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Kimberly Herbert is first Miss Earth BVI

- Power outage stalled pageant for hours
The first Miss Earth BVI is Kimberly Herbert. Photo: VINO
The three contestants of this year's first ever Miss Earth BVI pageant. From left: Miss Shona Rogers, Miss Kimberly Herbert and Miss Jaidene Webb. Photo: VINO
The three contestants of this year's first ever Miss Earth BVI pageant. From left: Miss Shona Rogers, Miss Kimberly Herbert and Miss Jaidene Webb. Photo: VINO
Contestant #1 and Miss Air/First Runner up, Jaidene Webb in her winning swimsuit done by Mr Derrick Alphonso. Photo: VINO
Contestant #1 and Miss Air/First Runner up, Jaidene Webb in her winning swimsuit done by Mr Derrick Alphonso. Photo: VINO
Miss Earth BVI 2013 Kimberly Herbert uring the Cultural Wear segment. Photo: VINO
Miss Earth BVI 2013 Kimberly Herbert uring the Cultural Wear segment. Photo: VINO
Second runner up/Miss Water, Shona Rogers' Evening Wear was the best in the audience's opinion but that prize was more deserving by the queen, according to the judges. Supporters also felt that Miss Rogers should have won the prize for Miss poise. Photo: VINO
Second runner up/Miss Water, Shona Rogers' Evening Wear was the best in the audience's opinion but that prize was more deserving by the queen, according to the judges. Supporters also felt that Miss Rogers should have won the prize for Miss poise. Photo: VINO
The contestants were serenaded by 'Humble Eye'. Photo: VINO
The contestants were serenaded by 'Humble Eye'. Photo: VINO
FISH BAY, Tortola, VI – The first ever Miss Earth BVI pageant was held last night, July 14, 2013 at Paragon Hall and saw contestant #3 Miss Kimberly Herbert walking away with the crown as well as a wealth of experience, $5000 and other prizes and gifts.

The saying ‘if anything can go wrong it will at the worst possible time’ was very applicable last night as the pageant got underway approximately 45 minutes after its scheduled starting time, then down came the heavy rain and with it the electricity was cut.

At that stage, Miss Herbert was before the microphone doing her introduction.

However, the spirit of determination and patience prevailed as the small audience stood behind the organisation determined that the show must go on. They waited for hours until a generator was brought in and the show resumed.

The three contestants did their best with the backing of their backstage supporters and assistance to avoid long periods of waiting in between segments. Most of the entertainment pieces were taken out in the interest of time.

Following the introductory segment, the three beauties took to the stage in swimwear, cultural wear, the talent segment, evening wear and then finally the question and answer segments.

For the talent piece, contestant #1 Miss Jaidene Webb attempted Celine Deon’s ‘The heart will go on’ on the trumpet; contestant #2 Miss Shona Rogers was the majorette dancing girl to the selection ‘Bend over pick it up’, while contestant #3 Miss Kimberly Herbert did a dramatic piece which sent the message that any job a man can do a woman can do it too. In this case she portrayed herself as a disc jockey (DJ).

At the end of it all prize for the best recyclable wear went to Miss Jaidene Webb. This segment was held some weeks ago at the Village Cay Marina when she had used empty cornflakes boxes to make her complete outfit. Miss Webb also copped the prize for the Best Swimwear. The Miss Congeniality and Miss Photogenic prizes went to Miss Shona Rogers.

All the other prizes, including the queen prizes, when to contestant #3 Miss Kimberly Herbert; Miss Popularity, Best Cultural Wear, Best Talent, Miss poise, Best Evening Wear and Miss Intelligent. The Miss Water/2nd runner up was contestant #2 Miss Shona Rogers who received $1,000 among other prizes while Miss Air/1st runner up Miss Jaidene Webb received $2,500 among other incentives.

The judges’ decision was heavily challenged by some patrons as they thought contestant #1 Miss Jaidene Webb was disenfranchised. They were loud shouts “Jaidine deh cheat” from the audience. Many shared the opinion that Miss Webb received no competition when it came to the cultural wear as the other two contestants depicted more costumes as opposed to a cultural wear. They also felt that there was no substance in the winner’s talent performance when compared to Miss Webb’s piece on the Trumpet.

Some also shared the opinion that the prizes for Miss Poise and Best Evening Wear should have gone to Miss Shona Rogers.

The panel of judges for the night was Mr Purnell Thomas-Christian, Ms Bobbi Fawcett, Mr Gordon French, Ms Hadassah Ward, Miss Sandra D. Ambrose and Miss Alicia Green.

25 Responses to “Kimberly Herbert is first Miss Earth BVI”

  • ccc (15/07/2013, 08:38) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    wow another show!
  • bystander (15/07/2013, 09:04) Like (5) Dislike (28) Reply
    D show in itself was fair! Buttttttttt it has lots lots lots lots more room for improvement if there is to b another. It was a bit too tacky...d commentator slash host talked wayyyyy too much..omg I thought she would Neva shut up. Then d show was already late n about to start and u show a slide show which u wanted us to view first ...oh ok...but then u send the girls on stage..how d hell u spect our eyes to b two places at once especially if the slide on our left n the stage is in front of us...seriously..then it began ..oh ok..the current decide to go while contestant no three is giving her introduction speech...oh great...nice timing bviec....then we got a generator exactly at ten minutes to eleven and we have the dj lay misic for like twenty more mins before the contestant that last spoke come back put...whew..were we die hard fans sitting thru all of that. Ok so the segments r going quick and then we come to the cultural wear..one was blah...two was like what d hell is her costume finished and three was confusing and like some patrons say fostume wear and cultural wear r too different segments and judges/coordinators need to b aware of that fact. So we r on to the talent..we have a female trumpeterlaying to d titanic song...that was unique but it had no crescendo...no diminuendo...no nothing...just a boring piece but I still think she should've won d talent inspite of...no. 2 was swirling a baton...a majorette...d girl was on like popcorn (NOT) ...memo...that is not a talent...besides the roof wasn't high enuff for her to throw the baton in the air if need by..guess her plans were squashed..thennnn no three was a dj and did a monologue..all that had was a mssg that whatever a man can do a woman can do it better....strong mssg but ...I guess dat segment was between one n three...den the evening wear segment...that was much to be desired.....although three was d best dress but it was smithing we c all d time...those girls went real cheap on the dress....red red...shona's red fit her nicely I must say...the question n answer took the cake when contestant no. 2...Shona was asked where she would make another national park (not totally in those words) n she was like ALL D CORAL REEFS....huhhhhhhh!!! dnt..I couldn't contain my laughter.. That was too funny..but n e ways three deserved the win hands down.

    The show had about forty people....yes...it was that much....and I blame it on poor advertising in d end...the fact that there r tooooooooo much unnecessary shows on this small island, the cost to get in 30 dollars...that was a get rich quick scheme.....lmao....but we know better....and the fact that the contestants themselves did not do their part in bringing out their fans....overall I just think they need to go sit down with the show......Sit Sit Sit....make it ditsy and the last....cause I'm sure if u didn't have enuff sponsors...u r in debt... With that $8500 in cash prizes......amongst four trips, three kindles .......wow....
  • rio (15/07/2013, 09:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All beautiful Black women. Good job
  • <3 (15/07/2013, 09:19) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Lovely Kimkim
  • To the Serenador (15/07/2013, 09:26) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I love the photos, but couldn't someone advise the seranador to dress appropriately for the occasion? Him standing among the girls looking like ghetto disturbs the entire photo.
  • bigger picture (15/07/2013, 09:58) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    congratulations to the winner. Now, given the title name of Miss EARTH BVI, let's hope the environment and ways to mitigate destruction can be focused on. What do swim suits have to do with the earth unless they don't want to swim in sewage at Village Cay or CGB? She mentions coral, but what is she going to do about its bleaching and dying off? I hope, as a title holder, she will bring attention to ecology with school children as she travels the territory. (she might have to read up a little to promote good environmental practice. Otherwise, what is this title for?)
  • jj (15/07/2013, 10:02) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    kimberly has always been my favorite -
  • Hmm (15/07/2013, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
    To Bystander - Lawd i just love how u making fun of the girls - bet if they put ur a*s on the stage you couldn't do half of what they did. Kimberly DID NOT DESERVE to win that crown Last Night.

    • agreed (15/07/2013, 10:45) Like (5) Dislike (20) Reply
      Any and Everyone who was at the show know very well that the young lady did not deserve that crown, but hey its the B.V.I.
    • My Humble Opinion (15/07/2013, 14:41) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      but these ladies look better than those I see for Miss BVI this year...what a thing to tell the king!!!
    • bystander (15/07/2013, 18:07) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Actually hmmm i won a show already n I do chaperone since u must know! Eat that!
    • Tired of the criticism! (20/07/2013, 11:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      And who deserved it? You??
  • ausar (15/07/2013, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Bystander", you make really good points but a bit too long of a prose. Try to space your thoughts a bit so we can get the gist of what you really want to say. You can lose most audiences like that!

    Now I'm not going to agree with the last paragraph of too much competitive shows. We need as much shows as necessary to help with the self esteem issues of our young people and to acclimatize them to the world of pageantry. The Ms. BVI show is an annual event and it is from this competitive "pool" that we hope contestants can be generated from.

    Now as for you "Bigger Picture", are you aware that sunscreen lotions are one of the major causes of the coral "die-offs" in the Caribbean? American scientists studying the coral issues here on this side of the Virgin Islands have confirmed that. So instead of wondering what Ms. Earth will do to mitigate the die-off issues, why don't you help the government to get the proper scientists from the Kingdom to assist with the etiology concerns.

    Now I think that where your concerns about our environment will be better placed,, "Bigger Picture"!
  • Hotmess (15/07/2013, 12:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    wow that commentator talk to damn much mehson.
  • mention (15/07/2013, 13:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    who was the commentator?
  • boy (15/07/2013, 14:22) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    seems like this will be better that this years Miss BVI..lol
  • Positive Talk (16/07/2013, 19:29) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to the two young women who put on the show. Yes there were bad points but in all fairness it was their first try putting together a competition and things are hardly ever perfect on the first try. I give these young women props because they had a vision and they set out to acheive and complete the vision despite many set backs. It sickens me when I read these blogs and see how many of you get on here and tear down people who are attempting to do something positive in the BVI. I agree there are one to many pagents but at least the people who put on the pagents and the contestants who compete are out there trying to make a difference. Give people a chance and try uplifting sometimes instead of tearing down. You'd be surprised at the outcome. I also want to say congrats to the young woman who won and the other two beautiful and intelligent ladies who competed.
  • Really? (17/07/2013, 03:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is going on with the stage decorations? Not criticizing or anything, but this show seemed a bit unorganized. Nonetheless, congrats to Kimberly, and I do hope next year's pageant is even bigger and better!
  • Tired of the criticism! (20/07/2013, 11:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmm from the looks of all these negative comments, and knowing it was mostly FAMILY supporters at the show, I know exactly who all its coming from. Yall should be ashamed of your selves! Putting down others just because things didn't work out the way u wanted. How CHILDISH! Have u never heard the term, You win some, you loose some?? There's no doubt that all the girls worked hard and Kimberly deserved to win and should wear that crown proud and with confidence! Good luck with your reign my dear and block out all the negativity.

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