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2015 - Miss Elegance

843_MzEMother of the Year pageant

~ Profiling pageant contestants ~

The third edition of the annual Miss Elegance Mother of the Year pageant is taking place on Saturday, May 16th, at Rock House in Port de Plaisance. The main event will be preceded by a pre-event cocktail party at Princess Casino in Port de Plaisance on, Saturday, May 9th. The pageant is for mothers between the ages of 18 and 40.

This year's competition will consist of six contestants. The first two delegates to be introduced are Jessica Lazaro and Chantal Gumbs.

The candidates will be judged on two separate segments. During the pre-event there will be the first judging segment for the pageant. The pre-event will also consist of an opening introduction by all the delegates. The winner of the first judging segment will not be announced on the pre-event itself, but their points will be carried over to the main event. During the main event the competitors will be judged in five different segments, where the contesters have to wear different outfits. This year's segments are: African wear, Creative Futuristic wear, Sleepwear, Eveningwear and Talent. The winner of the 2015 Miss Elegance Mother of the Year pageant will be representing her title and her island during the Miss Elegance Mother Dom in France next year.

Tickets in advance will be $15 or NAf. 27 ($20 or NAf. 36 at the door). The starting time for the pre-event and the main event will both be at 8:00pm. VIP tables are available for $35 or NAf. 63. For more information concerning the event or VIP table reservation, contact the organization at: (+1721) 588 18 40.

Contestant #1

First name: Jessica

Last name: Lazaro

Date of birth: March 29, 1995

Age: 19

Place of birth: St. Maarten

Nationality: Dominican

Height: 1.40m

Weight: 51kg

Eye colour: Dark brown

Skin colour: Dark brown

School attended: St. Maarten Academy

Marital status: Single

Number of children: 1

Gender of child(ren): 1 boy

Age(s) of child(ren): 2 ½

Favourite movie: Fast (& Furious) 5

Favourite singer: Beyoncé

Favourite food: Shrimps

Favourite fruit: Grapes

Favourite TV Show: The Game

Favourite colour: Red

Favourite animal: Dogs

Profession: Front Office Agent

Q and A

What kind of activities do you do?

Dance, Zumba and family fun day events.

What do you enjoy?

Listening to music.

What do you do in your spare time?

Read.

Who is your role model?

My mother.

What is your philosophy about parenting?

My philosophy about parenting is to understand, listen and give opportunities to our child. That way we build a profound relationship with them.

Contestant #2

First name: Chantal

Last name: Gumbs

Date of birth: February 25, 1990

Age: 25

Place of birth: St. Maarten

Nationality: Dutch

Height: 1.57m

Weight: 72kg

Eye colour: Brown

Skin colour: Caramel brown

School attended: St. Maarten Academy

Marital status: Married.

Number of children: 1

Gender of child(ren): 1 boys

Age(s) of child(ren): 3

Favourite movie: P.s. I Love You

Favourite singer: Bruno Mars

Favourite food: Anything that's good

Favourite fruit: Pineapple

Favourite TV Show: NCSI/CSI/Law & Order

Favourite colour: Purple

Favourite animal: Cats

Profession: Pre-school owner and teacher

Q and A

What kind of activities do you do?

Traveling.

What do you enjoy?

Spending family time.

What do you do in your spare time?

Read novels.

Who is your role model?

My loving mom: Jackie Gumbs.

What is your philosophy about parenting?

Children are a product of their environment. Parents should lead with example.

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