Screen_Shot_2014-07-31_at_8.00.31_PMAnd while Fiesta Rama is scheduled to kick off tomorrow night, another grand activity that Orange Walkenos are looking forward to is the Reina De La Costa Maya Pageant set for Thursday night. The pageant marks the official opening of the International Costa Maya Festival 2014 held in San Pedro La Isla Bonita from the 7th to the 9th of August. Today, as organizers prepared for the event, the participants for the pageant arrived in the island, including Belize’s delegate Grisel Carballo. Grisel, who is from Orange Walk, is no stranger to international pageants as she was named Miss Diosa Maya 2013. Today we caught with Carballo as she prepared to head out to San Pedro and asked her about her participation in the pageant.

Grisel Carballo- Belize’s Delegate, Reina De La Costa Maya

“I was selected by Mrs. Enriquez, she is the director of Belize Pageants, she contacted me and based on my experience being in an international pageant which I won “Miss Diosa Maya International” last year she said that I would qualify to represent Belize in this International Pageant which is “Reina De La costa Maya 2014” what basically I’ll be doing is representing my country once again in which I am very proud and excited and what Belizeans can expect is that I am bringing my “A” game again and Mrs. Nopal has trained me along with Gabriel Garcia, they have taught me many things and based on my experience being in an international pageant I have learnt my weaknesses and my strengths and I think that that is helping me as an individual to represent my country not only for myself but the people which is my Mayan heritage.”

And since she has taken part and won an international pageant, Carballo believes she has a good chance of winning the pageant.

Grisel Carballo- Belize’s Delegate, Reina De La Costa Maya

“The advantage that I have this year is that I am one of the first direct descendant of the Mayas who will be representing on stage, I will not be going only as a beauty ambassador but I am going as a cultural ambassador, the passion on trying to preserve and promote and protect my Mayan cultures very dear to my heart and I believe that that is what I am going to bring on stage. I would like to thank my sponsors and without them this would not have been possible; thank you everyone who have been supporting me whether it is through positive comments on Facebook, on the street, word of mouth s I really appreciate my supporters, my friends, my family, the Rotaract club of Orange Walk, all those persons that will be going on Thursday, which is in August 7th in San Pedro.”

We wish Carballo the best of luck in the pageant.

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