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Ms BVI feeling the ‘pressure’ ahead of Miss Caribbean World!

Virgin Islands News Online spoke to the VI beauty, Ms Sharie B. De Castro, recently when she admitted of feeling some nerves about competing at the Miss Caribbean World Pageant on May 4, 2013 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo: VINO
Long time Pageant coordinator Ms Alicia Hamm said patrons of the Miss Caribbean World Pageant can expect a great show as usual. 'We will do our utmost best to try to keep this show to the standard over the years and hopes that the public will enjoy it has they have done in the past.' Photo: VINO/File
Long time Pageant coordinator Ms Alicia Hamm said patrons of the Miss Caribbean World Pageant can expect a great show as usual. 'We will do our utmost best to try to keep this show to the standard over the years and hopes that the public will enjoy it has they have done in the past.' Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Ms Sharie B. De Castro is no doubt regarded as one of the best Miss BVIs; mostly for her beauty, poise, talent, intelligence and her attitude for high standards and respect. No doubt expectations will be high among Virgin Islanders come Saturday May 4, 2013 when the 8th Annual Miss Caribbean World Pageant is held at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

Some 11 contestants will be participating. The countries to be represented are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, [British[ Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, St. Croix, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and USA.

Virgin Islands News Online spoke to the VI beauty, Ms Sharie B. De Castro, recently when she admitted of feeling some nerves about competing at the event.

“I believe all former Miss British Virgin Islands have represented us well. Their work has paved the way for me. I would agree, however, that the expectations are great and therefore I do feel some degree of pressure to perform.”

Being a positive individual, however, Ms de Castro said she believes that with the continued support from the Virgin Islands community she would be “equipped to put my best foot forward. I encourage everyone to come out and support the Miss Caribbean World Organisation, myself and all the other delegates who have accepted this challenge.”

Always an honest person who is never afraid to say it like it is, Ms de Castro also revealed that here preparations for the upcoming pageant got off to a slow start but is being positive that the challenges would be overcome.

“Preparations got off to a slow start, largely due to circumstances beyond my control. However, I will do my utmost best to ensure that the Virgin Islands is represented at the highest possible standard. In everything, there are challenges that one has to overcome to achieve great success and because I am determined to succeed, I will approach the 2013 Miss Caribbean World Pageant with the innate desire to be the best possible ambassador as your 2012-2013 Miss British Virgin Islands.”

Meanwhile, Pageant coordinator Ms Alicia Hamm said the patrons of the pageant can expect a “great show as usual. We will do our utmost best to try to keep this show to the standard over the years and hopes that the public will enjoy it has they have done in the past.”

She also said the contestants this year will number 11 even though the committee wanted it to be just 10, adding that the overwhelming response prompted them to include an 11th contestant.

Ms Hamm noted, however, noted that many times lots of interest are expressed but countries often pull out because of funding. “We are seeing more and more interest from a lot of different countries. It is a good thing but sometimes persons run into difficulties with getting sponsorship, not just in the BVI but also in the entire Caribbean because of the economic downturn.”

Regarding sponsorship, Ms Hamm said the committee believes the element of corporate partnership is still missing but noted that there have been a few persons that help out each year and will definitely be on board again this year.

25 Responses to “Ms BVI feeling the ‘pressure’ ahead of Miss Caribbean World!”

  • Bvi man (13/04/2013, 13:06) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sherrie will win hands down
    • old glory (14/04/2013, 03:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      After reading this article, Miss BVI shouldn’t remain silent.

    • Opinion (15/04/2013, 01:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I like Miss Decastro best of luck , however, where do we stand on sending her to Miss Universe. It seems that the committee is not being supportive because their lack of faith in her at an international pageant. Food for thought. If you are having issues now, what will happen when Miss Universe comes. Miss Decastro you need to get this agreement in writing. Word on the street is that they dont want to send you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • uHuh (15/04/2013, 09:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not this time!
  • tola (13/04/2013, 14:27) Like (32) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gul wha ever u do is good enough for us e love u
  • Talk the Truth (13/04/2013, 14:49) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    I tip my hat off to Ms. deCastro. However, I feel that the committee or who ever is in charge of the winner of the Ms. BVI pagaent needs a dress down. You guys are terrible. Ms. deCastro is our Ms. BVI and once she was crowned preparation should have begun for her year. Her calender should have been set, monies allocated etc. I know this young lady personally and I am not speaking for her I am speaking for myself, you guys are awful when it comes to taking care of our queen. Everything is last minute and if it wasn't for her supportive mother, chaperone and UMI I don't know what our Ms. BVI would look like going out there to represent us. I have heard stories about past queens especially Josephine on how their familes had to spend so much on OUR queen. Then the critics expect them to go out their and do their best to represent us. But where is the support. To do anything on a high level money must be spent. Where are the funds?? If there is none then I propose that she not be in any show or event to represent us. It has to be of a high standard or not at all. I wonder what would be said if OUR queen decides not to participate. In my opinion based on what I know she has every right not to. But I am not her and I know she will perform and do well just because of who she is; a child of the Most High.

    MB I know you have been trying but some of these people you have on these committees just not ready. Year after year they come for whatever little freeness them could get. Ms. deCastro's reign is coming to an end and it is my wish that the future Ms. BVIs will be treated better. After all she is our queen and should be treated as such. Ms. deCastro do your best, that's all we can ask of you.
    • bat man (14/04/2013, 03:31) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      A strong positive perception is out there about this Ms BVI..that is a good start
    • TR3 (14/04/2013, 22:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I could not have said it any better! I really hope the organizers take the time to read this because what some committees do is absolutely ridiculous. They need to live up to expectations and actually exceed them. I feel that some Queens have been GLAD when the time came for them to hand over the crown, and I hope this is not what Sharie feels by the end. They seriously need to get it together. All the queen should say is WOW I FEEL SPOILT.

      We love you Rie. You are the real thing and your inner beauty shines soooo bright! You is smaaart, you is stroooong and you is important!! (You is kind too)
  • tell the truth (13/04/2013, 15:14) Like (30) Dislike (34) Reply
    We must admit we have a Miss BVI in a long time that we can call our own!!! Bam
  • VI speaks (13/04/2013, 18:44) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    we love you sharrie and will be rooting for you at the show!
  • tola (14/04/2013, 03:05) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so happy our lovely Miss BVI is at liberty to discuss her feelings as I know how this government wants everybody censored our silence!
  • Vance (14/04/2013, 13:01) Like (25) Dislike (707) Reply
    I've seen more beautiful BVI queens before....This one???
    • @ Vance (14/04/2013, 16:25) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Maybe one or two but if you are honest Sherrie is indeed the top of the class...She has beauty, class, style, sophistication and oh the intellect is just off the chart!!!!!
      • I concur (14/04/2013, 17:52) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
        Intellect that's what stands out for me the most. Beauty without brains has been the mode in the past in Ms. deCastro we have both brains and beauty. A winning combination.
    • Mother earth (14/04/2013, 23:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      "Vance" Are YOU at a loss for words? You used those same words in another blog, different topic.
    • True (14/04/2013, 23:36) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
      I think she will do well in this show but personally I do not see her continuing in any other international pageant e.g Miss Universe. We must be realistic if things are slow now what will happen when we send her off offshore. Nothing will get done. I wish her the best but people lets be real......Miss Universe !!!!!!!!!!!
      • DON Q (15/04/2013, 07:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        She has our best chance of winning the Miss Universe show…they have been calling her already …If I was to bit she will make the top ten!
        • LOL (18/04/2013, 02:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Yeah right......I dont see the camera's even looking at her. We did so well last year for Miss Universe, we need to send someone who can do just as well. BVI lets stop kidding ourselves she is not the type. Thats all I gotta say!
    • TO: Vance (15/04/2013, 14:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      So have a field day YOU BLASTED COWARD.
  • Supporter (14/04/2013, 22:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good luck Sharie, I know you'll do well!! And no matter the outcome, once it is your utmost best, just know that you have done the BVI proud thus far.
  • joyann (15/04/2013, 08:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    hello sharie

    I would just like to encorage you to be brave and positive, can't wait to meet you in person. I'm excited about coming to your country.

    best regards
    Miss St.lucia.
  • loveann (15/04/2013, 14:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Miss St. Lucia how sweet of you. I cann't wait to me you. I love your spirit.

    I will share my cheers for you too. Welcome to the BVI we will be glad to have you.
  • D (17/04/2013, 15:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What Beauty! She is not text book pretty! She is ok in her own special way!! Sheroma, Cathy, Leilani THOSE WHERE GORGEOUS GIRLS!!!!!
  • disgruntled tourist (02/05/2013, 17:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This pageant is not very organized, tried all day to get tickets for tourist visiting and was unsuccessful and it was very embarrassing how unorganized and rude the people affiliated with the ticket sales were. The poster says you can get tickets at Bobby's, Bobby's sent us to Bolo's, Bolo's sent us to UMi. Umi's said they had the tickets but didn't know how much they were. They then told us the tickets cost $40.00 instead of $25. Then when I tried to call UMI's to clarify the person answered the phone said we are not selling the tickets, even thought I told her we were just there she insisted she was not selling the tickets and hung up the phone. I clearly have an American accent and I am not from here, but no one here seems to care that we are tourist and we wanted to experience your culture.

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