World Class Kings Magazine would like to welcome amazing King, Pierce St
Lawrence Mr United Nations World 2017
Full name: Pierce St. Orvil Lawrence
Title/Year: Mr. United Nations World 2017
Pageant System: United Nations Pageant
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Hobbies: Performing Arts, Volunteerism, Travelling
Platform: Youth Empowerment Through Education and Health
Years competed: 2017
Countries visited: Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America
Likes: Singing, Public Speaking, Teaching, Experiencing new things and
meeting new people
Dislikes: Unproductive conversation
World Class Kings Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
Hello Everyone, the name is Pierce St Lawrence a jovial, charismatic, down to earth, sincere and goal-oriented individual who ailes from the beautify island of Jamaica. I am a Science teacher by profession in particular Biology and Chemistry at the Secondary level, who currently holds a BSc. In Science Education and is currently reading for a MEd. In Educational Leadership and Management. Apart from the academia side of me, I am a performer and so I have an innate passion for the performing arts. I have been told I am an excellent singer and I’m growing to believe that, also love to dance and
have tried my skills in acting.
World Class Kings Magazine: Why did you chose to compete in Mr United
I have always had a passion for charity and volunteerism, basically anything that would allow me to give back in a meaningful way to society. I did my research and say that through the United Nations Pageant I could do this whilst building myself in a professional way whilst empowering myself in becoming a more well-rounded, self aware and confident individual. I went ahead and seized the opportunity to apply and a few months after, here I am!
World Class Kings Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system
please tell us what is it about?
The United Nations Pageant been conceptualized as a prestigious international event, bringing together representatives from a wide range of communities and cultures from all over the Globe; from the world’s most culturally diverse states, the pageant provides delegates with the opportunity to share common values and foster international friendship and understanding. The pageant’s principal objective is to identify and showcase the world’s best tourism cause ambassadors; those who have the skills,
talents and personalities best suited to promote their respective countries in the furtherance of tourism, international goodwill and cultural harmony. Apart from a strong emphasis on goodwill tourism protection programs and destinations promotion.
World Class Kings Magazine: What were you being judged on during the
The judging is divided into sections:
Pageantry Component: in which persons are scored based on their sportswear, high fashion, costumes and formal wear; your walk and stage presence.
Interview Component: which deals with how well you present yourself as an individual and promote your causes and your brand.
Charity Component: which zooms in on charity work that is being done by each contestant in promoting the welfare of others.
World Class Kings Magazine: It was an 8 day competition tell us about some
of your favorite days.
Oh that’s an easy one, definitely the Cook-off, talent show and Grand Coronation.
The cook-off which was held at the Balmagie Primary School was an awesome experience! Not only did I get to experience the different cultural cuisines from the other contestants but also we tried and went on accomplish to do the impossible by feeding the entire school of 700 kids. Just to see the smiles on the face of the children, brought joy and warmth to my heart. The talent show was another highlight of my week; reason being I got to show off the performing arts side.
And the Grand Coronation was that night when all my hard work came into play and I got the true feeling a friendship and family that I gained from interacting with the other contestants over the week.
World Class Kings Magazine: Pageant is not only about competing its about
making life long friends.
I met some awesome persons during the week and prior to the Pageant. Persons like Douglas Green (Mr. United Nations 2017) and Rodain Richardson (Mr. Teen United Nations 2017) who have become like my brothers! Persons who assisted me in getting things done and providing support one way or another, Mr. Leon Williams, Neiko Wilson, Winston Lowe (my creative director), Andrew Gordon, Christal Thomas (Ms. Caribbean United Nations), Diana Bikker (Mrs. Tourism United Nations 2017) among
many others! All person whom I have now come to know and appreciate as lifelong friends.
World Class Kings Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
Well this was my first pageant, and I must say I was quite an experience. I love trying and experiencing new things and pageantry was never something I saw myself doing. But, building a brand and an image is about putting yourself out there, daring to try new thing that can build you into being a better person, and I saw that possible in doing this pageant.
World Class Kings Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
Apart from those thing pertaining to academia and work related achievements, for me placing in the top 2 for the Mr. United Nations Pageant was one of my biggest achievements for the year thus far.
World Class Kings Magazine: What are some of the appearances that you’ve
I recently made an appearance on the program ‘CVM at Sunrise’ on CVM Television here in Jamaica as well I have been featured in one of the world’s premier Magazine, your very own World Class Kings Magazine. This is accompanied with other exposures through social media and other public platforms.
World Class Kings Magazine: Tell us about your evening wear?
I decided to go for simplicity for this look. It was a tailored black suit, white shirt and a red tie.
World Class Kings Magazine: Tell us about your costume?
Now for this my Creative Director and I decided to go all out, as creativity is a driving force behind my culture. The look was a Bandana themed shirt with a Bandana and white overcoat and white pants. The overcoat was a transformable piece and when released, the front became wings with the paintings of Usain Bolt (Jamaican Sports Icon) and Bob Marley (Jamaican Music legend) and the back became a train with the painting of the Humming Bird (Jamaica’s National Bird)
World Class Kings Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other
My charisma and charm definitely and I’ve been told my warm and humble personality.
World Class Kings Magazine: How did it feel to hear your name as the
Hearing my name being called for the Mr. United Nations World 2017 title was truly a heart-warming and humbling experience for me. I was elated just to have reached that point and humbled to share that moment with Douglas Green, it was just an awesome experience!
World Class Kings Magazine: What does the stole symbolizes to you?
It symbolizes being an agent of change, being a role model, a leader, a band ambassador, and an individual who will promote the welfare of the whole human race.
World Class Kings Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a King?
For me it’s like the mantra of the United Nations Pageant, For the Glamour, For the Purpose, For the World. Being I king I will stand for those core values and the foundation upon which this title was bestowed upon me to be a catalyst promoting those things which will forever lead to the advancement of others.
World Class Kings Magazine: What are your plans for 2017/18 as a King?
Education and Youth Empowerment:
I hope to continue doing project with the Agents of Change Charity in reaching out to those ‘forgotten’ communities in offering avenues by which children from these communities can be afforded quality educational opportunities even if it’s not within a formal setting. I hope to that with adequate sponsorship and implementation, the WE’LL RISE INITIATIVE can be implemented within our High school systems that will see our Children taking a stand against bullying and providing emotional and social support for those persons who have suffered from the effects of these anti-progressive practices.
World Class Kings Magazine: Who would you recommend the pageant to?
Everyone, big, small, short or tall; anyone who would like a platform for to promote themselves as a brand and more importantly those activities that they are doing in the helping other.
World Class Kings Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
For that I’ll just borrow a few lines from the song ‘I was here’ by Beyonce:
I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time…..
I wanna say I lived each day, until I die,
And know that meant something in somebody’s life,
The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave,
That I made a difference, and this world will see……
World Class Kings Magazine would like to say thank you to Pierce St
Lawrence Mr United Nations World 2017 for this amazing interview!