RCI St. Lucia
posted on January 26, 2015 08:27
St Lucia’s Representative at the Miss Universe Pageant has been speaking out about her participation in the international competition which was held on Sunday night.
Roxanne Didier was among 88 representatives who vied for the coveted title.
While she did not qualify for the finals the popular view appears to be that Ms Nicholas gave an excellent account of herself both on and off the stage.
She spoke to RCI news about her experience earlier today describing it as enjoyable.
Ms Nicholas has expressed gratitude for the level of support particularly on social media from the home crowd.
Meanwhile, the pageant was not without controversy as the Dailymail newspaper headlined its coverage of the 2014 Miss Universe Competition “Fury at Miss Universe result: Audience boos as Colombian takes the crown - but was Jamaican runner-up robbed of title by her Halle Berry hairstyle and tributes to Bob Marley and Usain Bolt?”
The article states that, on Sunday, 22-year-old Colombian Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe 2014, sparking “controversy” as crowd favourite, 22-year-old Kaci Fennell of Jamaica, copped the placed fifth.
“Instead of the usual cheering, the audience erupted into boos of disapproval as favourite-to-win Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell only made it to fifth place,” the Dailymail said.
It further reported that shortly after Fennell left the stage in the 63rd annual contest, her name began trending on Twitter with the hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon.