St.Kitts Rooted USVI Miss Universe Contestant Esonica Veira

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 21, 2017 –Esonica Veira is representing  the US Virgin Islands at the Miss Universe pageant this wek in Las Vegas.

The 28-year-old  daughter of St.Kitts parents Veira has been a top model in St. Thomas since nine years of age, beginning with the Roses and Champagne Agency.

She has participated in many other fashion events including the Face of Shabeau in Barbados, winning the coveted cover model spot, and the Caribbean Fashion Week Catwalk held annually in the Virgin Islands.


She is participating in the preliminary events for Miss Universe and preparing for the Finals which will be held on November 26th, at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. The 66th Miss Universe Pageant will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday and features the most women competing for the title in pageant history.

Steve Harvey and Ashley Graham are hosting, while Fergie and Rachel Platten will perform.

Ms. Veira’s present journey can be followed on the Miss Universe US Virgin Islands FaceBook page. Persons can also vote for her on this FaceBook page and the Miss Universe website. The show will be aired on FOX Television.

Once she sets a goal for herself, she does not allow anything to prevent her from accomplishing that goal. She was born on June 8, 1989 on the island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands to her parents, Carlene Woods and Essington Veira both from St. Kitts, but who now reside in St. Thomas.

Mother of Esonica Ms Carlene Woods at a picturesque Kennedy Simmonds Highway overlooking the tourist belt of Frigate Bay in St.Kitts

She is also the granddaughter of the late Maurice and Helen Woods of Bird Rock and the late Clarice Matthew of Middle Island and Lockhart Street. H

Esonica and her Mom Carlene Woods

er uncle is Michael Woods who presently resides at Bird Rock. Although she is the youngest of four sisters and two brothers, she is her mother’s only child.

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