The San Pedro Town Council and the Miss San Pedro Committee would like to inform the general public on the resignation of Miss Marisha Jemel Thompson as Miss San Pedro 2016-2017, as of June 12, 2017.
Miss Thompson communicated with the MSP Committee her intentions of her resignation in which she expressed that she would not be able to fulfill her duties as the island’s goodwill ambassador, mainly due to her relocation, as well as other personal matters.
Miss Thompson is now residing in the district of Cayo, which is a violation of the Miss San Pedro Regulations, as the reigning Miss San Pedro MUST be residing full time in San Pedro Town. This regulation is exempted ONLY if the reigning Miss San Pedro is away pursuing educational activities.
In the light of Miss Thompson’s resignation, it is the nature of the first runner up to step up and continue with the responsibilities as the island’s goodwill ambassador, Miss San Pedro 2016-2017.
Miss Lisandra Novelo, Miss Ramon’s Village Resort, won the first runner up title during the Miss San Pedro 2016 pageant on August 27th of 2016.
The San Pedro Town Council and the Miss San Pedro Committee have informed Miss Lisandra and her Mother, Ms. Vicky Marin, and both have graciously accepted that Miss Lisandra will continue the reign of Miss San Pedro 2016-2017. The San Pedro Town Council along with the MSP Committee have also pledged their full commitment to Miss Lisandra throughout her reign.
The San Pedro Town Council and the Miss San Pedro Committee are aware that the resignation of Miss Thompson is an unfortunate situation, and a first in the history of Miss San Pedro; however, they are grateful to Miss Thompson for her nine months of service and express their best wishes to Miss Marisha Thompson on her future endeavors.
In closing, the San Pedro Town Council and the Miss San Pedro Committee congratulate Miss Lisandra Novelo as the new reigning Miss San Pedro 2016-2017, and hope that the community of San Pedro blesses her with their full support and enthusiasm.
In the meantime, the Miss San Pedro Pageant committee has commenced the search for contestants for this year's pageant: