For her efforts the aspiring photographer won for herself some $10,000 in cash among other gifts. She also adjudged Ms Poise, Ms Intellect, Best BVI promo, Best theme wear, Best evening wear and Best swimwear.
Contestant #1 Jasmine Perez was declared 1st runner-up – a position she held in the 2009 pageant, while contestant #3 Shaunise Fahie was given the 2nd runner’s-up spot.
The five beauties in their introduction segment blew away the audience in their superheroes outfits. Perez, 23, urged individuals to keep the culture alive. Maduro, contestant #2 and the youngest contestant at age 17 fumbled at first but quickly recovered to announce how proud she was to be part of a pageant that was on the brink of being cancelled this year.
Fahie described herself as a determined woman while Hodge stressed the point that the spirit of festival will prevail. Contestant #5 Shevone Gumbs too acknowledged the fact that she and the other contestants were in fact superheroes.
Always a crowd favourite section for the men, the swimwear segment gave the contestants the freedom to choose their own bathing suits. The lithe and toned bodies that hit the stage wore two pieces with Fahie opting for a more interesting corset top emblazoned with the BVI flag.
Culture Jamboree segment highlighted some interesting blend of colours as the contestants used their imagination to bring out the festive side of Emancipation.