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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; Wednesday, April 9th 2014 – With just a few weeks away from the staging of the 2014 Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant National Events; the anticipation and excitement is now reaching its highest as sponsors, special guests, participants and supporters prepare to be in attendance.

In the interim, voting continues for the Miss Popularity Competition. Fans can vote for their favourite contestants by visiting www.MissTCI.org and selecting the voting option. The Miss Popularity Competition is one that the contestant with the most photo likes on their actual official pageant photograph, posted in a photo album on the pageant’s Facebook Fan Page (www.facebook.com/missturksandcaicos) wins.

The ladies vying for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ coveted and most esteemed title in its premier fashion and beauty competition are: Gabreann Capron, Miss Salt Cay; Codee Coalbrooke, Miss South Caicos; Todeline Defralien, Miss Middle Caicos; Tashy Forbes, Miss North Caicos; Shanice Williams, Miss Grand Turk and Shante Williams, Miss Providenciales.

The Miss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014 Pageant National Events will take place April 24th to the 26th.  They are as follow:

  • Contestants’ Grand Motorcade: April 24th, 3:00pm from the TCI Tourist Board’s Office to Island Fish Fry, the Sassy Six, sponsors and fans will take part in a grand motorcade cheering on the contestants. At Island Fish Fry, the contestants will make an on-stage introduction and join in with the evening’s festivities.
  • Preliminary Competitions – April 25th, 6:00pm at Brayton Hall. Hosted by Bianca Harvey and Jerome Sawyer, the contestants will compete in swimwear, national costume and a talent round. Admission: General $50.00 – VIP $100.00. Attire: Smart Casual.
  • Final Competitions & Coronation – April 26th, 6:00pm at Brayton Hall. Hosted by Angela Freites and Jerome Sawyer, the contestants will show off themselves in swimwear and national costumes. They will compete for best evening gown and in a final question round. The evening will see an array of talents, the honoring of a former Miss Universe Turks and Caicos titleholder, awards and prize giving and the Coronation of Miss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014. Admission: General $75.00 – VIP $150.00. Attire: Semi Formal.
  • After Party – April 26th, 11:00pm at Zanzi Lounge. Pageant attendees will celebrate with Miss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014, her predecessor, guest of honor, prize winners, special guests and sponsors. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Shakes and Prime DJs. Admission $20.00.

Tickets to the competitions are limited and sold at Digicel and FOTTAC in Providenciales and at Wally’s Restaurant in Grand Turk.

An array of mind-blowing local talents will perform during the 2014 national events and after party. The entertainment line includes: Blinga/Orane of Blakout Ent., the Breezy Beach Dancers, Brentford Handfield, Carl Lewis, Chrystal Charles, Craig Archibold, David Been, Edwardson Jean, Indra Harvey, Khambreal Garland, Dancers Lucy and Leo, O’brien Forbes, Robyn Hinds, R.I.G. Mobile DJ, Skye Zwahlen of Rock It Hot Fitness Dance Faculty, T-Plus, Prime DJS, DJ Shakes and more.

The winner will walk away with a host of high valued prizes and dominate the local scene as the cultural, beauty, fashion and goodwill ambassador of the Turks and Caicos Islands and compete in the Miss Universe 2014 Pageant.

As of 2012 the Miss Turks and Caicos Universe Beauty Organization (MTCUBO) produces and manages the pageant events and titleholders under the direction of Kazz Forbes/Saint George Fashion House, in partnership with the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board.

MTCUBO’s goal is to advance and support women of the Turks and Caicos Islands while promoting passion for pageantry with a purpose. By creating an environment that is conducive for learning through training, exploring, researching and discovering myriad experiences, contestants and titleholders are challenged to bring out their personal best.

The exhilarating journey to coronation is designed to encourage the pursuit of purpose, promote discipline, and support the strengthening of character. Each experience, be it a physical task, an intellectual assignment or social engagement seeks to cultivate the passions, self-image, and education that will prepare contestants to compete on an international stage and provide quality representation to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

To date the pageant’s sponsors are Digicel TCI, Beaches TCI Resort Villages and Spa, Cargo Express Services, interCaribbean Airways, Saint George Fashion House, Villa Del Mar, Paradise Smiles, Everything TCI, Power 92.5 FM, 102.5 Kiss FM, Nirvana Magazine, Tremm Jocale, BowTie VIP Transfers, Zanzi Bar and Restaurant, Rock It Hot Fitness, Magnetic Media, Philosophy Boutique, TCI Sun Newspaper, Forbes Concierge, West Bay Club Resort, Courtyard Chiropractic, Gilley’s Enterprises, TCI Cinemas, Couture Lips Cosmetics, Spotlight Communications, Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation, Parrot Cay Resort, Jai’s, Floral Couture Lounge, COXCO Construction, CBMS, A La Mode Boutique, Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association, Royal Jewels, Times of the Island Magazine, Regent Palms Resort, FOTTAC, Wally’s Restaurant, Flatline Videos, B&B Service Station, the Festerama Committee, Paradise Photography, Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Sports, Graceway IGA Supermarkets, GQ Car Rentals and Sales, Serendipity Makeup, Kiss N Makeup Beauty Parlour, AVON by Shirley Hentutler, Yoshi’s Sushi, R.I.G. Mobile DJ and Rebecca Jewelry.

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