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Four Titles, One Phenomenal Woman


By Toni Frederick-Armstrong

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former National Carnival Queen Gloria Esdaille made history last night in St. Kitts and Nevis when she captured the National Carnival Senior Kaiso Crown, becoming the first person to have won both titles.

Ms. Esdaille’s place in carnival history does not end there, however. She is also a former St. Kitts Talented Teen, who won the pageant in 1992 and then went on to win the Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen title in 1993.

Esdaille, who was crowned Miss St Kitts and Nevis in 1996, remained involved in pageantry and carnival including serving as a radio commentator on WINN for both queen and calypso shows.

Now performing Kaiso as “Queenie G”, she captured the coveted Senior Kaiso title from a field of 20 performers at Tuesday night’s finals.

Another veteran female Kaisonian Kibianne “Queen Kibi” Willet was named first runner up.

Former National Kaiso Monarch “King Craig” placed third and a crowd favorite Duncan”Big Lice” Wattley placed fourth.


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