Sivers having a ballTHE REIGNING MISS BARBADOS USA Natasha Sivers says she fully enjoyed herself in Barbados for the Crop Over season past. (Maurice Giles)
Sat, August 11, 2012 - 12:04 AM
MISS BARBADOS USA NATASHA SIVERS has given the Crop Over festival thumbs up.
Sivers who is in the island on an all-expense paid trip as part of her prize, is a guest of the Barbados Tourism Authority and the Island Inn hotel, said that she has thoroughly enjoyed her stay.
“I had a lot of fun at Crop Over this year. I jumped with Power X Four [and] had a great time,” said the 24-year-old.
Sivers, who was born in the United States to Barbadian parents, won the 2011-2012 Miss Barbados USA pageant held last November at the 31st annual Miss Barbados USA Independence Queen show and ball held in Brooklyn, New York.
This queen who previously lived in Barbados until last August and now resides in Brooklyn, said that she totally enjoyed her reign as queen for the year.
“I enjoyed making a lot of appearances and getting to meet lots of people, it was a lot of hard work but I had a lot of fun,” she added.
Sivers is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and has a Bachelor’s degree in banking and finance and is looking forward to continuing her studies to become a financial advisor. In the meantime she works at R-Steven Legall, the home for funerals.
Sivers who leaves the island on Monday said that this pageant will be the last for her.
“I was in the Fiesta King and Queen competition put on by St Paul’s Anglican Church when I was living in Barbados but I believe that this is my last pageant, she said.
Additionally, she said that she was very impressed with the reception of the pageant.
“It is very popular.A lot of Bajans and non-Bajans attend the show and we have a good time,” she said.
The Miss Barbados USA pageant is produced by Kool Bajan Promotions and is the second longest running United States Caribbean pageant.
It is open to those born in Barbados and living in the United States or those born in the United States to Barbadian parents.
Pageant coordinator Maureen Brian who was also Sivers’ chaperone, is a Barbadian living in New York, has been involved with the show which showcases the music, culture and talent of Barbados since 1981.
This year’s pageant is to be held in November and Sivers revealed that she is “looking forward to passing on the crown to another queen.” (DB)
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