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UPDATE: It was a “heart wrenching” moment- Khephra D. Sylvester

-said that the hardest part was waiting to hear who was crowned the new Miss BVI 2017/18
Khephra D. Sylvester, contestant number 6 captured the title of Miss British Virgin Islands 2017/18 on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the talent segment of the 2017 Miss BVI. Photo: VINO
Contestant number one, Genesis R. Cuello in evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Contestant number one, Genesis R. Cuello in evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Contestant number two, A’yana K. Phillips in evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Contestant number two, A’yana K. Phillips in evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Helina A. Hewlett, contestant number four during evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Helina A. Hewlett, contestant number four during evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Lean T. Francis, contestant number five during evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Lean T. Francis, contestant number five during evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Khephra D. Sylvester, contestant number six in evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
Khephra D. Sylvester, contestant number six in evening wear segment. Photo: VINO
The six young ladies during the opening number. Photo: VINO
The six young ladies during the opening number. Photo: VINO
Miss BVI 2017 was hosted by the vivacious Zoe Walcott-McMillian (left), Mrs BVI 2017 and the amazing Trinidadian Comedian, Errol Fabien (right). Photo: VINO
Miss BVI 2017 was hosted by the vivacious Zoe Walcott-McMillian (left), Mrs BVI 2017 and the amazing Trinidadian Comedian, Errol Fabien (right). Photo: VINO
Genesis R. Cuello, contestant number one during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
Genesis R. Cuello, contestant number one during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
A’yana K. Phillips, contestant number two during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
A’yana K. Phillips, contestant number two during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
Khephra D. Sylvester, contestant number 6 during the cultural dress segment. Photo: VINO
Khephra D. Sylvester, contestant number 6 during the cultural dress segment. Photo: VINO
Lean T. Francis, contestant number 5 during the cultural dress segment. Photo: VINO
Lean T. Francis, contestant number 5 during the cultural dress segment. Photo: VINO
Tecora L. Morgan, contestant number three during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
Tecora L. Morgan, contestant number three during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
Helina A. Hewlett, contestant number four during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
Helina A. Hewlett, contestant number four during the cultural dress at the 2017 Miss BVI pageant on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo:VINO
Miss BVI 2017 Khephra D. Sylvester. Photo: VINO
Miss BVI 2017 Khephra D. Sylvester. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Twenty-four years old Khephra D. Sylvester, contestant number 6 captured the title of Miss British Virgin Islands 2017/18 on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. The theme of this year’s pageant was “Beauty with as purpose: The Evolution of Pride and Culture”.

The energetic Ms Sylvester copped awards for Best Interview and Miss Intellect.

Never before seen in the Miss BVI pageant results, there was a tie for first runner-up position, which went to A’yana K. Phillips, contestant number two and Helina A. Hewlett, contestant number four. These two beauties will share the prizes that the first runner-up would receive.

The two young ladies that tied for first runner-up will share the prizes which consist of an educational grant of $10,000, cash prize of $4,000 and each will get a custom made Jade Stone Ring.

A’yana K. Phillips received awards for Best swimwear and Miss Poised, while Ms Hewlett was awarded for Miss Photogenic, Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best Cultural Historical Dress. The six beautiful young ladies took part in a swimwear competition on July 15, 2017 at the Peter Island Spa.

Contestant number one, Genesis R. Cuello walked away with awards for Miss Congeniality and Miss Popularity.

Lean T. Francis, contestant number five was awarded that second runner-up position and will be receiving a cash prize of $2,000.

Following the talent segment, contestant number three, Tecora L. Morgan fell ill from a pre-existing lung condition, was rushed to the Peebles Hospital after only two segments were remaining to be completed. Immediately after the evening wear it was announced by the hosted Zoe Walcott-McMillan that she was on her way to complete the remaining segments of the show but unfortunately she did not make it in time.

Miss BVI 2017 was hosted by the vivacious Zoe Walcott-McMillian, Mrs BVI 2017 and the amazing Trinidadian Comedian, Errol Fabien.

This year’s pageant was dubbed a historic moment because the six lovely ladies competed in the merging of the two international franchise: Miss Universe BVI and Miss World BVI.

Heart wrenching moment

In an interview with Ms Khephra D. Sylvester, newly crowned Miss BVI 2017/18 stated that it was “heart wrenching” while she waited to hear who was to be crowned that new Miss BVI 2017/18.

She also commented that to represent the Virgin Islands in Miss Universe will be “something big”, adding that when she was younger she would always watch Miss Universe and now that she will be on stage would be an “amazing feeling” to her.

As the new Miss BVI 2017/18, Ms Sylvester received a custom made Mi Amor crown which comprised of crystals and Larimar gemstones that was set in sterling silver and white gold. Ms Sylvester will receive an educational grant of $30,000, cash prize of $5,000, custom BVI Jade Stone Ring, Larimar Jewelry set by Mi Amor, LAND luggage set, BVI watch and a fancy new wardrobe. She will be driving in style in a 2017 Toyota Yaris.

See article previously published August 6, 2017

[Post Time 12:45 AM] - Ms Khephra D. Sylvester has been named winner of the 2017 Miss BVI Pageant when the pageant completed this morning August 7, 2017 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex.

Ms. Sylvester, Contestant Number 6, carted off the Best Interview and was named Miss Intellect. 

The first runner-up position was shared by Ayana K. Phillips and Helina A. Hewlett who has to share the prizes for that position. Meanwhile, Second runner-up went to Lean T. Francis.

More details will be followed.

31 Responses to “UPDATE: It was a “heart wrenching” moment- Khephra D. Sylvester”

  • WELL DESERVED. (07/08/2017, 00:56) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    You did an AWESOME JOB! GO KHEFI!
  • concern (07/08/2017, 01:01) Like (42) Dislike (3) Reply
    I strongly disagree with the show having TWO first runner up.. that makes absolutely no sense! If for instance the Queen cannot fulfill her duties.. which of the two first runner up will? It is unfair that they also have to share a prize. Also, why didn't the show had a winner, first and second runner up?
    For instance Khephra, Helina and A'yana?
    Judges decision is final though..
    • read the article (07/08/2017, 01:14) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      The show did have a winner, first, and second runners up
    • @concern (07/08/2017, 08:17) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      Each judge tallies scores. The tabulators total the scores and present the top scorers for each category. Since Hewlett and Phillips both had the same score, how do you suggest they chose one to be 1st runner up over the other, who would then be 2nd? Think about what you are saying.
      • ummm! (07/08/2017, 16:39) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
        ask them both a question and let the audience decide who answered it best???
  • congrats. (07/08/2017, 01:04) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    She answered her question well. Intro, three areas to promote VI culture, then a strong conclusion by reminding the audience of her answer. Clearly she knows how to support an answer.
    • agreed (07/08/2017, 01:13) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Haha.. I said the same thing I loved how she reminded the audience of her answer!
    • Willie pillie (07/08/2017, 01:56) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      So true. Her conclusions save the night. Congrats. You are a winner.
  • nah man (07/08/2017, 01:18) Like (4) Dislike (16) Reply
    Dem cheat
  • Conflict of Interest (07/08/2017, 01:32) Like (5) Dislike (26) Reply
    Here we go again with a Committee member chaperoning the winner.

    If you're responsible for the Prince and Princess show or any other part of festival for that matter you should not be involved in chaperoning one of the contestants.

    Imagine if Alvera did that you won't have heard the end of it
    • Have a seat (07/08/2017, 11:06) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      Only because she won youre saying this. Nobody had her in the runnings and because she upset the apple cart youre blue vex. Alvera daughter ran for Ms BVI when Alvera chaired prince and princess. Youre saying Alvera didnt help her own daughter? Stop being an idiot and think before you type! Keep off Jaynene she is blessed and one of the BEST and what she does. Eat your evil heart out! This year alone! Ms Jr BVI chaperone, WINNER! Bulgaria Trip, WINNERS! Prince and Princess show Chair, WINNER! Ms BVI 2017 Chaperone, WINNER! We see why youre mad!
      • God is good!! (07/08/2017, 14:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Big congratulations to Jaynene Jno Lewis, all your hard work and dedication.
      • OK! (10/08/2017, 08:09) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Ok but let's look at khefi prizes. She won the show off of her own intellect. Nothing that jaynene did Talent, evening wear, cultural wear, swim suit none of those actually won a segment so please she is not one of the best. She got lucky by having an intelligent candidate to chaperone
    • strps (07/08/2017, 11:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sound so stupid
  • vi (07/08/2017, 01:51) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    This show was one that you could not identify a clear forerunner. The competition was tight from beginning to end. It could have gone either way but the winner was clearly the more intelligent
    • huh (07/08/2017, 09:28) Like (10) Dislike (19) Reply
      Intelligent? Or well rehearsed? Cause on cromwell show she said the bvi is a tax haven. Smh
      • jimmy (07/08/2017, 10:21) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
        If it was well rehearsed then everyone's answer should have been well put together like hers - An intro, three ways and a conclusion.
      • lmao (07/08/2017, 12:08) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
        Yep. She was well rehearsed for the question she heard for the first time and answered well. Before coming on the board trying to ridicule people you must first grasp what yourr talking about. A good start would be to figure out what 'rehearsed' means.
        • um (07/08/2017, 17:25) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          It's you're*

          You should take your own advice i.e. before getting at others check your grammar or as you put it...make sure you grasp what you are talking about.
      • HAHA (07/08/2017, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Yea eat your heart out....lol
  • yeah (07/08/2017, 03:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea Kephra !
  • Freedom! (07/08/2017, 08:42) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    They always cheat
  • winner (07/08/2017, 09:16) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    It seems as though Helina should've won. However, Khefi is very intelligent. Wow. Tight show.
    • YES! (07/08/2017, 13:59) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      If Helina nailed her question and answer she would have been queen, but this girl clearly came in leading, i was rooting for Helina but congrats to the new Queen
  • hm (07/08/2017, 12:37) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    her face expression is like she aint excited that she won
    • Reader (07/08/2017, 14:45) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      The winner said it was a heart-wrenching moment when she heard that she won...no doubt it is still sinking in that she "won"...good to see that you did not say "she did not deserve to win". Congrats Ms. Sylvester. Give God the Praise...
  • hello (07/08/2017, 16:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    you must have been on the at the door standing, because from my VIP SEAT she was crying
  • Helina (07/08/2017, 18:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Helina..what can i say. This time was definately better than the last. you have grown tremendously. Hats off to you. I taught that you shouldve won.honestly. As for the winner, try to out perform the previous winner please. I did not hear from her all year.You are very intelligent. Train up your body and use that brain to represent the country.
  • Fan (07/08/2017, 18:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Kefi, since you were young you always displayed those traits.May God continue to lead you to greater achievements.
    Good job Mom you raised beautiful children, Kevin and Kefi.
  • Calorie (08/08/2017, 08:30) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    So now there is a MsPlus Size BVI. Hope she is not a High School drop out too.
  • boooo (09/08/2017, 17:51) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    God spoken, the rains came to wash away the deceitful things that happening in this show and others....this is a warning... take heed.


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