An advocate for mental health awareness, Xaria Penn is an eighteen-year-old model currently attaining an associate degree in Human Services at the Hamilton Lavity Stoutt Community College with the aspirations to become a child psychologist.
Xaria, who is passionate about bringing awareness to many issues affecting her territory, hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental health by shining enough light on the topic so that more voices of adolescents struggling with mental health can be heard.
After losing her aunt to breast cancer earlier this year, Xaria hopes to partner with the BVI Cancer Society to create a foundation in her aunt's honor. This will further bring awareness to breast cancer and provide various avenues to assist women in getting tested for early detection.
I would like to own a funeral home one day.
I am a preachers’ kid. My father has been preaching for 14 years and has taught me many lessons about Christ. Being that he is a pastor he never let that hold me back from pursuing a career in modeling. He was the one who jumpstarted my career in modeling by gifting me with a photoshoot for my birthday that led to a runway show later that year.
During the COVID-19 lockdown in my country, I taught myself how to do makeup.
TO BECOME MISS UNIVERSE