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Miss SVG 2016 aiming to take Miss Carival crown
10.06.2016 - Lyf Compton

Miss SVG 2016 - Nikianna Williams

"I would do nothing but the best to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines", is what has been promised by Miss FLOW Nikianna Williams, who on July 1st will take part in the 2016 Miss Carival Pageant.
Williams was crowned Miss SVG 2016 on Saturday June 4th at Carnival City, Victoria Park and the young lady who has represented St. Vincent before as a contestant in the Miss Easterval pageant is looking forward to, "representing the whole country at Miss Carival".
"I will do my best in the three weeks I have to prepare. I am going to represent you to the best of my ability", said Williams on Saturday after being crowned.
She will come up against Miss Anguilla Chelsey Hughes, Miss Barbados Sheryl Forde, Miss Dominica Tasia Floissac, Miss Grenada Nyanka Samuel Robinson, Miss Montserrat Tabeanna Tuitt, Miss St Kitts and Nevis Orngel Erskine, Miss St Lucia Yuana David, Miss Trinidad and Tobago Djennicia Francis and Miss Venezuela Michelle Sinmues.
En route to the Miss SVG crown, Williams won the Best Swimwear, Best Evening Gown and Best Interview segments of the show which had seven other competitors.
By winning, she earned herself an EC$80,000 scholarship.
She told journalists, "I am excited but at the same time I feel like I'm living a dream and I must say thank you to everyone who has helped me. I'm still in shock. I expected to win because I have worked extremely hard but it is just I still feel like I'm sleeping and just living a dream".
After being crowned by Miss Carival 2015 DeYonte Mayers, Williams also offered, "I am very very happy and proud of myself. The most challenging part of the show was dieting but tonight I would like to say that my talent was the most hectic part for me. I came onto the stage and I wanted to cry and I was backstage and I was forcing myself to cry and as soon as I hit the stage and I heard my talent begin to play I started to cry and I think that was the most hectic part".
William talent spoke about racism and she added during her interview by media personnel, "I wanted to cry during my talent because racism is something that breaks my heart and I chose to do a piece on this because I studied history and I have seen how we have not so much evolved even though we think that slavery is extinct and racism isn't still in existence".
Speaking more about the pageant, Williams said that going into the show, Miss Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Shanique Alexander seemed her biggest challenger while she is also encouraging persons who want to take part in the pageant to know, "It's not easy but the hard work brings success. I cried and wanted to give up but you have to be prepared to work hard".
She is hoping to pursue studies in child psychology at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados.
In second place was Miss Jergens Jeanetta Richards who commented, "I am a bit disappointed but I'm glad a queen has finally been crowned and the show is over so it's back to regular programming. It was a hard battle but one of us had to be crowned and it's sad I wasn't that person".
In third place was Miss St. Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) Anya Frederick. She is also the pageant's 2016 Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality.
"I feel fine, yes the goal was to win but what you going to do? Somebody had to win so it's all good", said Frederick after the pageant.
Winning in the talent segment was Miss National Lotteries Authority (NLA) Zenna Lewis.
The other contestants were Miss Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Shanique Alexander, Miss Metrocint General Insurance Dahvana Providence, Miss Agricultural Input Warehouse Vakeesha John and Miss Play 4 Raneasha Loraine.