Twenty to vie for Miss Antigua & Barbuda title


Following a successful screening held on Sunday 3rd June at the Multipurpose Cultural & exhibition Center, twenty (20) young ladies were selected to compete for the title of Miss Antigua Barbuda 2018/2019.


Included in this year’s judging panel were Mrs. Patsy Richards, Queen of Carnival 1968, Mrs. Angella De Gannes, Queen of Carnival 1960, Mr. Calvin Southwell (Calvin S) & Mr. André George along with statistician, Ms. Yolanda Goodwin representing the Antigua Barbuda Festival Commission.


Also present at the screening, were, Minister with responsibility for Carnival, The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, Mr. Maurice Merchant, members of the Antigua Barbuda Festivals Commission, and reigning Queen Ayana Dorsette.

Chairperson of the Queens committee, Calvin Southwell who has a wealth of experience in the beauty and fashion industry promises what he deems as a “must-see” production, under the theme: Celebrating the Modern Woman… Projecting to the Pinnacle of Beauty.

The following names are the lucky twenty (20) selected who will undergo rigorous training in preparation for this mammoth event:


Taqiyyah Francis, Leisa Grant, Auriae Aaron, Sherys de la Santos, Cocher Josiah, Evita Benjamin ,Ashley Boodhoo, Kia Kirwan, Jassana Fraser, Ashana Beaton, Titonyah Athill, Christina Mathurin, Joelina Prince, Juneilia James, Kennisha Pelle, Anthonia Richards, Rudelle Morrison, Trina Clarke, Juelle Colaire and Miss Barbuda (TBA).


The delegates will grace the stage on Friday July 20 2018 at Carnival city in a quest to be Antigua & Barbuda’s representative at various regional and international beauty pageants.

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  1. I like the new format – similar to international pageants where elimination takes place onthe night of the pageant. What purpose does Mr. André George serve on the judges panel? What is his background/area of expertise in this regard?

  2. Dear Heavenly Father,
    If my government had difficulty providing for 8 girls in the last there pageants, please tell me where is the money coming for 20. Mr Southwell talks a good talk and we know that he likes lavish productions like the one the call Vonkelt. But Lord this is ridiculous. Money for 20 costumes, swimsuits interview outfits evening gowns?…
    Please send me an answer Lord. Amen.

  3. I dont think all 20 will be going through all the sections.. There will be an elimination process..

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