Miss Seychelles Camila Estico goes through to Miss World talent competition quarterfinals
Camila Estico performs a contemporary dance mixed with elements of the traditional Creole 'Moutya' dance for the Miss World talent competition (Kreol Magazine)
(Seychelles News Agency) - The reigning Miss Seychelles, Camila Estico, has gone through to the quarterfinals of the Miss World talent competition. With less than a week to go, the Creole beauty from the archipelago of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean has been selected out of 94 contestants to make up the most talented list.
Camila showed off her dancing skills in a high-spirited dance that mixed elements of contemporary dance and traditional Seychellois Moutya, choreographed by Seychellois choreographer and dance instructor Joel Rose from the National School of Dance.
Dressed in a flowing yellow skirt and brightly-coloured blouse, Camila let her bare feet do the talking, Seychelles-style, to the beat of Jany de Letourdi song ‘Tanbour’.
For her outstanding performance, Camila was selected by the longstanding chairperson of the Miss World beauty pageant, Julia Morley, to perform at the Miss World Friends and Family Gala Dinner at the Tower Bridge Hotel in London.
Miss Seychelles joins Scotland, the United States, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Montenegro, Spain, Gibralta, Lithuania, Canada and the Czech Republic in the battle to decide which beauty queen is the most talented of all.
|A beaming Miss Seychelles stands out among her fellow Miss World talent competition contestants (Kreol Magazine) Photo license: All Rights Reserved|
With only three days left until the final Miss World ceremony in which just one lucky lady out of 122 delegates will lift the coveted tiara and become recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful women, the pressure is now on in earnest for Camila to look and feel her best.
Hopes are slowly rising in the tiny island nation of 90,000 inhabitants that this year’s Miss Seychelles will stand out as a real contender for the crown. The confident and cheerful 23-year-old business studies student is the embodiment of the Miss World slogan of ‘beauty with a purpose’.
Aside from her striking looks, drop-dead gorgeous smile and sunny disposition, Camila is a firm believer in making a real difference for her country.
Her beauty with a purpose project, called ‘Back to Basics’, which is aimed at encouraging people to eat healthier food, is targeting three local families for a period of eight weeks. Camila feels the outcome of the project is a deserving one.
“I think it is a strong project because as you know obesity is not only an epidemic in the Seychelles but it is an epidemic worldwide and I think as a small population, Seychelles has all the potential of becoming a healthier nation if we all come together,” she told SNA.
Miss World 2014 will be broadcast live across the world on Sunday, December 14 from 14:30 to 17:00 GMT (18:30 to 21:00 local time).