Shoe Rehab celebrates its Queen of Gros Islet, Chelsea Joseph
An epitome of strength, unique character, personality, beauty and dance are words narrating the story of the 2015 Miss Queen of Gros Islet, Miss Shoe Rehab Chelsea Joseph.
Chelsea’s quest for broadening her knowledge and education has always been great. After attaining nine CXC passes and two additional awards for Theatre Arts (Dance) and House Captain at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, she enrolled at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College where she achieved an associate degree in Business Administration in 2014.
Chelsea, who has a great passion for dance, currently holds the position of Assistant Dance Coordinator with the CAM Dance Troupe. Her dream is to one day become a certified accountant and a professional dance choreographer to inject the passion and technique she has acquired thus far and impact this knowledge to the younger generation.
A contestant at the 2014 Miss Independence, Chelsea captured the 2nd runner-up award, and articulates that this experience fuelled her desire to compete in the Miss Queen of Gros Islet pageant.
20-year-old Chelsea, who resides in and represented the community of Corinth, was sponsored by Shoe Rehab and competed against four other contestants in the Miss Queen of Gros Islet pageant on Saturday 29th August, 2015 at the Sandals Grande Resort.
After a stellar performance, Chelsea won the awards for Miss Popularity Online, Most Tickets Sold, Best in Costume and Best Interview. For her win as Miss Queen of Gros Islet, Chelsea received the coveted crown and sash along with several prizes and a $16,000 scholarship fund to Monroe College.
Owner of Shoe Rehab Mandisa Morrison stated: “The company is more than just a shoe repair and enhancement shop, it is also a company that is keen on social responsibility and youth development which is evident in the number of young workers employed who have been given the opportunity to nurture their ideas and develop their skills within the company.”
Shoe Rehab recently hosted a “Back to School Shoe Drive” to provide children in need around the island with footwear to start their upcoming school term.
When asked about her willingness to be a sponsor for a contestant in this year’s pageant, Miss Morrison commented that she “immediately jumped on the offer” and thanked organizer Jan Dupal for the opportunity. The owner said she “became eager to help Chelsea in any way possible after meeting her and recognizing her warm and humble personality, how driven she was and her desire to partake in the competition.”
Chelsea’s means of keeping strong, firm and motivated is by anchoring herself with words by Martha Graham - “Great dancers are great not because of technique; they are great because of their passion.”
Shoe Rehab will be celebrating Chelsea’s win and upcoming education journey with her in the coming weeks by hosting various promotions and activities for the public.
The management and staff of Shoe Rehab congratulate the 2015 Miss Queen of Gros Islet, Miss Shoe Rehab Chelsea Joseph, as well as her chaperone Francheska Solomon, pageant organizer Jan Dupal and the Queen of Gros Islet pageant committee.