Angelique Flemming was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2017-2018 at the 37th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held on Saturday, April 8, at the St. Croix Educational Complex.
Flemming is a sophomore psychology major. The 19-year-old was born on St. Croix and is attending UVI on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix.
“While preparing for the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition, the quotes I kept in mind were: ‘Do not let anyone define you’ and ‘With God, anything is possible.’ After winning the crown I felt honored, privileged and humbled,” Flemming said. “I hope to accomplish the goals of a UVI ambassador by enforcing the message ‘increasing enrollment at the university’ via my platform Empowering Youth for UVI.”
“I will be actively engaged in the recruitment efforts by visiting the high schools in the Virgin Islands and selling the great story of UVI and its academic programs,” she said.
At Saturday’s competition, Shantee Sookraj was named first runner-up and Nigencia James was awarded second runner-up.
In addition to the UVI crown, Flemming won Best Ambassadorial Presentation and Best Performing Talent. Shantee Sookraj was named Miss Photogenic, Miss Popularity and Most Eloquent/Intellectual Speaker. Best evening wear was awarded to Alexandra Abi-Mikhael.
Flemming ran against five other contestants including Shantee Sookraj, nursing major; Nigencia James, communication major; Alexandra Abi-Mikhael, psychology major; and Rachel Arenson, nursing major.
Miss UVI will receive one full year of UVI tuition, including room and board, along with other prizes.
The Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition was presented by the Queen’s Committee of the UVI Student Government Association.