Miss Seychelles ... Another World 201630-May-2016
Christine Barbier a cut above the rest
Christine Barbier is the new Miss Seychelles ... Another World.
She was crowned on Saturday evening by the islands’ outgoing beauty queen, Linne Freminot, in the presence of the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St Ange, principal secretary for tourism Anne Lafortune, chief executive (CEO) of the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) Sherin Naiken and the Miss Seychelles … Another World sponsors.
The crowning ceremony was the climax of the Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 beauty pageant which was held at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS).
Lianne Barbé was First Princess as well as Miss Photogenic and also went home with the People’s Choice Award as the public’s favourite.
Christine and her two princesses -- Lianne Barbé (right) and Samiya Albert
Second Princess Samiya Albert also won the prize for wearing the best evening gown.
The award for best effort in her beauty with a purpose project went to Sophie Rosette.
“I am very happy,” were the first words an emotional Miss Barbier could hardly utter after her crowning.
The 24-year-old accounts assistant from Cascade however managed to add that she “had sensed it coming as the evening unfolded”.
The good feeling had come after she had been also voted Miss Talent, Miss Personality and Miss Sports.
Apart from now on embarking on a one-year ambassadorial mission for her country which she will represent at international events, the new Miss Seychelles … Another World will also take part in the next Miss World beauty pageant.
Added to the crown which has been sponsored by Jouel, Miss Barbier has been pampered with a gift galore which includes R30,000 cash, a monthly allowance of R3,000, return tickets to Paris and Colombo, smart phones and talk time package, hotel stay, jewellery, beauty and fitness treats, diving and French courses, clothes, shoes and other accessories among other rewards.
The other main sponsors of the Miss Seychelles … Another World 2016 were: Seychelles Trading Company (STC), Air Seychelles, Mihin Lanka, Cable & Wireless, Airtel, Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Constance Lemuria Resort, Africlassic, La Jeunesse Nail and Beauty Saloon, My Hair Affection, La Vie en Rose Wellness Lounge, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Big Blue Divers, X-Trim Fitness and Wellness Centre, Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa, Kiki De Mer, Tropical Heat Fitness Gym, Kreol Wines and Alliance Française.
In a short speech, Minister St Ange thanked them as well as the faithful public for their support. For the contestants, the minister’s message was simply “participating is winning”.
“Remember that the people who we are, the melting pot of cultures, we are as good, if not better than anyone else,” Mr St Ange said.
As Linne Freminot emotionally relinquished her title to a radiant Christine Barbier, the crowning was accompanied by a thrilling show, put together by Raymond Clarisse, with Travis and Dyllis Cedras as two marvelous MCs (Masters of Ceremony) and stunning performances from Leo, Angie, Sandra, Antoinette Dodin, Telcy, Joseph Sinon and others.
Source: NATION 5-30-16