GEENA THOMPSON WINS BID FOR MISS WORLD CROWN
I was honored to sit on the distinguished panel of judges at the annual `Miss World Bahamas‘ pageant last week at the Baha Mar Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom in Nassau, Bahamas. Nine beauties representing some of the 700 Islands of the Bahamas clashed for the coveted crown and title. After a series of preliminary competitions and weeks of prep, photo shoots, a motorcade, several public appearances, and, a courtesy call to the Governor General of the Bahamas Lady Pindling, it was time for the Grand Finale’ and selection of who would represent the Islands of the Bahamas at the 67th `Miss World’ pageant to be held in Singapore, China on November 18th.
Runners-up in this keenly contested affair were; Sharonique Russell (Miss World Abaco) in second place and Jerell Strachan (Miss World Grand Bahama) in third place. Rounding out the top six semi-finalists were; Tanisha Jones (Miss World Bimini) and Nyisha Tilus (Miss University of the Bahamas). A public on-line `Instant Save’ flash vote brought October Johnson (Miss World Exuma) into the semi-finals