Miss Barbados UK crowned
VICTORIA SMALL, 23, was crowned Miss Barbados UK in a lavish ceremony at Bush Hall in West London two Saturdays ago.
The announcement was greeted with loud chants and cheers from the supportive crowd.
When asked her reaction on winning, she said with tear-filled eyes, “unbelievable”.
Seven ladies took part in the finals. First runner-up was Sophia Mackay and second runner-up was Marika Kinch. The contest was the first one to be held in Britain.
(From left) Marika Kinch, Victoria Small and Sophia Mackay
Promoters Cinco Amour’s managing director, Shakira Hamblin, said that they wanted to create an opportunity for ladies aged 17 to 30 of Barbadian citizenship or descent to raise awareness of Barbadian culture and history within Britain. She congratulated all seven finalists. (TR)