The curtain came down on an outstanding season for Miss Universe Barbados 2019, with
the annual prize-giving ceremony, and gathering for family and friends of the delegates,
including the winner for 2019, Shanel Ifill. At Sky Mall, the home of their training throughout the process, sponsors and gift givers alike bestowed prizes on each of the delegates, with the lion’s share naturally going to Ifill, estimated at over BDS $100,000.
Director and co-owner of Crown Events Inc. Brian Green, was overwhelmed with the
public’s support and online engagement, both pre and post show. He admits that unlike
previous years, he has already started to visualize the 2020 show, and he credits his
“amazing nine” for feeding his inspiration for next year’s production.
Shanel already has travel engagements booked in preparation for the Miss Universe
Pageant, with a trip to Ohio to be fitted for gowns with sponsors Henri’s of Ohio, as well as a trip to the U.K. to participate in the World Travel Market, with Crown Events partners, the BTMI.
In between her studies at Cave Hill, the second-year law student with also be in daily
training with speech, elocution and media training coach, Gaynelle Marshall, pageant coach Sharon Sargeant, walking and poise coach Michellan Bascombe and personal training. At 20, Ifill is the youngest Queen of this franchise, but is already looking forward to the demanding schedule in preparation for the international show.
Other special awardees were Hillary Williams, who was both 2nd runner up and People’s
Choice, Jeunssa Banfield, Miss Congeniality, and Kristen Asha who was voted Miss