Six curvaceous ladies will take centre stage at the “Curves with Confidence” Pageant slated to begin this Saturday, May 13 at the Morne Coubaril Estate in Soufriere.
The event is the brainchild of the Alexander Family Foundation and Events, incorporated in August 2016 by Maylisa Alexander and her husband Gary Alexander from Myers Bridge, Soufriere.
The show starts 7:30 p.m. The entry fee is $40.
Ticket outlets are Eroline Foods, Cooljoint Disco, Purity Bakery, and Xquisite Nails and Spa.
The contestants are:
* Darnally Estava, residing in Reunion, Choiseul – representing Cool Joint Disco
* Kisha Francois, residing in Soufriere – representing Dot Com Sounds
* Shenelle Henry, residing in Anse La Verde, Canaries – representing Liberty FM
* Ellen Cox, residing in Soufriere – representing Impression Boutique
* Lyncia Antoine, residing in High Street, Canaries – representing Mampa Agency
* Natalie Felix, residing in Palmiste, Soufriere – representing Sugar
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According to the organisers, the pageant was created to shed light on a number of social issues that women, particularly curvy women, are faced with.
“In society today, there is a great pressure on young women to look and act a certain way. The growth of social media has swayed women in a particular direction of thought. We want to put on a fun-loving show bringing women of all ages and sizes together to promote self-confidence, personal empowerment and independence. We want our children growing up to understand the importance of self-esteem and loving oneself,” the Foundation states in a press release.
Proceeds from the event are expected to assist 25 underprivileged children from Fond St. Jacques, Choiseul, Canaries, Bouton, and Soufriere with hampers, and school supplies.
According to a release from the organization, Alexander Family Foundation and Events is a new brand for community events which will help in assisting the less fortunate in the western part of the island.
“Our organization was founded and created to bring communities together to promote and to bring about awareness issues facing the youth and citizenry throughout challenges for community cohesion. Alexander Events aims to bring western communities together in an enthusiastic and fun-loving way through a variety of different events that target the western demographic. We successfully launched the organization during the New Year period with a family fun fair in the Soufriere region that was aimed at providing a safe environment for families and most importantly for children to come together and enjoy time out with each other. The contributions raised were to provide hampers for less fortunate families and a printer for an institution in Soufriere.”
The Alexanders would like to acknowledge and extend their gratitude to assistants Junita Mondesir and Mrs Antoine, as well as the chaperones, Charlee, Risha, Shanfar, Pearline, Porcha and Gemme.