|Caribbean Dancehall Queen 2013 winner.....Ms Carlishia Philips who represented St Maarten in Martinque|
1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
My name is Carlishia Philips, most people call me Cali and on stage I’m Known as “Kalalisha” the dancer!
2)What words best describe you as a person?
Hard worker, Natural, Energy, Patient but Determined.
3)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman if yes/no why?
I most definitely do! I’m all about enhances femininity. Being a woman has not always been easy; we didn’t have the respect as we do now. So instead of losing that respect by being vulgar or being the shadow of men, we should work on gaining more respect and do more positive stuff. We are only limited to what we put our minds to, but if we think BIG we will Do Big and succeed more as women.
4)There are so many dancers like yourself what makes you different from all the rest?
Two words Raw and Passion!! It’s just a raw gift I was blessed with and through out my life the passion has grown tremendously!
5)What perfume are you wearing as we speak?
Lady GaGa Fame…….
I actually wasn't supposed to compete. The night before I got a call from my good friend and manager Melisa Boasman telling me I have to fly out the next morning to compete, because the dancer that had to compete fell out last minute.. I was nervous but I was like “what the heck, let’s do this”
7)What do you think made you win winning the hearts of the judges?
I stayed true to myself as a dancer. I could have been like other dance hall dancers and just go on my head, dash out or split all over the place. But I showed the judges that I have the ability and kills to DANCE. After all, it is a dancing competition.
|St Maarten is only 37 square miles but will continue to shine......St.Maarten Has Great Talent|
8)Now that you have won this what's next for Ms Philips?
My calendar has been full ever since. From performances through out the Caribbean and shooting of videos. Right now along with my team we’ll working on my YouTube channel so the world can see my work.
9)Where do you learn your latest dancehall steps?
Different Video Clips on YouTube and TwinCity
10)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
Tom Ford, Stella McCartney or Alexander McQueen
11)If you was given 1 ticket to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?
Africa!!! Back to my roots, I love nature and naturalness..
12)Who are your 3 best friends you would ride and die for?
Without a doubt my brother Lester, and ma 2 girls Rieke and Jen
13)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
Fashion police new blog is totally awesome (blonde girl’s voice) lol… Love it! Not only is an awesome blog but it is manage by one of our very St. Maarteners. Someone who many look to, weather it is locally or internationally….
They can check me out on
FACEBOOK “ Carlishia Dhq Kalalishia Philips.
E-MAIL : email@example.com
15)What would you say is your best assets?
My drive, my personality and the will to always learn more.
16)What are your thoughts on women dancing dancehall very sexually and performing sexual acts?
Now being apart of the dancehall society, my main goal is changing image of dancehall. Reminding the world that dancehall is not all about dashing out or soft porn. It’s a form of art!! Especially for my female dancers out there, we can be sexy BUT I have to know how far to take it. Besides being able to dance “sexy” we got to be respected as women. I look up to group such as “UNIK DANCERZ, BLAZING CREW and much more who have been on the same road, I’m heading to now… Changing that image!
A 55 gallon aquarium over my bed with sharks in it! (Super sexy huh)
In 8 years time I should have already help made a difference in the dancing community, especially for my island.
Every bit of dancing I enjoy. The music, the feeling, the energy the audience participation…. Just everything!
|St Maarten is crowned Ms Caribbean Dancehall queen 2013.....St Maarten has great talent|
20)What doors have open for you since winning this contest?
Everyone knows me as a dancer; I've been doing this practically all my life. I've had my hands on many door knobs but since this competition I've build that extra confident to now open those doors and see what’s on the other side. Since that completion I've perform with dancers from Martinique, Guadeloupe. Did some commercials and there’s much more performances/workshop to experience and to be done.
21)What do you think of men who teaches women how to walk?
Men in general have a better fashion sense than females. I expect nothing but a “Diva” when being thought by a male teacher.
Never give up no matter what, even when it seems to get scary or difficult. I always say “If your goal doesn't scare you just a little bit it isn't BIG ENOUGH”
23)What's the hardest thing about being a dancer?
Having an injury, and knowing that you may not be able to perform right away L
They were all proud, excited and felt well represented. I would walk the street and random people would walk up to me and say congratulation, keeping moving forward.
No! I had no clue what so ever. Seeing my completion had me a bit nervous but I every time I set foot on that stage I act as if I was the “baddest” around. Lol People always say never under estimate you competition but I tell people never underestimate yourself. Rise above the occasion…
26)Any last words for our many blog readers world wide?
They say “the sky is the limit” but I say “aim for the universe, beyond the skies”
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