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Young women are being destroyed for looks - Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron

- Former Miss BVI Rosanna K. Chichester to start 'all girls' club
Angelle A. Cameron, the reigning Mrs BVI, is setting out on a mission to create an environment where young women love themselves for who they are despite their size, shape, height and colour. Photo: Provided/File
Former Miss BVI Rosanna K.Chichester says she is in the process of establishing an organization, named Just Girl, that will help to build self-esteem in young women. Photo: Provided/File
Former Miss BVI Rosanna K.Chichester says she is in the process of establishing an organization, named Just Girl, that will help to build self-esteem in young women. Photo: Provided/File
Host of the local television show on CBN Channel 51, Real Talk, Karia J. Christopher. Photo: Facebook
Host of the local television show on CBN Channel 51, Real Talk, Karia J. Christopher. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN Tortola, VI - Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron is setting out on a mission to create an environment where young women love themselves for who they are despite their size, shape, height or colour.

Mrs Cameron and former Miss BVI Rosanna K. Chichester were guests on Karia J. Christopher's 'Real talk' Virgin Islands 10 Most Inspirational Women for 2016, aired on local television CBN  Channel 51 on February 21, 2017.

Being pretty not beauty fades

"Beauty doesn't fade, being pretty fades. If you look up the word in the dictionary it tells you pretending to be something you are not, that's what the Webster dictionary says the word pretty means," Mrs Cameron told the host of the show.

She went on to comment, "Beauty comes from the inside out. You cannot fade from the inside out. You can fade from the outside. So our beautiful nature and who we are can never fade, it can never be duplicated but, unfortunately, the pageantry atmosphere has a stigma about what you should look like."

Going forward, Mrs Cameron said, she plans to work at dismantling that stigma. "....I plan to peel it back. This is the truth about me, this is my cellulite. The pictures you see they are not perfect. All the women with the now hour glass shape they are not perfect. Who haven't bought themselves to a beautiful body have edited their pictures to the point where they want to have this look and this falseness."

"I plan to take that away because they are destroying too many of our young women with this notion that you must look a certain way."

According to Cameron, women letting the world know what their talents, skills and passion are should be the things put to the forefront.

Just Girl organisation

Meanwhile, Mrs Christopher asked her guests if beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and pretty is a pretence why do persons insist on using makeup? All of the persons on the show wore makeup and Mrs Christopher admitted that she spends much time on it.

"I think you need to build up your self-esteem to get to the point where we are today because we were not always like this. We weren't born like this, it took a processing to get where we are today," was the response of Ms Chichester.

She added that in her quest to influence other young women in finding their true self she is in the process of establishing an organisation named Just Girl.

Parents should support children wanting to enter pagents

As both guests have experienced the pageantry life, they both agreed that parents should support their young girls if they are desirous of entering the pageant world as the benefits are far beyond one’s imagination.

Cameron said she was guilty of putting the big "No" to her daughter who wanted to enter the Prince and Princess Pageant at one time but would do the absolute opposite if she gets that question from her daughter again.

For Chichester, she got turned down by her parents at one time but won their confidence after turning 18 years and stressing the reasons why she wanted to enter, including to represent the fight against cancer.

Meanwhile, Mrs Christopher grilled Cameron about being a Christian and going on stage wearing a swimwear. Cameron defended that, saying it was something that helped her to become comfortable and confident about herself and her choice of swimwear was one both her husband and her were very comfortable with.

As for their slim bodies, both ladies established that's how they are naturally and did not go to the extreme to maintain such appearances. However, while noting that one must be comfortable with who they are, Chichester advised that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important and that entails exercising and eating right.

A rebroadcast of the show will be done on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM on CBN Channel 51.

46 Responses to “Young women are being destroyed for looks - Mrs BVI Angelle A. Cameron”

  • hello (22/02/2017, 10:27) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Women need to read proverbs 31 daily. Best inspiration
  • Love yourself (22/02/2017, 10:36) Like (73) Dislike (0) Reply
    Make up, wigs, weaves, fake eyelashes, nails and expensive clothing don't make anyone beautiful. All that stuff covers up the real you. Have you ever been in a situation where all of the cover up is only just that? cover up. IIn regards to weight and figure. Some people eat right, exercise and follow the script to a 'T' but the weight belongs to them. Others eat all the butter and icecream and don't gain a pound. Do you think the skinnier person is healthier? No, not always. Our bodies each work differently and our levels of metabolism is different. Alot of the skinner ones eat and then run the toilet to throw up. Imagine coming out of surgery. You're at your lowest, not even drawers on and in unmentionable pain. All that stuff actually has to be washed off or taken off before surgery. Then have you ever met someone whose outward appearance has faced the worse in disaster or tragedy? eg a person whose body is ravished by fire, or who has had amputation of a limb. Focus on the 'inner you'. It cannot be washed off, it cannot be burnt or chopped off. Do you know a pretty-face dummy, rude person. I know quite a few. The only thing they have is the fakeness. Love covers a multitude. If you feel compelled to do the fakeness because it 'enhances' you, then go ahead and feel better about your fakeness. But first feel good about the real you, and nothing will be able to pull you down because you know where your confidence stand. Don't let anyone's definition of you, define you. Once you love you, that's all that matters.
    • B Savage (22/02/2017, 16:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I said similar to you and got DRAGGED LOL for it. I agree with everything to the end so on that note WHEN YOU JOIN PAGEANTS AND OTHERS LAIGH AND RIDULE LIKE HUMANS DO DON'T BLAME ANYONE.
  • watcher (22/02/2017, 10:41) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Talk girl talk
  • Young Women (22/02/2017, 10:51) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    We follow your example, not your advice
  • B Savage (22/02/2017, 11:14) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
    Let me get this straight....2 GREAT looking females going tell the WOMBATS SCARECROWS and generally looking SAD females to LOVE THEMSELVES FOR WHAT THEY ARE. No advice like exercise, personal hygiene up keeping or tummy tuck when applicable?

    If you're not going to be HONEST with these females it's a waste of time. Cause EVERYBODY CAN'T LOOK LIKE THE YING somebody have to look like the YANG.
    • dog (22/02/2017, 12:38) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
      you are savage, indeed, unfeeling and totally off mark. self-esteem contributes to what you so superficially comment on. Maybe they haven't had a role model and having these women believe in them will give those you so insensitively talk about a new way of looking at the world. Did it ever occur to you that some women keep "ugly" on purpose so as not to draw attention from that abusive uncle or father or family friend? It is also protection which is sad and heart-breaking. you go, girls! congratulations!
      • @ dog (22/02/2017, 14:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

        Don't waste your time on this internet wannabe gangsta, always online talking hogwash. When you look at their real lives you do nothing except laugh your a$$ off.

        • B Savage (22/02/2017, 16:08) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          LOL Please tell me about my life cause I sure don't depend on others to make me feel good no matter what I look like. The TRUTH IS the only thing to motive you i.e. "Ms. your features very strong might be too strong for this competition but none the less keep improving yourself."

          This group.."Oh you features strong but aslong as you love yourself it doesn't matter".....gets laughed at blogged person depress. SMH tell people the TRUTH cause the WORLD IS NOT KIND.
        • B Savage (22/02/2017, 16:15) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          Excuse me? When one owns their own business in front of their own computer one doesn't WANNABE one IS A GANGSTER now go make sure you pay your mortgage no wait your RENT on time.
        • dog (22/02/2017, 23:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          thank you
    • @ B Savage (22/02/2017, 16:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well I kinda free at work now so decided to look up on how a WOMBAT looks. Hahahahahahahahaha, you made my afternoon.
      • Me again @ B Savage (22/02/2017, 17:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        It's me the WOMBAT researching lady...whosoever you are B Savage, you need to be interviewed for being one the REALEST WOMAN in the BVI, you say something that almost everyone is thinking and they accuse you of being insensitive to hide their own faults. Girlfriend I don't know you but you just inspired me....BIG UP YOUR STATUS!!!
  • @Rosey (22/02/2017, 11:54) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    I love you Rosey!!! You have a huge heart and anyone who knows you will attest to this. Persons who just look at your face, will judge you how they want, but just know you have people who sincerely look at you in admiration.

    Saying this, you are the only crowned queen that I see has held their integrity and poise. Because deep down, you really are a queen, not because your sash says that. I will call names of the "queens" out there but I am not that malicious. They know who they are.

  • i from here (22/02/2017, 12:29) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Don't forget the fake ass and breasts! YUCK!
  • Truth (22/02/2017, 12:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is what happens when you have a European culture
  • Bohannon (22/02/2017, 12:56) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    And some of them have pretty face and bad minds that their minds make them UGLY too.
  • Mad world (22/02/2017, 13:04) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    The only downer here is the fact that with all the gay rights talk going on, someone will insist that there son is allowed in the all girls club.
    Isn't there an evident problem when thats even a possibility.
  • Food for thought (22/02/2017, 13:57) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please remember that one cannot empower a mind if it seeks not to be. Each one of us has power over how we feel about ourselves NOT how others perceive other words, people will always say what they want but it's up to an individual to feel how they want to feel about themselves. Lasting self esteem begins by elevating our own mind and breaking your own mental barriers-no one else can do that for you except yourself. First step to breaking this barrier is - not only girls suffer from self esteem issues, there is a bigger picture so please cut out all this bull about girls this and girls that. Try to empower everyone because everyone is fighting something. From a psychological standpoint anyone who seeks to constantly validate themselves to others isn't as empowered mentally as they think.
  • 90210 (22/02/2017, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    y'all pretty so that's easy for y'all.
  • Secret Admirer (22/02/2017, 14:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't stop smiling :)
  • 787 (22/02/2017, 14:33) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ah boy, if walls could talk!
  • hi (22/02/2017, 15:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    90210, what's pretty?
  • SMACK (22/02/2017, 15:31) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
    Some of them wear makeup to mask their ugly faces and ugly minds......but in the long run they will suffer...God dont sleep.

    This show stinks!!
  • Stop Hating (22/02/2017, 16:52) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    I bet most of you people ugly who up here talking piss. You like being fat, tacky and love bad ugly hair. Stop hating on beautiful people. And all of you wishing and praying for clear children. Shame on you people.
    • @ stop hating (22/02/2017, 18:52) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Where did you read that anyone is hating. What I am reading is persons giving their own views and opinions which you or I might not agree with but we each have a right to think differently. Who or what is pretty and who is ugly? Let a fire catch your face and let me read your blog afterwards. All flesh sweetheart. All flesh
    • Vanzetti Sacco (23/02/2017, 14:07) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Clear children? Global warming is REAL it's not changing now with all the fossil fuels the world consuming so guess what? THE SUN yes the SUN is the cure for Mother Earth that will BURN OUT a lot of things I will keep it vague. MORE MELANIN means MORE PROTECTION from harmful UV rays. Mother Earth has been abused by certain VIRUSES and Mother Earth WILL WIPE THEM OUT. Hurry up with that SPACE STATION some you all going need it!
  • questions (22/02/2017, 17:10) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is there a process whereby these 'inspirational women' are selected/chosen for interview?...because I haven't seen a voting list. So who exactly determines the most inspirational women of the BVI? I am a woman and my husband and children will say I am the most inspirational woman in the BVI to will other people say about other women not mentioned. Why the only women published are those who frequent the media? In my opinion the show would have been more interesting if the ones interviewed were a bit more mysterious. With that being said, Ms Christopher your initiative was a very good one BUT maybe you should consider extracting the 'MOST' from your show's name because most of your selections were not that attention catching...again this is my opinion.
    • @Question (22/02/2017, 18:48) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      If I knew who you are in would shake your hand. Well said. I believe that in their eyes the most inspirational women are those who everybody sees in the lime light. Mrs so and so who has this or that and drives the other. Simple, sincere and unpopular people can make a comment on facebook and nobody pays it any attention. Let Mrs so and so say the same thing and their page would light only because that's the person the community is seeking favor with. I too am an inspirational woman and so is my mother, I'm sure yours , our sisters, aunts , teachers and many others who inspire others to live their best lives and who give unselfishly without media recognition . But making it on Let's Talk or any other talk show can never make us less of a woman. Remember who rewards openly when you do good behind closed doors
  • mary j (22/02/2017, 19:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Count your blessings, guys, the ladies are coming
  • BERPICO (22/02/2017, 19:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This reads like one of the least important inquiries one could pursue. Don't you all agree my fellow females?
  • pat (22/02/2017, 23:37) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    interesting exchanges. Yes they are "beautiful". But what I appreciate is that they are willing to support what is important-- the heart and kindnesses and self esteem. Support of human beings. What is the problem with that?
    they are thinking beyond their crowns and gowns to the person. I personally think beauty pageants teach the wrong shallow values about how one looks. These women are shedding light on the fact that we are all OK. Even men.
  • wize up (23/02/2017, 06:46) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    For me m; beauty lies just below the waist !!!
  • Chiikah (23/02/2017, 06:53) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    You can fool some people sometimes, but you can't fool all the people all the time.

  • please (23/02/2017, 07:22) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    This was about selfesteem and spreading positivity. The show is coming from a great place and I commend Mrs. Christopher for perusing her dreams. Those ladies were beautiful and articulate and spoke from the heart. Congrats to all.
  • wize up (23/02/2017, 08:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I once picked up a nice looking chick when her makeup came off(it was shocking)
  • boy (23/02/2017, 12:42) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    The haters are out today. All this energy should be applied to something else positive. We as females are seriously petty, all this because we have beauty queens on a talk show. Sad. I pray for our little girls in this world.
  • BVI Rose (23/02/2017, 14:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I would love to see this episode as I live abroad. I applaud Mrs.Camron and Ms. Chichester for taking the step and speaking out about that matter. In a society where social media and the glorification of surgically enhanced women in reality television has become the norm, it is very hard for many of us to truly like and love who we are. There is nothing wrong with enhancements if that's what you choose for you but one has to make sure they are not doing it to get applause, likes and satisfaction from others. Loving yourself is a journey and every person has something or have had something that they struggle with about themselves. Our girls and young women as well as some older women are struggling because many may not have been told from young and from their parents that they are beautiful and valued. That lack of communication prompts them to seek that validation from others who often times tear down instead of building up. Self esteem and self love should start within the home therefore when one enters society they already know who they are and do not answer to what they hear or the belief others have about them. A girl who loves her self, grows into a woman who can add change to the world.
  • ... (24/02/2017, 16:29) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lol. The haters are definitely out. So shameful people can not commend their own. Same people smiling and liking up your pics though! It seems all of you guys have ugly hearts and minds don't it? Very ironic! You're talking about pretty faces are bad minds but look at these comments. Tell me who have the bad minds. And now look at what these ladies are trying to do. Who is positive and who is really negative? SMH.
  • ausar (25/02/2017, 15:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And to imagine a topic like this has made front page news

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. There are no ugly women, just lazy ones!

    Whatever is not perfect on one's body, use whatever procedures necessary to improve.

    The wearing of makeup is truly a beautiful thing on a woman and the skilled women should not feel shameful in utilizing such tools to enhance beauty.

    I am always in awe of women who can utilize earthly procedures to enhance God given creations.

    Continue my dear Virgin Islands(UK) women to enhance your beauty in all it's forms..

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