The seven contestants vying for the prestigious title of Miss SVG 2017 will be involved in an empowerment campaign, in which each of them will be addressing a specific issue addressing women and girls in this country.

The Beauty Shows Committee of the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) introduced this new initiative of the pageant in an effort to enhance the Miss SVG 2017 product and also as an opportunity to foster continued holistic development of the contestants while increasing their social consciousness.

Chairperson of the Beauty Shows Committee, Ms. Lafern Fraser in announcing the initiative at the Inaugural Sponsors’ Sashing and Cocktail hosted by the Beauty Shows Committee last night at Low Wine Bar, in Kingstown said “we decided that Miss SVG should be with a purpose.”

“Our women every year, the MISS SVG delegates are women that young girls, or children generally look up to, even people in society, adults in society look up to our women. And we feel that it should be more than just beauty and intelligence we feel it should be an empowerment. A message of empowerment should be delivered through our delegates.”

“For this year the focus of the Miss SVG 2017 will be an empowerment campaign for women and girls in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” Ms. Fraser said, in announcing the initiative.

The Beauty Shows coordinator said that as part of the empowerment campaign, each contestant has chosen an issue that they are passionate about in relation to women and girls.

The Beauty Shows Committee is continuing to work feverishly towards delivering an excellent show on Saturday June 3, at Victoria Park.

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