Bria Smith is the 2019 winner of the Miss British Virgin Islands pageant.
The 25-year-old Government Information Officer was crowned inside the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Sunday, August 4.
On her way to the crown, she swept awards for Best Costume, Best BVI Promotion, Best Interview, Miss Intellect, and Best Poise.
Among her prizes, Smith will drive away in a brand new 2019 Hyundai Tucson, and she will represent the territory on a global front for one year.
The first runner-up position went to contestant number three, Shabree Frett. She took home awards for Miss Photogenic, Best Eveningwear and Best Swimwear.
Shamoia Maduro finished the competition as the second runner-up and walked away with the Miss Congeniality award.
Best Talent went to contestant number five, Conelda Denny. The other contestant of the pageant was Reba Thomas.
Who is Bria Smith
The newly-crowned queen, Smith, is a Sea Cows Bay resident who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media & Communications Studies and a minor in History from the University of Maryland. Smith also holds an associate’s degree from the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in general studies.
She is now pursuing a joint Masters of Arts degree in Global Strategic Communication and Creative Writing. She is also an assistant speech communications lecturer at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, an avid softball player, and has represented the territory as an athlete.
In the future, she intends to become a novelist and own a broadcast network.
In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, paddle-boarding, writing, travelling and playing softball. Kareem-Nelson Hull, as well as Trinidadian comedian Rachel Price hosted the pageant.
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