Friday, September 10, 2010

Miss World 2010: Meet Miss Barbados

 The island of Barbados is the easternmost nation of the Caribbean and is the most developed country of the region. It is a mecca of tourism in the Caribbean with thousands of international visitors enjoying what it has to offer: a complete paradise with world-renowned beaches. Barbados entered the world's greatest beauty contest for the first time in 1974 and have produced two semifinalists and two talent winners. Stephanie Chase received the talent award in Miss World 2001 and now is the national director of Miss World in Barbados. This year, the island will be represented by Danielle Bishop who won the Miss Barbados World 2010 pageant last July. proudly presents Miss Barbados World 2010 in an exclusive interview for our series Meet the Misses.

1.    Give us an introduction of yourself.
I am a strong, goal-oriented and determined individual. I aspire to be a child psychologist, but my main aspiration is to become an international model. I strive to be a positive role model for young people not only in my country but also throughout the world because very often people tend to focus on the negative if we area global community used energy to build the youth up the world would be a better place.

2.    Tell us a bit more about your country and hometown.
My country can be described as a tropical paradise. Our golden sands to our picturesque seas can be seen on the outskirts of this beautiful, mesmerizing island of 166 square miles. The people of Barbados are quite friendly and willing to offer a kind word accompanied with a warm cheerful smile. Barbados is also known as a tourist attraction. Tourist by air or sea, come and leave with a bit of “BIM” with them. With shopping areas and different cultural events throughout Barbados, everyone is welcomed to visit and have a grand time!

3.    What does it mean to you to represent your country at Miss World? 
To represent my country at Miss World 2010 is a dream come true. In times past I never would believed that this phenomenal experience would have happened to me but belief in myself and the support of my family has enabled me to know that I am deserving of this opportunity. I have grown in the two pageants that I did in Barbados and I know that I would experience and be exposed to many different cultures and different people. It is my objective to put Barbados on the map, as did my predecessor Leah Marville. Everywhere I go people will know that I represent the essence of my land.

4.    What preparations have you done so far or will you do for the Miss World final?
Training for public speaking, wardrobe coordination, fitness and talent has been commenced. I have also completed my official photo-shoot for my media kit. I know that nothing comes easy and so I am willing to work hard to ensure that I am a force to be reckoned with. It is my belief that with hard work, dedication, and prayer success is certainly attainable.

5.    If you have to describe yourself in one word, what would it be and why? 
Conqueror would have to be the word I would chose to best describe myself. I have overcome many obstacles thrown my way and being awarded the opportunity to represent my country is the greatest battle for any conqueror to conquer.
6.    Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself as a successful child psychologist as well as an international model.

7.    Would you prefer being beautiful and rich or poor and smart?
Honestly it does not matter to me. I say this because you can be rich and beautiful or poor and smart and still seek more out of life. I believe that once you know God , no matter what your social status is, his richness and blessings will be upon your life and  that is the greatest status that you could ever receive.

8.    Which well known person from your country you most admire and why?
The most well known person in my country that I admire the most is Aunty Olga. Aunty Olga has a passion and a love for children the same way that I have. Her big heart and bright smile brought warmth to many children across this island. She founded many charities and made a tremendous amount of donations, she is a great humanitarian, I would love nothing more than to follow in her footsteps.

9.    If you had to choose any other country to live in, which one would you choose and why?
There would be no other country that I would rather live in but my own, simply for the fact that I could not leave these sandy shores, the warm sun nor the friendly people across Barbados.

10.    What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today and what should be done about it?
To me there are many big problems facing the world today not just one. There are areas such as global warming, discrimination, toxic waste, war just to name a few and we as one big global body need to recognize the problems that are evident around us and stand up and help one another, one man can’t save his own country, the country has to save its self. This same principal applies to saving the world.

11.    Do you believe a beauty queen should be politically correct when answering a controversial subject question or should she express her personal views on the issue? 
I believe that one should stand up for what she believes in and when answering a question like this she should state facts as well as her own opinion but be discrete and not offensive, this is a tender subject and as an individual I would not want to offend anyone.

12.    What do you most look forward to about the Miss World Festival?

I look forward to meeting new people and exploring new cultures, through interacting with the contestants for all over the world.

13.    The motto of Miss World is Beauty with a Purpose. What does Beauty with a Purpose mean to you? 
This means that along with a beautiful face, you must have brains behind it therefore changing the mindset that people have on pageants. There is not beauty only on the outside but it is enhanced more when true beauty comes from within.

14.    Share a message to your supporters and readers of World of Misses.

To all of my supporters I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your love support and advice brought me a long way to a place I never imagined that I would be. Thank you for giving me the confidence I need to take to China. I intend on making Barbados proud.

and finally…
Star Sign: Gemini
Personal Motto: He CAN who TRIES!
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Color:  Baby Blue
Favorite Song: I don’t just have one song but some of them are, Impossible by our very own Shontelle,  Battlefield by Jordan Sparks, and Russian Roulette by Barbadian Superstar Rihanna!
Favorite Movie: Couples Retreat, because it’s really funny!
Favorite Book: The Secret Life of Bees
Favorite Singer/Band: I have many! Shakira, Whitney Huston, Beyonce
Favorite Actor/Actress: Tyler Perry

Special Thanks:
Stephanie Chase, national director of Miss World in Barbados 
Danielle Bishop, Miss Barbados World 2010 

Photos/Cole Yates

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