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Miss World BVI sashed & crowned at official ceremony

Miss World BVI representative, Kirtis Kassandra Malone, 21, was officially sashed and crowned at a simple cocktail ceremony held at the LIME BVI flagship store before a small crowd last evening, July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Malone was selected from among three candidates to represent the Virgin Islands (VI) at the upcoming annual Miss World Pageant to be held in Sentul, Indonesia on September, 28 2013. Photo: VINO
Malone was selected from among three candidates to represent the Virgin Islands (VI) at the upcoming annual Miss World Pageant to be held in Sentul, Indonesia on September, 28 2013. Photo: VINO
LIME’ Managing Director, Sean Auguste, described the moment as one which allowed the company to demonstrate its support to the community and also to celebrate the possibilities that lay within young ladies such as Malone. Photo: VINO
LIME’ Managing Director, Sean Auguste, described the moment as one which allowed the company to demonstrate its support to the community and also to celebrate the possibilities that lay within young ladies such as Malone. Photo: VINO
Franchise holder, Mr Damion Grange, thanked LIME for partnering with the committee and promised that the VI would not be disappointed as Malone carries the flag of the Virgin Islands high in Indonesia. Photo: VINO
Franchise holder, Mr Damion Grange, thanked LIME for partnering with the committee and promised that the VI would not be disappointed as Malone carries the flag of the Virgin Islands high in Indonesia. Photo: VINO
A donation of one thousand dollars was made to the Autism Centre by Malone on behalf of LIME during the ceremony. Photo: VINO
A donation of one thousand dollars was made to the Autism Centre by Malone on behalf of LIME during the ceremony. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
Scene from the ceremony held at LIME BVI's flagship store on July 24, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Miss World BVI representative, Kirtis Kassandra Malone, 21, was officially sashed and crowned at a simple cocktail ceremony held at the LIME BVI flagship store before a small crowd last evening, July 24, 2013.

Malone was selected from among three candidates to represent the Virgin Islands (VI) at the upcoming annual Miss World Pageant to be held in Sentul, Indonesia on September, 28 2013.

LIME’ Managing Director, Sean Auguste, described the moment as one which allowed the company to demonstrate its support to the community and also to celebrate the possibilities that lay within young ladies such as Malone.

“So often, we see positive young people in the community fade away because they are not supported well, because their dreams have been challenged even before they get off the ground,” he noted.

He said the company was happy to partner with the Miss World BVI Pageant Committee, just as it has with other community organisations which celebrate the moment and expressed pleasure that the partnership would yield a great financial contribution to the Autism Centre in the VI.

A donation of one thousand dollars was made to the Autism Centre by Malone on behalf of LIME during the ceremony. The Centre’s Programme Director, Ms Lorna Dawson, commented that it was quite fitting that LIME had made the contribution considering the fact that communication was one of the main challenges affecting persons with autism.

Franchise holder, Mr Damion Grange, thanked LIME for partnering with the committee and promised that the VI would not be disappointed as Malone carries the flag of the Virgin Islands high in Indonesia. He requested the community’s support in the process and asked that they also support the committee in its positive initiative.

He also disclosed that the element of time was key in selecting Malone as the representative for the Miss World Pageant. “It boils down to a matter of time, there was no time to organise a pageant, there was no time to promote a selection process so as to narrow it down to the young ladies who were interested, so we just went with the contestants who we knew were interested in going through it,” Grange said.

Malone said she felt a deep sense of gratitude and humility in representing the VI and extended gratitude to LIME for sponsoring the event as she sang a few notes for the excited and supportive crowd of well-wishers.

“I look at vying for the title as a big opportunity,” Malone said of her influence in becoming involved in the pageant and stated that it also allowed her to promote the country while receiving exposure for her talent.

Malone said she was most excited about experiencing the different culture in Indonesia and meeting the other contestants and found her greatest strength to be her singing talent.

She added that she thought pageantry is both about inner and outer beauty and felt intelligence also plays a key role when one participates in pageantry.

The Miss World BVI franchise was recently resurrected by the local committee some twelve years after the pageant was last held in the Territory.

25 Responses to “Miss World BVI sashed & crowned at official ceremony”

  • . (25/07/2013, 08:12) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    this was the shortest queen show that we ever had
  • Kershy (25/07/2013, 08:41) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good job Damion!!!!
  • hm (25/07/2013, 08:52) Like (13) Dislike (20) Reply
    y have a official ceremony if there wasn't an official show??
    • GET A LIFE (25/07/2013, 09:45) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Would you have sponsored a show? Putting on a show would have been very costly. Stop hateing and celebrate with the young lady. Geez man tired of you all and your negativity.
  • Just Saying (25/07/2013, 09:06) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    My dear I wish you well , God be with you and go give it your all , Good Luck young lady
  • rainbow (25/07/2013, 09:12) Like (14) Dislike (8) Reply
    While I have nothing against this young lady I personally dont think she should be carrying this title...that is the reason have have a FIRST RUNNER UP, her duty is to fill in when the reigning Ms. BVI is unavailable to execute her duties...our island would forever be backwards because of decisions like this!
    • Sun (25/07/2013, 09:58) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      I totally agree with you....I vote Miss John, first runner up for miss bvi. She deserved the chance to take part in this pageant.
    • chad (25/07/2013, 10:04) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
      Please read and learn! This comment is old, ignorant and does not look good for you even in its anonymity.
    • A Resounding Whisper (25/07/2013, 10:37) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      As stated numerous times, this Pagaent has NOTHING to do with Miss BVI. Also please allow me to clarify politely. Miss BVI Sharie de Castro is not "unable to execute her duties" as some of you so negatively insinuate... Her duty is to represent the BVI at the Miss Universe Pagaent and we are sure that she will represent us extremly well. The same representative cannot represent a country at Miss Universe and Miss World hence going was not an option for her. Fortunately though, the Miss World committee was able to select someone as amazingly beautiful, talented and intelligent as Ms. Malone to represent us. Lastly, you opened by stating that this is what you "personally" think and you do have a right to your opinion, but so do I and all of us who proudly support Kassandra. Miss World BVI 2013, we love you and we are so proud of you! Indonesia, here we come!
    • Sunny (25/07/2013, 10:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      Did you ask the first runner up if she was interested? Secondly this has nothing and I repeat nothing to do with Ms. BVI it's a whole different show, franchise! Yes we agree if Ms. BVI could have done it for us because she's that good it would have been excellent! But she can't because she will be taking part in another pageant representing the BVI! While I have nothing against your opinion I say lets support Ms. Malone as she is a good contender for the crown!
    • help us (25/07/2013, 12:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Miss World BVI Pageant was never under the BVI Festival commitee, It is Franchised under Donald Trump and the Miss World organisation so the first runner up could not have represented. Get you facts right if not go to wikipedia and find out about the Miss world pageantry and what are the requirements for the franchise. Search Read and digest before talking crap about something you do not and cannot comprehend. Struuuupes
  • Hmm (25/07/2013, 09:39) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    I still don't see why they could not have chosen first runner up from miss bvi to do this show.Don't get me wrong cassandra is a nice person and she does have talent but it's unfair to the other girls. This is the exact reason why these girls are turned off from participating in these pageants. the biasness and unfairness....
    • get over it (25/07/2013, 10:10) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      You don't see why because you don't read and understand. I had the same concerns as well but after reading the articles I realized that they had no choice. Let us just be happy for this young lady and hope that she make us proud.
  • John (25/07/2013, 09:44) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Poor Nonsense
  • Kershy (25/07/2013, 10:08) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Either you guys cannot read or your are not able to decipher information accurately. Which runner up should have been chosen???? It was explained in the article that this girl will represent BVI in the MISS WORLD pageant. The runner up that you all are referring to was associated with MISS UNIVERSE. Come on man! Read before you open your mouths!!! This is so annoying!! It's two totally different competitions!! OMG
  • Harry (25/07/2013, 10:22) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    kass we know that you will go and do your best dont mind the haters
  • Da Pol (25/07/2013, 10:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cuzzo i know u goin REP n coming back with that crown I can feel it!!
  • moving on (25/07/2013, 12:09) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Common sense not very common to those who are blabbering on about the first runner up to Miss BVI representing in Miss World.
  • talk girl talk (25/07/2013, 12:38) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    This is just wrong wrong wrong!!!
  • start off (25/07/2013, 16:44) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    what starts wrong will end wrong
  • one eye (25/07/2013, 23:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    LIME on the move since Hull got there Digicel I say again look out
  • 1 (26/07/2013, 00:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats Ms. Malone you will do a great job
  • ?? (26/07/2013, 00:37) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Where is the 1st runner up from last year's queen sow?


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