Cover girl Alana back in Barbados
BARBADIAN COVERGIRL ALANA Herbert received a warm welcome when she returned home on Saturday afternoon
Once she touched down at the Grantley Adams International Airport the 22-year old who is set to grace the cover of the Toronto Carnival Guide was greeted by family, friends, Terry “Mexican” Arthur who ushered her in with his drum and Keith Browne of the Barbados Manufacturers Association, who presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a gift box.
Herbert recently defeated about 26 other beauties in an online voting competition to become the face of the Canadian carnival magazine.
The competition ran for about three weeks and by the time it ended, Herbert had amassed 4 862 ahead of her closest competitor Rina, who got 4 713.
A total of 150 000 copies of the magazine are expected to be printed and distributed in that country.
The 2017 Toronto Carnival Guide cover girl Alana Herbert accepting her bouquet and gifts from Keith Browne of the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association.
At the airport, Browne congratulated her on the win.
“We always like to be able to support talent and give back to those who represent Barbados in a positive way,” he said.
She was swept away via limousine to attend a cocktail reception which was held at Lucky Horseshoe Bagatelle, St Thomas.
During the reception, several of her close relatives and friends congratulated her on the win and shared heartfelt stories of she has impacted their lives.
She later thanked them and the rest of Barbados for their support during the competition.
“I can’t believe still I won it honestly; because I was a bit nervous coming onto the last days.
“It was between myself and one other contestant and my friends were congratulating me before the time even ended… but I’m just happy about all the support I got from Barbados,” she said.
The magazine is expected to hit shelves ahead of Toronto’s Caribana Festival. (TG)