UVI Crowns Two ‘2018 Miss Incredibles’ At Inaugural Event on St. Croix Campus
FREDERIKSTED — Alexandria Wozniak and Mackenzie Gross each walked away crowned Miss Incredible 2018 at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).
The inaugural Miss Incredible Competition was held earlier in March in the Cafetorium on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
Alexandria Wozniak is a junior early childhood education major. She was born in Texas and is attending UVI on the Sheen Campus. Gross, 19, is a sophomore business administration major. She was born in New Jersey and is attending UVI on the Albert A. Sheen Campus.
“Juggling academics, work and pageantry was extremely difficult. Although, I did not think I could win initially, this was definitely a good reward for my hard work,” Wozniak said.
“I feel proud to be named Miss Incredible, which gives me the opportunity to serve as an ambassador for my campus and the University community at large,” she said.
In addition to winning the Miss Incredible crown, Wozniak won best creative introduction, best seventies wear and best intellect which was an accumulation of scores for the introductory speech and question and answer segments.
Also, capturing the crown, Gross claimed the best performing talent as well. Nashalis Gonzalez was named first runner-up having won best break up line and best professional wear. She also won the People’s Choice Award in a Facebook voting contest. Miss Incredible contestant, Tekia Smith, won the categories of Miss popularity, best break-up line, and best business wear.
Each winner received a sash, trophy, a $500 check and an official photoshoot. First runner-up, Gonzalez, received a trophy, sash and a $200 cash prize. All the contestants received a UVI gift bag with UVI Buccaneer apparel, a participation trophy and a UVI Fitness Center Pass for the fall semester.
Gross and Wozniak competed with four other contestants including:
· Tekia Smith- Early childhood education major
· Sierra Rivera – Psychology major
· Aaliyah Parson – Pre-nursing major
· Nashalis Gonzalez – Social work major
The Miss Incredible Competition was hosted by the Office of Student Activities.
Miss Incredible was modeled from a successful Mr. Incredible, also hosted by the Office of Student Activities, according to Kevin Dixon, coordinator of Student Activities.
“After hosting three successful Mr. Incredible competitions, the students requested a Miss Incredible and we responded accordingly, to give the female students a similar platform to showcase their creative talents,” Dixon said.