New Miss Universe Barbados crowned

Shannon Harris is Miss Universe Barbados 2016.

She beat out 13 fellow delegates to walk away with $115,000 worth of prizes including the coveted $10,000 crown.

Shannon Harris

Jamila Forde is first runner-up, while Christina Yearwood, who also won Miss Congeniality, is second runner-up.

Melanie Thorpe took the award for Miss Photogenic, and Anique Herbert won the People’s Choice award.

39 Responses to New Miss Universe Barbados crowned

  1. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman September 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Congrats. You are all winners

  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince September 17, 2016 at 10:50 pm


  3. Puckerin Joyceline
    Puckerin Joyceline September 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Yeah!!!!!!Congratulations Shannon

  4. Paul Clements
    Paul Clements September 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Wait for it ……

    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke September 17, 2016 at 11:58 pm


    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke September 18, 2016 at 3:02 am

      Aannddddd it has begun.

    • Kevin September 18, 2016 at 10:57 am

      I am nervously waiting for ‘it’ too…..

  5. Pamela Grannum
    Pamela Grannum September 18, 2016 at 12:37 am

    She’s beautiful. Congratulations.

  6. Johnathan September 18, 2016 at 1:14 am

    When are they getting these prizes again??..

  7. Anthony Small
    Anthony Small September 18, 2016 at 1:35 am

    You will never get that prize any how you look beautiful

  8. Adrian Richards
    Adrian Richards September 18, 2016 at 2:28 am

    congrats Shannon

  9. rikard September 18, 2016 at 3:05 am

    It’s a pity that the other contestants don’t look happy around her. Congratulations to the lovely lady, may she do well , going forward.

  10. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 18, 2016 at 4:57 am

    The young lady far right next to the lady in red is Beautiful!

  11. Omiana Miller Angela Miller
    Omiana Miller Angela Miller September 18, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Some of the young ladies in look happy.

  12. seagul September 18, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Straight out a Buckingham…

  13. Phyllis G Wallace
    Phyllis G Wallace September 18, 2016 at 8:49 am

    We have to remember . These pageants are not based on looks alone. A great % is interview questions. You must have someone to represent your country in lots of things other than looks. Since I wasn’t there(wish I was) choice of dress is important too. Red dresses and white are big winners. Stopping right there.

  14. seagul September 18, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Straight out of barbie white land. It’s blatant disrespect of intelligence and identity. This big winner talk is caucasian BS.
    If you don’t know it–you’ve been brain-washed.

  15. Phil September 18, 2016 at 10:12 am

    In all my many years of watching Miss Barbados Beauty pageant shows. This young lady Shannon Harris is by far the most beautiful Miss Barbados to date. Neither Miss Barbados World nor Barbados Universe before her can compare. For the first time ever Barbados will place in an international beauty pageant show. Let me be facetious here and say She is like Rihanna and Obadele, one of her parents or both were born somewhere else. If not then her grandparents. I can think of two other ladies that won the Miss Barbados title that were not born in Barbados. Liz Wadman from Canada, and Roslyn Williams born in Trinidad.

  16. Phil September 18, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Seagul. You should be shame. You black and you choose a name like seagull. A WHITE bird. I’m sure you work for a white owned company.

  17. Sarifa September 18, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Dont you think this stupid nonsense should stop. People are caught up with race creed eyc cut each human being created by God and what colour blood you get RED. All of we come from two people Adam and Eve. So there. She is barbadian end of story. Stop living in the past and get on with present and the future. Its not the outside of man but ehat comes from within. There is wickedness in all. No man is perfect if you think you are go back to the drawing. The only other barbadian to reach the final ten was Linda Fields and she was from arawak descendant.

  18. Petra Holder
    Petra Holder September 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Why all d ppl behaving this way just because of the child’s skin color ooo for heaven’s sake this is 2016 she didn’t only win on looks alone for God’s sake

  19. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham September 18, 2016 at 11:52 am

    they have sent a black girl all these yrs/never won, so a white girl might stand a better chance, it is neither here or there with me,

  20. Damian Hinkson
    Damian Hinkson September 18, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Miss universe supposed to be the best looking woman TO barbados? or the woman most likely to win the miss universe FROM barbados?

  21. Alex Alleyne September 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    MIGHTY GABBY all over again.

  22. Francis September 18, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    How stupid Seagull!!
    In this day and age you are going down that race line??? Seriously?
    Remember Cindy Breakspear? A WHITE MISS JAMAICA WHO WON MISS WORLD????
    she was JAMAICAN this lady is BARBADIAN
    Move on!!

  23. Amber September 18, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    You people should be ashamed of yourselves, if you would have taking the time to follow the competition, you would’ve seen his amazing Shannon was. She is also Barbadian and a pleasant person to be around. I take it that you people were not present last night and could not see for yourselves but choose to judge her character based on her race. You sound silly.

  24. Peter Thompson September 18, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Seagul, it is a sad reality that the only thing that some Black Bajans learned from a painful racist colonial experience is how to turn the tables and be racist toward those who are no longer in power

  25. seagul September 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    The black, white and grey seagul bird’s origin is African and it’ll be better to find something intelligent to say instead of fixating on who I work for. The man I work for is not white or black, his name is JAH. If someone can state that these pageants are not based on looks. Then a few lines on they say red dresses and whites are big winners. I mean for someone to win you over because of the color of a dress is an insult, is it not.

  26. Alex Alleyne September 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    If that was a Black Woman up front and center , most of you would be saying “how half naked she look” , but you find the time to cut “SEAGUL” apart . Everyone have the right to voice his/her opinion.

  27. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed September 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    As long yuh (1) Bajan (birth/descent/ ” legal” immigration), (2) fly the Barbadian Flag high and (3) “do credit to this Nation where ever you go” yuh could be green skinned …..I BACKING YUH…..This lil rock is the adopted mother land to genertions of Blacks, Whites and Indians since 1536…..Blessings to the winner and any body else that mek this LIL ROCK proud!!!!

  28. ch September 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    The racist comments sound ignorant as–she is the winner by their set criteria and she is beautiful.
    Only insecure losers need to attack a young girl making positive strides in her life.
    Congratulations and good luck to Shannon!

  29. A September 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Well I hate to say it but that’s as far as she will make it. Barbados doesn’t get it when it comes to the title of Miss Universe. They need to study the girls from South America and Trinindad before they can have a winner of the title. It’s way more than a skin color and a pretty face!

  30. La verdad September 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    A bundle of garbage it’s BLATANT RACISM ! ! ! I have had white folks ask me how come a white woman is representing Barbados . This is not the first time that Barbados ( Little England ) has had a token white girl up front and center .
    . . . . and black bajans are accepting this ?

  31. La verdad September 18, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    poster ch says

    ” The racist comments sound ignorant as–she is the winner by their set criteria and she is beautiful.
    Only insecure losers need to attack a young girl making positive strides in her life.
    Congratulations and good luck to Shannon!

    To poster ch , you are the one that is insecure if she was black you would never have been on the site saying congratulations.

  32. La verdad September 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm


    Miss Universe (Barbados) Pageant a scam from get go!
    September 18, 2016 11 Comments

    BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — MISS UNIVERSE BARBADOS — Naked, people here in Barbados don’t like to see the truth, but let me tell you some things leading up to the Miss Barbados Universe Pageant and the crowning of THE WHITE WOMAN TO REPRESENT BARBADOS.

    The white girl’s manager, Damien Gooding, was in cahoots with the Barbados Tourism Authority and that Pageant holder. You see Naked, Damien is her manager and he and all his inexperience was giving the summer campaign to shoot for the BTA.

  33. Menace II Babylon September 19, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Listen man, fire bun.

    A white gal to represent a black Akebullan country. Bunch of colonised negroes in here offering congrats. Lightning and thunder for wanna colonised freaks……in love with white supremacy from the pictures in your house to the pagan church you run attend…..Is that the best we got to offer the world. So much sweet darkies in bim……you know what let me hush fore Barbados today bb ban me

    I know you read this, bajans ain’t happy apart from these colonised assimilated fools……run way……. All this neo colonised independence you ah celebrate. We ain’t independent. Allot of unna have no self pride, racial pride, integrity, self worth neither self esteem….. bun her out…..


  34. Really people September 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Let me just say this… first the racist comments are ridiculous …read your books people more that half of barbadian population is mixed race for heaven’s sake…why should we disregard one heritage for another because one dominated one in earlier years of our beginning …history documents Africans sold themselves into slavery …And if not for the so called white man none of you would be able to call yourselves barbadian they brought our ancestors to the island we call home get over yourselves ppl ..this is why the outside world thinks we live in huts and are savages…if we forever snipe at our own just because of skin colour then how can they see us any different.

    As for poster ch you are correct …it is a set criteria for everyoneand Shannon won. I know the girl who came second and they refused to allow her to represent Barbados in any pageants for the mere fact that She a bajan born with a guyanese mom …and she is black Stupse …get of your soap boxes and realise that this is about unifying a country and have the best of the best represent us against the world …so get over slavery already it happened for the love of God …the only people who can oppress us are ourselves.

  35. Marie September 19, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    It is time to stop the nonsense about this black and white. We are all from the same parents, Adam and Eve, so be happy for the young lady and wish her well for the future.


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