PHILADELPHIA, PA – The 12th Annual Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 2012 time 5:00pm at Martin Luther King, High School in the Northwest section of Philadelphia.
The school is located at 6100 Stenton Avenue, (Stenton and Haines Street). The doors will open at 4:30pm. Founded by Pageant Director Yolanda Wallace, she says while the pageant is entitled a ‘beauty pageant”, it is a true celebration of education, sophistication, talent via enchanted, young beauties, accompanied by Caribbean culture, food, traditions and history.
Contestants will participate in cultural dances and attire from the Caribbean. They will each have to go through an on-stage interview, a talent segment, a swim suit segment and of course a fabulous evening gown segment.
Contestants this year will represent the following Caribbean Islands: Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Islander USA, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Isles, Guadeloupe and Antigua Barbuda.
The event is a ticketed event, because it is a fund raiser for young ladies with Caribbean heritage, who are currently enrolled in a college or university. Scholarship recipients are selected by the board of directors of the MCUSBP, Inc. In advance scholarship applicants being considered for scholarships are required to fill out an application form and write an essay on why they need the support for college.
The winner of the Miss Caribbean U.S. Beauty Pageant receives monetary prize which changes annually based on revenue generated from the pageant, 3 photo spread in different Caribbean Travel Magazine, a series of radio and cable television interviews, as well as print media over her year long reign as an ambassador of the Caribbean and travel opportunities in USA as she support and promotes her platform and the MCUSBP’s mission. A trip to the Caribbean is also provided for the winner.
For more details about the pageant, log on at www.misscaribbean.info