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9 Designers & Their ICONIC STYLES – “Runway Report”

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Held in Washington D.C, Karib Nation Inc.,  celebrated their 8th Annual Caribbean Style and Culture Awards & Fashion Showcase on Saturday June 17, 2017.

However, before the official showcase, in honor of National Caribbean Heritage Month, the ambassador and special VIP guests from the diaspora were treated to a pre -showcase of what was to come over the weekend. Showcasing “Made in the Caribbean” fashion pieces from half a dozen fashion designers at the Guyana Embassy in Washington,DC.IMG_3600

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But it was not all about the style and fashion. Recording artiste Dr. Chelsea Greene, the White House Dance Troupe and Guyanese Vocalist & Musician Eion Greaves, serenaded guests with their amazing voices and dance routines, respectively. Patrons were undeniably treated to a mouth full that would have ignited flames for them to attend the much anticipated 8th Annual Caribbean Style and Culture Awards & Fashion Showcase.

 

 

 

9 FASHION DESIGNERS

RIP THE RUNWAY = MY FAVORITES

In my 5 plus years walking for Caribbean Designers and viewing their styles via social media, I must say that I was impressed with this year’s fashion showcase.

Jamaica’s Mamayashi Collection. Guyana’s ShaSha and Ryan Berkeley Designs. Trinbago’s Wadada Movement, St Vincent & The Grenadines – Peta Odini Sutherland, Commonwealth of Dominica Arthlene Lawrence, Guyana’s Andrew Harris and Puerto Rico’s Jeilyne Santana and i-Fashion Magazine all phenomenal presentations. But of course I had to choose my top 3.

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#3. Trinidad’s Wadada Movement – These twin sisters are ready for their own fashion showcase. They embody confidence that a beauty queen would die for and energies an Olympic athlete would dream of having. And that confidence and energies which they both possess, transcends into every strand of their designs that causes any client or model to feel like a badass when fitted into their clothing. At least that’s how I felt when I strut the runway in their Summer/Spring 2017 “StreetWise” Collection. The well-tailored ready to wear “StreetWise” collection which consists of somber colors and breathable fabrics are undoubtedly one of my top 3 designs showcased at CSC 2017.

#2. Guyana’s ShaSha Designs – Keisha Edwards & ShaSha Designs, this brand has grown tremendously over the last 8 years. Throughout the past years ShaSha has become known for a her well-tailored formal and close cut silhouette pieces.

However, fans were treated to much of a surprise when the 2017 “Synesthesia” collection hit the runway at the CSC 2017 in Maryland. With its flamboyance and artistic hand painted designs, the ready to wear collection caught the eyes of many present.

And though this brand new resort collection was unlike what ShaSha has become known for, one can attest that she did not disappoint her fan base and clients.

If you ask me, I would say, a ShaSha 2017 resort wear is what every woman needs in their closets to have that “Synesthesia” feeling.

 

 

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#1. St Vincent & The Grenadines, Peta Odini Designs – Four Words. One Location. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK.

That’s definitely where Peta Odini Designs are needed with the likes of Guyana’s Ryan Berkeley Designs.

“All Peta needs is a rapper to showcase one of her pieces in their music video and she’s unstoppable.” I could not have agreed more.

Peta’s cool, calm & collective personality like Wadada’s Movement, transcends into her craft which makes her pieces quite attractive.

Debuted at the CSC Fashion Showcase, the unisex collection which featured an array of pastel colors and prints is unquestionably my absolute fave. Whether you’re feeling for flip flops, sneakers or pumps, a Peta Odini Designs can be accompanied with them all.

 

In closing, all of the designers brought their A-game and proved to many that Caribbean men and women surely has something worth celebrating. Our Style, Culture, Fashion and Creativity is second to none.DSC_9940Ryan S. Berkeley Designs

The Karib Nation committee has done a fine job at selecting a diverse group of talented young creatives from across the Caribbean. As such I do look forward with much anticipation to see what they will bless our fashion taste buds with in the coming year.

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CSC Caribbean Style & Culture 2017 – Pt. #1

The Caribbean Style and Culture Awards and Fashion showcase is an annual event hosted by Karib Nation Inc. in the month of June in honor of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. For the past eight years, the event has showcased the best of the Caribbean designers and has provided for them a platform to gain worthwhile recognition among the Caribbean Diaspora. This year, the event was hosted on June 17 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, Maryland amidst a crowd of over 300 persons. The group of awardees included seven Caribbean designers and models from Dominica, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname whose work has made them outstanding role models in their craft. The designers were also given a chance to showcase their work before a private group of Community business leaders and Caribbean Ambassadors, including H.E Brigadier General (Ret’d.) Anthony W.J. Phillips-Spencer and Mrs. Spencer, Jamaica’s ambassador H.E.Audrey P. Marks, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines H.E. Lou-Anne Gaylene Gilchrist at a Pre-Show on June 15 at the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC.

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CSC 2017 Award Winning Models

NATASHA A. HARPER

2017 Model of the Year Award of Excellence in “RUNWAY MODELING”

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2017 Model of the Year Award of Excellence – “RUN WAY & PRINT MODELING”

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE 2016

CSC-1csc-id2amazing-bKarib Nation, Inc. presented its 7th Annual CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE Awards  and Fashion Showcase on Saturday June 25/16 @the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland, College Park.

The runway show presented an eclectic ensemble of designers from St. Lucia, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, who showcased their artistic and amazing collections that ripped the runway from start to finish…… We share some of those exciting moments with you here.

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Carol Fraser of Miracle Hands, Karib Nation, Inc. Award of Excellence recipient.

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Ms. Luann Skaggs, Luz Way Designs.

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE 2016 “Behind The Scenes”

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In observance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Karib Nation, Inc. hosted its 7th Annual CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE AWARDS & FASHION SHOWCASE.

This spectacular event took place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, University of Maryland Campus, and featured celebrated artists and fashion designers from across the Caribbean Region including Guyana, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia/London. Here’s a look “Behind The Scenes”

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GUYANA EMBASSY – Tea, Champagne & Fashion 2016

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Karib Nation, Inc. presented Tea, Champagne & Fashion held on Friday June 17th. 2016 held at the Embassy of the Republic of Guyana  in Washington, DC to celebrate National Caribbean American Heritage Month and the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Guyana.

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BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN WOMEN

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JASMINE TOOKES

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Tookes was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She has a younger sister, who is 19 years her junior. She did gymnastics for ten years and was also active in volleyball and softball before she became a model at about the age of 15. Her mother is a celebrity fashion stylist. Tookes was discovered at one of her mother’s showroom appointments.

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LAURIE ANN CHIN

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LAURIE ANN aspires to be a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. She wishes to work intimately with more charities, making a difference where she can in the lives of Jamaica’s less fortunate. Like many young women she also look forward to being a devoted wife and mother after she build her career as a multifaceted businesswoman.

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STACEYANN CHIN

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Staceyann Chin (born December 25, 1972) is a spoken-word poet, performing artist and LGBT rights political activist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Pittsburgh Daily, and has been featured on 60 Minutes. She was also featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she shared her struggles growing up as a gay person in Jamaica.

Chin was born in Jamaica but now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is of Chinese-Jamaican and Afro-Jamaican descent. She announced in 2011 that she was pregnant with her first child, giving birth to a daughter in January 2012. She has been candid about her pregnancy by means of in-vitro fertilization, and wrote about her experiences as a pregnant, single lesbian in a guest blog for the Huffington Post.

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Openly lesbian, she has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. In addition to performing in and co-writing the Tony-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin has appeared in Off-Broadway one-woman shows and at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She has also held poetry workshops worldwide. Chin credits her accomplishments to her hard-working grandmother and the pain of her mother’s absence.

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Chin was the winner of the 1999 Chicago People of Color Slam; first runner- up in the 1999 Outright Poetry Slam; winner of the 1998 Lambda Poetry Slam; a finalist in the 1999 Nuyorican Grand Slam; winner of the 1998 and 2000 Slam This!; and winner of WORD: The First Slam for Television. She has also been featured by Public-access television cable TV programs in Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as many local radio stations including, WHCR and WBAI. The Joseph Pap Public Theater has featured her on more than one occasion, and Staceyann has toured internationally, with performances in London, Denmark, Germany, South Africa and New York’s own Central Park Summer Stage. In 2015, she was named as one of the 31 Icons of 2015’s LGBT History Month by Equality Forum.

 

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Samantha Archibald. Fairly new to the scene Samantha Archibald captured my attention walking for the Andrew Gn Spring 2014 runway show. Archibald, who is Jamaican and German, has gone on to walk for Christian Siriano, Roksanda Ilincic and Nina Ricci. Samantha has also shot for Armani Exchange’s look bookSA 7SA 9SA3CCDC_ Worldwide CaribbeanCDC 6X9

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE – 6/25/2016

7th-ANNUAL

CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE 2016

AWARDS & FASHION SHOWCASE 

In observance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Karib Nation, Inc. is hosting its 7th Annual CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE AWARDS & FASHION SHOWCASE.

This spectacular event will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, University of MD campus, and will feature celebrated artists and fashion designers from across the Caribbean Region including Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

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CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE IS A SHOWCASE OF FASHION, MUSIC AND ART, HELD ANNUALLY IN THE MONTH OF JUNE TO COMMEMORATE AND CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH. CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE CAPTURES THE FLAIR, GLAMOUR, AND LAVISH ELEGANCE OF THE CARIBBEAN REGION, WHILE SPOTLIGHTING THE DYNAMIC AND INNOVATIVE CARIBBEAN FASHION INDUSTRY, AND AWARDING THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS THE DESIGNERS HAVE MADE OVER THE YEARS. THIS YEAR’S SHOWCASE WILL CELEBRATE BARBADOS & GUYANA’S 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, WITH DESIGNERS FROM MOST OF THE CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN REGIONS…

 

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In observance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Karib Nation, Inc. is hosting its 7th Annual CARIBBEAN STYLE & CULTURE AWARDS & FASHION SHOWCASE.

This spectacular event will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, University of MD campus, and will feature celebrated artists and fashion designers from across the Caribbean Region including Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia.

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KARIB FASHION FOCUS – “STYLE”

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For quite some time, this alumnus of Queen’s Royal College has been an ardent admirer of and inspired by well-known local & international fashion impresarios, who have fine-tuned their skills to transform and enhance the global meaning of style to suit ever-changing social trends. A Caribbean climate of inspiration allowed Romany to channel his natural ability of selecting edgy, contemporary designs for his clients via his wildly successful retail boutique, KrAze.

The stirring of his honed design talent, however, came with the successful launch of his exclusive swimwear collection for summer for Cropover 2012.

A mere 2 years later, the young designer has amassed a sizeable Fan base, as well as glowing praises from his peers in the industry. The experience also served as a constant state of creative awakening: it challenged the daring 24 year-old to nurture & explore the untamed arena of fashion design.

For Rhion, design inspiration is easily motivated by the evolution of the Trinidadian social lifestyle. His productions draw real-time references from the spaces that he occupies, and he takes pride in the progress of his generation that continue to reciprocate creative avenues that keep fashion trends unique and current.

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Rhion’s point of view & impeccable taste levels remain highly consistent for his premiere collection. He is a man who unapologetically continues to design for a woman, appreciate body construction and encourage his female clients to reclaim & celebrate their feminine form. There is a distinct air of elegance and richness embodied in Rhion’s design taste, and one can always expect progressive pieces of work on his runway that wholly rejects tameness and sameness in approach.

With such highly-applauded collections as “Monroe” and “She Wolf” under his belt, the birth and growth of the Rhion Romany Brand has unleashed an energy of confidence for this promising designer to give the masses a taste of “the refined”.

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To date, his designs have been worn by everyone from America’s Next Top Model’s Bianca Golden to the stage dancers for award-winning Soca Sensation Machel Montano. His creations have graced the runway for audiences such as CreativeTT’s “Masquerade” event in honor of Vogue Italia & HOT Couture in St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. The ЯR brand has now announced a partnership with TRIBE Carnival for an exclusive line of Monday Wear for the 2015-2016 season.

With his next collection “Domina” on the way, his point of view comfortably positions his female clientele in a innovative space for Trinidad & Tobago: armed with the audacity to always be bold, sophisticated and timeless, ready to take on the world.

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Joris Hendrik, a young Belizean, is among the first local fashion designers in his country to be internationally recognized in Belize’s burgeoning world of couture.

He began his studies in architecture, because he knew he had a talent for design and drawing, but soon realized that he could not ignore his passion for all things fashion. In 2010 he left full-time studying at the University to pursue a career in fashion design. This brave move has seen him cultivate his own distinctive and innovative style. His unique creations are in fact inspired by architecture and are bold and ready-to-wear. His work with unconventional materials in his Eco Love line caught national attention early on and landed him a fantastic opportunity to showcase his work to H.R.H. Prince Harry during his visit to Belize in March 2012. Joris Hendrik’s Eco Love gowns are made from alternative materials with a portion of all proceeds being donated to environmental clubs which help preserve the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef system in the World. The Joris Hendrik label comprises of two lines of women’s wear: Joris Hendrik Ready-to-Wear and Eco Love. Both collections represent two differing points-of-view that complement and balance one another. Both are very personal, original and deeply feminine in their expression.

The Design Process is comprised of artistic responsibility and excellence. The Joris Hendrik Collection stresses the importance of the Sustainability Principle.

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The story of esteemed makeup artist and Beauty Consultant Dianne John has been long in coming, but as the old saying goes, ‘nothing happens before its time’. Many are familiar with her noteworthy how-to articles in Guardian Media Ltd’s WomanWise magazine which give advice and tips for creating glamorous wedding looks, achieving diva glam and producing flawless faces. Believe it or not, this stunning woman has been in the business for more than ten years, but her experiences cover more than a lifetime of dedication to her craft.
As John shared her decade-long journey, she recalled leaving the banking industry where she worked for several years as being the watershed moment that began her life change. “I used to work in the Projects and Development department and that called for very long hours,” she explained. “When I had my second child I was not able to give my family the attention they deserved. I remember Miles Monroe saying that God actually gives you a sense of what your purpose is when you are young and if you are misguided, you can actually look back in your teenage years and see what your purpose is.”
Additionally, John was flown to Mexico to attend MAC’s Autumn and Winter Trend Presentation to represent Trinidad and Tobago on invitation from their senior makeup artist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Gisel Cabilo, in August 2012. A serendipitous time indeed, for she was able to showcase herself to the fullest; new opportunities have been pouring in steadily since.
Inspired by Monroe, John decided to leave the banking industry for good and reconcile with her childhood passion of beauty culture. Initially wanting to be an aesthetician, the top notch artist decided to streamline her desire and focused solely on make up artistry. “I always loved make up as a child and I would watch TLC for their makeover shows,” John confessed.
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She then embarked on her training, first at SASHA cosmetics and then under internationally esteemed artist, Ephraim Hunte. More recently, John has refined her craft under the tutelage of Danessa Myricks in the art of contouring and perfecting the skin and later studied airbrushing in Manhattan, Temptu. Things began evolving pretty quickly for John, who at one time called around to various advertising agencies seeking work but was initially unsuccessful. Her break came when CNB Advertising hired her over the phone.
“When I reached the event, they told me I had seven minutes to do the makeup. After I was finished, they were really  impressed and kept hiring me from then on,” she said. A year later, John’s career stabilized and today, she is now the go-to professional where make-up artistry is concerned.
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The esteemed artist has done several international commercials with Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Rum which was directed by The House of Usher Films from Los Angeles, along with local commercials, print and billboards for Bmobile, Carib, Digicel and R.B.C. among others. John has also worked for local television stations, magazines such as Caribbean Belle and Shabeau, Carnival launches and Look Books. She even recalled doing make up for one of President Obama’s officials during his visit to the Summit of the Americas a few years ago.
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 Dianne is the owner of La Cara The Make Up Studio located in Woodbrook, she offers one day glamour workshops for women that are keen on  getting their makeup application right. She also offers a full range of makeup services, professional beauty supplies and brushes.
(First published in T&T Guardian)
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BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN WOMEN

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BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN WOMEN…….

Help us celebrate the strength and beauty of our Caribbean Women! Here is a list of some of the most beautiful and famous Caribbean Women………..

MARISA MAHADEO

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Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2013 finalist.

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MERCEDES LeANZA

 

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Mercedes LeAnza is an American film actress & producer. Born November 12 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. She is of Spanish, Italian, Danish, Venezuelan and Trinidadian descent.

She and friend Sarah Louise Wilson (Actress/ Director / Writer/ Producer) founded their independent film production company Stella Bella Productions. The first film Mercedes LeAnza Produced & Acted with Stella Bella Productions Jelly (film), a John Hughes (filmmaker) themed romantic comedy starring Sarah Louise Wilson.

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SARAH JANE WADDELL

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Sarah Jane Waddell is probably one of the most down-to-earth beauty queens that you’ll ever come across. Her lively spirit, warmth, humility, friendliness, compassion and straightforwardness are commendable.
The 26-year-old accomplished her dream of winning the 2014 Miss Trinidad & Tobago Word competition.In 2012, she participated in local leg of the Miss Universe pageant where she copped the third runner-up spot and was awarded the prize for “Fan Favorite”.

sarah j sarah j 1 sarah j 2sarah sarah j 3A former student of Political Science and Mandarin Chinese, she is also fluent in Spanish. Currently holding the position of Account Executive at Ross Advertising, the professional equestrian also delves in copy writing and social media management. Before the world of advertising, she did work as an event coordinator and was also a strategic communications officer at the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Energy.

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JACKIEMA FLEMMING

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Jackiema was born and raised in Sandy Point on St Kitts Island. Describing herself as ‘Dynamic and optimistic’, she currently works at a bank and is saving up for her future in which she has dual aspirations to either train to become an attorney, or study to be a Dietitians. Aside from her career plans, Jackiema likes to play table tennis, to model, and to sing. She is an avid reader, citing the Harry Potter series as her all time favorites, and when it comes to music, she absolutely loves house music.

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SANYA HUGHES

 

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Sanya, a former Miss Jamaica Universe 2002, was named the “Sexiest Woman Alive for North America and the Caribbean” by Global Beauties, the leading authority on beauty pageants.  She was selected for this honor from a field of 260 candidates.  These candidates were the world’s most beautiful women who competed in Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth during 2002.

Sanya appeared in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), alongside Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.

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