The sister isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique had to settle for the third runner up position at last week’s Saturday Union Island (UI) Miss Easterval pageant.
However, delegate, Oshnen Maturine, felt that had the panel of adjudicators taken a more impartial view of the six contestants who vied for the title, they would have discovered reasons to place her higher than fourth position.
The 18-year-old is of the firm and unshaken view that her performance matched up with that of persons who placed higher.
The Carriacou and Petite Martinique Carnival queen walked away with the Miss Congeniality award on a night when Miss St Lucia captured the title to leave Miss St Vincent in second and Miss Barbados, third.
“However despite this it was a learning experience for me”, said a somewhat disappointed sounding Miss Mathurine.
She pointed out that the knowledge she gained from her first regional competition would do her well as she prepares to represent Carriacou and Petite Martinique at the Spicemas Beauty Pageant, which is carded for Thursday August 03.
Miss Mathurine was chaperoned by former carnival queen, Jermiliah Joseph, who couldn’t be reached for comment.