Seychelles’ beauty queen set for Miss World pageant


Ms Furneau talking to members of the press before her departureIn a press conference at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) headquarters, Bel Ombre, before her departure, she said she is more than ready to represent Seychelles at the pageant.

She was speaking in the presence of Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, STB chief executive Elsia Grandcourt and special adviser for culture Raymonde Onezime.

Ms Furneau, together with over 100 contestants, will be spending about a month in China to take part in a series of activities leading up to the pageant.

She said she is positive about the event “as I have much local and international exposure thanks to the STB and other sponsors and all these have given me the baggage and confidence to make Seychelles proud in China”.

She added that her grooming session in Italy -- which included make-up as well as other tips on how to behave and carry herself -- were all great experiences.

The young lady also thanked all sponsors for giving her all the support she needs.
The Miss Seychelles … Another World 2012 also got her wardrobe from Italy with the help of renowned Italian designer Michele Miglionico.

Mr Miglionico is also sponsoring her a floral evening gown which has a fusion of colours representing our culture.

Her traditional dress to be used when taking part in the talent show as part of activities for the pageant is sponsored by Paquerette Lablache of Mangouya Studio.
Another costume – a cocktail dress – has been sponsored by local seamstress and designer Santasha Hoareau.

Mrs Grandcourt said Seychelles is proud to have its own beauty queen taking part in the Miss World contest.

And the STB feels honoured to have rallied behind Sherlyn since she was titled Miss Seychelles and followed her in her preparation for the international pageant.

“Apart from the grooming during the preparation for Miss Seychelles, we went further than this – and for the first time a Miss Seychelles got the chance to go internationally to prepare herself for the Miss World,” said Mrs Grandcourt.

She thanked both local and international sponsors for their support, Mr Miglionico, the Jj Spirit Foundation and the STB staff.

Mrs Grandcourt, who will also be present at the 62nd Miss World beauty pageant, said the sponsors have allowed Sherlyn to get lots of exposure to give her more baggage and confidence.