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Elisa Thomas Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2014-2015

Congratulations to Elisa Thomas who was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2014-2015 at the 34th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition on April 12, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. Shanice Wilson, 24, was the first runner-up, and Sheresia Gumbs, 20, was the second runner-up. Kimberlee Donovan, 21, was named Miss Popularity. Wilson was named Miss Photogenic, and Gumbs received the title of Miss Congeniality.

In addition to winning the Miss UVI crown, Thomas, 20, won Most Intellectual Speaker, Best Performing Talent, Best Business Wear, Best Ambassadorial Presentation and Best Evening Wear. She will receive a full-year UVI scholarship, which includes tuition, room and board. Thomas will make an appearance on the WVWI Radio One program “Out to Lunch” with Tom Boatwright, at noon on Monday, April 21.

A photo of the new queen and more information is available from a news release in the Media Section of the UVI website – – and from this direct link. Additional photos from the competition are featured on the UVI Facebook page –