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Miss Barbados ‘lacking support’

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Miss Barbados World national franchise holder Leah Marville said they have seen an improved performance by Barbados over the years in the Miss World competition even though they have not done as well as some of the other Caribbean Islands.
The former Miss Barbados World representative told the WEEKEND NATION after the selection of the eight delegates at the Starcom Network that they have seen the potential of Miss Barbados World contestants year in and year out and Barbados could always be better, but that would come with support from the Government and corporate Barbados.
“That’s what we would like to see happen, where the Government and corporate Barbados put their effort and their support behind the Miss Barbados World franchise because we cannot do it on our own.
“We have to do it as a nation and today, I am appealing for support. Miss World recognizes that and that’s why Jamaica, Trinidad and Dominica Republic have been able to do well,” Marville said.  
She added that the response from the public had always been good but there was always room for improvement.
“The young ladies you see today are a bit raw and unrefined, but we intend to work hard with them and remodel them into ambassadors for Barbados and also better citizens through our developmental programme.
“However, there is always hope for Barbados and we are pleased with what we have seen so far,” Marville said.
The public was encouraged to visit the website at or official Facebook page missbarbadosworldonline to get more information.
To afford the girls more exposure to the public before the final competition, there will be a pre-judging bikini competition and pre-talent judging. (ML)