83.1 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, June 15, 2024
HomeNewsLocal newsMaduro Wins Miss St. John in Saturday Contest

Maduro Wins Miss St. John in Saturday Contest

When 17-year-old Tae Zha Maduro donned the crown as the 2023 St. John Festival Queen, she became a three-time winner. Maduro and contestant NQuana Davis entertained a crowd of about 300 spectators in a competition staged at the Festival Village.

2023 Festival Queen Tae Zha Maduro. (Facebook photo)

Saturday night was dubbed Royalty Pageant 2023. The evening began with the presentation of two queen contestants and a single contestant for the title of princess — De Janique Callwood. All three appeared on stage in the introductory segment.

Tae Zha Maduro during the international wear segment of Saturday’s pageant. (Facebook photo)

Then Maduro and Davis, 18, took turns impressing the audience by modeling swimwear and eveningwear, performing while displaying international wear, and taking in controversy in the question-and-answer segments.

A panel of judges took their time tallying up the points allotted for each segment, plus points amassed during pre-competition interviews. In the end, Maduro emerged as the winner. She spoke briefly after receiving her crown and sash while photographers captured the moment, saying winning the title of Festival Queen was a long-sought dream she held since winning the titles of Festival Princess in 2014 and Centennial Princess in 2017.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

UPCOMING EVENTS