BAHAMAS WEEKLY- The finale of this year’s Miss Universe Bahamas pageant took place on September 17th and the crown has gone to Cherell Williamson of Nassau. First runner-up was Chivvaun Smith; second runner-up was Erika Adderley, and Rokara Hepburn and Crystal Stubbs rounded out the top five.
Cherell Williamson crowned Miss Universe Bahamas – Photo: Draf Designs Photography for TheBahamasWeekly.com
Prior to the big event Cherell wrote the following on her Facebook page,”Today is the day that I’ve been waiting for! Today marks the date of a stronger more confident Cherell that has learned more things about herself than she ever thought this pageant would allow all thanks to the amazing organization, @missuniverseba we are truly a family now. I was given the opportunity to discover my true supporters and the fact that people want to see me exceed is heart warming.Thank you so much ?. The words of encouragement has kept me pushing straight up until now and of course a big thank you to my #1 supporters The Island Game!”
Last night the stars got together in Hollywood for the Emmys 2016. Two women who stole the spotlight were the former Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo and former Miss USA 2007, Rachel Smith.
Olivia Culpo completely stunned us with her looks in the E! Glambot. Check it out below.
Rachel Smith wore an elegant mixed media cut out dress. We love it!
Credit: David Livingston/Getty
Watch Olivia Culpo in the E! Glambot
What were your favorite looks last night? Let us know @MissUniverse on social media.
Shannon Harris! For the first time in 9 years, a new Miss Universe Barbados was crowned. She competed against 13 other contestants before taking the title.
“I feel like the crown belongs to me – I am very, very happy.” Shannon told NATION Online.
Shannon enjoys reading, learning new makeup techniques, cooking, and discovering new music.
Shannon is very concerned with the lack of drinking water in many parts of the world, especially in areas of Barbados. She is very passionate about the cause and hopes to see a change in the near future.
Shannon will be heading to the 2016 MISS UNIVERSE Competition to represent Barbados for the first time in almost a decade. Does she have a shot at the crown? Let us know what you think using the hashtag #MissUniverse.
Watch Shannon’s crowning moment here!
What were your favorite looks from Pia and Deshauna at NYFW?
NYFW: The Shows September 2016 Collections have officially ended in NYC. We got the scoop from two of Fashion Week’s hottest stars, Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach and Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber. Let’s see what they have to say.
What was NYFW like in 3 words or less?
Deshauna: This Is Life.
Pia: Exhilarating, diverse and fun!
About how many shows did you see?
D: It’s been a very busy and fun week! I’ve seen about 15 shows, and have loved every single one of them.
P: Around 15 shows this season. How great is that?
What was your favorite outfit, collection, or trend that you saw on the runway?
P: I love that there are alot of flowy fabrics. It looks amazing when you walk in the outfits. It just moves with you with every step. I also found a lot of inspiration with hairstyles.
D: My favorite collection would have to be Nicole Miller. While watching her show, I noticed that I would wear each outfit off the runway!
Did you meet any celebrities?
D: Yes, some of the celebrities I met included The Black Eyed Peas, Karrueche, Nigel Barker, Jessica Pimentel, and Simone Biles. It was such a pleasure to have met them!
P: Yes I met quite a few and was also able to see some prominent people in the industry that I’ve met or worked before.
What was your favorite part of NYFW?
D: My favorite part was when I walked in the Sherri Hill fashion show. A year ago, I would have never believed that I would be walking down the runway as Miss USA at NYFW.
P: Aside from the shows which is a given, I love the street style. Even before you enter the venue to watch a show there’s already so much to see. Everyone is dressed so well!
Which designer collection would you like to be a runway model in?
P: Nicholas K, Carmen Marc Valvo, Son Jung Wan and Nicole Miller.
D: I would love to walk the runway in a Jeremy Scott fashion show! I love his unique style and designs.
What was your favorite look that you got to wear?
P: I’m really trying to choose a favorite but I loved all of them! I’m lucky enough to be able to choose what to wear based on the choices given to me and so far I’ve felt at my best in all of the looks I did this NYFW.
D: My absolute favorite look was the Nicholas K. cream colored dress. It had a stunning wrap-like sleeve that fell off the shoulder, and the look was finished with a beautiful cream belt.