Miss World is the oldest and longest-running beauty pageant in the world. The inaugural pageant took place in 1951 London & was created by a gentleman named Eric Morley. One very interesting fact is that the Miss World pageant was originally a bikini contest that took place during the Festival of Britain. It was intended to promote sales of the new but controversial “two-piece” bikini design. The bikini contest became so popular and closely followed by the press that they dubbed it the “Miss World Contest.” The very first winner was a young lady named Kerstin “Ki Ki” Hakansson (no relation to Drake) from Sweden. After seeing the popularity of the pageant, Eric Morley decided to detach it from the Festival of Britain and make Miss World its own annual pageant. Today it’s regarded as the most prestigious universal beauty pageant carrying the slogan “Beauty With a Purpose.”
18 other countries, including our Caribbean neighbours The Bahamas, have already crowned their contestants for the 2019 Miss World Pageant. It’s now time for Barbados to get with the program & do the same. We have 8 of the most beautiful, intelligent, confident & influential young ladies on the island contending for the chance to represent our island nation on the Miss World stage. These young ladies are as follows:
Iesha Best - @best_iesha
Brianna Carter - @_briannacarter
Shae Culthrust – @shae.coulthrust
Ieashia Browne - @i3ashiaa
Ifetayo Clarke - @ife.tayo
Ché Greenidge - @cheamorg
Shahadia Lynne - @shahadialynne
Brittany Gill-Deny - @og.bgd
To support your favourite contender for representing Barbados, you should download the MobStar talent search app. Follow, like, leave comments & do whatever you can to help them get on that stage!
In 2018 Miss World Barbados Ashley Lashley (@_ash.lash) finished in the top 30 amongst the 119 other contestants from around the world. Despite the small size of our island, we Bajans have always enjoyed punching above our weight and letting the world know we are here. It’s our strong belief that we can win this competition and etch our names in yet another facet of world history. So let’s support these 8 amazing young ladies on their journey. On August 31stone of the young ladies will the chosen to represent Barbados at Miss World 2019 in Pattaya Thailand come December. Let’s do all we can to support these ladies and see a Bajan Queen crowned for the entire world to witness.