Meet Miss Hamilton Parish: Echaunti Swan

June 19, 2013

In the seventh — and final — of a series of profiles of contestants, Bernews today [June 19] spotlights Echaunti Swan who is representing Hamilton Parish in the Miss Bermuda Pageant, which will be held on June 23rd.

Ms Swan was educated at Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee and went on to attend Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky where she made the 2011 Dean’s List. The 24-year-old graduated from the Dynamic Leadership Institute and presently works as a hostess in the hospitality industry.

Ms Swan was involved in the implementation of the Burmese Refugee Development Program for international students at Bowling Green High School during 2011.


The Hamilton Parish contestant was also instrumental in creating “Organization for Minority Women at Western”, at the Western Kentucky University Campus and served as Vice President from 2010 until 2012.

Ms Swan has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Alabama and at Cherokee Indian Reserve in Tennessee. She attended the Southern Black Student Leadership Conference in Texas, and has participated in other pageants including the Miss Omega Pageant in April 2011 and the Miss Black Western Pageant in April 2009.

Asked why she entered the Miss Bermuda contest, Ms Swan said, “I decided to enter the Miss Bermuda Pageant to promote leadership while instilling confidence into the young females.

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“There is so much negative these days, this pageant gives young females something to look up to. With hard work and dedication they can conquer any goal they set their mind to.

“I have enjoyed being able to become really good friends with the girls in the pageant. We have gotten close and have a great bond. I am so glad that we all get along and want to see the best for each other.

“I would like to thank my parents Eddie and Lisa Swan, my grandma Elizabeth Davis, my Godparents Anthony and Lynn Wade, and my cousin Antoinette Singh, and the rest of my family and friends for being there through this process. I honestly couldn’t do it without them”.

The 2013 Miss Bermuda Pageant is scheduled to take place Sunday June 23rd, at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel where reigning queen Rochelle Minors will crown her successor. Tickets are on sale now here on, with ticket prices starting from $65. View all our Miss Bermuda coverage here.

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  1. jake best says:

    some people at bernews let you say what you want, and some dont,
    whats going on mr editor? bias?

    • Bernews says:

      It’s Ms Editor actually :-)

      Thanks for your comment, but to explain with these Miss Bermuda profiles really unkind comments are likely to be held.

      The moderation on the general Miss Bermuda articles is far more lenient [as it's not directly specifically at a contestant] so perhaps try one of those.

  2. frank says:

    all I can say is that all the young ladies look great the judges are going to have a hard time good luck to you all

  3. D. Evans says:

    Congrats to all these lovely ladies. at least they are barave and confident enough to step up to the plate. dont listen to any negativity. Best of luck to each and every one of these beautiful ladies