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(PHOTOS) The first Mrs Bahamas World crowned in Grand Bahama
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Aug 17, 2010 - 5:57:58 AM

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Philip Pinder crowns his wife Mrs Bahamas World on August 13, 2010. He is assited by Patra Albury Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The inaugural coronation event for Mrs Bahamas World was a huge success at the Hilton Outten Convention Center on Friday, August the 13th, 2010 when the committee headed by Willamae Deveaux put on a fabulous evening of entertainment, fashion, talent and commemoration to Mrs. Keldra Pinder who was crowned and will be the first woman from the Bahamas to represent her country in the Mrs World Pageant which will take place in Korea in October of this year.

A tradition of Mrs World is to have the husband crown the queen, and this was the case as Philip Pinder, proud husband and father of their three beautiful children came on stage to do the honours. He was assisted by Patra Albury.

The evening was hosted by Karen Ferguson-Bain, and Trevor Russell, who were an amazing duo on stage and entertained the audience throughout the evening. Fashion took the forefront when Mrs Bahamas and many of the local beauty queens modeled in a hat parade. Beautiful hats and outfits were featured by La Maison De Besh, Betty's Hats, Escante Shoe Outlet, and The Seventeen Shop.

Mrs World Bahamas, Keldra Pinder with her husband Philip Pinder. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Entertainment during the event was provided by the New Wave Dancers, a solo singing piece by Stephan Cartwright, and a hilarious well acted skit which exemplified long term marriage and commitment by Judith Dawkins and Tawari Rodgers.

Mrs Bahamas World's platform is Cancer Awareness and she spoke passionately about the cause.

Mrs Turks & Caicos, Josephine Connolly and her two children  were the event's special guests. Also on hand to support the new queen was Miss East End, Cindy Lewis; Miss Junior Grand Bahama, Jasmine Forbes; Miss Talented Grand Bahama, Anissa Smith; Little Miss Glitz, Dejanell Dixon; and Supermodel of the Bahamas, Peandra Knowles.

Mrs Bahamas thanked her family and supporters by saying, "I am honoured to be the inaugural Mrs Bahamas-World. With God's help, I will service Him and my country with diligence and integrity.  Your presence here and contributions have helped to make this occasion an extraordinary one, one that will forever be a part of our Bahamian history. With all sincerity and love, Thank You!"

The event was sponsored and supported by Cool 96, Magic Moments, Pelican Bay Hotel, Escante Shoe Outlet, The Uniform Place, Magnolia Cafe, Zorbas Restaurant, Sabor Restaurant, Mr & Mrs Culmer of Culmerville Plaza, The Bahamas Weekly.

The Pageant's National Director is Willamae Deveaux.

Committee members are: Prudence Gallagher, Norma Headly, Shaun Burnett, Shelley Hall, and Julion Collie.

The Pinder Family Photo: Melissa Wilkinson

Mrs Bahamas World, Mrs. Keldra Pinder with her husband Philip Pinder and their three children after her official coronation on August 13th, 2010. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

SLIDE SHOW: Mrs Bahamas World Coronation event at the Hilton Outten Convention Center, August 13th, 2010. Photos by The Bahamas Weekly

The radiant Mrs Bahamas World, Mrs Keldra Pinder at her coronation on August 13th, 2010 at the Hilton Outten Convention Center. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Mrs Bahamas World, Keldra Pinder stands with her proud parents, Sandra and Michael Bennett. Keldra Pinder's biological father is Michael Cooper. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Reigning queens: (left to right) Mrs Turks & Caicos, Josephine Connolly; Miss East End, Cindy Lewis; Miss Junior Grand Bahama, Jasmine Forbes; Miss Talented Grand Bahama, Anissa Smith; Little Miss Glitz, Dejanell Dixon; and Supermodel of the Bahamas, Peandra Knowles Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

The Mrs Bahamas World Committee stand with their first queen. Left to right: Prudence Gallagher, Norma Headley, Mrs Bahamas World, Keldra Pinder, Willamae Deveaux, National Director, and Julion Collie Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

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