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The long awaited Queen of the Jewel Miss Belize Beauty Pageant has come and gone and with it gone are the expectations of hundreds, if not thousands, of San Pedro fans who were riding along with Scarleth Delgado and Anna Haylock. Annlyn Apolonio of Belize City was crowned as the Next Miss Belize on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

After months of preparations by organizers of the pageant and by fans of our San Pedrana girls, the entire Belizean public got a chance to enjoy, appraise, compliment and critique the first production of Queen of the Jewel, The Next Miss Belize, now under the direction of Ms. Opal Enriquez.

The spectacle was held at the Bliss Center for the performing arts and while in the past the Miss Belize Pageants were held to a packed Belize City Center, the Bliss was not filled to capacity. But the stage was beautiful, the girls all spectacular, the costumes top notch, the emcees okay, and the stage managers up to good timing and standards. The pageant could have had more entertaining performances, though.

The pageant had its standard opening dance, cultural, swimsuit and evening gown competitions were the ladies shined bright and beautiful. In the end the winners were Annlyn Apolonio first place of Belize City, first runner up Miss Tyler Savery of Dangriga and third place Cricel Castillo of Belize City.

Two of the fan’s favorite candidates as witnessed by the thunderous applause and greetings, Miss Castillo and Miss Delgado were awarded third and fourth places respectively- a fairly heavy disappointment for a lot of fans. But the judges had their say, or so it seemed.  One aspect of the show that raised eyebrows was the fact that the emcees never announced the panel of tabulators who play a vital role for transparency and accountability in any pageant worldwide.  But although not announced, the pageant organizer confirmed the services of Infotel Accounting of Belize City as responsible for the tabulating of the scores. The team was lead by William Moguel, Assistant General Manager of Infotel.

It was a good pageant enjoyed by fans in house and at home but there are still some questions in the minds of some. Text votes, the fashion show held in San Pedro and preliminary judging by the panel of judges were announced to have a strong percentile influence for pageant night, but it was then announced that those were completely disqualified.

We would like to congratulate the two lovely girls who won first and second place as well as all the girls who gave their hearts out to the audience.  As for Scarleth who was in the top five, she was charming and exquisite and certainly did not disappoint any one of her fans; she also won the most text votes.  Ana was similarly a glowing and vivacious girl and we know she belonged in the top five too.

“I would love to humbly THANK my family, friends, supporters for their unending support,” wrote Scarleth Delgado on her Facebook page. “It was a privilege to have been able to represent my little town! I feel thoroughly BLESSED! Congratulations to Annlynn Apolonio and all the beautiful delegates!”

  The first Ever Queen of the Jewel Pageant certainly deserves our congratulations for all the hard work, but is advised to smoothen out the wrinkles for future events.  Congratulations to the new Miss Belize Annlyn Apolonio!

Prize Winnings: Each delegate has received three dresses from RH Creation, her competition swimsuit from Swimbay Swimwear.

The top five finalists (Annalyn Apolonio, Tyler Savery, Cricel Castillo, Scarleth Delgado and Krista Cruz) will be representing Belize in one of five contracted international pageants. They will receive full public, pageant and modeling representation by Queen of the Jewel LTD which includes her flight, accommodations, wardrobe provided by RH Creation, swimwear provided by Swimbay Swimwear.

Miss Belize wins: One year full public, pageant and modeling representation by Queen of the Jewel LTD., a full spa vacation for two nights, including treatments, overnight accommodations, and all meals from Maruba Resort, a helicopter tour for four from Astrum Helicopters, her full international wardrobe from RH Creations, full swimwear wardrobe from Swimbay swimwear, airfare and accommodations to represent Belize internationally, Gold Plated 100% Swavraski Crystal Crown. More prizes are still to come.

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Dorian Nuñez

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    This clearly shows that this pageant cannot rank any world pageant...Mr. Malik and Ms. Opal are very disorganized and i would believe that they own this pageant for the money and for the exposer they get for both themselves and not for the "QUEEN OF THE JEWEL"....The Miss San Pedro Pageant RANKS higher in place when it comes to PROFESSIONALISM AND HONESTY, which the queen of the jewel didn't have....I knew that from the very beginning a San Pedrana could not take that crown!!!! It has always been the Same in this country for everything they hate San Pedro! Please Post this Ambergris Today. It is not Fair and I mean it from the bottom of my heart....That's why Belize never makes it on top 20.

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    This pageant was a disaster! It had no entertainment, no class, no nothing. Miss San Pedro and Miss Costa Maya pageant by far is more organized and more credible than Miss Belize. I saw the pageant live in Belize and it was BORING! No entertainment...... NADA!

    The people from the city have to learn one thing...... MANNERS! They were yelling all kinds of rude words to those girls on stage. I would love to see THEM on a two piece on stage. RESPECT! That is why Belize doesn’t go anywhere. Belize City people have to learn to care for one another and be united. When the girls made mistakes it was San Pedro that cheered on! They didn’t want the other girls to look bad for their girl to shine! On the other hand the city people laughed and made rude comments. Shame on them! We are all Belizeans!

    As for the top two girls….. I think it was a set up. I don’t want to say anything bad about the girls because it is not easy to be on stage with all eyes on you. But Miss Castillo and Miss Delgado clearly were the top contestants for Miss Belize. They were the ones that took the stage and worked it.

    Opal get your act together. You need to learn a lot more about pageantry. You need to put the tabulators up front where they can be seen.

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    Congratulations to Scarleth & Ana for an outstanding job! No comments on the Pagaent Committee Yell

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    i really!!!! really!! thought scarleth had this in the bag. really did.. she did such a great job and was natural in everything she did. she did so great. but then again this is the way it goes. it sucks but like i told scarleth.. "dont stop here, you got massive potential girl!"... As for anna.. she did amazing as well and i do honestly believe she belonged in the top five as well. I think the fifth place spot should have gone to someone else that deserved it. like ANNA! anyway. i give my two cents. in my eyes scarleth is the winner and i wish to see her go many places as she has a natural talent for pageantry. i hope she considers costa maya next year.

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    text votes and fashion show disqualified??? sounds fishy to say the least.

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    Fashion Show disqualified???? At the miss universe pageant thats what makes you a finalist and Scar won that by far....The queen of the Jewel should show the results cause the whole country is concern....

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