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Three to contest Miss BVI Tourism World

- Inaugural pageant slated for March 18, 2017
From left: Contestant number one, Gabriela Aldridge, 20, will be representing Jost Van Dyke, Contest number two, Sylvanna Charles, 21, Tortola while Contestant number three Kamyce Penn, 21, will represent Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO
Models for the Islander Swimsuit Collection. Photo: VINO
Models for the Islander Swimsuit Collection. Photo: VINO
Heritage Dancers. Photo: VINO
Heritage Dancers. Photo: VINO
Saturday Fusion Dance Group. Photo: VINO
Saturday Fusion Dance Group. Photo: VINO
Mora wearing a piece from the Islander Swimsuit Collection. Photo: VINO
Mora wearing a piece from the Islander Swimsuit Collection. Photo: VINO
Moko Jumbies. Photo: VINO
Moko Jumbies. Photo: VINO
Andrea Wilson rocking one of her pieces from her Islander Swimsuit Collection. Photo: VINO
Andrea Wilson rocking one of her pieces from her Islander Swimsuit Collection. Photo: VINO
America’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 winner Naima Mora (left) and Grammy Award winning Producer Josh Stevens perform at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall on October 15, 2016. Photo: VINO
America’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 winner Naima Mora (left) and Grammy Award winning Producer Josh Stevens perform at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall on October 15, 2016. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The night of Saturday March 18, 2017 will be historical when the very first Miss British Virgin Islands Tourism World will be crowned.

Three young ladies on Saturday October 15, 2016 at Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall gave the audience a sneak peak of what they were bringing to the table in the next five months when they go head to head for the title.

Contestant number one (# 1) Gabriela Aldridge, 20, will be representing Jost Van Dyke, Contest number two (# 2) Sylvanna Charles, 21, Tortola while Contestant number three (# 3) Kamyce Penn, 21, will represent Virgin Gorda.

The contestants made two appearances: the first was a dance performance and the other was the introduction.

The winner of the pageant will be representing the territory on the global stage to compete for the Miss Tourism World title, at a date and a location not yet announced.

The Islander Swimsuit Collection launched

Meantime, another high point of the night was the launch of The Islander Swimsuit Collection, designed by Andrea Wilson who is also the organiser of the event.

Several models, including America’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 winner Naima Mora, gave those in attendance the first sighting of the colourful collection.

The other celebrity in attendance was Grammy Award winning Producer Josh Stevens, who, along with Mora, wowed the crowd with his musical entertainment which earned them a chorus of cheers and even an encore.

Other entertainment was provided by the Saturday Fusion Dance Group, Heritage Dancers, and the Moko Jumbies.

Within the next few weeks a reality television series highlighting the various adventures that the young ladies and the celebrity guests encountered will be aired on JTV Channel 55.

26 Responses to “Three to contest Miss BVI Tourism World”

  • Well Sah (17/10/2016, 11:04) Like (47) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lawd we make queen show for every dawn thing. SMH
  • Pic # 7 (17/10/2016, 11:17) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    That ba**ie look good yes? On another note, how many people were in attendance? 10?

  • ????? (17/10/2016, 11:55) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    another different queen show again
  • lodger (17/10/2016, 12:06) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    every dog and cat got a show yall
  • B Savage` (17/10/2016, 12:33) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I was there for the ASSets I was not disappointed I LOVE THE FEMALE BODY.
    • Well of course (17/10/2016, 14:30) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Typical man. You acting thirsty like you never seen a woman's body before. Stop acting so thirsty.
    • ^^^^^ (17/10/2016, 18:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @B Savage, you sound real hard up. Stop being such a horn dog.
  • ...... (17/10/2016, 12:35) Like (49) Dislike (6) Reply
    Sylvanna let herself go man.....she eating good....
    • Hustle (18/10/2016, 15:15) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Yea I agree she has packed on a few pounds, but she's still very beautiful. She kinda reminds me of that vg girl with the really long hair, Michelle pretty sister.
  • show (17/10/2016, 14:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    The show was actually really awesome! The girls actually sound like they will give each other a run for their money.
  • wow (17/10/2016, 14:35) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    @......, that is the problem with you Tortola people, you put on weight, you eating to much. You lose weight, you sick. Come on man. The woman looks healthy and good.
  • Hmm (17/10/2016, 21:57) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why is Ms.Penn representing Virgin Gorda when she's not from there?
    • Really? (18/10/2016, 08:53) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      You do not have to be from Virgin Gorda to represent there. Is the other girl from
      Anegada? will they ALL represent Tortola? If they ALL represent Tortola, where will the diversity come in with the show? People like you are reasons why the BVI is segregated to begin with. Since you know so much, enlighten us. because I KNOW she doesn't know YOU. #Bye.
      • @Really (18/10/2016, 16:52) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        Simple question, simple answer. Y'all are just waiting by the computers to respond with some long excuse of a response. Your attitude clearly shows the segregation with your hostility. Anyway, it would have been clearer if the article stated that each contestant chose which ever island to showcase their platform rather than just stating that they are "representing the island", where I can understand why the original was posted.
        • cool (19/10/2016, 15:26) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
          oh. same reason the person felt the need to highlight that "she is not from there". As if that is key to represent an island in the B.V.I period. It's the B.V.I as a whole not this "you ain't from here" mentality. When you look on the map, do you see VG alone? or a collection of islands? let's not pretend that it isn't an ongoing thought process, and VERY easy for some one to believe that's the dart they are trying to throw. miss me with the fake crap.
          Point of the matter, representation of an island forces one to learn more about the BVI rather than JUST Tortola.
          Don't be oblivious to IGNORANCE. or maybe that's your forte'. whatever.
          Stay blessed, Love You.
  • No need. (17/10/2016, 23:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    When Evil people hate you they find away. We already have a Festival Queen. What's wrong why she can't be the tourism Queen. Somebody with power gott to really hate this girl.. There is really no need for another Queen. Keep it as once a year.
    • That's true (18/10/2016, 06:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      They can hate on her all they want. I look at it as some type of jealousy.
    • LOL (18/10/2016, 09:02) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Get yourself together! NOBODY is jealous of Miss BVI. Y'all put so much strain on that title to begin with, and when she doesn't fulfill your request, they are a horrible queen.

      Furthermore, how will you survive in any other country that pushes about 8 pageants annually?

      But the BVI boring right?

      Y'all complain about EVERYTHING! SHUT UP!!!! GEEZ MAN. don't agree with the pageant? keep it pushing!
  • ................. (18/10/2016, 04:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So nobody representing Anegada..... Either way this is pure nonsense...
  • Yass (18/10/2016, 09:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    #TeamKamz!!
  • nonsense (18/10/2016, 10:01) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some people are so negative. Everything is a problem. Geez man!!! Why dont you all go up for the pageant since they are looking for more people? why dont you all support the cause? why dont you all do something if all u think is pageants alone that here?

    Stupesssss!!!!
  • Team BVI -Sylvanna Team (19/10/2016, 09:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI will always be BVI! All you can do is call down people or talk about them. The society we live in today is a shame. We must learn to empower each other. It's not everyone that has a high self esteem. Sometimes you may say something bad and it pushes that person over the edge. Sometimes it's also not that the person likes to eat, it can be a medical condition that has that person that size. I am so sick of you small minded fools in the BVI. Sylvanna baby girl you continue to do what you love because they cant take away what you have and that is beauty and brains. Half of them can't go on the stage, just hide behind sites like these. You know for sure you will be well supported. don't mind the haters!! You need them!! Now make sure you leave a dust mark for them. Team Sylvanna leh we go!!
  • LOL (19/10/2016, 15:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lol no.
  • Kamz (21/10/2016, 09:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    #queenkamz


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