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Contact: Adhara King


Wednesday,  June 10, 2009   The Cultural Development Foundation (CDF) recently enrolled this years contestants for the National Carnival Queen Pageant in their version of charm school.


Lessons in social graces and exuding confidence are part of the National Pageant Workshop, facilitated by beauty expert Joycie Medrick.


The workshop is designed to help the young ladies discover and develop themselves. The social graces, how to skilfully make the first impressions. Beauty is really a lifestyle, and its important that they understand the concepts and techniques applied. So Im going to be working with them on their total grooming and how best they can project themselves,  said Medrick


The holistic development of character, Ms. Medrick says, is what is most important for the young ladies.


Ms. Medrick notes that too often society overemphasises negatives instead of finding positives and projecting that. At the end of the day, were not grooming persons just for a pageant, but for life. As I mentioned before, it is a lifestyle. Its hard being beautiful and a lot of people dont realize that; so even with them being put together for a couple weeks, it's important for them to understand the process, and why certain things are done, and why certain things are required of them, and how they should follow through, even after the pageant.


Ms. Medrick says a key concept of the workshop is promoting healthy living and eating, since the pageant world has evolved and is no longer about being skinny.

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