[Updated - Miss Sandys Rochelle Minors has been crowned the new Miss Bermuda. Miss Pembroke Chelsy Furtado was 1st runner up, Miss Devonshire Lene Hypolite was 2nd runner up, Miss Smiths Dwanae Smith was 3rd runner up, and Miss Warwick Deshona Perinchief was 4th runner up.]
The 2012 Miss Bermuda Pageant is underway at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel this evening [July 8], and the top five have been announced, with the winner expected to be announced shortly.
There were eight competitors vying for the chance to be crowned Miss Bermuda 2012. Pictured below top row L-R: Miss Deshona Perinchief representing Warwick, Miss Crystal Lyn representing Southampton, Miss Lene Hypolite representing Devonshire, and Miss Rochelle Minors representing Sandys.
Bottom row L-R: Miss Dashunte Furbert representing Hamilton Parish, Miss Chelsy Furtado representing Pembroke, Miss Shannon Ingram representing St. Georges, and Miss Dwanae Simons representing Smiths. The winner of tonight’s pageant will travel to Inner Mongolia, China to compete in the Miss World Pageant on August 18, 2012.
The show is being hosted by Patrina “Powergirl” Paynter and Nadanja Bailey, and the judges are Glenn Jones, Kristy “Miss Thang” Burgess, Miss Teen and Miss Big & Beautiful promoter Terry Smith, former Miss Bermuda Sophia Cannonier and former Miss Bermuda Colita Joseph-Cook.
The show got underway at approximately with all the contestants coming out wearing one-shoulder fitted sequined short dresses. There was an opening dance number with choreography by Natasha Outerbridge, and the swimsuit portion got underway at 8.45pm.
16-year-old rapper Jelani performed, before the evening gown portion got underway, with the contestants escorted by members of the Bermuda Regiment. The interview portion took place with all eight of the contestants asked a question, and then local singer Devaune Ratteray performed, followed by dancers from United Dance Productions and local singer Sia Spence.
The top five were announced just before 10am, and are pictured below L-R: Miss Chelsy Furtado representing Pembroke, Miss Dwanae Simons representing Smiths, Miss Deshona Perinchief representing Warwick, Miss Rochelle Minors representing Sandys and Miss Lene Hypolite representing Devonshire.
Miss Shannon Ingram representing St. Georges, Miss Dashunte Furbert representing Hamilton Parish and Miss Crystal Lyn representing Southampton have been eliminated. We will update with the final results and other awards as able.
Update 10.28pm: Miss Hamilton Parish Dashunte Furbert won Miss Congeniality, and Miss Photogenic was won by Miss Sandys Rochelle Minors. The Miss Photogenic competition was held on July 2nd on board the Uber Vida. The ladies were judged on confidence, personal style, the ability to produce an appealing photo and physical fitness. The judges for the Miss Photogenic were photographers Ivan Outerbridge, Eddie Smith, Anthony Wade and C. Anthony Francis.
Update 10.35pm: Miss Sandys Rochelle Minors has been crowned the new Miss Bermuda, and will represent the island at the Miss World Pageant in China next month.
Miss Pembroke Chelsy Furtado was 1st runner up, Miss Devonshire Lene Hypolite was 2nd runner up, Miss Smiths Dwanae Smith was 3rd runner up, and Miss Warwick Deshona Perinchief was 4th runner up.
The new Miss Bermuda Rochelle Minors is pictured below with Miss Bermuda 2011 Jana Outerbridge.
Miss Minors is a Berkeley Institute graduate, and presently lives in London where she attends the University for The Creative Arts in Rochester, where she is studying for a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Prior to attending school in London, Miss Minors obtained an Associates Degree in Art and Design with Distinction from the Bermuda College.
A well known model on the local scene, Miss Minors has modeled in numerous fashion shows across the island since the age of 14, walked the catwalk during London Fashion Week, served as a hair model for the renowned salon Vidal Sassoon and participated in Salon International.
Update: View a few more photos of the Miss Bermuda show here.
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