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Miss Barbados World Crowning

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Miss Barbados World Crowning

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Tomorrow, eight beautiful and talented Barbadian women will be competing for the title of Miss Barbados World 2014 and one will go on to represent Barbados at the Miss World Pageant in London later this year.

The Capita Financial Miss Barbados World 2014 Coronation Show will be attended by the reigning Miss World Megan Young and the president of the Miss World Pageant, Julia Morley. Megan Young represented the Philippines last year at the Miss World Pageant held in Bali, Indonesia.That same year Barbados was represented by its reigning queen, Regina Ramjit.

Miss Barbados World franchise holder Leah Marville says she is “especially pleased and honoured to have Morley and the reigning Miss World attend the grand coronation show on Saturday”.

According to Marville, “this is an excellent opportunity for international exposure for the island and admits that it has been a dream of hers to have Barbados host the international dignitaries one year”.

The eight young women who have bravely stepped up to the challenge and who are vying for the title are Zoe Trotman, Danielle Dottin, Juanita Rock, Emilomo Akpevwiehor, Shakela Bellamy, Samantha Gittens, Sharika Stanford and Melanie Mark.

For the past three months these eight contestants have been undergoing personal training in several areas. Additionally, each contestant has already launched her own personal charity initiative as part of the competition’s Beauty With A Purpose and have worked in partnership with Variety the Children’s Charity to raise funds and awareness in relation to several areas of need.

Already winners have been selected for the three pre-judging competitions: Emilomo Akpevwiehor nabbed the bikini and fitness competitions, with Zoe Trotman winning the talent competition.

Regarding the growth of the pageant under her charge, Marville says the competition has grown significantly and the support from sponsors has increased each year. Each year the competition continues to engage the interest of more and more young women who recognise the pageant as an opportunity for personal development and exposure.

The coronation show promises to be an entertaining and elegant affair with dress code black tie. Jazz vocalist Samantha Gooden and band will be performing at the event, which starts at 7 p.m. (NS/PR)