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UPDATE: Miss World BVI expresses gratitude for VI’s support

Miss World BVI, Kirtis K. Malone greeted and thanked persons in attendance at the Plum Rose Restaurant at Prospect Reef before offering a beautiful rendition of Hallelujah, the song that won her much acclaim in the talent segment in Indonesia. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of Malone. Photo: VINO
 Kirtis K. Malone made a welcome return to the territory today, October 1, 2013 following her stellar performance in the just concluded Miss World competition in Indonesia. Photo:VINO
Kirtis K. Malone made a welcome return to the territory today, October 1, 2013 following her stellar performance in the just concluded Miss World competition in Indonesia. Photo:VINO
The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon. Photo: VINO
The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon. Photo: VINO
The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon. Photo: VINO
The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon. Photo: VINO
The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon. Photo: VINO
The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon. Photo: VINO
PROSPECT REEF, Tortola, VI – Friends, family and well-wishers gathered last evening, October 1, 2013 to celebrate and share in the return of a daughter of the soil in Ms World BVI, Kirtis K. Malone at the Plum Rose Restaurant in Prospect Reef.

Malone greeted and thanked persons in attendance before offering a beautiful rendition of Hallelujah, the song that won her much acclaim in the talent segment in Indonesia.

She told attendees she gave it her best shot and did her best to make her country proud. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and I want to thank you guys for letting me represent the BVI,” Malone said.

Franchise holder for the Miss World BVI, Damion C. Grange commented that co-chair of the Miss World Organisation, Julia Morley said Malone had made an impression on everyone and for him this was a big deal that that she deserved credit for.

He credited the experience as a learning one and said Malone paved the way for future contestants performing in the Miss World competition. “As she was learning, we were learning and there were things that we could have done better, I must admit but we were able to control it as it came up and going forward we know the kinks and are better aware of the expectations and so we will be able to prepare the girls even more as they go off to represent the country,” he stated.

Grange said the Virgin Islands has made a mark around the world through Malone’s representation and noted that she has done a great job in further promoting the Territory. He added that VI art was on display as well through the marine vase donated to the Miss World BVI Committee by Bamboushay which he said generated particular interest while raising much needed funds at the beauty with a purpose charity auction in Indonesia.

Malone disclosed that during her stay in Indonesia she experienced a hiccup in receiving her traditional dress for her ‘Dances of the World’ appearance which was shipped via FedEx but was never received until two weeks later.

“I could have been one of the features on the night,” she expressed. Malone said this was an immigration related issue in Indonesia but noted that this was a bit discouraging but did not affect her performance in the competition significantly as she did eventually participate in the ‘Dances of the World’ competition.

Grange expressed that preparations for next year’s competition has already begun and related that six persons have already indicated interest thus far.

He was hopeful that the next Miss World BVI contestant would also adopt the Autism Centre in addition to their platform so that the committee’s work can be continued.

Young ladies interested in vying for the prestigious Miss World BVI title, are invited to register at www.missworldbvi.com or contact any member of the Miss World BVI Committee.

Miss World 2014 will be held in London next year.

See previous story posted October 1, 2013:

Miss World BVI returns to warm welcome

SOPER’S HOLE, Tortola, VI – Kirtis K. Malone made a welcome return to the territory today, October 1, 2013 following her stellar performance in the just concluded Miss World competition in Indonesia.

The 22-year-old beauty was met by family members and the Miss World BVI Committee upon her return earlier this afternoon.

“I feel really excited about being home, I couldn’t’ wait to get home. I was away for a month so it feels really good to be back home in the BVI,” Ms Malone said.

She described her experience as being awesome and expressed appreciation for the kindness of the Indonesian people and the Miss World Organisation.

Kirtis said she would take away the life lesson of always being kind to people and added that one of the most exciting experiences she shared was spending time with the other contestants as they visited various places around Indonesia.

Franchise holder of Ms World BVI , Damion C. Grange thanked official sponsor, LIME as well as platinum sponsors, Delta Petroleum, Hon. Walwyn/Ministry of Education; UMI Fashions and SRM Photography. The committee also expressed gratitude to all other sponsors and supporters.

A welcome reception event is being held this evening at Plum Rose Restaurant at Prospect Reef for persons interested in welcoming Ms Malone back to the territory.

23 Responses to “UPDATE: Miss World BVI expresses gratitude for VI’s support”

  • where he? (01/10/2013, 19:11) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    where is the minister who likes photos?
    • rocket (01/10/2013, 22:26) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
      In bed with you!
    • the rock (02/10/2013, 07:29) Like (4) Dislike (14) Reply
      Congratulations Ms Malone..u did us proud..now to answer this fool..if the minister was there u would of said he always in thing..now he is not u say where is he..make up your mind moomoo...lol..jus shows your jelousy of the man!
  • sad sad sad (01/10/2013, 21:43) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    Not a government official in sight..Leh she had win?
  • My My (01/10/2013, 21:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    not sure why the rest of us did not know about this event!!!
  • west end (01/10/2013, 22:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    mouse mehson you in ting
  • mother hen (02/10/2013, 06:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done, good job Ms Malone
  • Hmm (02/10/2013, 09:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    Sorry I missed this event.

    Someone commented about no ministers being present. Well it would appear that pageants have been watered down over the years due to poppy show events and greed (girls demanding better prizes) so when a girl does really do well it would appear that the country isn't behind her ... sad

    Nevertheless Miss Malone did well despite people not feeling she deserved to go ..she proved them wrong!!! And she ROCKS!!!

  • open your eyes (02/10/2013, 09:35) Like (4) Dislike (13) Reply
    You all are obviously very blind, look at the photos and you will see the Minister of Education & Culture there with the beautiful Ms. World BVI. So just lets give her the praise she deserve and stop trying to make everything political.
    • @ Open your eyes (02/10/2013, 13:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you! Blind them blind. Now lets move on to praising this young woman for the wonderful effort she has put forward.
  • plan (02/10/2013, 13:47) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Beautiful smile Kirtis...Oh I see the photos opps minister is back!!!!
  • Fact...... (02/10/2013, 14:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't know you, but i am glad you make it back home safe.
    By the way Job well done
  • @@@@@ (02/10/2013, 15:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    not seeing much of this new Miss BVI
  • Concern 1 (02/10/2013, 15:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I rooted for you and the other Caribbean girls and I must say you were dynamic in everything . Sometimes it good to have a backup plan and that you did despite some downfalls. However, congratulations and all the best in any future pagents or shows
  • BEAUTIFUL (02/10/2013, 16:06) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    Love the picture with our two beauties, Miss World BVI and Miss BVI.
  • My Opinon (02/10/2013, 16:55) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Now in my Opinon she is gorgeous hands down cant argue that,but lawdy when your so gorgeous you dont need HALF the make she got on...her best pic here is west end by the ferry terminal,BY HERSELF..... Go light on it caz u dont need it point blank period...
    • Elli (03/10/2013, 09:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I totally agree. It's like a mask on their (Ms. BVI/Ms. World BVI) face. Ease up on the make up, it really isnt necessary. You both are naturally beautiful young ladies.

      I too wish to say though, congratulations. I am certain you did your very best. Wish I had known about the event as well. Enjoy the rest of your reign.
  • Team BVI (02/10/2013, 21:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome!
  • Blind (03/10/2013, 17:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are you blind, he is in the 7th photo. lol You guys have nothing to do it amazing
  • BEAUTY (03/10/2013, 19:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two bueaties of the BVI miss World and miss BVI she is such a little cutie...
  • oh boy (04/10/2013, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ms. Malone no offence your but your make up makes you look like a transvestite.


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