Reigning Miss Universe® to visit St. Kitts

BASSETERRE, St. KittsMiss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori to attend 2nd Annual St. Kitts Fashion Weekend.

Mr. Eversley Liburd, CEO of the 2nd Annual St. Kitts Fashion Weekend, is proud to announce that the recently crowned Miss Universe® Riyo Mori will be a special guest of honor at the event, which takes place from October 5-7, 2007. As one of the highlights of her visit, she will speak to young people about the official causes that she champions.

St. Kitts will hold a special Welcome Reception in her honor after her arrival on Thursday night, October 4th. The following day, Miss Universe will receive a full tour of the island and gain first-hand knowledge of St. Kitts’ scenic natural beauty, rich history and genuinely friendly people.


Riyo Mori – 2007 Miss Universe

Later that afternoon, she will speak to young people about her causes, which include raising HIV/AIDS awareness by focusing on women’s health and reproductive issues.

“We’re pleased to welcome the reigning Miss Universe to St. Kitts,” commented Richard “Ricky” Skerritt, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports & Culture for St. Kitts & Nevis. “As a symbol of success and strength for women across the world, she is certain to inspire and educate our youth. We hope that she will come to love our island during her stay with us and want to come back again.”

Riyo Mori was crowned Miss Universe on May 28, 2007 at the age of 20. Hailing from Shizuoka, Japan, she left home at the age of 16 to study abroad in Canada and reached New York at 19 years old. Through her travels and studies, Riyo has been able to master adapting to different environments, the importance of learning foreign languages and the need for intercultural understanding. She aspires to use her reign as Miss Universe to spread a message of empowerment and independence to women all across the globe.


Riyo Mori – 2007 Miss Universe

The 2nd Annual St. Kitts Fashion Weekend is part of the island’s Tourism Month activities. St. Kitts Fashion Weekend will include a concert, food fair, wine tasting, beach event, farewell reception and the star-studded runway fashion show at the St. Kitts Marriott Event Center featuring fine clothing by designers from St. Kitts, the Caribbean and the world. Additional details for the 2nd Annual St. Kitts Fashion Weekend will be confirmed in the coming months. Visit www.stkittsfashionweekend.com for the most current information.

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