Kenicha Narcisse is the newest Mrs. Haiti International. She’s absolutely beautiful and she uses the same determination that made her a pageant queen as a trait to guide her in other aspects of her life. Lean in and listen as she discusses the beauty pageant, self-image and her crowning.
Kreyolicious: What made you enter the Mrs. International pageant?
I was Miss Port-au-Prince International last year, and I was placed First Runner-Up. After I got married in July, I wanted to continue being a voice for my brothers and sisters who are victims and survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect as well as continuing to compete in pageants. This is why I entered Haiti International Pageants as a Mrs. this year.
Kreyolicious: Based on what you know so far, what advice would you give to a little sister figure about how to make it through life?
My advice to everyone is knowing the purpose of your presence in this world. We all are here on this earth to do wonderful things. You are going to find friends and families that will not believe in your dreams, always doubting you and as well dragging your name in dirt but you knowing who you are, what you represent and why you are here on earth is how you’re going to make it. Most importantly believe in yourself and have faith in God because he knows your destiny and never give up on nothing.
Kreyolicious: Some young women shun close friendships with other women. Your thoughts?
Nowadays, a lot of friendships are ending because there’s no communication between the friends and people believe everything they hear from others and most of the times it’s someone that’s jealous of the friendship that’s spreading rumors. My thoughts on friendships ending is that person never valued the friendship and the friendship did not mean anything to you or them.
Kreyolicious: Have you ever been made to feel like you weren’t good enough or pretty enough?
Since I came to the United States, I’ve always been fighting to be accepted by others. English is my second language and according to others I still have my accent. I’ve been made fun of the way I talk and the fact that I am Haitian. It wasn’t till I started meeting with my school counselor I knew that I can’t let others get the best of me and have their words define who I am. I found out in my high school years that if I kept getting mad and show others how badly their words affect me, it was never going to stop. They were going to continue to call me names if I gave them the reactions they were looking for and that was the same for some of my family members.
Kreyolicious: These days, when do you feel the most beautiful?
I feel the most beautiful when I am around children’s and they have a huge smile on their face. It melts my heart.
This concludes PART I of the interview with Kenicha Narcisse, the 2017 Mrs. Haiti International. Watch out for PART II. Meanwhile…
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