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Miss Grand Bahama Pageant 2016/17 Seeking Applicants
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Sep 3, 2016 - 9:29:18 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - In 2016, the Miss Grand Bahama Organization is proud to be celebrating 30 years!  This year's theme is, "Embracing Our Inner Beauty!" and the organization is now seeking applicants for the new season.

The next Miss Grand Bahama will join the group of 30 former queens as the current queen, Danielle Pratt will hand over her crown in October 2016. The search is on for all interested young ladies, be they from West End, Eight Mile Rock, East End, Pinders Point or Freeport.

"I want to thank Danielle Pratt for doing such a great job and has been very busy promoting our organization and Miss Grand Bahama!" said Glenn Davis, President, Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant. "This year Miss Grand Bahama will be competing in the Miss Universe Bahamas Pageant after being absent for many years."

"I also want to thank our sponsors and committee members over the past 30 years!"  continued Davis. Current committee members are assistant director, James Bridgewater, Pleasant Bridgewater, Tempestt Bullard, Veronica Ellis, and Shad Rolle.

"This year we look forward to seeing  our  former Queens celebrating with us, and we are here to keep the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant alive!"

1970 - Patrice  Degregory
1971 - Doretheda  Russell
1974 - Carolyn Russell
1977- Renee  Johnson
1978 - Lolita  Armbrister ------ Won Miss Bahamas
1979 - Sherry  Sweeting
1981 - Lisa  Bartlett
1983-  Pamela Parker ------ Won Miss Bahamas
1984 - Patra  Major
1985 - Stephanie  Martin
1986 - Diane Jaquelle Pinder
1988 - Tasha Ramirez  ------  Won Miss Bahamas
1988 - Vanessa  Ferguson
1989 - Stacey Cox Knowles
1991 - Tanya Roberts
1993 - Bernadette Lightbourne
1994 - Raquel  Thompson
1995 - Melissa  Bain
1997 - Simon Shepherd
1996 - Donna  Gray
2003 - Catrina Mcghee
2007 - Brittney  Lightbourne
2008 - Kerel Pinder - Competed in Miss Global Beauty in China and Miss Coffee International Beauty Pageant in Colombia
2009 - Nikie Severe  - Made Top 15 in Miss Friendship International in China and Competed In Miss Coffee International on Colombia
2010 - Tempestt Stubbs Bullard  - Made Top 15 in Miss Friendship in China
2011 -  Keriann Stuart  - Competed in Miss Coffee International  in  Colombia
2012 -  Kristie  Farrah  - Competed in Miss Coffee International in  Colombia
2013 -  Shequera  King - Won Miss Heritage World Pageant in Africa
2013 -  Lashanda Wildgoose  - Competed in Miss Coffee International in Colombia and Miss  Global International in Jamaica
2014 -  Sade Colebrook - Competed in Miss Global International In Jamaica And Miss Coffee International in Colombia
2015 - Danielle  Pratt  - Competed In Miss Tourism Queen  in China and Miss Coffee International Beauty Contest in Colombia, and in September will compete in Miss Universe Bahamas Beauty Pageant

Over the years...

The pageant organizing committee said the ideal Miss Grand Bahama contestant is a person who will successfully fulfill the requirements set forth and will wear the crown with dignity, respect; and will be an excellent ambassador for The Bahamas.  She must be 17 to 25 years of age, and possess beauty/ good physical form; intelligence; effective communication skills;  a great attitude; a motivated spirit; be ready to work as part of a team; have excellent speaking and listening skills, and be overflowing with confidence. Potential contestants are asked to apply via email at missgbahama@gmail.com or by calling 441 -1550.

With the mission of transforming “young women into true ambassadors for our country," The Miss Grand Bahama Organization said it is dedicated to grooming young women of Grand Bahama into purpose-driven, community-minded, beautiful young ladies.

"The organization could not do this year after year without the help of their generous sponsors," said Davis, "and the organization is proud to have sent participates to over 5 pageants internationally such as Miss Yacht Model International, Miss Bikini International, Miss Global International, Miss Coffee International and Miss Heritage World. If you or your business would like to support please contact me at: missgbahama@gmail.com." 

Apply today by emailing missgbahama@gmail.com or calling 441 -1550.
It's going to be another exciting pageant! Keep up with our progress. Find us on Facebook.  Proud sponsors of Miss Grand Bahama are: The YMCA, The Bahamas Weekly, Sky Bahamas, and Western Air.

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