Miss Grand Bahama, Tempestt Stubbs arrives Photo: Global Beauties
GlobalBeauties.com - About half of the 23 beauties competing in the 2011 edition of the International Queen of Coffee contest have arrived in Manizales (Caldas), Colombia, to take part in the Fair and the festivities leading up to the final on January 9th. For those who don’t know, the Reinado del Café started in 1952, as one of the main attractions of the Manizales Fair which feature a tremendous variety of events such as concerts, presentations, parades and much more.
How is the Queen chosen?
Unlike other competitions where the contestants are judged solely on stage performance, the international Queen of Coffee must possess knowledge of the origins of coffee, its different kinds, preparation and distribution in her country and in general. Also, the preliminary interview is a key aspect when it comes to choosing the winner. The format is similar to the Señorita Colombia pageant, with pre-events, special awards and even a swimsuit parade in the hotel’s pool.
By Sunday night, about 13 contestants had arrived, while the remaining will be in Manizales by Monday to start the official agenda of activities. Early odds at the moment favor Misses Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Spain and Venezuela. As the pre-events go by, new favorites are sure to emerge. Good luck to all the beauties!
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