Meet Temulji Hughes and Yadali Thomas Santos — Mister and Miss World BVI for 2018.
The 25-year-old king and 21-year-old beauty were crowned as title-holders inside the Eileen Parsons Auditorium during the Miss World BVI pageant show Saturday night, August 11.
In what appeared to be an effortless display of poise, charm, eloquence, talent and intelligence, Santos was able to capture the hearts of members of the audience and judges alike.
The young beauty copped seven of some 11 sectional prizes during the pageant.
She won Miss Photogenic, Miss People’s Choice, Best Cultural Dress/Dance, Best Talent, Best Eveningwear, Miss Intellect, and the Beauty With A Purpose segment of the pageant.
“Everything was worth it,” said a victorious Santos, who admitted to putting a considerable amount of effort into her campaign for the crown. The two other contestants in this year’s pageant were Anika Christopher and Aaliyah Inniss.
Santos will move on to represent the territory at the 2018 Miss World final scheduled for December 8 in China, while Hughes will compete in the male version of the international pageant on January 27 in The Philippines.
BVI News will provide more in a follow-up feature publication of the two newly-crowned royalties.
There was no local pageant held for Mister World BVI. The Miss World Pageant Committee selected Hughes to be the territory’s first representative in the biennial Mr World international male pageant. Chairwoman of the Miss World international organisation Julia Morely solicited the BVI to enter the Mister World competition this year.
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