Ten embark on journey towards Miss Universe crown

Miss Universe Barbados 2017 contestants gathered at Gun Hill Signal Station in St George Friday night for the Yello Dazzle Mix and Mingle Cocktail.

The ten hopefuls displayed poise and class and left a lasting impression on the guests in attendance.

Miss Universe Barbados 2016, Shannon Harris, was also in attendance and had some words of advice for the girls as the competition date draws closer.

“Just persist, be very, very determined and be prepared not to sleep,” Harris said.

Public Relations Officer for Miss Universe Barbados, Gaynelle Marshall told Barbados TODAY that the team was elated with Harris’ success during her tenure.

The brand was successfully relaunched in 2016 after ten years and Marshall said that the goal this year is to work harder on producing an elite group of young ladies who would be stellar representatives for Barbados.

“We are not going to throw you in the ocean and tell you to swim but we are definitely encouraging you to know who you are,” she said.

As the contestants prepare to grace the stage on Saturday night in the designs of Lucy Liu Creations, Marshall encouraged them to remember the lifelong lessons they would have learnt throughout the competition.

“Ultimately, the crown is the goal but what about the lessons you learnt along the way? Don’t throw those lessons out of the door, don’t diminish their value,” Marshall said.

8 Responses to Ten embark on journey towards Miss Universe crown

  1. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 10, 2017 at 6:13 am

    So why the kid in the pic?

    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes September 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

      If it is a shot for promotion the kid should not be there. Better find one while competing just saying. 🙂

  2. Jennifer September 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I would pay big bucks to see an authentic African beauty contest. The entry criteria :- all candidates MUST have authenticity.

    • Ernesta Catlyn September 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Explain Jennifer

  3. Jennifer September 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

    That lady holding that wine goblet is georgeous. You should be in that competition.

  4. Alex Alleyne September 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    WHERE ARE THE “BLACK” WOMWN in this thing ????????.

    • Jennifer September 11, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Well spotted, Alex. All modified for the European stage/market. Talk about a lost identity.

  5. Alex Alleyne September 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    WOMEN, WOMEN, WOMEN………BLACK…..nowhere to be seen.


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