I am Alicia Gift and I am the reigning Miss St. Peters Big and Beautiful Queen 2019.
My journey to achieving this honour started in 2014 when I entered the
Miss Fabulous Plus Pageant. Unfortunately at I was not successful in that
pageant, as I failed to be placed among the top five (5) contestants that moved forward to the final round. I was left undaunted, and met with the pageant
coordinator to do a post mortem of my performance. Understanding my areas of weakness, I mapped out a plan to manage them and improve my presentation to the judges. In 2015, I reentered the competition and was victorious.
Fast forward now to 2018. Having gained a new confidence, and an understanding
of the attributes that I needed to communicate to the judges, I entered the Miss St. Peter’s Big and Beautiful Pageant and was tied for the first runner up
position. Once again I took a step back at the end of the competition to
reevaluate the potential factors that denied me the crown in this instance.
One year later, I came back and as stated at the beginning of this article, I am now the
reigning Queen. Mine is a story of perseverance, passion and the search for
perfection. These are the things that have led to my success in pageants.
They are also key factors in how I live my life. With everything I pursue,
I put my heart and soul into it.
When I am successful, I celebrate the success and move on to new challenges.
When I am anything less than 100% successful, I take the time to learn
where I may have gone wrong, and improve upon the things over which I have
Participation in the Miss St. Peter’s Big and Beautiful Pageant was a great experience, and I genuinely had fun. It was amazing to be a part of a group of strong,
independent, and competitive women, who all had their eyes on the prize, but
never lost sight of the fact that at its core, the pageant is about fostering love and mutual respect. Although the pageant started off as a small event three years ago,
it has now grown into something that the founders probably never truly
The past queens, Ms. Dalia Smith (2017) and Ms. Francine Edwards (2018)
always made themselves available to support
and coach all of the delegates. This sharing of love ensures that the pageant maintains the family feel, regardless of its
Miss St. Peters Big and
Beautiful Queen 2019.