See this confidence when they walk and hear their brilliance when they talk. Six young Montrealers will be on stage at Le Manoir on June 4, vying for the Miss Montreal Carnival Queen title.
The event, a community favorite, showcases a stellar group of young ladies that bring a variety of interests and experiences and style to the show.
• Karine Antoine is a 24 year old is Social Sciences graduate from Ahunsic College. She says she is yet to settle on one career goal but is having fun while weighing her options. Meanwhile she works in public relations and serves as an animator and MC for various events. She also serves as brand ambassador for fashion designers and has been featured in music videos and magazine articles. Karine loves to read, dance and has a sweet tooth.
• Candy Bajoon spends most of her time working and raising her four year-old daughter. She works at Ruby Foo’s. Her passion is studying and performing traditional Indian dances as well as chutney, soca and Bollywood. Candy whose parents are from Trinidad and Tobago loves Indian food such as good roti, alou pie and doubles..
• Lettia McNickle a 21 year old Vanier College student studying Media and Communications She planning on becoming a journalist and a makeup artist. She says she is in this event to help build self-confidence and hopes to follow in the footsteps of her mom who has won two queen shows. Her parents are from St Vincent and the Grenadines and Jamaica
• Bianca Ruest-Callam is 19 years old. She attended Carrefour High School where she was on the Honor Roll and won an award for Physics. She went on to Heritage College studying Commerce, and made it to the Dean’s List. Bianca is currently at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business studying International Business. In her spare time, she helps with fundraising at the Canadian Cancer Society, is a French tutor at the Jamaican Association and an animator and activity coordinator at a seniors’ residence. She plays the piano and guitar. And is convinced that the best Kentucky ever is in Jamaica.
• Vanessa Smith works at Roma Foods and volunteers at seniors’ residences and at church functions. She loves cooking and reading.
• Antonia Wynne was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. She is 19 years old and plans to attend college in the fall to pursue a Nursing diploma then on to university. She loves playing netball and reading.
The event is being staged by Caribbean Promotions at Le Manoir 5319 Notre-Dame-De Grace. Doors will be open at 7:30 PM. Show time at 8:30PM. Admission $20.