Miss Caribbean United Kingdom was set up as an event to promote all the different Caribbean countries under one umbrella. The event uses a pageant to promote, educate, inspire and celebrate the historical and cultural impact of the Caribbean within the United Kingdom.
We want to be a vehicle, to assist in bringing the Caribbean and its diaspora within the UK, closer. We want the old and younger generation Caribbean descendants to recognise the influence and impact that the Caribbean Diaspora has had on UK culture and thus, appreciate the importance of retaining the link with their Caribbean heritage.
To facilitate this objective MCUK holds heats across the UK. To date we have held heats and created contacts with communities in; Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool and London.
We want to ensure that this event continues to grow and includes the whole Caribbean community, both here in the UK and Internationally. This is more than just a pageant to us; it is a means to unite around a common cause.
Girls who compete in Beauty Pageants are allowing themselves to be judged and critiqued in front of an audience. Sometimes that audience can be very partisan.
We have placed emphasis on the objectivity of the judging and stressed that they not be influenced by the responses of supporters of a particular girl.
Essentially, we are not looking for just a pretty face, we are looking for a young woman who is able to demonstrate evidence of a far more holistic image of beauty – poise, personality, confidence, grace, knowledge and a personal vision and sense of self-worth.
Miss Caribbean UK Beauty Pageant is “Positively Promoting the Caribbean”