Bird Rock, Basseterre, St. Kitts (January 19th 2017) – The vivacious Miss Nordia Demming– Public Relations Officer at the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority and first ever Miss SCASPA managed to capture the 1st runner-up position in the 45th Annual National Carnival Queen Pageant held at the Sugar Mill, Warner Park on Wednesday 28th December 2016.
It was a night of action for Miss SCASPA as she advocated against Domestic Violence and graced the stage in Interview, Swim Suit, National Pride, Performing Talent, Evening Wear and Onstage Question and Answer Segments.
Nordia walked away with the Best Performing Talent where she portrayed a male in an abusive relationship but ended with the sweet rhythmic tune of a calypso encouraging individuals to end domestic violence. Miss Demming also captured the Best Onstage Question and Answer segment and was considered the friendliest of the group of ambassadors when she won the Miss Amity Award.
Later that evening, The ambassadors were serenaded by famous dancer and pageant consultant, Alphonso Henry while final results were calculated.
It was approximately 1:15 am when it was announced that Miss National Caribbean Insurance, Katherina Davis as the new 2016-17 Miss National Carnival Queen. Davis amassed 1224.5 points while first placed Miss St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority, Nordia Demming scored 1147.5 points. Second runner-up Shantara Hewlett sponsored by the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank tallied with 1079 points.
In a short interview with Miss Demming, she expressed gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the show;
“I am very grateful for this experience. My journey was far from the easiest but it molded me into a better individual today. I would advise any young girl who have aspirations to enter this show to ensure that you are mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared. Always remain true to yourself. My SCASPA colleagues– a hearty thank you for your support please believe me when I say I heard you…. I saw you…and I felt you….and for that I was able to put out my very best…again I say thanks! “
As first runner-up Miss Demming is expected to hold a standard mirrored to the National Carnival queen whereas at any instance the queen cannot make an appearance Miss Demming will be the representative in any such circumstance.
The journey of pageantry continues for Miss Demming as she is expected to appear in the Miss Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant in Nevis scheduled to take place during the Emancipation weekend of August 2017.