At just 19-years-old, Shona Rogers has already copped two beauty titles; Miss Teen British Virgin Islands and Miss Earth British Virgin Islands! This ambitious young woman has no room for stagnation as she continues to reach for the stars with her next stop at the Miss Jamzone International Stage where she plans on promoting the strong people of her country and the fact that BVI is the sailing capital of the world.
However, Shona noted that her country has many historical buildings that show the influence of generations before but these are not showcased on a major platform. "I would like to see those sites restored and displayed in such a way that the tourists can appreciate the BVI for much more than our beaches and hotels," she pointed out. Rogers dreams of a career as a lawyer and is currently pursuing this dream at the University of Brighton where she is studying Business Law.
23-year-old Lexi Wilson is the definition of the 'Three Bs’ – Beauty, Brain and Body! This young woman graduated with her Bachelors in Biology and received special awards in Geography, Combined Science, Biology, Religious Knowledge and also track and field awards. She’s made the Dean’s Honor roll numerous times and is pursuing a career in dentistry. While she enjoys her rise on the academic ladder, Lexi found a new love in pageantry when she got her first taste in the 2013 Miss Bahamas Pageant which she managed to walk away with not only the award for best body but the crown as well!
Miss Wilson says she is looking forward to meeting the other delegates of the Miss Jamzone International Pageant and is excited about gaining knowledge of the different cultures she will be exposed to. Of course, she said she is also excited about visiting Guyana for the very first time! Lexi plans on promoting Bahamas’ main tourism product; the largest indoor aquarium in the world at Atlantis, one of the country’s best hotels.
This vibrant 25-year-old has an impressive line of special awards she have received for accomplishments she managed to reach including Valedictorian 2004, Most outstanding debater (Gavel Club President) 2002, 2003, 2004; Outstanding Academic Achievement 2004, winner of the National and Regional Optimist Oratorical Competitions 2004, highest exam mark in Barbados in the Royal Schools of Music Theory Exam 2001, Principal’s Award of Excellence 2005 and the list goes on. She can also be considered a ‘Pageant Girl’ having competed in several including Miss Carnival which she won in 2013, Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen 2009, Miss Barbados World in which she placed first runner up, etc. Having consider herself an "old soul" Dannyele enjoys music from the Bee Gees, Air Supply and Whitney Houston and even enjoys singing herself.
This young lady says she dreams of being successful in life, making her parents, community country and herself proud and ultimately build a legacy for those who follow. "A legacy which impresses and you must seize each and every opportunity, whether it comes with its value stamped on it, or whether it comes in disguise, so that they too may be successful".
At 20 years old, Amy Stephen is a full time teacher while pursuing a degree in theatre and marketing as she dreams of working in these fields either regionally or internationally. With a passion for singing and theatre, this young lady says she enjoys her leisure time improving her singing, violinist and flutist skills. Asked what she would like to see happen in the area of tourism in her country, Stephen said "I would like to see the industry become more holistic in terms of the partners involved...". She continued to say that her fellow St. Lucians make her most proud and would promote the country’s human resources as "mountains and tress can’t make you feel as welcomed as a gesture from someone you’ve never met.