The Costa Rica Sims 3rd Anniversary was a month of phenomenal and spectacular events. New friendships were formed, the Opera House received a make over, Tiny’s took over and a new Ms Costa Rica Sims was crowned. This being my first ever anniversary with Costa Rica, it’s safe to say my head was spinning with so much going on. Let’s go over the winners of some of the wonderful contests that took place.
A Lady’s Dream contest which was aimed at our beautiful female residents, brought one lucky lady a spectacular new wardrobe selection from the fabulous female designers in our shopping districts. The winner was to write the names of every single female designer in our commercial regions. The lucky winner was Krisxsee Ronas and will receive over L$20,000 in cash and apparel. Way to go Krisxsee!! We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at some events sporting your new wardrobe!
The other anxiously awaited contest was the “Most Beautiful Parcel”. As you know we have the most amazing parcels in Costa Rica Sims. Our residents take great pride in their land and attention to detail. The resident with the most beautiful parcel was Dixiesweet28 Twine and received a L$10,000 cash prize plus a home by renowned builder Barnesworth Anubis, who judged the contest along with last year’s winner, WK Ganesvoort. I got a few words from Dixie about her winning.
What was the inspiration for your parcel design?
First and foremost, I have to say thanks to Maurice Messmer for doing such a great job on the landscaping. I am from the Caribbean so I wanted to bring that feel and look to Isla Chira. The house I bought from Painter Designs, I liked the look of it and the design was great and it fits perfect. Took me a little awhile to decorate but I got it done. Hehe and I love it.
How does it feel to be the winner from approx 18 entries?
I am very happy! It was a very big surprise since I was not expecting to win. The day before the result, I was hanging with David Jupiter and I was telling him I am not going to win and he said ‘You are.’ We kept going back and forth for a couple of minutes until I gave up and said Okay. I would like to thank the judges for picking my place. Thank you!
How did you discover Costa Rica Sims?
I actually found it in search. The first place I went to was the rainforest but never knew it was an actual community until my friend David Jupiter showed me around and I fell in love with Costa Rica Sims. He also was the one that took me to Isla Chira and it was on sale. I had no intension of buying but the longer we sat there and talked about all the different things to do and all of the community and people I just know I had to live here and I think I bought it the next day. I really love living in Costa Rica and what I like the most for a shopaholic like me, the shops are just a boat ride away LOL.
What do you like to do for fun at Costa Rica?
Is there anything not to do in Costa Rica hehehe. I like doing everything. Going surfing, sailing, boat racing with friends. There are so much more to name. Let’s just say in Costa Rica Sims, I am never bored because there is always something to do and everything here to do is fun!
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Dixie has said that she will likely enter the Parcel contest next year as well with a new design, so don’t waste time. Get working on your parcel ðŸ˜€
And finally, we come to the creme de la creme, the PiÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance. The Miss Costa Rica Sims 2011 Pageant. Oh yes I’ve been waiting to tell you about this. Let me just say that Lag, despite trying to ruin the event and crush our spirits, LAG DID NOT WIN. We hung in there and made it to the end. Anyone who journeyed to the Opera House that day will tell you the crashing was amazing. I think there was a bookie at the entrance taking bets, not sure what kind of odds we were getting ðŸ˜€
The audience kept coming back with each restart, and looking at the map, a swarm of green and yellow dots waiting at the edge for the sim to come back up. Everyone looked glamourous in their finery. The ladies backstage had to have the worst of it. There was probably more rocket launching that day than NASA has ever done. Despite the difficulties, Giancarlo captained that ship and steered us toward safety. I am terribly sorry I was not able to get photos of the casual outfits the ladies wore. It was hard just getting the ones I had. The final part of the event, the contestants wore formals from Angel Dessous and were asked questions by the judge they selected.
Finally it was time for the final two to be announced and Miss Costa Rica Sims 2010 Nisa Constantine took the stage to pass the torch. She shared a few words with us.
“One year ago, I was crowned Miss Costa Rica Sims 2010 and given the great honor of representing the best residential sim in all of SecondLife and its many wonderful residents. I was and still am appreciative of, and humbled by, the love and support I was shown by my friends and neighbors during my reign. All that I have accomplished during the last year would not have been possible were it not for them. Though my reign as Miss Costa Rica 2010 has come to an end, my work for and dedication to Costa Rica will continue for as long as they will have me. Thank you, and I love you all.”
Such a class act. We love you too Nisa! At long last the final two were called, Candylicious Forster and Reign Congrejo. They took their places alongside Nisa center stage and everyone held their breath as the runner up was named. Miss Candylicious Forster! As runner up she will serve in the event that the winner cannot. Miss Reign Congrejo had won Miss Costa Rica Sims 2011!
Thunderous applause filled the newly designed Opera House and as Reign accepted and quickly and expertly adjusted her crown and jewels, she took her first of many walks to come on the runway. Perhaps it is best to show you her answer to the questions posed by Mr Virtual World 2010 Mikey Batriani.
MB: Costa Rica Sims is home for many residents, each with their own path and choice in how they participate within Second Life. Are you a good role model?
“Mikey, I would have to say yes I am. I first understand that you have to not just associate with people but you must connect with them on a level that they are comfortable. Many people come to me to talk as they say I am a calming force. I listen and never judge. I want the best and will strive to bring out the best in everyone that I meet. I want to be remembered for my works of helping and playing as a team. A good role model helps, does not judge and is always a humble soul and gracious pathway of light. Thank you.”
We look forward to a wonderful year with Reign as Miss Costa Rica Sims and she will now compete as a finalist in the Ms Virtual World 2011 Pageant as a representative of Costa Rica Sims! Congratulations Reign!
As people filed out of the Opera House in search of a place to stretch their legs and maybe have a drink, the after party was just kicking off. This had to be at least five o’clock slt by now. And more people turned up for that than you might think. I think we just needed to cut loose after the long day. The finalists, having freshened up and changed joined us with live music from Joaquin, who reminded me a bit of Lenny Kravitz with a dash of Jimi Hendrix. Delicious combination ðŸ˜‰ After that it was time for Dexter Ihnen’s funky tunes and the party rocked on.
I’m listing all the winners of the Anniversary contests here so you can congratulate them accordingly ðŸ˜€
Miss Costa Rica Sims 2011 – Reign Congrejo
CRSP Top Model Female of Year – Imani Enzo
CRSP Top Male Model of Year – Mikey Batriani
Most Beautiful Parcel Winner – dixiesweet28 Twine
A Ladiesâ€™ Dream Contest Winner – Krisxsee Ronas
A Tiny Affair – Suga Hunniton Best Female Tiny and Iwasko Carminucci Best Male Tiny
Bunneh Hunt – Aaliyah Munro, Colleen Bracken & Brendan Macarthur