Promotion campaigns on Facebook, photo sessions, tv performances and lots of different opinions. Yes folks it was that time of the year again; the Miss Universe Curaçao pageant was ON. Six beautiful young girls from our island with all one goal: winning that beautiful shining crown, the title and the opportunity to represent the island of Curaçao in Russia.
Last night the big finale was held at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort and on our Facebook news feeds we saw people speaking out for their favorite. Stephany Francisca was the favorite, a talented and experienced model who made quite the impression at the Caribbean’s Next Top Model competition in Trinidad (1st runner up). She did an amazing job on stage -according to many- with so much style and grace. But what can you expect with so much experience?
Most of the girls don’t have an inch of the experience Stephany brought with her into this pageant but that didn’t stop the other girls from rocking that stage. Crystal Willems, Archangela Garcia, Gina Bracelly, Eline de Pool and Yolanda Smallegange all did an amazing job in showing the judges what they were made of and what they could do to be a true ambassador for the island of Curaçao.
The ladies showed their beautiful gowns and really did their best to answer the questions as pure and original as possible. Luckily some of the FB users weren’t in the judge’s chair because not everybody reacted politically correct to the ladies’ performances and answers. At around eleven o’clock it was time for “le moment suprême”: which of these 6 beauties was going to be crowned to Miss Curacao Universe 2013?
Miss Congeniality : Yolanda Smallegange
Miss Photogenic : Yolanda Smallegange
2nd Runner Up : Yolanda Smallegange
1st Runner up : Stephany Fransica
Miss Curaçao 2013 : Eline de Pool
Yes it was a fact, Curaçao has her new lady of beauty, ready to travel to Russia to represent our beautiful little island in the Caribbean ocean. Unfortunately not everybody was pleased with the results and no better way to show that then on Social Media. Facebook exploded with negative status updates and “professional” opinions. Sad if you think about it because the judges had spoken and it’s our job as the people of our island to support our new Miss Universe Curaçao in every way.
Dear Eline de Pool,
Congratulations on becoming Miss Universe Curaçao 2013. We wish you all the best, success and wisdom during this exciting year. Make us proud and enjoy your upcoming year as our Miss Curacao 2013! Be a true role model and use this little bit of power and spotlight you’ve received to make a difference here on the island and to promote our beautiful rock in Russia! This is your moment and it’s yours to shine! Good luck and enjoy this amazing ride!
And to all you haters out there: zip it and show everyone what DUSHI HENDE is all about!