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UPDATE: Coronation planned as Anegada pageant down to 1 contestant

- Anjali E. Levons drops out
Kimberley A. Smith (in photo) will be groomed to represent the Sister Island of Anegada at the 2020 BVI Teen Pageant on Tortola, once it’s on, since the only other contestant for the Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Pageant planned for December 15, 2019 in Anegada has dropped out. Photo: Facebook
Anjali Elicia Levons, right, and Kimberly Ashanti Smith, left, will be going head to head for the title of Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen on December 15, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Anjali Elicia Levons, right, and Kimberly Ashanti Smith, left, will be going head to head for the title of Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen on December 15, 2019. Photo: Facebook
Anjali Elicia Levons, right, and Kimberly Ashanti Smith, left, take a picture with Miss World British Virgin Islands, Rikkiya A. R. Brathwaite. Photo: Facebook
Anjali Elicia Levons, right, and Kimberly Ashanti Smith, left, take a picture with Miss World British Virgin Islands, Rikkiya A. R. Brathwaite. Photo: Facebook
The flyer for the Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen pageant. Photo: Facebook
The flyer for the Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen pageant. Photo: Facebook
THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Kimberley A. Smith will be groomed to represent the Sister Island of Anegada at the 2020 BVI Teen Pageant on Tortola, once it’s on, since the only other contestant for the Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Pageant has dropped out.

According to sources close to both contestants, Contestant # 1 Anjali E. Levons, who was being sponsored by Big Bamboo restaurant, called it quits after facing a number of personal challenges.

A close family member told this news site they are still trying to talk Levons into participating, "But it seems like her self-confidence has dropped badly and also I think it’s because she saw she didn’t win the Facebook voting."

While efforts to reach the main organizer, Heather I. Smith were futile, persons close to the event said the show will still go in the form of a Coronation. "Heather and her team are working at making this a spectacular event and it will reward Kimberly for her commitment."

It was said that the committee may also acknowledge the efforts of Levons. "She tried but we think with some coaching she will making the mark next year. It’s not an easy thing in a small community like this so we still applaud her effort," said a community member.

See previous article published December 2, 2019

Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen pageant set for December 15, 2019

Two 17 year olds of the Claudia Creque Educational Centre will be going head to head for the title of Miss Anegada Ultimate Teen Queen on December 15, 2019.

The event will be held at Emile E. Dunlop Community Centre in The Settlement, Anegada.

The contestants are Contestant #1, Anjali Elicia Levons and Contestant #2, Kimberly Ashanti Smith, who have been busy in preparation mode ahead of the pageant.

According to pageant coordinator Ms Heather I. Smith, the objective of the pageant is to create a platform for the youths of Anegada to positively express themselves. “The pageant boosts confidence, gives them exposure and teaches them life skills to mold them into becoming balanced adults. This event will also be used to promote Anegada and its businesses,” Ms Smith told Virgin Islands News Online.

Tasks & prizes

Ms Smith further said the contestants will be given a graded essay and a community project before the event. On the night of the pageant, the segments will be opening dance, swim wear, talent display and formal wear/questions and answers.

Contestants will be vying for cash prize, the coveted crown, title, 11 sectional prizes, trophies, gift baskets, and gift certificates among other prizes to be confirmed.

Asked how preparations are coming for the teens, Ms Smith said they “are coming along just fine. They catch on to everything so fast. Their obvious signs of growth especially in community and self-awareness,” Ms Smith said, as she also expressed gratitude to Gillian John and Gaye-Toni Francis who are part of the Pageant Committee.

Meanwhile, persons interested in attending the pageant can purchase tickets at Anegada Reef Hotel, Anjuliena's and at Big Bamboo at Loblolly Bay on Anegada. Persons can also call 1284-342-1126 to reserve tickets.

Tickets for adults cost $15 and children $5.

Sponsors of the pageant include Anjuliena's, Big Bamboo Restaurant, Anegada Beach Club, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), IBG, Potters By The Sea, Anegada Reef Hotel, K.E.C.A Heavy Equipment Rental and S&S Trucking.

The hosts on pageant night will be Ms Cathy O. Richards and Mr Trefor A. Grant.

34 Responses to “UPDATE: Coronation planned as Anegada pageant down to 1 contestant”

  • shannocks (02/12/2019, 12:42) Like (61) Dislike (0) Reply
    During the lobster fest was a good time to keep this show
    • Reply (02/12/2019, 18:15) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
      good idea for next year
    • @shannock (02/12/2019, 23:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not keep the show, but present the candidates. I will try to support this event, I hope it is not too late in the night, as I am not of fan of traveling the sea late at night, especially Anegada's waters that are often rough.
  • hello (02/12/2019, 13:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best girls. May the best one win !!
  • V.G (02/12/2019, 21:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sooooo nice girls keep it LOVING this is a goooooood coming.No love lost between u 2.Great promo. For Anega da/businessse etc.but it could 've happen duri ng lobster fest.Non the lest cograts to the commmitte/sponsors family.
  • Cuz (03/12/2019, 14:49) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Go Anjali, we love you!
  • Awe (08/12/2019, 09:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Would have been great to see anjali participate. Its not about winning but representing. All of yall are daughters of the soil and should embrace these things. You will never know who sees you and bless you with an opportunity, however, social media and cell phones in general have made all the next generation of children insecure, sensitive and focused on self image way more than necessary
    • Daughter of the soil (08/12/2019, 19:00) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Daughters of the what? Me. Smith is a Jamaican please!!!
      • Alecia Smith (09/12/2019, 14:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        I assuming you want to say (miss ) and not ( me) first and foremost miss smith is not a daughter of the soil indeed!! She was definitely born in Kingston jamaica so yes !!she’s definitely a proud Jamaican. So what’s the discrimination for? She’s going to represent Anegada and someday be the doctor In you’re very own bvi. She’s a
        17 years old with self love
      • Kimberly Smith (09/12/2019, 14:51) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
        Not a daughter of soil but a true representation of an Anegada gem. I’m glad that you know I am Jamaican to show you how someone else have to come represent your country because others lack self confidence and self respect❗️To let you know I am just as legal as you are there is no right you have that I don’t I have British rights and I can tell you that my passports says “Kimberly Smith Anegada British Virgin Islands” both British and UK.Watch me on any news sites few days from now wearing my crown and sash wether you like it or not I will be that representative for Anegada that same girl who is a Jamaican ❗️Don’t be bitter now
        • Dulce (09/12/2019, 16:13) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
          Ms Smith,your response was unbecoming and demonstrates a lack of class and underscours yourJamaican heritage
          You have much to learn about beauty .
          You would be a perfect representative for Jamaica.
          • Alecia Smith (09/12/2019, 18:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
            So it lack of class now? And yes we represent Jamaica
          • You thought (09/12/2019, 18:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            @dulce
            What’s wrong with her response she was only stating facts why are you so troubled by it
        • @Kimberly Smith (09/12/2019, 16:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          I would suggest that in the future,when yu are repulsed by the suggestion of being Jamaican and you feel compelled to respond, don't !!!
          You would only prove that you can take a Jamaican out of Jamaica ,but cannot take Jamaica out of a Jamaican.
    • Hell is wrong with u (09/12/2019, 15:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      what daughter of soil?!! If she was good enough and secure enough she would’ve participate although everybody knew kimberly would win
  • Red woman (08/12/2019, 11:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here we have too beautiful girls our Contestant #1 needs good words of encouragement.
  • Cuz (08/12/2019, 11:46) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is false news!! Anjali did not continue to vie for the crown because of Social Media. She has shared her issues with me and they were nothing close to what is being reported here. Anjali knows that Facebook has nothing to do with winning the show and she was not even bothered by 'likes'. We really need to stray from being a community that puts down our young women while trying to elevate some. They are two beautiful and intelligent ladies who have a lot of potential. Anjali, ignore the noise, others will not know why you chose not to continue and its not their business!! Keep shining and rise above this hatred and nonsense!
  • Hmmm (08/12/2019, 13:17) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    She needs self confidence and self respect
    She needs to act like a teen she is and not a grown woman see you next year
  • Fam (08/12/2019, 13:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    This is the problem with this society, before y’all ask questions y’all assume . Do y’all really know the real reason to why Anjali dropped out the pageant ?

  • y (08/12/2019, 15:51) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who cares why she drop out kmt
  • Kris (09/12/2019, 08:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's sad because I was looking forward to see her ☹️
  • Wow (09/12/2019, 11:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Last minute drop out? I'd love to hear the story behind all this.
  • Jane (09/12/2019, 11:34) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Both young women are extremely brave to put themselves up for public scrutiny like this. Its harsh to only have two competitors. Cannot blame Anjali for pulling out. They are both very pretty girls. Hope she reads this and feels proud of herself. She should be.
  • Special ed people (09/12/2019, 18:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Kimberly don’t answer these small minded people!!
    This is way bigger than them. Keep shining sky is the limit ❣️
  • What's all this for hmm (09/12/2019, 18:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    One condom could've prevent all you negative people.
    Why not say something positive? Kmt
  • kmt (09/12/2019, 19:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Actions Be Proving Why Words Don’t Mean S**t
  • OMG (09/12/2019, 22:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why all this hatred for Kimberly Smith Smh
  • A proud bvilander (09/12/2019, 22:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It doesn't matter what country one is from what is really important is that she is representing one of your sister island that as being unrecognized for year's , I am sure the pageant was open for every teen to enter , Jamaican , bvilander Dominica American Cuba China just to name a few country it doesn't matter once u are a resident on anegada , so why didn't they enter? One who is a born bvilander decided to enter but yet she decided to drop out and the Jamaican decided to stay and fight to put your little sister islands higher and to create new history for the island , miss Kimberly Smith you are a true warrior who will never back down u are the right person to represent our sister island congratulations I will fly to anegada Sunday just to cheer you on a true warrior . This just goes to show if us as bvilander don't want to do it other country Will do it for us and leave us look like a set of dummies.
  • one BVI (09/12/2019, 22:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So miss big bamboo if you get the opportunity to control your country little BVI for a day same way you would allow Jamaica to take it from u ! Both girls are beautiful but unfortunately miss Smith is the strongest , from a bvilander to a Jamaican congratulations , now be a good ambassador for anegada .
  • I hate these shows (09/12/2019, 23:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am just sick of the confusion that these so called pageants ALWAYS lead to.
  • who (10/12/2019, 05:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I never knew that anegada was unrecognize. So far I have not read one negative, obnoxious and pompous thing coming from Miss Levons in response to all the trash being thrown at her. Stay true to yourself and your Island Mis Levons no need to root in the mud at this time.
  • Competition (10/12/2019, 09:48) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Seems like this is about Jamaica can represent Anegada best. That is how it is being portrayed. The boasting is alarming.


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