Caribbean Princess Kmisha-Victoria
Kmisha humbles herself to the Lord and thanks him for all that heâ€™s done because she knows that it is through him that she is able to showcase her talent to the world.
Kmisha-Victoria N. Counts was raised in the beautiful Island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. This is where she developed her passion for the arts. Her mother, Denise George-Counts was a former Miss US Virgin Islands and professional dancer, so she instilled that foundation in her daughter. Kmisha started her dance training at the age of three at the Virgin Islands Institute of Performing Arts. She then began her vocal training at the age of 8. Kmisha was also an active writer ever since she learned how to write. In fifth grade she began writing fully developed plays such as, her own plot rendition of the comic â€œArchie.â€? During this time period Kmisha-Victoria performed at local ampetheatres, and school talent shows singing, and dancing.
Kmisha-Victoriaâ€™s Professional career started in 9th grade when she, and the other two members of her R&B singing group, scored a gig at the world-renowned Ritz Carlton hotel as cafÃ© entertainment. She began performing very often locally. At age 16, Kmisha-Victoria landed her first solo performance in the largest media based showcase in the Virgin Islands at the time: Start fest. She received standing ovations three out four nights, singing Whitney Houstonâ€™s Rendition of â€œI Will Always Love You.â€? In June of 2003, she was crowned Miss Virgin Islands Hal Jacksonâ€™s Talented Teen and went on to place in the top 5 of the International Hal Jacksonâ€™s Talented Teens Competition.Â Kmisha-Victoria also snagged the title of Miss Caribbean Talented Teen 2003 in St. Kitts where she sang Whitney Houstonâ€™s â€œOne Moment in Timeâ€? for the title.Â Because of her dynamic stage performances she was referred to participate in highly media-based local musicals, where she landed star and leading roles subsequent to audition.
The following school semester of 11th grade was break-time from performing for Kmisha. She was also a scholar, and in April of 2004, she was chosen to represent the Virgin Islands in the National Student Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. for her outstanding demonstration of leadership Qualities. This gave her even more eagerness to bounce back into her game.
In the summer of 2004, Kmisha-Victoria attended the Berklee College of Music Summer Performance Programâ€”an introduction to the schoolâ€™s curriculum. After earning straight Aâ€™s in the program, she flew to New York to perform at the Apollo Theatre where she thrilled the audience and was invited back to perform once again.Â
In September 2004, Kmisha-Victoria won an interscholastic debate between representatives of the schools in the USVI territory. She was then appointed the Junior Commissioner of Tourism for the US Virgin Islands and was sent to represent the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Tourism Organization Youth Congress Held in Aruba.Â
Kmisha-Victoria won title of Virgin Islands Carnival Queen in April 2005, after months of preparation and constant local media attention. It serves as the most popular competition in the district. After Graduating 12th in her class, she received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. In September, she was then appointed Miss American Virgin Islands 2005 and sent to represent the Virgin Islands in the 2005 Miss World Competition Held in Sanya, China. She sashayed with pride as an ambassador of her country, an won the Miss World Talent title, also placing her in the Top 15 of the pageant in which over 110 girls were competing. Returning from college to finish freshman year, she maintained a 3.5 GPA and continued her studies toward earning two degrees in both Music Business Management and Voice Performance.Â
Kmisha-Victoria Counts is no stranger to the stage and has a sincere love for what she does. She humbles herself to the Lord and thanks him for all that heâ€™s done because she knows that it is through him that she is able to showcase her talent to the world. Kmisha is now taking a semester off and relocating in New York City, working on her album, building her network and establishing/enforcing contacts for her aspiring career as a singer/songwriter and executive.
To learn more about Kmisha-Victoria, you can visit www.myspace.com/kvictoriamusic orÂ www.myspace.com/kmishavictoria
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