Miss British Virgin Islands

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The Miss British Virgin Islands Organization
Formation1975; 49 years ago (1975)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersRoad Town
Location
Membership
Official language
English
National director
Alesia Hamm
(Affiliated to Ministry of Tourism, BVI)
Websitebvitourism.com

The Miss British Virgin Islands is a national beauty pageant in British Virgin Islands. The pageant was founded in 1976, where the winners were sent to Miss Universe.

History

The Miss British Virgin Islands was held for the first time in 1975 by BVI Tourism, and Irene Penn-O’Neal won the first titleholder in that year.[1] Before the pageant formed into the British Virgin Islands, the BVI Miss Festival contest existed in the territory. Since 1976 the British Virgin Islands licensed the Miss Universe pageant and became an official organization in the territory for Miss Universe under the Ministry of Tourism in the British Virgin Islands.

International crowns

Titleholders

1975—2020

   Winning International Title
   Miss Universe British Virgin Islands
   Miss World British Virgin Islands
Year Miss British Virgin Islands
1975 Irene Penn-O’Neal
1976 Andria Dolores Norman
1979 Eartha Ferdinand
1980 Barbara Enola Stevens
1981 Carmen Nibbs
1982 Luce Dahlia Hodge
1983 Anna Maria Joseph
1984 Donna Patricia Frett
1985 Jennifer Leonora Penn
1986 Shereen Desmona Flax
1987 Sandy Michelle Harrigan
1988 Nelda Felecia Farrington
1989 Viola Marguerite Joseph
1990 Jestina Hodge
1991 Anne Lennard
1992 Alicia Burke
1993 Rhonda Hodge
1994 Delia Jon Baptiste
1995 Elaine Patricia Henry
1996 Linette Smith
1997 Melinda Penn
1998 Kaida Donovan
1999 Kamila Smith
2000 Tausha Vanterpool
2001 Shakima Stoutt
2002 Anastasia Tongue
2003 Dian Sanderson
2004 Sharlita Millington
2005 Kirsten Lettsome
2006 Shermel Maduro
2007 Leilani Stevens
2008 Maquita Richards
Did not compete
2009 Josefina Nunez
2010 Sheroma Hodge
2011 Abigail Hyndman
2012 Sharie De Castro[2]
Miss Caribbean World 2013
2013 Rosanna Chichester[3]
2014 Jaynene Jno Lewis[4]
2015 Adorya Racio Baly
2016 Erika Creque
2017 Khephra Sylvester
2018 A’yana Keshelle Phillips
2019 Bria Ashley Smith
2020 Shabree Frett

2021—Present

Began 2021 there are 3 main titles in the British Virgin Islands. The International representations will wear Miss Universe British Virgin Islands and Miss World British Virgin Islands, and the Miss British Virgin Islands title will be national ambassador of local tourism in the territory.
Year Miss Universe British Virgin Islands Miss World British Virgin Islands Miss BVI (Ambassador of Tourism)
2021 Xaria Penn x Kathlyn Archibald-Drew
2022 Lia Claxton[5] x Jareena Penn
2023 Ashellica Fahie[6] x x
2024 TBA

Representatives to international beauty pageants

Miss Universe British Virgin Islands

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The winner of Miss British Virgin Islands represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Miss BVI Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards
2024 TBA
2023 Ashellica Fahie Unplaced
2022 Lia Claxton Unplaced
2021 Xaria Penn Unplaced
2020 Shabree Frett Unplaced
2019 Bria Ashley Smith Unplaced
2018 A'yana Keshelle Phillips Unplaced
2017 Khephra Sylvester Unplaced
2016 Erika Renae Creque Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (Top 12)
2015 Adorya Rocio Baly Unplaced
2014 Jaynene Jno Lewis Unplaced
2013 Sharie Bianca Ylina de Castro Unplaced
2012 Abigail Hyndman Unplaced
  • Best National Costume (6th Runner-up)
2011 Sheroma Hodge Unplaced
2010 Josefina Nunez Unplaced
Did not compete between 2003—2009
2002 Anastasia Tonge Unplaced
2001 Kacy Frett Unplaced
2000 Tausha Vanterpool Unplaced
1999 Movel Lewis Unplaced
1998 Kaida Donovan Unplaced
1997 Melinda Penn Unplaced
1996 Linette Smith Unplaced
1995 Elaine Patricia Henry Unplaced
1994 Delia Jon Baptiste Unplaced
1993 Rhonda Hodge Unplaced
1992 Alicia Burke Unplaced
1991 Anne Lennard Unplaced
1990 Jestina Hodge Unplaced
1989 Viola Marguerite Joseph Unplaced
1988 Nelda Felecia Farrington Unplaced
1987 Sandy Michelle Harrigan Unplaced
1986 Shereen Desmona Flax Unplaced
1985 Jennifer Leonora Penn Unplaced
1984 Donna Patricia Frett Unplaced
1983 Anna Maria Joseph Unplaced
1982 Luce Dahlia Hodge Unplaced
1981 Carmen Nibbs Unplaced
1980 Barbara Enola Stevens Unplaced
1979 Eartha Ferdinand Unplaced
1978 Did not compete
1977 Andria Dolores Norman Unplaced

Miss World British Virgin Islands

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The 1st Runner-up of Miss British Virgin Islands crowned Miss British Virgin Islands World until 2017. Began 2018 an independent selection, Miss World BVI crowned the winner to Miss World pageant.
Year Miss World BVI Placement at Miss World Special Awards
2023 Xaria Penn[7] Did not compete
2022 Miss World 2021 was rescheduled to 16 March 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Puerto Rico, no edition started in 2022
2021 Kathlyn Archibald-Drew Did not compete
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no competition held
2019 Rikkiya Brathwaite Top 40
2018 Yadali Thomas Santos Unplaced
2017 Helina Auriel Gerda Hilda Hewlett Unplaced
2016 Nakisha Kadia Turnbull Unplaced
2015 Sasha Wintz Unplaced
2014 Rosanna Kathrine Chichester Unplaced
2013 Kertis Kassandra Malone Unplaced
Did not compete between 2002—2012
2001 Melinda McGlore Unplaced
2000 Nadia Harrigan Ubinas Unplaced
1999 Did not compete
1998 Virginia Olen Rubaine Unplaced
1997 Zoe Jennifer Walcott Unplaced
1996 Ayana Glasgow Unplaced
1995 Chandi Trott Unplaced
1994 Khara Michelle Forbes Unplaced
1993 Kaida Donovan Unplaced
1992 Bisa Smith Unplaced
1991 Marjorie Penn Unplaced
1990 Suzanne Spencer Unplaced
1989 Did not compete
1988 Nelda Felecia Farrington Unplaced
1987 Did not compete
1986 Anthonia Brenda Lewis Unplaced

Miss Earth British Virgin Islands

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss Earth BVI Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards
Did not compete since 2017—Present
2017 Dayna Layne Did not compete
Did not compete between 2014—2016
2013 Kimberly Herbert Unplaced

References

  1. ^ "Six contestants vie for Miss BVI crown". bvibeacon.com. Zarrin Tasmin Ahmed. 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Miss Sharie deCastro Crowned Miss Caribbean World 2013". empowermentmomentsblog.com. Yvonne I. Wilson. 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Rosanna Chichester is Miss World British Virgin Islands 2014". universalqueen.com. universal queen. August 2014.
  4. ^ "Jaynene Jno Lewis ready for the Miss Universe experience - As she heads off to represent the VI at Miss Universe 2014". virginislandsnewsonline.com. virgin islands news online. 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "LIA CLAXTON IS MISS UNIVERSE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2022-2023". 284media.com. Ronn Grant. 18 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Former Miss BVI Teen Ashellica Fahie to compete at Miss Universe 2023". caribbean.loopnews.com. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  7. ^ @xaria.7 (29 November 2022). "Xaria Penn – Miss World BVI 2022–2023". Retrieved 22 January 2023 – via Instagram.

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