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Miss Barbados with a purpose

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Miss Barbados with a purpose

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The launch of the Miss Barbados World 2013 pageant took place last weekend at the Barbados Concord Experience.
The eight delegates vying for the title were officially introduced to an audience including loved ones, sponsors, media and past title holders: Natalie Griffith (2008), Leah Marville (2009), Taisha Carrington (2011) and reigning queen Marielle Wilkie.
After an opening dance routine, each contestant took to the stage to introduce herself and explain what the term Beauty With A Purpose means to her. Each contestant also announced the personal charitable project she would undertake for the year. Beauty With A Purpose is the title of the Miss World registered charity that raises money and participates in humanitarian projects around the world.
According to organizers, this year’s pageant – which has as its theme The Tale Of A Swan – will highlight the journey of eight unpolished dames on the quest to become a queen. At the end they will all blossom but only one will be crowned the beautiful swan.
Franchise holder Leah Marville added that over the next three months leading up to the night of the competition, the contestants would be “groomed and shaped while being reassured of the qualities they have which make them unique”. (AN)