Fifteen-year-old Pressel Jean Camacho was crowned as the 2014 Liberation Queen after outselling three other candidates for the most number of tickets.
Camacho is a junior at Kagman High School. She is the daughter of Pressciardo M. Camacho and Elsie C. Fejeran.
Camacho said she felt honored after being named the 2014 Liberation Queen.
“I hope to keep my promise and help the community in many ways possible,” she said.
According to Camacho, Liberation Day means “the day when people celebrate peace and freedom from when they opened the gates of Camp Susupe.”
Pressciardo Camacho told Saipan Tribune that he is very proud of his daughter for becoming the 2014 Liberation Queen.
“I am excited and happy for her hard work and I am very proud of her and hope that she does a great job for this year as Liberation Queen,” Pressciardo Camacho said.
In an earlier interview with Saipan Tribune, Pressel Jean Camacho said that if she were the governor of the CNMI she would not pass the casino law as the island is meant for beaches, family enjoyment, and culture—not casino entertainment.
Camacho said it was her dream to become a Liberation Queen candidate but she never expected to be crowned Liberation Queen.
Pressel Jean Camacho said her inspiration is Saipan Mayor’s Office staff Tina Concepcion, who would always tell her when she was still a little girl to join the Liberation Queen candidates.
Camacho’s advocacy is to help the community by cleaning the environment and helping the public in whatever needs to be done to improve the island.
2013 Liberation Queen Nicole Sablan said she hopes the 2014 royal court realizes how blessed they truly are.
“Every young girl dreams of becoming a princess. Today, you are royalty. It has been a joyful journey to serve my home,” Sablan said, adding that being Liberation Queen has been a great gift.
The rest of the 2014 royal court are Desiree Crisostomo, 20, who is the 2014 royal princess; Rita Doca, 19, who is the 2014 first princess; and Gilitinon Ramangmou, 18, who is the 2014 second princess.
According to Saipan Mayor Marian Deleon Guerrero Tudela, the 2014 Liberation Queen and her royal court are deserving of their awards because of the great personality they all have.
Tudela said the role of Camacho and the runner-ups would be to represent the CNMI in various events, functions, and hopefully visit other places outside the CNMI.
Joan Aquino, 2014 Liberation Queen committee chair, said she is proud of Camacho and the rest of the royal court for their hard work and dedication.
The 2014 royal court will be participating in today’s Liberation Day Parade along Beach Road.