As the world gets ready for one of the biggest beauty pageant of the year the Miss World 2014, we take a look at the some of the contestants from the Caribbean region.
The Miss World 2014 events start from November 20th, culminating in the Grand Final on December 14th in London, England. Contestants from 129 countries will be participating in the 63rd edition of the Miss World 2014 pageant, where they will compete under different challenges, like Talent Competition, Top Model, Beauty with a purpose, etc. They will showcase their best in the finale, which promises to be a show stopping event.
Meet the Queens of the Caribbean
Miss Aruba Joitza Henriquez
Joitza is passionate about horse riding, an activity she has even given lessons for in the past. Currently studying Biology & Medical Laboratory Research, she hopes to continue her studies in veterinary medicine and become an equine specialist, eventually opening her own clinic. An owner of 5 horses and a general lover of animals, she would also like to own her own farm in the future. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and dancing, her favourite books include Dracula & Todd Burpo’s Heaven Is For Real and she loves Italian cuisine.
Miss Bahamas Rosetta Cartwright
Rosetta is a woman with great ambition. Currently studying Finance and Business, she has aspirations of climbing the corporate ladder before branching out to manage her own financial services business in the Bahamas. Residing in Sweetings Cay, east of Grand Bahama, Rosetta describes herself as “driven and dedicated”, two qualities which will help her realise her dreams. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer and volleyball, as well as taking relaxing strolls along the beach and spending a lazy afternoon fishing. In the past she has worked in the Ministry of Grand Bahama, and has volunteered at her local hospital, taking care of patients.
Miss Barbados Zoé Trotman
Born and raised in Barbados, 22 year old Zoé studied Accounts & Economics at university, but her passion is the arts. Her greatest ambition is to become a singer, and she would love to sing on Broadway. Zoé also sees herself as a potential envoy for her nation, and would be proud to represent her country abroad in an ambassadorial role. Currently she works as a sales rep and makeup artist, and even makes her own make up and skincare products from time to time. In her spare time, Zoé likes to read and to travel, to keep fit and to study astronomy. When it comes to music, Zoé’s favourite composer is Tchaikovsky, and she says she enjoys any book that “takes my mind to new places”.
Miss Bermuda Lillian Lightbourn
Born and Raised in Bermuda, 24 year old Lillian currently resides in New York where she is pursuing a modelling career. Describing herself as “gracious, poised and unrelenting in the pursuit of my dreams”, Lillian has ambitions of building on her experiences and hopes to one day work as a creative director for a successful company. In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball, singing in her church choir and volunteering as a youth worker at her local church. Lillian also has a twin sister, as well as 3 older sisters and 3 brothers. Her personal motto is “Dream big and work hard.”
Miss British Virgin Island Rosanna Chichester
Rosanna was born and raised on Tortola, the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands. Working in banking for the past 6 years, she has recently been awarded a university scholarship, enabling her to follow her dream of eventually opening up a psychology counselling centre. Rosanna is also writing a book about her family (titled Triumph Over Adversity), and hopes to one day see it turned into a movie. Aside from this Rosanna is a confident public speaker, engaged in radio work, tutoring youths in public speaking, and is a member of the Toast Masters of the BVI Club.
Miss Curaçao Gayle Sulvaran
Gayle has her heart set on bringing smiles to the world’s children, hoping