Ramon’s Village, the official resort of the Miss Costa Maya Pageant, was host to the eight contestants of the upcoming Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant for Noche Tropical, on a special night that gave island residents a glimpse of what to expect on pageant night, Thursday, August 1, 2013, the commencement of the Costa Maya Festival.
The evening’s entertainment featured the eight beauty delegates modeling island clothing from the Ramon’s Village boutique and that of Moondancer, both sponsors of the pageant. The resort went all out this year by constructing a runway coming off their pier and setting up a complete catwalk for the audience to enjoy.
The contestants also showcased cultural clothing from their respective countries, describing their colorful costumes and educating the audience of their significance to their country’s culture. In between fashion segments, entertainment was provided by bellydancer Maryposa who also had the opportunity to teach the contestants some belly dancing moves at the end of the fashion show.
Prior to the Noche Tropical showcase, the eight contestants were wine and dined at Fido’s Restaurant on Thursday where they were handed their official sash and at Elvi’s Kitchen on Saturday where they enjoyed the culinary cultural experience of the world famous Maya Buffet. After a weekend of fun in the sun, this week the contestants concentrate on practicing for Pageant night, August 1, as it kicks off the Costa Maya Festival on Thursday.
Miss Nicaragua -Ariadna Melendez
Miss Guatemala -Andrea Morales
Miss Belize -Destinee Arnold
Fido's Restaurant hosted the Costa Maya Delegates
Costa Maya Delegates with Miss Elvia Staines at Elvi's Kitchen