Sunday, August 1, 2010

Costa Maya Kicks Off with Noche San Pedrana

The long awaited Costa Maya Festivities kicked off in fine island fashion with the annual Noche San Pedrana held last night. Hosted by the San Pedro Lion's Club for the third consecutive year, the Lion's put out the welcome mat for La Reina de la Costa Maya Pagaent Contestants and the San Pedro community joined in greeting the young ladies to the Isla Bonita for a night of entertainment, dinner, fashion and dance.

The evening began with an address by reigning Costa Maya Queen 2010, Maritza Rivas.
One by one the Pageant Contestants were escorted to the stage and introduced to the applauding crowd.

Miss Belize, Liliana Mia Nuñez

Miss Nicaragua, Claudia Alejandra Trejos Gadea

Miss Guatemala, Gabriela Asturias

Miss Costa Rica, Krysia Ortiz Campos

Miss Honduras, Nicole Yaret Hawit

Miss Mexico, Priscilla Pastrana Lopez

Miss Panama, Yosibell Sánchez Espino

Miss El Salvador, Diana Ingrid Martinez Pineda

The Contestants, with Costa Maya Queen 2010 (center) and flanked by Miss San Pedro Lion's Club, Alexis Guerro (far left) and Miss San Pedro Rachelle Badillo (far right)

San Pedro Lion's Club President, Melanie Paz, extended a warm greeting to the Contestants.
The crowd was then treated to a fashion show where several clothing stores and boutiques on the Island showcased their designs. beautifully modeled by the Contestants.

After dance performances by the San Pedro Dance Company the crowd enjoyed a delicious dinner of roasted chicken with all the trimmings.

After dinner Rompe Raja provided jammin' music where Contestants got to dance with the crown and mingle.

Before the night ended the ladies were given a gift from the San Pedro Lion's Club, a very appropriate beach towel with the map of Belize on it!

Be sure to attend the much anticipated La Reina de la Costa Maya Pageant this Thursday night!