Caribbean news. It has been a long time coming, but it is finally here. The first annual Miss Barbados UK pageant is set to take place on Saturday 25th April 2015 at the legendary Bush Hall, West London.

Shakira Hamblin. Photo courtesy

Shakira Hamblin. Photo courtesy

Cinco Amor Ltd, the franchise holders have opened up a nationwide search for young girls who think they’ve got what it takes to be crowned.

All applications must be sent to by Wednesday 7th January 2015 along with the following entry requirements:

  • Full contact information [including height & weight]
  • Two photographs [head shot and full body shot]
  • Proof of connection to Barbados [citizenship or decent]
  • Statement of why you should be the next Miss Barbados UK  [50 words max]

Please see website for full list of rules and regulations

There is a huge gap in the market for a pageant like this here in the United Kingdom and we believe that we are able to create opportunities for young women with Barbadian heritage to not only learn about their roots, but to inspire others also” Shakira Hamblin, Director, Cinco Amor Ltd.

The mission of Miss Barbados UK is to raise awareness of Barbadian history and culture within the United Kingdom, connecting with the diaspora. Each delegate will participate in a three month intensive training and educational programme which will not only prepare the winning delegate for her journey as Miss Barbados UK but also as the ambassador of the brand.

Brains and beauty, a phrase we are all familiar with is something that will truly be portrayed at the first annual Miss Barbados UK pageant.

For more information please contact Louise Sterling-Jackman of Desire&Aspire PR, [Press enquires only]. For general enquires about the event and applications please contact Shakira Hamblin of Cinco Amor Ltd