All young ladies who aspire to hold the title of Miss Bahamas should definitely enter the Miss Bahamas Universe pageant, according to reigning queen Sacha Scott.
As her reign nears its end, she told The Nassau Guardian that it was an honor and an amazing experience to represent her country — an opportunity she says not everyone gets to have.
"Not only did this give me the opportunity to learn even more about my country, but I learned more about myself as well. I learned to overcome hurdles, answer difficult questions and I made great friends. So I honestly feel that this pageant can serve as a learning experience for all who enter, even if you don't win the crown."
The University of Miami student, is also the daughter of former Miss Bahamas title holder Christina Thompson-Scott, who represented the Bahamas at the Miss Universe Pageant in 1983 said it was like a dream come true. With her win, they became the first mother/daughter to capture the Miss Bahamas crown.
Scott, who represented The Bahamas at the Miss Universe pageant in Nha Trang, Vietnam, will pass on her crown to the new Miss Bahamas Universe.
The question: Could you be that new queen?
The Miss Bahamas Universe Organization is preparing for its 2009 pageant to select their new queen, who will represent the country at Miss Universe in August in Las Vegas. Garnell Storr, Miss Earth, and Amy Storr, Miss International Bahamas will also be handing over their crowns to title holders who will represent the country in the Philippines and Macau respectively.
Other beauty crowns to be filled this year, include Miss Teen World Bahamas, Miss Teen International Bahamas and Miss Teen Universal Bahamas.
Text by Karan Minnis for The Nassau Guardian