Very nasty rumors are circulating around town that Yakarelis Hernandez has been stripped of her title as Miss San Pedro 2011-2012. Chatter on the street from foul mouths and even malicious websites are stating that Miss San Pedro has been ‘derelict in her duties’ and has been asked to hand back her crown and monies/prizes won at the Miss San Pedro Pageant.
“Clearly this is misconstrued information that has been posted online and spread as bad rumors,” commented San Pedro Town Administrator Patty Tillett who is in charge of the Miss San Pedro Pageant Committee at the moment.
Mrs. Tillett confirmed to Ambergris Today that Miss San Pedro Yakarelis Hernandez has not broken any rules or done anything wrong to be stripped of her title. Being a recent graduate of San Pedro High School, upon winning the title, Yakarelis had indicated that she would take a year off from her interest in furthering her studies abroad in order to honor her duties as Miss San Pedro. But most recently an opportunity arose where Yakarelis and her family have made the decision for her to commence her studies abroad, immediately. Yakaralis is currently out of the country.
According to Tillett, Yakarelis’ pursuit of her studies away from San Pedro merits no stripping of her title as Miss San Pedro and she has been doing great in representing San Pedro as our beauty ambassador. A decision as to what the Miss San Pedro Committee will take towards Yakarelis’ absence will be decided this week once the committee meets. The obvious decision should be for the first runner up of the pageant to assume the responsibilities of Miss San Pedro during her absence. Ambergris Today will keep its readers posted as we expect an official press release on the decision made by the committee.