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Jul 23, 2013

Costa Maya is here, and Miss Belize ready to represent the Jewel

From August first through to the fourth, La Isla Bonita will be ram jam packed for the biggest International Festival.  Aside from big names in entertainment, the La Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant featuring delegates from Belize, Mexico and Central America, is one of the main features of the festival. The delegates vying for the title have been announced and this year, Belize will be represented by Miss Belize, Destinee Arnold. Arnold has represented Belize in several international pageants and won the title as Miss Ethnic World 2013. With motivation behind her and full support, Arnold touched down today at the Phillip Goldson International Airport and was met by the media. Her focus in the pageant is on Maya ingenuity and she told the media that she is ready for the competition.

 

Destinee Arnold, Belize Delegate, La Reina de la Costa Maya 2013

“I anticipate a memorable experience of course and I am hoping to bring the crown home; keep it on home ground.”

 

Reporter

“Tell us about preparation for this pageant.”

 

Destinee Arnold

Destinee Arnold

“Well I have been studying Spanish, studying on the Mayan culture and practicing my speech. As I was on the plane, I was practicing it five times and if I got it wrong say the third time; I would start all over again and recite the speech again. I’m just really trying to make sure I have all the facts about the Mayas and be ready for this competition because I do plan to win.”

 

Duane Moody

“There is about six or seven other delegates that you will be going up against. Do you know your competition—their strengths, their weaknesses—and what do you feel is going to set you apart from them?”

 

Destinee Arnold

“I did look at the winners that were announced, but as always, I like to focus on myself and making sure that I’m bringing my ‘A’ game. All the rest does not matter as long as I give my all on that stage. I’m not worried about anyone else.”

 

Duane Moody

“Tell us about what all you are going to do during your time here and preparing for the pageant because I know there are several persons doing your dress, your costume, etc, etc.”

 

Destinee Arnold

“Yes Gabriel Garcia is doing my costume and Joris Hendrix is doing my evening gown. So I’m very happy to see what they have come up with. I’m actually going to be doing fitting with them this week before I leave to San Pedro. And other than preparation for the pageant I am working on a personal charity project. It is called Project Destiny. And I plan to put studies from Roaring Creek Village through School.”

 

Reina de la Costa Maya 2012’s first runner-up Karen Jordan Beitia was officially crowned Reina de la Costa Maya earlier this year when Mexico’s Natalia Villanueva got married in February of this year. According to the pageant regulations, the Reina de la Costa Maya must be single.

 

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5 Responses for “Costa Maya is here, and Miss Belize ready to represent the Jewel”

  1. Bell says:

    Why is it that Mestizo ladies rarely represent Belize on this Latino Event? I mean, Tanya Carter is going to represent Belize by singing….WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ORGANIZERS? WHY ARE MESTIZOES NOT CHOSEN TO REPRESENT BELIZE ON THIS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA COSTA MAYA?? It is ridiculous!!!

  2. Bell says:

    Why is it that Mestizo ladies rarely represent Belize on this Latino Event? I mean, Tanya Carter is going to represent Belize by singing….WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ORGANIZERS? WHY ARE MESTIZOES NOT CHOSEN TO REPRESENT BELIZE ON THIS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE LA COSTA MAYA?? It is ridiculous!!! I mean, the Belize delegate should be a Mestizo or a Maya…It is the Costa Maya Festival!

  3. karla says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE… ITS RIDICULOUS THAT IT IS A COSTA MAYA FESTIVAL AND THERE IS NO MESTIZO BEAUTY QUEEN.. COME ON ORGANIZERS,, ITS BASIC.. THERE ARE GORGEOUS SPANISH GIRLS. AT LEAST IN THIS ONE LET THERE BE A MESTIZO SINCE ALL THE OTHER CONTESTANTS THAT BELIZE SEND ARE NEVER HISPANIC. BRAVO SAN PEDRO GOOD WORK AND LETS SHOW SOME GLAMOUR TO BELIZE..

  4. Karla says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE. THERE ARE GORGEOUS SPANISH GIRLS.. COME ON ORGANIZER ITS BASIC. AT LEAST LET US HISPANICS HAVE THIS PAGEANT SINCE AALLL OTHER ONE ARE NOT MESTIZOS.. BRAVO SAN PEDRO LETSS SHOW BELIZE COME GLAMOUR

  5. Skinny P says:

    Tanya carter sucks….id rather giv my hundred to raul at di rose garden. Tanya carter is a dissapointment….was hoping there would be a real headliner.

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