Tyler’s ahead of the game!

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Tyler Theo­phane com­peted in the Jaycee’s In­ter­na­tional Queen Show 2017 and Miss Caribbean Cul­ture Queen Pageant 2017 just days apart. Both times she fin­ished first run­ner-up but not with­out putting up a pa­tri­otic fight. This week we got Tyler to share some of her thoughts about pageantry with 2Nite!

2Nite: How did you feel pass­ing on the Na­tional Car­ni­val Queen ti­tle this year?

Tyler: It doesn’t feel like it's over be­cause I'm sure I'll still be do­ing what I did while I had the ti­tle of Car­ni­val Queen.

2Nite: Why do you love pageantry?

Tyler: I love pageantry be­cause I hon­estly be­lieve it has changed my life com­pletely and cre­ated a won­der­ful plat­form for me. My ad­vice to those who doubt the power of pageantry is that you just have to use that plat­form wisely.

2Nite: What ac­tiv­i­ties did you par­tic­i­pate in dur­ing your reign?

Tyler: I vis­ited schools, read to stu­dents, as­sisted with Christ­mas ham­pers, helped raise funds, helped cam­paign­ers for NYC, made ap­pear­ances at dif­fer­ent events, awaited young girls who needed con­sult­ing, helped folks in­ter­ested in pageantry and the great­est of them all, my all girls club.

2Nite: In terms of your par­tic­i­pa­tion in re­gional pageants, how did you feel com­pet­ing against girls who may not have been fa­mil­iar with your home­land or cul­ture?

Tyler: I'm not one who usu­ally gets in­tim­i­dated. I got along with the young ladies from both pageants quite well and even­tu­ally it was like I was speak­ing to ev­ery­day friends. I try to build friend­ships rather than strictly com­pet­ing.

2Nite: Have you de­vel­oped a favourite pageant seg­ment?

Tyler: I can’t deny that I’ve grown to love the swim­suit seg­ment.

2Nite: What is your pageant prepa­ra­tion like?

Tyler: It en­tails lengthy re­hearsals of course. I also have to ded­i­cate time for the gym, stick to my diet, and en­dure some sleep­less nights!

2Nite: What do you do to calm your nerves?

Tyler: It’s sim­ple! I think happy thoughts. I also read notes that my mom and sis­ter wrote me and that re­ally helps me out.

2Nite: If there was one thing you could say to peo­ple who’ve sup­ported you through­out this ex­pe­ri­ence, what would it be?

Tyler: I love pageantry. I love how it makes me feel and how it al­lows me to be my­self. I do it be­cause it al­lows me to put my skills and knowl­edge to good use. I am ex­tremely proud of be­ing the pageant girl I am. Thank you Saint Lu­cia for al­low­ing me to rep­re­sent you.

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