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
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.'
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.'
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
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
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.’
Nazira is currently a student and founder of the E Awards Foundation in Project Management and Programmes of E Awards and has ambitions to study Psychology. She has a talent for painting and poetry, playing the percussion and enjoying traditional dancing. Nazira also plays football, volleyball and takes part in Eskrima, which is a form of Martial Art.
Personal Motto: 'Live my life undefeated by anything because I am my environment.'
Miss Dominican Republic
Having completed a Degree in Business Administration, Denise is continuing her studies and dreams of working for the United Nations as a Global Ambassador. Her proudest moment was when she graduated from college, found a job and paid for a trip to Paris for her mother. Denise enjoys reading non-fiction books and listening to Spanish, Indian and Brazilian music. She also has a passion for basketball, golf, baseball, ballet, jazz and belly dancing.
Personal Motto: ‘Live, love, laugh.’
Occupation: Food Science Student
Morgane is currently a Food Science Student having completed a Degree in Biology. She would like to become a Dietician and lead projects and awareness campaigns around Nutrition. Her proudest moment was being able to donate blood to the Blood Bank as soon as she turned 18 and has been doing so ever since. Morgane has a passion for music and dancing and enjoys extreme sports.
Personal Motto: 'There is no failure, there are only experiences. Bounce Back!'
Occupation: Student & Model
Ambika is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science. She would like to follow her passion for animal and wildlife conservation but is also studying psychology. Ambika is an avid sports woman and plays Badminton for her National Team. Her favourite film is 'A Street Cat Named Bob'.
Personal Motto: 'Remember to always be yourself and don't be afraid to speak your mind or to dream out loud.'
Occupation: Business administration and project coordinator
Stephie graduated in Business Administration and is currently working as a Non-Profit Programme Co-ordinator. She enjoys hiking, cooking, drawing and has a special talent for designing clothes. Stephie has three rabbits at home and enjoys traditional Haitian Dancing. Her favourite song is 'Dance with my Father Again' by Lionel Richie.
Personal Motto: 'I can do more.'
Kadijah is currently working as a Physiotherapist having completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. She has future ambitions to complete a PhD in Physical Therapy in Women's Health. Kadijah's proudest moment was when she helped establish the Physiotherapy Department at her local Hospital. Her interests are Sports and Modelling. 'The Sound of Music' and 'The Grinch' are her favourite films.
Personal Motto: 'Judge not, that you be not Judged.'
Occupation: Notary Collaborator
Larrisa studied Notarial Law and is a Notary Collaborator with dreams of becoming a Notary. She is also currently working as the President of an Association whose goal is to promote tourism in Martinique. Larrisa enjoys hiking, fitness and spending time with her family. Her favourite dish is ‘Le dombre haricot rouge poulet’ a typical west Indian dish.
Personal Motto: ‘Nothing is impossible if you believe it. Believe in your dreams!’
Miss Puerto Rico
Occupation: Masters Student, Biologist & Model
Dayanara is studying for a Master’s Degree in Health Programme Evaluation having completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She has future aspirations to continue her education, enter medical school and become a doctor. Dayanara has a passion for singing and playing the piano; she also enjoys synchronised swimming and has a talent for arts and crafts.
Personal Motto: 'Health is the foundation for the Happiness in our World.'
Miss Trinidad and Tobago
Ysabel's proudest and most memorable moment was when she found out she was accepted to study Law at Oxford University. She is currently working as an Attorney at Law and has ambitions to work for an International Organisation. She plays the piano and enjoys DJing. Among her other hobbies are writing, travelling, darts, cricket, swimming, tennis and skiing. Ysabel's favourite film is: 'The Lion King' and her favourite song is 'September' by Earth, Wind and Fire.
Personal Motto: 'Breathe in courage, breathe out fear.'
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