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Sylvanna L. Charles crowned VG 2017 Miss Bold & Beautiful

Contestant number one Sylvanna LeRose Charles of Johnson’s Ghut, Tortola was crowned Miss Bold & Beautiful at the Catholic Community Centre in Virgin Gorda last night, March 25, 2017. Photo: Provided
The new Miss Bold & Beautiful, 22 year old Sylvanna L. Charles, a teacher of English at Elmore Stoutt High School, and is a veteran in pageant competition, as this is her ninth pageant and fifth crown. Photo: Provided
The new Miss Bold & Beautiful, 22 year old Sylvanna L. Charles, a teacher of English at Elmore Stoutt High School, and is a veteran in pageant competition, as this is her ninth pageant and fifth crown. Photo: Provided
 Ms Sylvanna L. Charles with Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (left). Photo: Team of Reporters
Ms Sylvanna L. Charles with Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines (left). Photo: Team of Reporters
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI:- The Catholic Community Center in Valley, Virgin Gorda was filled to capacity last evening March 25, 2017 as the Virgin Gorda Festival Committee hosted its Miss Bold & Beautiful Queen Show in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Easter Festival on the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

Four young ladies- Sylvanna L. Charles, Monique C. Chapdelaine, Hakiema Matthew and Khadija Clarke- of plus sizes competed for the title of Miss Bold & Beautiful.

Contestant number one Sylvanna LeRose Charles of Johnson’s Ghut, Tortola walked away with the crown as well as winning two of the judged segments; Introduction and Swimsuit.

Khadija Clarke took the First Runner-up spot but failed to win any of the segments as the Talent and Evening Wear segments were won by Monique C. Chapdelaine.

Hakiema Matthew was voted Miss Popularity.

‘Heaven on Earth’- stop bullying

The packed room that included persons who made the trip from Tortola saw a show mixed with fun, surprises, excitement and laughter.

The theme of the pageant was ‘Heaven on Earth’ and most of the contestants spoke out against bullying and the importance for young ladies to not be ashamed of their plus sizes, but to have confidence in themselves.

The new Miss Bold & Beautiful, 22 year old Sylvanna L. Charles, is a teacher of English at Elmore Stoutt High School and is a veteran in pageant competition, as this is her ninth pageant and fifth crown.

Follow your heart

Speaking to our newsroom today, March 26, 2017 the new Queen said “I am feeling happy and was pleased with my performance”. She said young people must “follow your heart and do what feels right.”

Charles, who won the crown in the Prince and Princess Show in 2005, Miss Teen BVI 2010, Miss Virgin Gorda in 2013, and has competed in other regional pageants, said despite the tight competition, she was confident.

Stiff competition!

“I always knew that there was a chance that I would win, but there is the same chance that I could lose. I stay confident no matter what, but I know going into last night, especially some of the other girls that I would have competition, especially in the talent segment, but that’s expected, and that’s what makes a great show.”

Charles, who didn’t have a chaperone, said the task was tiring; however, it was worth it with the support of family and friends.

“I think overall it was fun, apart from winning other shows, this one feels special. Now I can really represent people who look like me physically and see that if I could do it, they could do it too,” she remarked.

Hobbies

When she is not competing on stage, or teaching students at the ESHS, Charles can be found grooming other young ladies for the stage in dance and pageantry.

Since the age of four she has been a dancer at the BVI Dance School, and when she was 17, she began teaching various dances. These days she is a Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Hip Hop and Dancehall tutor.

In addition, she informed that she has already started molding young ladies for the pageantry stage.

What’s next in Pageantry?

The new Bold and Beautiful Queen is also aiming for the Miss BVI crown.

“We will see, if the BVI is ready for a plus size queen. That has been the goal since Prince and Princess and Miss Teen BVI kind of solidified that so, I think it will be unfair to have come this far to not to go for the big crown.”

18 Responses to “Sylvanna L. Charles crowned VG 2017 Miss Bold & Beautiful”

  • big girls rules (26/03/2017, 18:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl
  • Fan (26/03/2017, 18:11) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Easy win for her
    • questions (26/03/2017, 19:17) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      These are all winners. God knows what he is doing.. just imagine if these pretty nice beautiful couregeous ladies won't. that big? Hmmmm.
  • Gumption. Official (26/03/2017, 18:26) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congratulations to all the brave ladies who was brave enough to enter. It's not easy! Massive congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Miss B&B. Extra love to my girl Kimmie!

    Well done ladies (now let us all enjoy the upcoming festives. Ps you'll are Bold & Beautiful!
  • lord o. (26/03/2017, 19:11) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    She big but she pretty.. Congrats big girl...
  • YOLO (26/03/2017, 19:29) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    she love queen shows mah bouy
  • Honest Question (26/03/2017, 19:57) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    No shade but how do you wh 2 categories and someone else who won none comes first runner up?

    Can someone who judged a pageant before explain?
    • @ Honest Question (27/03/2017, 07:33) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did not attend this show and not sure if this applies, but in some cases I've seen:
      -one contestant consistently comes second in each category thereby accruing a solid total that garners her an overall runner-up position;
      -other contestants may do very well in some categories and win top prizes for those while scoring quite low in others--this brings down their overall total points and sometimes eliminates them from runner-up position
      As I said, not sure if this applies in this case, but here is an example of how what you pointed out could happen.
    • Me (27/03/2017, 07:35) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      To 'honest question' it could be that she placed high in the various categories so when the total scores were added she edged out Monique. My two cents
    • Honest Question (27/03/2017, 11:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thanks for the clarification. The pics certainly demonstrated their confidence, which many lack regardless of size.
  • Savage (26/03/2017, 20:20) Like (4) Dislike (22) Reply
    MOOOOOOOOOOO
    • hm (27/03/2017, 00:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This funny to you I pray yo momma
    • Gummy Bear 462 (27/03/2017, 10:11) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Savage, you are so immature. You need a couple of full figure women to hold you down and sit on your face untill you see every star in the universe. And when I say sit on your face, I am not saying what your dirty mind is thinking.
    • Butter Sauce (27/03/2017, 10:21) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Savage, you want to throw fat jokes at people? Well hear is a poor joke for you. Heard you are so broke, you have to ask your neighbors for left over frying oil to grease your scalp.
  • Majestic (26/03/2017, 22:26) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I confess that the entire thing is scandalous. Society has become Babylon. A dewlling for every unclean bird.


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