Reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar of India will be arriving in the British Virgin Islands on Sunday and will be accompanied by other beauties from across the world.
BVI News had reported last year that the Miss World organisation was planning to bring the reigning queen to the territory to help raise funds to rebuild the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Center.
Chhillar and her 12-member delegation will be travelling with a $10,000 donation for the learning centre.
The royalty and her delegation will also be guests at a dinner and auction which will be the main fundraiser for the school’s rebuilding fund.
The event will be held at The Moorings on February 25.
During their visit, they will meet with Premier Dr D Orlando Smith and engage in cleanup exercises at the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Center campus in Road Town.
Good for tourism
Chairman of the Miss World BVI Committee Damian Grange described the visit as timely and important; both for the school and for the BVI tourism brand.
“As the BVI representative of the Miss World brand, we are happy that Mrs Julia Morley (who is Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation) and Miss Chhillar chose the BVI as one of the stops for the Beauty With A Purpose tour,” Grange said.
“We are even more excited that Miss World and the accompanying queens will participate in photo shoots at The Baths wearing designs of local BVI designers as a means of further promoting the territory,” he added.
The reigning Miss World and her delegation will be in the territory until March 1.
A media release from BVI’s pageant committee said the visit will mark the first time the Miss World Organisation is stopping in the Eastern Caribbean.
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