[Updated with video] Katherine Arnfield — who was representing Smiths – won the Miss Bermuda contest this evening [June 23], being crowned in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Fairmont Southampton.
Seven young ladies competed for the crown, with Miss Hamilton Parish Echaunti Swan, Miss Warwick Alexandra McMartin, Miss Pembroke Chelzea Somner, Miss Southampton Denae Simmons, Miss Devonshire Mikeisha Butterfield and Miss Sandys Jahshuntae Darrell all taking part in the Pageant.
L-R: Miss Sandys, Southampton, Pembroke, Smiths, Hamilton Parish, Warwick and Devonshire:
Miss Hamilton Parish Echaunti Swan was the first runner up, Miss Pembroke Chelzea Somner was the second runner up, Miss Southampton Denae Simmons was the third runner up, while Miss Warwick Alexandra McMartin was the fourth runner up.
Miss Arnfield, a Saltus Grammar School student, has been on the school’s Honour Roll and received awards in swimming and dancing. She spends some of her spare time volunteering for Windreach, working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and the Matilda Smith Nursing Home, as well as modeling in local events.
Update: The top five were Miss Hamilton Parish Echaunti Swan, Miss Warwick Alexandra McMartin, Miss Pembroke Chelzea Somner, Miss Southampton Denae Simmons and Miss Smiths Katherine Arnfield.
Miss Arnfield was also the People’s Choice winner, while Miss Hamilton Parish Echaunti Swan scooped up both the Miss Congeniality and Miss Hospitality titles.
The 2013 Miss Bermuda with 2012 Miss Bermuda Rochelle Minors:
The Hospitality title will see her represent the hospitality industry at various functions, and was judged earlier this month by people from within the hospitality sector. The ladies were critiqued on their communication skills, personality and demeanour, and knowledge of Bermuda’s tourist attractions, history, and economy.
Miss Southampton Denae Simmons won the Miss Photogenic title, which was judged by local photographers C. Anthony Francis, Alex Masters, Anthony Wade and Donovin Seymour.
Update June 24, 12.33pm: Shadow Minister for Community and Cultural Development Michael Weeks said, “On behalf of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party, our members and supporters, we extend congratulations to Miss Bermuda 2013 Katherine Arnfield.
“We believe that you will represent Bermuda well on the world stage and encourage you to use your time as Miss Bermuda, to continue serving as a positive role model to Bermudians of all ages.
“To Miss Bermuda 2012, Rochelle Minors we extend thanks and best wishes to you in all your future endeavours. You have set a very high standard for all who will follow you and we appreciate all that you have done for Bermuda and Bermudians during your reign.”
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