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Angelle A. Cameron reaches semis of Mrs Globe pageant

- captures Most Dynamic Candidate award
Left: Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron with her Most Dynamic Candidate Award won at 2016/17 Miss Globe pageant. Right: ‘Repping’ the Virgin Islands in Hainan, China. Photos: Provided
Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron is a wife of 13 years, mother of three and currently the Operations Project Manager at Harney’s. Photo: Provided
Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron is a wife of 13 years, mother of three and currently the Operations Project Manager at Harney’s. Photo: Provided
Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron proudly displays her cultural wear. Photo: Provided
Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron proudly displays her cultural wear. Photo: Provided
The 20th Mrs Globe pageant was held in Hainan, China from December 1-12, 2016. Photo: Provided
The 20th Mrs Globe pageant was held in Hainan, China from December 1-12, 2016. Photo: Provided
Mrs Angelle A. Cameron during the Evening Wear segment of Mrs Globe 2016. Photo: Provided
Mrs Angelle A. Cameron during the Evening Wear segment of Mrs Globe 2016. Photo: Provided
Swimwear Segment of Mrs Globe 2016. Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron is 2nd from right. Photo: Provided
Swimwear Segment of Mrs Globe 2016. Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron is 2nd from right. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Despite arriving into the pageant two days late and being somewhat a newbie to the pageantry world, the territory’s representative in the recently concluded Mrs Globe pageant in Hainan, China, Mrs BVI Globe Angelle A. Cameron, said she was a real contender to the crown when she made it to the semi-final round, was nominated for four prestigious awards, walking away with one and was even voted # 5 on the top five People’s Choice Awards.

In an exclusive interview with Virgin Islands News Online, Mrs Cameron, who is a wife of 13 years, mother of three and currently the Operations Project Manager at Harneys, said she was pleasantly surprised by her performance.

“It was an exciting journey and I honestly didn’t anticipate that it would be more than just an experience for me. I went there with what little I had with it being the first pageant that I have ever competed in locally and now internationally, so with no experience unlike a lot of the women who were there. It was an amazing experience because I ended up getting into the semi -finals which are the top 30,” she said.

Achievements/ Exposure for VI

Mrs Cameron took the award for the Most Dynamic Candidate and was nominated for three others: Leader for Tomorrow, Most Optimistic and Candidate of the Year.

“That was exciting for me,” she said. “It was a big deal, it opened up platforms for me to speak about the BVI, it opened a lot of doors, and it made me a real contender to the crown,” a pleased Cameron stated.

The delegate left the territory for Hainan, China on November 29, 2016, arrived on December 1 in China and then headed to Hainan, a small island south of the mainland, the next day due to some delays. Mrs BVI Globe returned home on December 13, 2016.

Russia takes the crown

Svetlana Kuznetsova from Belarus was crowned Mrs Globe 2017 and the 1st Runner-Up spot went to Russia, 2nd Runner up – Africa, 3rd Runner up - Oceania and 4th runner up - the Pacific Ocean. The competition was from December 1-12, 2016.

The pageant has been depicted as a celebration of beauty, culture, and charity for women and was founded in 1996.

“The competition was a really big milestone for the Mrs Globe Organisation because they were now celebrating 20 years. As you can imagine they pulled out all the stops and it was awesome for me to be part of the 70 delegates globally that had convened in China just to be a part of this competition,” she continued.

The pageant was judged by Cultural wear, Question and Answer, Swimsuit, Evening Gown, and Charitable Works.

Community projects

According to Mrs Cameron, Women In Need (WIN) BVI is the organisation managing the Mrs BVI Globe group and has adopted the BVI Diabetic Association as its charity of choice.

“So every queen will have to become the voice and to help raise funds for the BVI Diabetic Association. From March until now, that has been my main goal, additionally, I have my own charitable platform of choice which is environmental sustainability,” she noted.

Mrs Cameron informed that part of her work entails highlighting what needs to be done and brainstorming with other members of the eco-friendly VI world, engaging in talks and campaigns and small fundraising initiatives for the BVI Diabetic Association.

“I am very big on trying to get the BVI to a point where we are very conscious of where we are going in the future when it comes to sustaining natural resources, making sure we can sustain ourselves in the event of anything, getting agriculture up where it needs to be, decreasing the amount of non-recyclable items that we import into the territory or perhaps getting a plant in the territory where we can recycle items from neighboring islands and for ourselves. So that is my personal platform,” she pointed out.

Appreciation

Mrs BVI had a few final words: “I'd like to express my sincere appreciation to the entire BVI Community and in particular the following persons, Beautiful by Jasanay, Alivern Harrigan, Akeema Crabbe, Tekeisha Drew, Chic Trends, Kamaal Lettsome, Rosanna Chichester, Hilda Malcolm, Felicia Tongue-Fenton, Hazeem's Hair Store, RTW, Joy Francis, VP Bank, Felice Swapp, The Women of P31 and The Divine Gladiators, ITGO, Hon Marlon Penn, Travel Plan Ltd, and all those who supported me throughout my journey. I am so fortunate to call the best group of islands home, the entire BVI Community supported me on my journey and I have the hundreds of emails, and messages to prove it. I love you BVI and I hope I've made you proud.”

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