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at International Miss Hawaiian Tropic  Finals

Las Vegas, Nevada - May , 2005 - Prestigious sun care provider Hawaiian
Tropic celebrated the 22nd Annual Miss Hawaiian Tropic® International
Pageant Finals at the lavish Las Vegas, Nevada Treasure Island Hotel and
Casino from April 28th through May 2nd, 2005. The high-energy and
sophisticated surroundings extended by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
served proved an ideal backdrop for the pageant activities.

Miss Hawaiian Tropic SXM, Cecile Benoit, referred to by the media as "the
long lanky athletic intellectual school teacher " was selected over 97
contestants and won a coveted modeling CONTRACT plus a substantial cash
award.  "Her internal and external qualities are what made Cecile a standout
winner and ideal person to represent our well as her charismatic
personality and professionalism," the sponsor stated. Cecile will go on to
represent Saint Martin and Hawaiian Tropic throughout the year, across the
Caribbean and United States. Additionally, she has received countless
promotional opportunities and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

Ninety-seven gorgeous contestants from across the globe made it an
intriguing night filled with beauty and grace signifying the theme, "Women
of the World". The contestants competed during the pageant finale, which
took place on May 2nd, and was hosted by NSYNC's own Joey Fatone. Held in
the exquisite Mystere Theater, the festivities were filmed by Bennett
Productions, Inc. and St Martins own local station SXMTV 6 for an upcoming
one-hour televised special that will broadcast nationally in the summer of

'I am very proud that Hawaiian Tropic was able to spot the potential in
Cecile to represent Saint Martin in such a prestigious, high profile,
international event. She is an excellent role model for both her students
and for women in general, proving, once again, that beauty and brains can
co-exist.gracefully!" explained Barbara "Lady B" Warren, pageant organizer.

"Thank-you to all the St. Martin sponsors who contributed to my 'dream come
true' including a special 'thanks' to Marlene, ACTE III Boutique in Marigot,
who graciously supplied the beautiful evening gown I wore, as well as to
Vincent Beauverlet, Litoral Brasil Swimwear, who donated the much applauded
swim suits," stated Cecile.

Sponsors of the Miss Hawaiian Tropic® International Pageant Finals presented
promotional contracts and other prizes to selected contestants.
International-sponsors representing the USA in Las Vegas included:
Anheuser-Busch, Noxzema Bikini , Daytona Harley-Davidson, Raymond Weil
Watches Dollar-Rent-A-Car , Jewels of Beverly Hills Bennett Productions,  E
& J Gallo Wineries, EarthCam telecommunications , Eclipse Television and
Sports Marketing, Hawaiian Tropic Apparel, Joe Boxer, Treasure Island Hotel
and Casino and Yamaha Watercraft Group.

"Congratulations to Miss Panama City, Panama, who was crowned as the 22nd
Annual Miss Hawaiian Tropic® International Pageant Queen," continued Lady B.
The top four runners-up in consecutive order are: Sydney, Australia, Dallas,
Texas; South Korea; and Cork, Ireland.

*For more information on Pageant events and future marketing opportunities
for the next Miss Hawaiian Tropic SXM Pageants in 2006 please contact
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