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Miss Universe Barbados prizes delivered

The 14 ladies in the 2016 Miss Universe Barbados pageant received their prizes in an intimate setting wednesday night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

Queen Shannon Harris received her $105 000 in prizes, three nights after winning the $10 000 crown in the same location. Her prizes included a smart phone from FLOW, an all-expense paid trip to New York, tickets for two on British Airways, a custom-made Michael Costello dress, five custom-made pieces from designer Wayne Smith, 15 pieces from Pink Lemonade, and designer luggage from Cave Shepherd.

Miss Universe Barbados receiving some of her prizes from FLOW’s marketing manager Marilyn Sealy.

Miss Universe Barbados receiving some of her prizes from FLOW’s marketing manager Marilyn Sealy.

First runner-up Jamila Forde; second runner-up Christina Yearwood, who was judged; Miss Congeniality; People’s Choice Anique Herbert; and Miss Photogenic Melanie Thorpe also got their rewards.

Others who did not place in the top three, but were deserving of special mention, also received prizes: Julia Trotman, for Most Improved and the lady who most surprised the Miss Universe Barbados committee; Danae Braithwaite who received a prize for Most Committed, as she took two buses daily to get to rehearsals; and Ukweli Wilson who was awarded for having the fiercest walk.

Most Committed Danea Brathwaithe receiving her prize from chaperone Zhane Padmore.

Most Committed Danea Brathwaithe receiving her prize from chaperone Zhane Padmore.

The lady with the fiercest walk, Ukweli Wilson, receiving her prize from Natasha Morgan.

The lady with the fiercest walk, Ukweli Wilson, receiving her prize from Natasha Morgan.

They were all also gifted with custom pieces from Cultured by Zhane and designer slippers from Cave Shepherd.

National Director of the Miss Universe Barbados franchise, Brian Greene, explained that the prizes were presented in front of the media in order to remain as transparent as possible.

Following the ceremony, the ladies, their families and sponsors then mingled with each other officially for the last time.

14 Responses to Miss Universe Barbados prizes delivered

  1. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham September 23, 2016 at 8:36 am

    wow that was quick, most competitions takes weeks, hahhaha

  2. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler September 23, 2016 at 8:43 am

    So you got Michael Costello & Wayne Smith to make custom dresses for the winner in three days, unbelievable.

  3. Dan Rm
    Dan Rm September 23, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Wow how did they make the custom fit dresses so quickly after the winner was announced??

  4. Pam Fazio
    Pam Fazio September 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Maybe the dresses are on order..stop thinking the worst.maybe in gift certificate form.

  5. Phyllis G Wallace
    Phyllis G Wallace September 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Good job ladies. Proud of your accomplishments. The rest of the nay sayers are driving me to drink and loose my religion.

  6. Francis September 23, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Frank Fowler man you too negative
    Just CHILL

  7. La verdad September 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    What are you asking Frank Fowler to chill for ? bajans always talk about how bad racism is in the U S A and now it is hitting them right between the eyes ( and has been for years )
    bajans seem to think that is the norm . No wonder the other Islanders call you all ” stupid bajans “.

  8. seagul September 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    From television shows to commercials to magazine advertisements to celebrity culture, mainstream media has a big influence on how we understand beauty in the western world. It’s an impossible standard for any naturally beautiful African woman to live up to. Combine those messages with the toxic idea that only white women are beautiful (so it’s my skin color that’s wrong, not the limited selection of foundation colors), and you can understand how damaging the beauty industry is for women of color.
    It’s not just skin color – we also learn that so-called “attractive” eyes, hair, noses and ….

  9. Phil September 23, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Bajans claim Rihanna but she got more Guyanese in she than she got Bajan. but she got fame and nuff nuff money that is wehy those radio personalities does suck up .. People like C. R. and R.C. asnd the former manager that got he own radio station. V.F. and even D. J. All of them suck up to her and her children music.

    • Not Understanding September 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Phil- I’m not understanding you at all. How could a young lady BORN IN BARBADOS AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL TO A BARBADIAN FATHER be more Guyanese than Barbadian? Her mother was born in Guyana- but she lives in Barbados- and is a Barbadian as well- what planet are you from dude? When Rihanna opens her mouth do you hear a Guyanese accent? I sit and wonder- especially reading some of these IGNORANT statements directed at the winner- yes the WINNER of Miss Barbados- wait- Bajans turning STUPID? I am BLACK- and I see NOTHING WRONG with a white Bajan winning a pageant! Furthermore- we have sent black women to these pageants for YEARS- and I never saw any white Bajans complaining! Racism goes both ways- if we as black people shut out white Bajans then we can’t complain when they shut us out- the young lady won- let her go and represent the country- and SUPPORT HER- what you people are doing is demotivating that young lady who then has to go to MISS UNIVERSE and represent BARBADOS. Do you understand the damage you’re doing to her confidence? Stop focussing on going on blogs pulling each other down and spend more time working together to get Barbados back to where it once was- a nation on the verge of Developed Nation status- work on that!

  10. Ivana Cardinale September 23, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Seagul again with his or her racism (we don’t know Seagul sex because for some reason can’t give the real name which is a coward thing to do). Who defines beauty? YOU? Who defines nationality? YOU? Who defines race? YOU? Then you are GOD. The original peoples of Barbados were killed by your British friends Seagul, the rest we are all imported

  11. Alex Alleyne September 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    As expected, this winner will not be left out there waiting for that “large” sum of money. So yeah it had to be QUICK.

  12. heidenburgh lim September 25, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Wow, so fast giving of prices, congratulations ladies and to the new miss universe Barbados 2016, welcome to my country Philippines, I am sure you’ll be in top 16, I saw your video in YouTube your smart,regal and kind, so I am one of your fans here,in Philippines,mhuwaaa.mabuhay!


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