Win a copy of "L'art d'être Belle dans sa Peau"!

Fans of Miss Haiti and Raquel Pelissier are delighted to offer a free copy of “L’art d’être Belle dans sa Peau” in French to one (1) follower on June 16th, 2017!

Eligibility

  1.   To participate, you must be 18 years old or older.
  2. The giveaway contest will run on June 13 and June 14.  All entries should be received by June 14th by 12h pm (Haiti’s hour).
  3. Your Instagram account must be Public during de time length of the giveaway.
  4. Fans of Miss Haiti and Raquel Pelissier reserve the right to publish the name and photograph of the winner.
  5. This giveaway is not sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc.  or Miss Haiti organization.

 

How to participate:

  1. Follow Fans of Miss Haiti Instagram account.  Look for this picture.  On the comment section, tag the name of a friend you would like to see it.
  2. Follow Raquel Pelissier Instagram account.  Look for this picture.  On the comment section, type #fansofmisshaiti #raquelpelissier.  
  3. Repost the picture on your Instagram account with hashtags  #fansofmisshaiti #RaquelPelissier and tag @fansofmisshaiti  @raquelpelissier
  4. To win you MUST follow all three (3) previous steps and make sure that all your friends like you post in your Instagram page..  The person with the most Likes will be the winner

 

Winner ‘s announcement and prize

  1. The winner will be announced on June 15th and contacted on private message via Instagram.
  2. The winner will claim his or her book on June 16 at “Livres en Folie” (les Jardins du Mupanah, Haiti) with a valid ID.

Bonus:  Raquel Pelissier will also have many surprises for the winner. Will you be the one?  So hurry and start here!

 

 

 

Arielle Jeanty Villedrouin, Miss Haiti Universe 1985, received France Legion of Honor

In the presence of first Lady Martine Moise, the minister of Social Affairs, family and friends,  Arielle Jeanty Villedrouin, Director General of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBESR) received last week from the French Ambassdor in Haiti Elisabeth Beton Delègue, the National Order of the Legion of Honor.

All photos credit:  French Ambassy in Haiti

Created in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honor is the highest French distinction rewarding the merits of French and foreign personalities in all fields of activity.  It is awarded on behalf of the President of the Republic of France, recognized as the Grand Master of the Order at his inauguration.
 

Arielle Jeanty Villedrouinis a former Miss Haiti who participated at Miss Universe 1985. 

She has been placed at the head of the IBESR since 2011.  Her many accomplishments include the opening of IBESR offices in each department, the creation of a national database of children in vulnerable situations, the census of orphanages in the country and the establishment of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

In concert with the Haitian Parliament, she played a major role in modernizing the national legal framework on children's rights and harmonizing it with existing international instruments. In particular, she has worked to the ratification by Haïti in 2012 of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, which entered into force in 2014.

By this distinction, France wished to pay tribute to the essential contribution of Mme Vildrouin to social development and to the improvement of child protection in Haiti, but also to reward her action in favor of the development of relations between France and Haiti, in particular through issues relating to adoption.

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Marcela Theodora Salcedo, Caramel Beauty Queen 2017

The third edition of Caramel Beauty Queen took place on april 30th in Pétion-Ville (Haiti) at the beautiful Royal Oasis Hotel.

Among the 10 finalists vying for the title,  Marcela Theodora Salcedo won the crown.  Dougenie Francois was placed second,  Jaïna Midley Jeanin third position,  Marie Lyn Museau comes in fourth and Yulee Jacinthe was placed fifth.

Caramel is an agency that promotes models.  Since 2015 the agencyhas created a beauty pageants in order to find their best representatives.

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This year winner, Marcela Theodora Salcedo is a senior at Lycée Marie Jeanne who has a passion for fashion, music and art.  

Mrs and Miss Haiti Intl 2017 supporting Child Abuse Prevention Month

While they are getting prepared for “Mrs, Miss and Miss Teen International 2017” set for next August in West Virginia, Mrs and Miss Haiti Intl 2017 are doing their best to have an impact upon the lives of young ones.

This past weekend, both ladies reunited in Florida for the 5th annual Unmasked event presented by Word and Action for National Child Abuse Prevention month.

I learned I can continue to be a voice for the voiceless, said Esther Landé, Miss Haiti Intl 2017.  I can help the less privileged people in my community.  As a volunteerism Advocate I think it's important to support any cause. The link between them is to help and make a difference in our brothers and sisters lives. It happened that we were attending this event to support our voiceless abused men and women in our communities who sometimes feel alone and hopeless.

Created in 2016, Word and Action is a nonprofit organization that aims to prevent and decrease the occurrence of child sexual abuse in the community.  Because this subject so taboo among Haitians, the presence of these ladies ofHaiti International pageants spoke volume.

It was necessary for me to attend the Unmasked event, said Kenicha Narcisse, Mrs Haiti Intl 2017, because being a survivor of Child Physical and Verbal Abuse it's never ok for someone to get abused Physically, Emotionally, Verbally  and Sexually. Though Word and Action stands for Child Sexual Abuse I had to be there to support because the Haitian community does not speak about abuse much. and for that organization to be organized by my Haitian people I had to go and salute them for taking the stand and being a voice for my brothers and sisters.

All photos courtesy of Kenicha Narcisse, Mrs Haiti International 2017

 

Miss Haiti 2017: The Casting

Here we are! The casting for Miss Haiti 2017 will officially begin on May 20th at Radio/Télé Métropole starting 9 a.m.

This year, there won’t be other castings in the country.  Only one opportunity will be offered to the best girls.  To participate, you must:

1-      be born female

2-      be Haitian

3-      be between 18 and 26 years-old

4-      be single with no kids

5-      be at least 1m70 tall without heels

6-      have a valid Haitian passport

7-     not have pose for nude pictures

8-     have no tattoo

9-      have your high school diploma

10-    pay the inscriptions fees

 

If you are outside of Haiti

The casting   is also open for Haitian or Haitian descent young woman who are living outside of Haiti.  While the requirements are the same, you can apply online via email.  The deadline for the casting is APRIL 29TH, 2017.

In Haiti but also all around the world, there are so many Haitian women who have both beauty and brain.   We’re hoping that this year they will come out their closet!

 

Also read: 

Danourah Bien-Aimé, Miss Café Haiti 2017

Cassandre Joseph, Miss Haiti International 2016

Raquel Pelissier, 3rd RU Reina Hispanoamericana 2016

Raquel Pelissier, 1st Runner-up Miss Universe 2016

Suzana Sampeur, 3rd RU Reina Mundial del Banano 2016

 

Updated: 04./19/2017

 

Lulu Orange Tyson, Mrs Corporate America 2017!

From Mrs Haiti International 2016 to pageant coach to now Mrs Corporate America 2017, it feels like Lulu Orange Tyson is a super woman!

While Haiti International Pageants was crowning her successor in Massachusetts the past weekend, Mrs Tyson was competing on her end for the second time in a different platform: Mrs Corporate America. 

Photo source:  Mrs Corporate America Organization

Photo source:  Mrs Corporate America Organization

That competition is a particular one.  Mixing business and beauty, Mrs Corporate America is a platform that brings together hundreds of the brightest business professionals, community leaders and government officials for a night of fun in order to heighten awareness of issues facing today’s modern corporate women.  Lulu Orange Tyson did therefore win a well-deserved crown! 

With a bachelor degree in Communication and a Master in Corporate Business Administration, Lulu Orange Tyson has served in various positons in Florida as 2nd Vice President, State-Reporter, Business Partnership Chair, Miss Florida Zeta, Regional Miss SE Regional Zeta and as National Interim Director of the Miss Zeta Phi Beta Pageant just to name a few.

She is the CEO of Lulu Orange, Inc and Pageant Role Models.  In 2016, with Pageant Role Models, she helped train Miss World Haiti 2016 and 1st RU Miss Universe 2016.  She developed the BeYOUtiful Role Models organization which empowers women to love the skin that they’re in, exposing them to industry professionals who teach workshops on topics such as interview skills, etiquette classes, etc.  Yes, as a leader and a professional, the beautiful Mrs Corporate America 2017 has the perfect story to create a mark that can never be erased!

Read more about Lulu Orange Tyson here.

Haiti International Pageants 2017: Meet The Winners

The finale of Haiti International Pageants took place last Sunday, march 26th at The Lantana, a beautiful venue in Randolph (Massachussets, USA).

This year, Hermanie Pierre, director of the pageant, did it big.  From all-inclusive trip to Dubai to the presence of honorees like Eden Marley (Bob Marley’s granddaughter), Naomie Grand-Pierre (first Haitian female swimmer at the Olympics) and Marjorie Alexandre Brunache (General Consulat of Haiti in Boston), it was a night to remember!

At the end of the four hours competitions Kenicha  Dorvil Narcisse was crowned “Mrs Haiti International 2017”,  Esther Landé “Miss Haiti International 2017” and Andris “Miss Teen Haiti International 2017”.

 

 

Photo courtesy:  Haiti International Pageants

Photo courtesy:  Haiti International Pageants

Kenicha Dorvil Narcisse was born in Petion-Ville, Haiti but raised in Delmas 40B.  She is a 22 years old who got married last year.  She moved to the US at the age of 7, leaving behind her friends, her mother and her grandmother. She attended Bristol Community College majoring in Human Services focusing in the Social Worker field.

“I am a wife, a student at Hillsborough Community College to continue my education in the Human Services field. I am a loving and supportive person and the founder of WECAN (Ways to Execute Child Abuse and Neglect) focusing on educating my community the differences between "Abuse" and "Discipline".  My favorite quote is "It is easier to build strong children then to repair broken man" by Frederick Douglass. I am crazy for children's but I do not have any yet myself.  I am a God lover and on my free time I love to play cards with my husband.”

 

 

Esther Landé, Miss Haiti International 2017 was born in Turgeau and raised in Carrefour.   She is a big dreamer.

“I moved to Chicago at the age of 15 and I am currently living in Florida where I attend Florida Atlantic University pursuing a BS in Neuroscience with goal of becoming a Medical doctor. During my reign ,  I am working to incorporate volunteering in Haiti school system through my platform “Youth Activism: Any Cause, Anytime, Anywhere”. I want every single young people in Haiti to know that they each can contribute to the progress of our beloved country by giving back to their communities. I choose to advocate for volunteerism because 10 years ago my mom was shot in Haiti and Cuban doctors volunteering in Haiti through Doctors Without Borders saved her life. Those doctors left their countries to volunteer in underprivileged country to saves lives by providing free healthcare. Since then I decided to dedicate my life to serve my community and educate young people about volunteering.”

Landé is an ambassador for Dosomething.org and  an advocate for Haitian Helping Others Organization. “During my year, I am working to create an app for young people in Haiti to get more information  about volunteering opportunities happening in their communities. I hope to inspire young people to give by to their communities.”

 

 

Photo courtesy:  Haiti International Pageants

Photo courtesy:  Haiti International Pageants

 Faith Andris, Miss Teen Haiti International 2017, was born in Boston Massachusetts, United States to former Consul of Haiti Adras Andris and Yolaine Charles, a manager at a senior home center.  She is an Honor Roll student at the prestigious Swampscott High School. In 2016, Andris won her school’s Blue Pride Award for her sense of leadership in launching the “You are beautiful” self-esteem awareness campaign by posting signs in girls’ bathrooms to encourage them and make them feel special.

Andris promotes Haitian culture in her school where she takes leadership for ensuring cultural festivals include Haitian cultural activities. Inspired by her grandfather Richer Andris who has been serving as a Senator in Haiti for many years, she makes it part of her mission to educate fellow American students about the rich history and culture of her parents’ beloved home-land, Haiti. 

Andris served during the Summer as a camp counselor to younger kids at the YMCA Germantown Neighborhood center; she volunteersto conduct a surveys and participated in voter registration drive outreach at the Everett Haitian Community Center.

Faith Andris’s platform of pediatric cancer is close to her heart and she is committed to create collaborative partnerships and work with various stakeholders during her reign as Miss Teen Haiti International and beyond to curb childhood cancer and to encourage development of adequate cancer clinics, research and resources in Haiti to address this growing problem. 

She enjoys writing, cheerleading, sport and theater. Faith Andris is known to be a jovial young lady, very spirited and caring.

All three ladies will compete mid August in Charleston (West Virginia, USA) for the title of "Mrs, Miss and Miss Teen International 2017."

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Miss Universe Haiti 2016, Judge at USA National Miss 2017

USA National Miss just announced tonight that Raquel Pélissier, 1st RU Miss Universe 2016, has been selected as one of the judges for the 2017 edition of USA National Miss to be held in Boca Raton (Florida) from July 10-15, 2017.

"MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are thrilled to announce that Raquel Pelissier first runner up to Miss Universe 2017, has been confirmed as a national judge for UNM Nationals!  UNM will be flying Raquel in from Spain to join the all-star judges panel.  Raquel stole the hearts of millions of viewers during the Miss Universe telecast and we are so delighted to welcome her to UNM!"

USA National Miss is a fashion-forward American pageant organization that seek to enrich the lives of young women ages 4-25 through an unsurpassed pageant experience.  With over half a million dollars of awards in cash, college scholarships and prizes, as well as assisting the delegates in developing a lifestyle of service, USA National Miss recognizes the personal achievement, community involvement and excellence of young women across the USA.

Raquel Pélissier will have to judge the participants in three areas:  Interview, Fashion show and evening gown.

Liliane Ulysse, 2nd RU Miss Canada 2017 !

Last night, at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval (Québec) took place the finals for Miss Teen Canada 2017 and Miss Canada 2017.

At the end of the 4 hours Grand Gala, Liliane Marie Laurence Ulysse was placed 2nd RU Miss Canada 2017!    In the crowd cheering for her were her family and Haitian Consul Justin Viard. 

Photo source:  Miss Canada/Miss Teen Canada 2017

Photo source:  Miss Canada/Miss Teen Canada 2017

Liliane who moved to Canada with her parents at the age of 12, is a well-educated young woman who is studying Sociology and International Development at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)   

 Definitely this year promised to be a good year!

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Liliane Ulysse, Finalist in Miss Canada 2017

She is 29.  She is beautiful.  She is intelligent and vying for the crown of Miss Canada 2017.   Haitian/Canadian, Liliane Marie Laurence Ulysse is a senior at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) in Sociology and International Development.

“Determined, positive, responsible, dynamic, ambitious and persistent “  Liiliane is fighting for people with mental illness and children in Canada and around the world suffering with cancer.

Miss Canada is national pageant established in Canada since 1946.  The crown goes to the contestant that have the most likely to impress the judges with her charism, intelligence and above all her devotion for a cause dear to her heart.

The final of Miss Canada is scheduled for march 4, 2017.  Already we wish the best to Liliane Ulysse!

 

 

 

Haiti International Pageants 2017 will bring one winner to Dubai!

Either your plan is to be in the crowd cheering a finalist or to be one of the contestants, this year Haiti International Pageants have decided that you will be a winner!

As announced in a previous article, Haiti International Pageants has team up with us to offer to you 2 free tickets for the final scheduled for March 26.

Lulu Orange Tyson, Mrs Haiti International 2016 - Photo source: Instagram @luluorangeinc

Lulu Orange Tyson, Mrs Haiti International 2016 - Photo source: Instagram @luluorangeinc

This week we learned that the future Mrs Haiti International 2017 and her husband will be treated to a  vacation in Dubai!   “This year we are doing so much for our title holders, said Hermanie Pierre, director of Haiti International Pageants.  Beside all the amazing gifts that are receiving, this year one of the winner will receive an all exclusive once of a lifetime trip to #DUBAI.  We are very excited to make this announcementWe believe that all of us can make a difference.”

But the announcement didn’t end there.  As told to us by Hermanie Pierre, there will be also surprises for the new Miss Haiti International 2017 and the new Miss Teen Haiti International 2017!  If you would like to participate in this year’s edition, you will need to meet some requirements.

For Miss Teen Haiti International:

  1. Contestant must be a minimum of 13 years of age and no older than 18 years of age by July, 1st of the competition year. She must be a born female.
  2. she must be of good health and moral character.
  3. she must be single, never have been married, nor given birth to a child.

For Miss Haiti International:

  1. Contestant must be a minimum of 19 years of age and no older than 30 years of age by July, 1st of the competition year. She must be a born female.
  2. Contestant must be single, never have been married, nor given birth to a child.

For Mrs Haiti International:

  1. Entrant must be married a minimum of 6 months by July, 1st of the competition year and she must be residing with spouse.
  2. she must be a least 21 years of age by July, 1st of the competition year and no older than 56 years of age.

If you have all it takes to be the next Mrs Haiti International, Miss Haiti International or Miss Teen Haiti International, do not hold back!  Apply today!  Applications will be closed on March 1st 2017.

 

 

Win two tickets to the Haiti International Pageants 2017 !

This year, Haiti International Pageants teamed up with Fans of Miss Haiti to give you an opportunity to win two tickets of the finale of “Mrs, Miss and Miss Teen Haiti International  2017” scheduled to be held on March 26 in Randolph, Massachusetts.

 

Elgibility :

1-      To participate, you must be 18 years old or older.

2-      The giveaway contest starts on February 8 and will end on February 28, 2017 at 12h pm ET.

3-       Your Instagram account must be Public during de time length of the giveaway.

4-      Haiti International Pageant reserves the right to publish the name and photograph of the winner for advertising and publicity purpose.

5-      This giveaway is not sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc.   

 

 

 How to participate:

1-       Follow Fans of Miss Haiti Instagram account.  Look for the picture above.  On the comment section, tag the name of a friend you would like to go with you at the finale.

2-      Go on Haiti International Pageants Instagram page.  Follow them.  On their page, search for the same picture. Tag the name of someone you know that has all it takes to become the next Mrs, Miss or Miss Teen Haiti International 2017 (P.S. To be considered, your friend must apply for the pageant. Applications will be closed on March 1st.).

3-      Repost the picture on your Instagram account with hashtags #fansofmisshaiti #haitiIntlpageants.

 

Winner announcement and prize

1-      The winner will be announced on March 1st via Haiti International Pageants Instagram page.

2-      The winner will claim his or her tickets on March 26 at The Lantana (Randolph, massachussets) 45 minutes prior to the event with a valid ID.

3-      The tickets are not transferable or convertible into cash.

 

 

Miss Universe 2016: Yes! We are Back!

Tonight at the Mall of Asia in Manilla, Philippines, Raquel Pelissier,  Miss Universe Haiti 2016 work away up to 1st Runner-Up!  Bringing back Haiti in pageant news after 42 years!

Congratulations to the winners:

Miss Universe 2016:  Iris Mittenaere (France)

1st Runner-Up:  Raquel Pelissier (Haiti)

2nd Runner-up:  Andrea Tovar (Colombia)

Miss Universe 2016: The final chapter

As we are now counting hours to watch the final of the 65th Miss Universe, it’s impossible not to clearly see how acclaimed Miss Haiti is.  From supporters at the preliminary competitions to the huge Latin and Asian fans’ bases, placing Miss Haiti in the top 12 won’t be a surprise!

“I only had 3 supporters present at prelims, she tweeted on January 26, but the whole stadium was screaming #Haiti.”

The night Miss Universe Haiti 1975 became the first black woman to be placed 1st RU at #MissUniverse.

The night Miss Universe Haiti 1975 became the first black woman to be placed 1st RU at #MissUniverse.

 

Rehearsals ended.  The 86 contestants are preparing for the big show and Miss Haiti is confident.   “Miss Universe is a taught job, said runway coach Lu Sierra.  She has to speak in the television when her luggage doesn’t show up.  When she’s tired, people expect her to look good.  So it’s a difficult job.”  Not so much for  Miss Haiti whose biggest dream right now is to come back home with the crown after no placement at Miss Universe for 42 years!

Voting will continue when final start Live on FOX Tv at 7pm on January 29th.  You will be able to cast your vote 10 times on VODI app, on Miss U app, on the web at www.missuniverse.com/voting and by retweeting all our tweets on Miss Haiti with hashtags #MissUniverse #Haiti.  

After each round, vote will close and reopen at the beginning of the other round.  So, stay glued to us.  If you did not do so, download the apps on your phone, have your computer ready and FOLLOW US on twitter.

Who will be the 12 finalists at the 65th Miss Universe?

It’s official,  this year there won’t be 15 but 12 finalists at the finale of Miss Universe; 12 young women who will be chosen by the judges and by popular votes.

Starting January 23rd you can vote for your favorite contestant as follow:

  1. On VODI, a messaging app.  You can download it on your phone via Google play or iStore.  Once downloaded, put the code #Haiti.  You can vote 10 times/day.
  2. On MissU app.   You can download it on Google play or iStore.  It will also give you access to all the latest news about the 65th Miss Universe.
  3. Over the Web. You can use this address:  www.vote.missuniverse.com   You will need to sign up and agree to the rules before you can get access to the page.
  4. On Twitter.  Follow us here: https://twitter.com/fansofmisshaiti.  Retweet all the pictures of Miss Universe Haiti 2016 with hashtags:  #MissUniverse and  #Haiti

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Miss Universe Haiti wants to win the 65th Miss Universe!

The 65th edition of Miss Universe has officially started last Friday!  More than 80 countries are right now in the Philippines for the crown of Pia Alonso Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015.

Click here to see how Miss Universe 2015 reminds us a piece of Haitian History.

Miss Universe Haiti 2016

After hours of traveling, Raquel Pelissier arrived all smile and ready for one of the most important experiences of her life.  When we know that 13 hours separate Haiti from the Philippines, we can be nothing but amaze on how fresh and fire up Miss Universe Haiti look since day one!

 

3rd Finalist in Reina Hispanoamericana 2016 and Stunningly beautiful with a master degree in scientific research, no picture shows a Raquel Pelissier full of herself, but a beauty queen well prepared, confident and so down to earth.  Filipino descents by her great grandparents, the astounding height (5’11’’) of this young haitian woman is becoming more and more evident.     

 

With a panel of talented Haitian and non-Haitian designers dressing her,  we are patiently waiting to see Miss Universe Haiti 2016 part of the long list of activities yet to come:

  • Jan 16: Governors’ Ball
  • Jan 17: Parade at Sinulog Festival andSwimsuit Fashion Show
  • Jan 21: Fashion Show
  • Jan 22: Women Empowerment Night
  • Jan 23:  Vote starts on VODI
  • Jan 24: National Costume Competition
  • Jan 26: Preliminary Interviews and 65th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition
  • Jan 30: Finale

This year the vote for your favorite contestants will start on January 23 via VODI. VODI, a free mobile messaging app, is the official global fan vote sponsor for Miss Universe.  In order to be ready, download it on your phone today on Google play or  iStore.  For More Informations about this app and voting #MissHaiti, stay tuned!

International Junior Miss Haiti 2017

National pageants for the year of 2016 ended with the big finale of the «International Junior Miss Haiti 2017”. The event  took place at the Marriot Hotel in Port-au-Prince on December 30th, 2016 where six beauty queens where crowned:

Photo credit:  IJM Haiti

Photo credit:  IJM Haiti

5 year-old Blarhanie Desfils as “Haiti Junior Princess 2017”
7 year-old Meghan Estelle Jean  as “Haiti Princess 2017”  
11 year-old Lorine Gaston as Haiti Pre-Teen 2017

 

Photo credit:  IJM Haiti

Photo credit:  IJM Haiti

15 year-old Nelcide Dukenaas Haiti Jr. Teen 2017  
18 year-old Gaelle Garçon  as Haiti Teen 2017
22 year-old Sendy Jean-Baptiste as “Haiti Miss 2017”

International Junior Miss (IJM)  is an international scholarship program for girls between 4 and 24 years of age.  The contestants are put together by division: Junior Princess (4-6), Princess (7-9), Pre-teen (10-12), Jr Teen (13-15), Teen (16-18)  and Miss (19-24). 

In order to participate in the international finale, it is not necessary for the contestants to have any prior experiences in pageantry.  IJM is not a glitz pageant focusing on the exterior beauty.  Nevertheless, the judges will look for girls who are well put together, well-spoken and confident. 

Our national winners are very eloquent.  While 18 year-old Gaelle Garcon   is a medical student and 22 year-old Sendy Jean-Baptiste is studying Finance, the other girls are brilliant students with big dreams.

Already we wish all our winners lots of success for the International finals in Nashville, Tennessee from July 3rd to July 8th.

 

Danourah Bien-Aimé, Miss Café Haiti 2017

This year, Haiti’s participation in International Pageant started on day one with “Reinado International del Café 2017” held in Manizales, Colombia from January 1st to January 8th.

Reinado Interna ional del Café (International Queen of Coffee)  is a Latin pageant  launched in the 1950’s for countries producers of coffee.  The pageant takes place each year in Manizales during the Feria de Manizales.

Photo credit:  Feria de Manizales

Photo credit:  Feria de Manizales

Danourah Bien-Aimé who was placed 2nd Runner-up in the national pageant, made the trip to Colombia. While Haiti didn't make the cut, on Saturday, January 7th, Maria Lourdes Acevedo from Mexico won the crown of  “Reina Internacional del Café 2017”.  

Despite her delicate beauty, in many pictures Miss Café Haiti 2017 seemed uncomfortable, sometimes absent or tired. No need to prove it, participating in international pageant can be both physically and mentally overwhelming.  Reason why proper training is of extreme importance.

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As we are gladly discovering all the emphasis Miss Haiti Organization is putting lately on the training of the young women chosen for the most important pageants in the world, we are certain that they will continue the search for the best queens and train all of them in order to start building a sash factor.

Road to Miss Universe 2016

The 65th edition of Miss Universe will officially start in 10 days!  With so many changes in its format, Miss Universe 2016 will bring us many surprises.

Click here to learn more about Miss Universe changing its format.

We could not be happier this year as we’re discovering how many trainings Raquel Pelissier, Miss Universe Haiti 2016 is undergoing in order to represent us to the best of her capabilities. 

Last December, while she was in Florida for one of her trainings, we had a little interview with her.

The final of Miss Universe 2016 will take place in Manila (Phillipines) on January 30, 2017.

 All pictures credit:  Carlos Velez

Chrystelle Jean, Miss Haiti Supranational 2016

Photo: TomSchmuki

Photo: TomSchmuki

From November 16 to December 2nd, Chrystelle Jean will participate at the 8th edition of Miss Supranational.

The 5’8’’, 28 year-old beauty queen is a native of Gros-Morne (Haiti) who studied modeling at the Jhon Casablanca Modeling School (USA).  She also has a major in Hotel and Business Management and is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Health Studies.

As a Child Advocate, she is an ambassador at Word and Action, a non-profit organization based in Miami with a branch in Haiti.  This organization works with children who have been sexually abused. 

Chrystelle Jean first started in pageant in her hometown where she was crown in 2005 “Miss Gros-Morne”.  In 2015, in Orlando (Florida) she won the title of ‘Miss Florida Super Model”.  To follow her journey as Miss Haiti Supranational 2016, click here.