Published On: Wed, Feb 27th, 2013

“Sugar” Makes History In Curaçao

SugarWILLEMSTAD – Curaçao is a country blessed with talented youngsters from international baseball players to opera singers.

This occasion, Ruënna “Sugar” Mercelina is a rising motion picture sensation, captivating audiences across the Dutch Caribbean.

The girl wrote history after being the youngest person in the national pageant history of her island (Curaçao), to achieve more titles and the most accumulated distinctions on the international scene.

She impacted the island with her amazing performance in the Carnival season, and got elected as Curaçao’s Tourism Queen 2013, the most Dynamic Queen, Best Carnival Queen Show, Best Trainers, Most Popular Queen, Most Impacting Queen, and the Carnival Queen’s first runner up.

She was also the one who inducted the 2013 Curaçao’s Grand Carnival Parades.

Graceful, sweet, fierce and elegant are a few words used to describe her diverse nature, both on screen and off. In Guatemala, the Minister of Culture once called her the Ebony Goddess. She was the title-holder of Miss Teenager Curaçao and won the Miss Teenager Congeniality award of the largest teenage pageant in the world, Miss Teenager Universe, she is also former finalist and best evening wear winner of the Miss Caraïbes Hibiscus.

Currently she is juggling her final year as a student at the College of the Dutch Caribbean, majoring in Marketing & Public Relations. Sugar, accomplishes to become a local trending topic on Twitter on January 19th and 20th according while her Facebook catapults over the 1.000 fans.

As an ambassador to the island of Curaçao, she served in neighbor island Aruba together with Venezuelan celebrities Leonardo Villalobos of “Super Sabado Sensacional” and actress Carolina Perpetuo, as judge for the Aruba’s 59th Carnival Queen and 19th Mrs. Carnival Queen.

Sugar hopes to continue her acting career and, one day, obtain a Miss World or Miss Universe crown for her country. She desires to serve as an inspirational role model to young people across the world, encouraging them to pursue their dreams with passion, focus and respect. Her role models are her grandmothers, mother, (who she attributes her talent, perseverance and beauty), Tyra Banks, and Anne-Marie Braafheid (the former Miss Curaçao 1968/ Miss Universe 1969 First Runner-Up and the first dark skinned woman to attain a high position in the Miss Universe contest).

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