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that interview is scored at 50% of
the overall score, emphasizing
brains over beauty, and contestants
are required to have volunteer work
in their communities. The Global
Nations Pageant promotes educa-
tion and has recently started the
Suzanne Makuch Memorial Edu-
cational Scholarship program for
the Teen and Miss Divisions.
This scholarship will be award-
GOING GLOBAL: 2012 National Queens (L-R), Judge and reign- ed at the Nationals in Las Vegas,
ing Ms. Latina International United States Erica Cuascut, Ms. Global Nevada in 2013 to the one contest-
Nations Andrea Holland, Mrs. Global Nations DeAnna Emborski, ant that exemplifies volunteer work
pageant CEO/Director Jennifer Ross-Killgore, Miss Global Nations and shows an educational passion
Tiffany Knight and Teen Miss Global Nations Layne Alkire.
for her future. This scholarship is
named in honor of CEO/National
ontestants from all over the United Director Jennifer Ross-Killgore’s mother
States converged in Sacramento, who passed away this year and who spent
California for the Global Nations Na- most of her life as a teacher and volun-
tional Pageant. Ladies ages 13 years and teering at such places as the Ronald Rea-
up came from as far away as Virginia and gan Library, her local historical Society,
Florida to compete for the coveted Na- the LDS Temple and many other places.
The contestants were welcomed to
The Global Nations National Pag- Sacramento with an orientation and wel-
eant has four divisions—Teen, Miss, Ms. come dinner. After a long ﬁrst day of
and Mrs.—and is unique in the sense walking, picture taking, autograph sign-
C M R .
AND nother scintillating evening was cele-
brated at the Indo Caribbean Center
for its 9th Diwali competition crowning of
Miss Diwali Florida 2011. Beautiful
young Florida women hugged the lime-
light as the stunning beauties completed
the ﬁnal judging. The question and answer
session was ﬁelded by ﬁve distinguished
judges, and two attorneys from Orlando
oversaw the ﬁnal scoring of the pageant.
2012 GLOBAL NATIONS
Teen Miss Global Nations 2012 ____Layne Alkire
Miss Global Nations 2012 _______Tiffany Knight
Ms. Global Nations 2012 _______Andrea Holland
Mrs. Global Nations 2012 _____DeAnna Emborski
M ISS D IWALI F LORIDA 2011 P AGEANT
KRYSTAL CLEAR: Krystal was the clear winner of the
Miss Diwali Florida 2011 crown and the title of Mr. Diwali
went to Tristan Mangol.
A ing, touring and shopping, the contestants
prepared for interviews with the judges.
To round off the day, the contestants
were treated to a fun reception and were
serenaded by singer and one of the official
entertainers for the National pageant, Mr.
After a few full days of excitement,
interviews and social events, the contest-
ants spent the final day in rehearsal. Then
it was time for the finals. The prize pack-
age for all four divisions totaled more
than $38,000. Special awards were given
out for Photogenic—Tiffany Knight;
Best Evening Gown—DeAnna Embors-
ki; Fitness—Catherine Colle; Director’s
People’s Choice—Julia Guity; and Pageantry Spir-
it Award—Christine Edwards. After a
great night of competition the winners
were announced. □
Nineteen-year old University of Cen- rent issues and attitudes that affect them
tral Florida student Krystal Jaikaran was and the community, as well as their per-
crowned Miss Diwali Florida 2011 on a sonal successes, hobbies, community in-
glitzy night at the Soiree Banquet Hall volvement and ambitions.
and Conference Center.
Selecting the queen to wear the Miss
This year, the ICCC carefully selected Diwali Florida Pageant 2011 crown was
the performers for this event to keep the surely a challenge for the judges, as the
show top class. The crowd stood to atten- scores were neck-and-neck. Krystal
tion as the beautiful Sarika Ram opened the Jaikaran won the title of Miss Diwali Flori-
evening’s program with the singing of the da 2011 and Malini Bramdatt was named
American National Anthem. Sarika Ram ﬁrst runner-up and Miss Congeniality.
has indeed left her mark as one of Central
Seventeen-year old Olympia High
Florida’s top vocalists after belting out fa- School student Miss Alisha Mangra was
mous Bollywood hits, including “My Name the second runner-up. Miss Tejal Cindy
is Sheila” from the movie Sheila Ke Jewani.
Ram won the title of Jr. Miss Diwali and
The Miss Diwali Florida and Jr. Miss Teraana Persaud ﬁnished a close 2nd. This
Diwali contestants—residents of Florida year’s title of Mr. Diwali went to none
with roots in places like Guyana, Trinidad, other than the escort of Miss Diwali Flori-
Jamaica, Orissa and Ooty, India—were da 2011, Tristan Mangol.
ambitious young ladies of high academic
Awards for Best Sari and Best Evening
achievement and pursuing careers in ﬁelds Wear went to Krystal Jaikaran. □
such as medicine, criminal justice and so-
cial work. Competing for the Mr. Diwali
MR. AND MISS DIWALI
title again this year were some of Orlando’s
eligible young men. Contestants had the Miss Diwali Florida ___________Krystal Jaikaran
opportunity to express themselves on cur- Mr. Diwali Florida _____________Tristan Mangol