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Scenic Sandyport Beach Resort in Miss Bahamas ’18 Search
By Serena Williams
Apr 11, 2018 - 4:01:53 PM

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Pretty Girls all in a Row -The authentic Bahamian beauty of the Sandyport Beach Resort was chosen as the backdrop for the swim and evening wear video and photo shoots featuring each of the 11 Miss World Bahamas contestants. They will compete for the crown on May 27 in a local and regionally televised finale when a new Miss World Bahamas will be crowned. Photo Miss Bahamas Organization

Nassau, Bahamas  – Winning the Miss World Bahamas title and wearing the coveted crown is viewed as reaching the pinnacle of success by beauty pageant contestants country-wide.  And next month on May 27th, a new Miss World Bahamas queen will be named to represent The Bahamas in the global quest later this year to find Miss World, a heady international title with much kudos for the winning entrant and her country.

But first there’s Boot Camp for the 11 contestants. Who knew? But, yes, beauty pageant Boot Camp is an important and necessary component of the process in the selection of a Bahamas’ representative, and over the recent Easter period, Sandyport Beach Resort in Nassau was the picturesque ground zero arena for training, photography and video shoots.

“Sandyport Beach Resort proved to be the perfect place for us,” said Jerome Sawyer, Miss Bahamas Organization VP and PR Director. “We always need to have a stand-out backdrop for our video and photography shoots to deliver a wow factor to the TV audience.  Which is why a visually stunning location is so important – the Sandyport Beach Resort provides that – it is authentically Bahamian and benefits from lagoon and ocean access for a variety of colourful scenarios. The MoVi film crew were really spoilt for choice as far as the different backdrops to stage the swim and evening wear shoots.” 

Welcome – Vernon Moss, General Manager, Sandyport Beach Resort, welcomes the host of ZNS TV and radio show, “The Conversation with Shenique Miller”, one of the Miss World Bahamas media coaches at the pre-pageant Boot Camp held at the Resort. Photo Miss Bahamas Organization

Held over the 4-day Easter weekend, the only time all the contestants could be together, each day began at 7:30 a.m. in the Resort’s  Starfish Room and adhered to a 5-page itinerary ending 14 hours later. 
Segment titles such as Purpose and Mission, Self Esteem, Effective Public Speaking, Health and Nutrition, Personal Projection, and Lasting Impressions – which included a segment on how to handle the media – were managed by panels of  Industry-related, knowledgeable professionals.

“The two days of classroom theory on life situation management and the skill sets required during the lead up to the finale, and beyond of course for the ultimate winner going forward into the international event, are invaluable for all concerned. There’s always a packed agenda,” said Mr. Sawyer.

“The last two days are dedicated to the actual photo and video shoots and the taping of the first episodes of “Road to The Crown,” the Cable 12 TV reality show leading up to the Miss World Bahamas televised finale on May 27.”

In Class – Miss World Bahamas contestants vying for the 2018 crown on May 27 attended pre-pageant Boot Camp training sessions at Sandyport Beach Resort. Photo Miss Bahamas Organization

Vernon Moss, Sandyport Beach Resort General Manager, expressed his admiration for the Miss Bahamas Organization, saying their presence was a pleasure and more than welcome.

“We were full over Easter and we had compliments from many of our guests as the contestants went about their photo and TV shoots.  I am proud to be able to say we have this collaboration with Miss Bahamas, it’s a big thing and we are pleased to be a part of it.”

Sitting Pretty on the Porch – One of this year’s 11 Miss Bahamas contestants photographed on the Sandyport Beach Resort Starfish Room Porch. Photo Miss Bahamas Organization

“Road to the Crown” - Filming for the Miss World Bahamas popular reality show began at Sandyport Beach Resort over the Easter weekend. The reality show, “Road to the Crown” will air on Cable 12 TV in May prior to the Miss World Bahamas finals on May 27. Pischa Adderley, Miss Bahamas 2016 first runner up, is the reality show host and here, is interviewed by local production group MoVi. Photo Miss Bahamas Organization

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