Meet Miss Devonshire: Cocy-Lynne Simmons

June 26, 2014

In the eighth of a series of profiles of contestants, Bernews today spotlights Cocy-Lynne Simmons, who is representing Devonshire in the Miss Bermuda Pageant, which will be held on July 6, 2014.

Miss Simmons currently attends Warwick Academy and is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. During the summers, she works by shadowing in various departments of Container Ship Management, volunteering as an assistant at various summer camps, and worked as a cashier and helper at a family-owned and managed coffee shop, Café DuQuai.

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When asked why she decided to enter the Miss Bermuda pageant, Miss Simmons said, “I entered the pageant not only in hopes of being crowned Miss Bermuda 2014, but additionally to foster new relationships and further develop my personal skills, such as public speaking, and build confidence.”

When asked what has been the most enjoyable part of the process so far, Miss Simmons said, “I would have to say the most enjoyable parts so far have been the educational and informative seminars we have attended, as well as the friendships I have built with the other contestants.”

When asked if she was nervous or excited to get on stage for the pageant, Miss Simmons said, “Definitely a little bit of both, however I am more excited than nervous. I love performing and being on stage and I enthusiastically await July 6, 2014.”

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When asked who has helped her the most to achieve this success along the way, Miss Simmons said, “My entire and extended family has been extremely supportive throughout this whole process. No matter what I choose to pursue, they continually support and encourage me through all my endeavors. They are all very excited about this upcoming competition, as am I.”

When asked, should she win, what she planned to do with the exposure that being Miss Bermuda will give her, Miss Simmons said, “I would definitely take advantage of the exposure and look forward to the opportunity to represent Bermuda in this capacity. The opportunities and experiences I have encountered as a candidate so far have been incredible and I have taken full advantage of each and every one of them.

“I would imagine that winning would only enhance these experiences and opportunities and I look forward to the challenge. Additionally, I intend to utilize my newfound ‘role model’ status to get involved in community mentoring programs, especially for our young girls.”

Video courtesy of Channel 82

When asked, win or lose, what’s next for her after the pageant, Miss Simmons said, “Regardless of the outcome of the finals, my next step is to continue to focus on my school work. Although I feel it is important to have a balanced lifestyle, doing well in school and becoming a successful medical student are my priorities.”

When asked if there was anything else that she’d like to add, Miss Simmons, “Overall, I would like to express my appreciation to the pageant directors for affording all the contestants the amazing experiences we have had to opportunity to enjoy.”

The 2014 Miss Bermuda Pageant is scheduled to take place on July 6 at the Fairmont Southampton, where reigning queen Katherine Arnfield will crown her successor. Tickets for the event are available at Pulp & Circumstance at Washington Mall, Fabulous Fashions at Heron Bay Plaza, and online at

Photographer: Donovin Seymour
Hair: Impressions
Makeup: O’faces

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  1. Whistling Frog says:

    Stunning Brown eyes.

  2. Vice Commodore of BBIRYC Double Seven Single Niner says:

    Heller! YUM!!! Hope she wins!

    • Jim Bob says:

      You’ve said that about all of them! You can only choose one!

  3. swing voter says:

    ;-) I’m finally admitting that….I was born in the wrong generation ;-)

  4. home.grown says:

    Saying thow cocy…… Be my boo

  5. LOL (Original TM*) says:

    Smile is stunning. Girl you’d cause accidents with that smile.


  6. HEY DIS BIE HERE says:

    ok so being that i kissed my computer screen that makes her my girl all yall back off now

  7. Double M Four Two's says:

    Hello there!! My jetski is always fuelled up and ready for photo shoots and to go feed the fish!

  8. Street Smart says:

    Again………….. This lovely young lady gets my vote as well!! Good luck, and God speed to ALL these young ladies!!!! If I was to be offered the opportunity to be one of the judges this year, I would gracefully and flatly REFUSE!!! The choices are to difficult this year!!!

  9. Miss Hamilton Parish West 2011 says:

    Well spoken. Good luck Cocy