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Countdown to crowning

misshumanityinternationalsealyThe countdown is on to the crowning of Miss Humanity International 2013.

The official launch of Miss Humanity International 2013 – The Event, took place last night at the Treasure Beach Hotel in Payne’s Bay, St. James.

Senator Wilfred Abrahams, Ambassador of Venezuela, Joel Gonzales Febres, wife of US Ambassador Larry Palmer, Lucy Palmer, Chief of Protocol at the US Embassy Kay Hinds and Founder/President, Miss Humanity International Stephanie Chase joined reigning Miss Humanity International Lesa Gayle Wee Tom in welcoming this year’s delegates to Barbados.

The humanitarian beauties from five continents will experience “eight days of luxury” at their host hotel Treasure Beach Hotel and Spa. During the week they will participate in the official launch & sashing ceremony, talent, swimwear, national costume, traditional dance, humanitarian advocacy presentations and interviews with the judges to determine who will go home with the coveted title of Miss Humanity International 2013.

Ahead of the official launch, 10 of them met with Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, for afternoon brunch yesterday.

Wishing the delegates all the best for the much-anticipated pageant and assuring his Ministry’s support, Sealy encouraged them to continue being “ambassadors of humanity” even after the pageant, which he lauded as a fantastic concept which looks at beauty and the duty of all people to create positive change wholistically. He welcomed the delegates to Barbados and encouraged them to take in as many scenic sights as possible.

Meeting with Minister Sealy at his Government Hill office located in the Lloyd Eskine Sandiford Centre were delegates: (Antigua & Barbuda) Daveile Payne- Abbott, (Barbados) Tiffany Goodridge (Gabon) Henriette Mbou Wouono, (Grenada) Aria Francis, (Philippines) Monica Misenas, (Portugal) Nuria Cardoso, (Trinidad & Tobago) Breige Wilson and (Venezuela) Paola Meteau.

After chatting with the Minister and the members of the Ministry, the delegates had brunch and then there was an official presentation of gifts.

The pageant has moved its coronation night and ball to The Hilton Barbados Resort, Needhams Point, St. Michael.

The event takes place on July 14 at 7 p.m.

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