Miss World 2018: Meet the Caribbean Contestants

The 68th edition of the Miss World pageant, will take place in Sanya, China on 8 December 2018, where Manushi Chhillar of India will crown her successor. 118 contestants from all over the world will compete for the coveted crown, which includes 14 Caribbean beauties.

Meet the Caribbean Contestants

Miss Aruba

Nurianne ARIAS

Age: 24

Occupation: Research Assistant & Lecturer

Nurianne has completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration specialising in Health Care. She is currently working as a Lecturer at the University of Aruba and is assisting a PhD Candidate. She has future ambitions to complete her own PhD in Social Sciences with a special interest in Health and Invisible Disabilities and Social Sciences. Nurianne has also been hosting several television programmes in Aruba. She also enjoys many forms of dancing, playing the piano and keeping fit.

Personal motto: 'Speak your heart.'

Miss Bahamas

Brinique GIBSON

Age:22

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Model, Brand Ambassador

Brinique is currently working as a Model, Voice Over Artist and Entrepreneur. She is also a self-proclaimed Inventor. She enjoys cooking, writing, public speaking, graphic design and painting and would like to host her own Cookery programme and become an International Public Speaker. Her favourite film is 'The Notebook.'

Personal Motto: 'What hasn't happened in a million years can happen in a split second.'

Miss Barbados

Ashley LASHLEY

Age: 19

Occupation: Medical Student

Ashley is currently a medical student and a Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Envoy. She enjoys organising community-based activities and programmes and started the first Girl's Cricket Club in Barbados, which came about, due to her love of a wide range of sports. Her ideal dream job would be to become the United Nations Secretary General. Ashley also plays the Saxophone and the Steel Pans. Her favourite films are 'The Harry Potter Series' and 'Titanic'.

Personal Motto: 'Let no obstacle be greater than the cause.'

Miss British Virgin Islands

Yadali THOMAS SANTOS

Age: 21

Occupation: Draughtswoman

Having gained a Degree in Architectural Studies, Yadali is currently working as a Draughtswoman for the Public Works Department and has ambitions to be a leading Architect in her Region. She enjoys music, plays the flute and has an interest in art, writing and film making. She was delighted to have taught herself to speak English in three months. Yadali's favourite song is 'Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles.'

Personal Motto: 'Nothing is impossible.'

Miss Cayman Islands

Kelsie WOODMAN-BODDEN

Age: 22

Occupation: Accountant/ Auditor

After graduating in a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Kelsie is working in her chosen field as an Accountant and Auditor and dreams of becoming a Motivational Speaker. Her proudest moment was when she was the first person from her family to graduate from University. Kelsie enjoys boxing, snorkelling and dancing. Her favourite food is Cayman-style whole snapper fish and she has a pet Shiatsu dog called Blu.

Personal Motto: ‘Go in to the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good.’