in a variety of sports, including Netball, Track and Field, Football, Volleyball and Cricket. She maintains a strong belief that an active lifestyle fosters balance and contributes to the holistic development of every young individual.

In her educational pursuits, Nevilla discovered her love for the Sciences, particularly Chemistry, paving the way for her future aspirations in acquiring the highest degree possible in the field of Chemical Engineering.

While her greatest achievement to date was participating in the National Carnival Swimsuit Pageant, where she sought to promote female empowerment through fashion, Nevilla is known for being “the life of the party” and a joy to be around. However, it may come as a surprise that she cherishes moments of solitude.

With an unwavering belief in the attainability of any task, Nevilla strives to inspire young women, showing them that they possess the power to create the change and impact they desire. Echoing the words of Mother Teresa, she understands that alone, she may not change the world, but she can cast a stone across the waters, creating countless ripples of transformation.

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to witness the indomitable spirit of Nevilla Douglas, aka Kristal, as she illuminates the stage and empowers young women with her charisma, determination and steadfast dedication to making a difference.

𝗧𝗬𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗔 𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦: Contestant No. 3, 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest

Sponsor: Carib Jack

Introducing Tyanna Glenicia Richards, a contestant ready to make her mark in the Miss Culture Swimwear Contest. Tyanna’s passion for modeling and playing dress up has fueled her drive to excel in the industry. Her vision reaches beyond the runway, as she aspires to contribute to the field of Economics through her work in government administration.

At the young age of 22, Tyanna accomplished an extraordinary feat by establishing her own modeling agency, aptly named Model Maker. This entrepreneurial venture not only showcases her business acumen but also highlights her ability to lead and inspire others. Additionally, she successfully hosted her first fashion event, demonstrating her knack for event planning and her creative vision.

Amidst her pursuits, Tyanna’s vibrant personality shines through with her delightful quirk: a love for eating ice. This unique trait adds a touch of whimsy to her character, making her all the more captivating and relatable to those around her.

Join Tyanna Glenicia Richards on her journey as she combines her passion for modeling, her entrepreneurial spirit and her love for fashion. Witness her poised presence, her drive for success, and her commitment to making a positive impact. Tyanna’s multifaceted talents and determination are sure to leave a lasting impression as she competes in this pageant, showcasing her journey and inspiring others to follow their dreams.

𝗩𝗔𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗔 𝗦𝗜𝗠𝗢𝗡: Contestant No. 4, 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest

Sponsor: FLOW

Vanessa Simon, is a name that resonates with the sweetest melodies and most engaging performances. With a kaleidoscope of talents and a deep love for the arts, she captivates audiences and sets new standards of excellence.

Born with an innate love for singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and acting, Vanessa embodies the true essence of a multifaceted artiste.

Yet, Vanessa’s ambitions extend beyond the spotlight. Her unbreakable determination and sense of justice have ignited a passion for the field of law. Aspiring to become a lawyer, she envisions a future where she can use her knowledge and skills to make a profound impact, championing the cause of justice and equality.

Vanessa’s journey to greatness has been paved with remarkable achievements. She proudly holds the title of the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Most Remarkable Teen Award, a true reflection of her exceptional dedication, resilience and commitment to excellence. This accolade not only recognizes her outstanding talent but also serves as a testament to her character and tenacious pursuit of greatness.

Beyond her extraordinary talents and accomplishments, Vanessa possesses a hidden gem of her own: she is a gifted violinist. As Vanessa takes her place on the pageant stage, she invites the world to witness her unrivaled charisma and talent as she strives to prove that true beauty encompasses not only outward glamour but also intelligence and depth of character.

𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗧𝗢𝗡: Contestant No. 5, 2023 Miss Culture Swimwear Contest

Sponsor: Stella’s Engineering

Hailing from Ramsbury, Atalia Newton, a budding fashion enthusiast and aspiring entrepreneur, was born on December 25, 2002. From a young age, Atalia displayed a passion for creativity and fashion, which eventually led her to embark on an exciting journey in the world of design and entrepreneurship.

With a penchant for sewing and an eye for detail, Atalia found solace and joy in creating unique garments. Her love for fashion extended beyond mere observation, as she actively participated in tailoring and designing clothes. While at Charlestown Secondary School, she curated a line for a fashion show titled “Fame,” where she showcased her meticulously crafted designs. This accomplishment served as a significant milestone in her journey, fueling her ambition and cementing her dedication to the fashion industry.

Beyond the realm of fashion, Atalia finds solace in the captivating world of movies. Whether it be the magic of storytelling or the visual aesthetics, she immerses herself in the world of cinema. She appreciates the artistry and creativity that goes into filmmaking, allowing her to draw inspiration for her own designs and entrepreneurial ventures.

Atalia’s career goals are a testament to her unwavering ambition. With a burning desire to become an entrepreneur, she aspires to establish her own fashion brand and make a lasting impact on the industry. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Atalia aims to become a social media influencer. Recognizing the power of social media in today’s digital age, she plans to leverage various platforms to promote her brand, share her fashion expertise, and inspire others.

While Atalia remains focused on her future endeavors, she also possesses a sense of adventure and curiosity. A fun fact about her is that she dreams of exploring the entire Caribbean region. From the stunning beaches to the vibrant cultures, Atalia’s wanderlust is fueled by her desire to immerse herself in the beauty and diversity of the Caribbean.

As Atalia continues to evolve as a fashion enthusiast, entrepreneur and social media influencer, she remains steadfast in her pursuit of success. With her boundless creativity, determination and passion for fashion, Atalia is poised to leave an indelible mark on the industry and inspire others to chase their dreams.