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Miss BVI World hopefuls go public

- as stage is being set for the October 3, 2015 local pageant
From left are Sasha Wintz, Bryana Nycol Robles-Dixon, Mindy A. Paul and Yadali Thomas-Santos. Photo: Team of Reporters
Contestant Number 1 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Sasha Wintz. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 1 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Sasha Wintz. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 2 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Bryana Nycol Robles-Dixon. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 2 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Bryana Nycol Robles-Dixon. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 3 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Yadali Thomas-Santos. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 3 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Yadali Thomas-Santos. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 4 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Mindy Paul. Photo: Provided
Contestant Number 4 for Miss BVI World pageant on October 3, 2015: Miss Mindy Paul. Photo: Provided
According to franchise holder and coordinator of the pageant Mr Damion C. Grange, after twelve years of not having a Miss World representative at the local or international level, under a new committee the BVI saw its first representative in that of Miss Kirtis Kassandra Malone on the international stage in Indonesia in 2013. Photo: Facebook
According to franchise holder and coordinator of the pageant Mr Damion C. Grange, after twelve years of not having a Miss World representative at the local or international level, under a new committee the BVI saw its first representative in that of Miss Kirtis Kassandra Malone on the international stage in Indonesia in 2013. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Popular singer Sasha Wintz, Bryana Nycol Robles-Dixon, Yadali Thomas-Santos and Mindy Paul are the four young women who were introduced to the public last evening, September 11, 2015, as the contestants for the Miss BVI World 2015 pageant to be held at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, H. Lavity Stoutt Community College campus, in Paraquita Bay on October 3, 2015.

Last night was the ground breaking moment for the upcoming pageant as the ‘revealing’ was done before a mammoth and exciting crowd at the Caribbean Insurers Ltd and UMI Fashion’s ‘A walk to remember Fashion Show’.

The event also featured the grand raffle drawing for the Mercedez Benz ML300, a fundraising event for the British Virgin Islands HIV/AIDS Foundation.

The Miss BVI World Committee recently announced the staging of the Miss BVI World pageant, a move that has finally come to fruition as the committee has carefully taken the recommendations of many and responded to the public’s demands.

Four intelligent, equally beautiful, and smart young women have been selected to vie for the opportunity to represent the territory on the international stage of Miss World set for December 19, 2015 in Sanya, China.

According to franchise holder and coordinator of the pageant Mr Damion C. Grange, after twelve years of not having a Miss World representative at the local or international level, under a new committee the BVI saw its first representative in that of Miss Kirtis Kassandra Malone on the international stage in Indonesia in 2013.

Subsequently, in 2014 Miss Rosanna K. Chichester was selected by the committee to represent the territory as Miss World BVI in London. Both young ladies did a stellar job and lifted the ‘BVI Flag’ and spirits during their respective years.

Mr Grange further noted that the committee comprises of 12 capable and experienced persons who are putting their all into making the pageant one of a very high standard and an evening of entertainment.

“One of our watch words as always when it comes to events of this nature is ‘Standard’. Our young women are of a very high calibre, very smart, very intelligent and they all have what it takes to be ambassadors for the BVI both locally and internationally,” noted Mr Grange.

“So come October 3rd, at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College we will be presenting to you, four young women doing their best to take the crown and to move on to representing this territory in China in December.”

The contestants are required to participate in six categories: Beauty with a Purpose, Introductory interview, Swimwear, Talent Evening wear and the Question and Answer segment.

As is required for the international participation in the Miss World, each contestant must organise and participate in a local charity to raise funds to aid the less fortunate children. That segment here is being referred to as ‘Beauty with a purpose’.

42 Responses to “Miss BVI World hopefuls go public”

  • just asking... (12/09/2015, 14:56) Like (17) Dislike (10) Reply
    Are they locals?
  • Hmmmm (12/09/2015, 15:04) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
    None are locals lol locals extinct
    • Realist (12/09/2015, 18:23) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
      They are all BVIslanders. Finally less inbreeding.
      • Wendy (12/09/2015, 20:52) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        Seems to me like they from the same genes so something going on. Wondering if brain functioning is on par with the other world contestants.
    • GRACIE (13/09/2015, 07:52) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
      YOU THINK WE ARE EXTINCT THAT IS WHY YOU ALL ARE COMING HERE WITH YOU ALL DIRTY WAYS TO TAKE OVER.
      • madddd (15/09/2015, 14:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

        @Gracie... you'll sound soooooooooooooooooo stupid.... every time I come to read the news and I reach down to some one you'll comments makes me sick... you'll just making Tortola look small because of the F...%%%$^ you'll does be talk, first you with your $h*t. YOU ALL COMINE HERE WITH YOU ALL DIRY WAYS TO TAKE OVER... I from here and I could tell you Tortola is not Heaven. and tell me what so special here I keep seeing people comment and say you'll down island people..... and here is a Caribbean country just like the other Caribbean, our little US dollars we have here think it make here a betta than the other Caribbean places.. but think again its not.. sick sick sick of seeing these stupid comment.....

      • Yes (15/09/2015, 15:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        It is because of US that yall have lil looks! You ever saw the full breed tolians?? Ok! I am not a ignorant person or racist, but some of you too damn blind to the fact!
    • bvi girl (13/09/2015, 16:07) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      yes most if not all...so what u talking.
    • me (14/09/2015, 11:32) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Wow ya'll are sick. Not because their name don't suit the typical BVI name don't mean. If not all most born here or have rights. The whole point you all fail to understand is no matter where they are from they are representing the BVI simple as that. Are you upset you can't travel go no where and they do???? lol lol
  • long look me come from (12/09/2015, 15:36) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply
    seems like a JAMDOW SHOW TO ME
  • Cloney (12/09/2015, 16:22) Like (15) Dislike (30) Reply
    They all look alike.They appear fake and lack uniqueness. As if they have the same stylist who has no clue. Same color lipstick . Same hair style. No beauty of worth that stands out. They are poor imitations of who we are not.

    • WHAT??? (12/09/2015, 21:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's the idea nimrod.
    • Curious (13/09/2015, 06:20) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
      @cloney, your name said it all, you're down right stupid. Just ease speculation and post your pic next to the contestants own and let's see where. you stands.....word of advice , just shut up if only garbage can come out your trash can......
    • Really? (13/09/2015, 08:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      have u even met or talk to the girls before ? buh lack of uniqueness . WHY didnt u go and run since u claim that they are imitaions of who we are not ... im sure youre no better ....
      • indefensible (13/09/2015, 10:12) Like (20) Dislike (16) Reply
        Folks,Black is beautiful! Ask Lupita.
        These caricatures of Black Afro Caribbean beauty demonstrates a self hatred . Black beauty comes in errorall shades hair length and texture. The judges of Ms World won't see a Ms BVi they will see a wannabee European,ashamed of their god given attributes. And the lack of intelligence and verbal skill will be the icing on the mud cake.
  • Eagle Eye (12/09/2015, 18:03) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    only one invisible over seas man name was in the pickings? 

  • Me me (12/09/2015, 18:25) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    People need to shut up when they don't have any to say...for real
  • FotoShop (12/09/2015, 18:51) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    They pretty real life I must say, but these pictures make them look so fake. Over Photoshopped or makeup. They almost look alike like quadruplets
  • Bry!!!! (12/09/2015, 20:09) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    TeamBry!!!!!!! *ur bumplin got u* ;)
  • Nice (12/09/2015, 20:21) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    These ladies should've been contestants for Miss BVI pageant , they look good
  • Diga mi (12/09/2015, 20:46) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    So they are all the same shade of brown? Must be the winning shade or is this the only shade of makeup available in the BVI?
    • Johnson (12/09/2015, 22:41) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not sure about the 4th girl, but the remaining are close in complexion when you meet them in person..
    • ??? (13/09/2015, 08:27) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      so what if they are the same color will that determine who wins or not ? No! These girls are beautiful and they are different and also unique in their own way when u meet and get to know them. Good Luck ladies ! Dont mind the negativity !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • I am the BVI (12/09/2015, 22:11) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Sounds like a BUNCH of HATERS..........you should of participate if you wanted to make a difference. Hey maybe that's the reason why locals don't want to participate to many stones are being thrown and we are tired of ducking.
    • open wide (13/09/2015, 16:28) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      These are the things that make it less desirable to want to live in the BVI.
  • Voter Too (13/09/2015, 08:29) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Best of luck to all the girls and may the best one win. For real what has happened to our young ladies lately as most seem to be bleaching or toning their skin. What has happened to our black is beautiful young intelligent ladies but I can't blame them as too often they have to compete with the high colour ones in the final competition. When last have we heard that a beautiful black young lady been crowned Miss World or Miss Universe. I do hope things will change this time
  • SB (13/09/2015, 10:10) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Young ladies you all look lovely ....anew Bry had it in her.
  • Just Me!!! (13/09/2015, 10:31) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tortola has truly turned into Hater Island. Congratulations to all of the young ladies that had the courage to step on stage and expose themselves. All the comments of being fake or photoshopped, I'm sure they had a photo shoot of some sorts. All the consteatants seem to have on the same necklace. There are requirements and standards for pageants. Go read a book, step your culture up. Get off the internet, evidently it's killing a lot of brain cells. Last but not least Go Bryana Nycole. Love you to pieces.
    • Nadinola (13/09/2015, 21:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      The requirements and standard are obvious .How insulting! This is 2015. Free your minds and dare to be you. The slap in the faces of little Black girls and to their self esteem is sad indeed.
  • Hmmm (13/09/2015, 13:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow!!! You ppl have some deep deep problems!!!! Good luck girls!!! You guys like wonderful!!!
  • Harold (13/09/2015, 14:06) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mindy is Hotttttttttttttttttttt!
  • Guest (13/09/2015, 15:54) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    They are all gorgeous.. Good work by the selection team. :) Finally, real pageant beauties!
  • YEA YEA (13/09/2015, 23:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    She nice
  • positivity (14/09/2015, 07:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good going girls! I will be there to support you guys so don't mind the noise ok
  • Hmm (14/09/2015, 09:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    All I goin off of is, I never see none of them around anywhere, but they look gooddd, hope they're as smart. Ms. Wintz and Ms. Santos especially!
  • Interesting (14/09/2015, 10:35) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    In my views of this show thus far is; yes these young women are pretty, but those in charge of this show need to step their game up. In the pageant industry abroad majority of the women who is a participant of Miss World is either 21 and above, and that is done for a reason. One a person in their teens havent fully experience life. Two, women who are contestants in the Miss World are already Scholars or their qualification for being in such a show is by far past the qualification of these girls here are even ready for those women prepare sometimes most of their lives but no tortola think in such a short term of 2 months is enough time to prepare each young woman for a show like Miss World. Also not because you don't see these young ladies up and down the place or their pretty and tall doesn't mean their charter can sustain to be seen as a '' good representation '' thats what happens when you live in a small minded environment. Cause if one of our young ladies is indeed crowned as Miss World.. trust me they better make sure their closet is clean and I know at least one of those young ladies is in fact shouldn't be qualified for such a show. ! but in end I wish everyone all the best in their future endeavors
  • BviGirl (14/09/2015, 18:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Luck to all the Contestants !!
    That's all I have to put out there #GoodLuck
  • Go Bryana (15/09/2015, 14:02) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Good luck to all the ladies but to my boo boo Go Bryana. love ya
  • big head (15/09/2015, 23:52) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can't wait not to go to this show!
  • vg boy (17/09/2015, 12:57) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    finally a group of sexy woman in a show


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