While Mrs Haiti International 2016, Lulu Orange Tyson competed with lot of elegance at “Mrs International 2016” this past week-end, this week Nupsie Flore Exantus, Miss Haiti International 2016 and Rebecca Noelle Zama, Miss Teen Haiti International 2016 (both from Haiti International Pageants) will compete also in Jacksonville for the crowns of Miss and Miss Teen International 2016.
Born in Gonaives, Haiti, Nupsie-Flore Exantuswas 12 when she moved to Stamford, Connecticut. After completing her high school, Exantus got a Bachelor degree from the University of Connecticut. While pursuing a Master’s Degre, she has been working since 2012 in the social services field.
Dedicated to the cause of young girls, Nupsie Exantu has developed a curriculum to target the most pressing issues facing young girls today. Her program “Girls Uncut: Real Girls, Real Talk, Real Uncut” wants to empower young girls through a series of workshops on topics like Body Image, Self-esteem, Relationships, Being a woman, etc.
Miss Haiti International 2016 is also an avid dancer of Hip-hop, salsa, Haitian folklore, etc. She is a Zumba instructor and has been modeling in the Tristate area and Florida since 2005.
“Emotions in Motion: Empowering Young Girls through Social Emotional Learning” is the platform that Nupsie Exantus will fight for this week at the International Pageants. As Miss Haiti International 2016, she will work with Girls Inc., Dream Africa Care in Ghana and a non-profit organization in Haiti to provide workshops to empower young girls. Dedicated to better the next generation, her favorite quote is “Love always, all ways” because she truly believes that everyone deserves love and care.
Poet, Singer, Songwriter, recording artist, Rebecca Noelle Zama was born 18 years ago in Boston from a Haitian mother and an American father. Perfectly fluent in French and Haitian Creole, Rebecca sings a bit of everything, from Zouk, R&B/Pop to Haitian music. She was three when she started to perform all around Massachusetts, extending now her performances not only everywhere in the US but also in Haiti, Canada, French Guiana, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
Even though she has not received much vocal training, she has extensive training in musical theory and in piano and often accompanies herself at her performances. As a songwriter, she has a unique way to translate her emotions into melodies.
But Rebecca Zama is more than a musician and a poet, she is also a humanitarian who has created the “Foundation to Help Youth ofL’Asile”, a non-profit organization whichhelp the youth in a rural county in Haiti called L’Asile. Her first book of poetry, “Optimum Me” , that she released at the age of 12 years, has helped her raise money to help Haiti where she has taken so far eight humanitarian trips. The “Foundation to Help Youth ofL’Asile” is an organization that contributes in the development of the region. It provides school and sports equipment for the schools, as well as runs a clean water project, bringing potable water to over 5,000 people!
Miss International 2016 and Miss Teen International 2016 finales will be held in Jacksonville, Florida on July 30th.