Beviny Payne came, she saw, and she conquered –– proving she was the fairest of them all; or, in this particular case, the most talented.
At the second staging of the Barbados Talented Teens Pageant, held under the theme Spirit Of Africa, Beviny, of The Alexandra Secondary School, walked away with the bulk of the awards, leaving others simply in awe at her many talents.
Beviny, definitely the crowd favourite from the very start, took the crown, Best Talent, Best Gown and Miss Congeniality.
For her talent offering, Beviny sang the hit song Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You in five different genres, leaving the audience on their feet and begging for more. She was simply fantastic!
First runner-up was Mariah Greenidge, who took the prizes for Best Interview and Best Project. Second runner-up was Shaunice Griffith.
Among the males, Jeremiah McCollin took the top spot, also walking away with the prize for Best Interview.
Kemuel Burke was first runner-up, taking Best Talent and Best Project.
Seth Edwards, of Queen’s College, who was also a crowd favourite, had to settle for third place. The second runner-up also took the prize for Best Suit.
Also coming off that night was the first staging of the Mr & Ms Barbados Caribbean.
Cheryl Forde reigned supreme at this inaugural pageant. Along with the crown she took Best Talent, Best Interview and Best Gown.
Jachrise Sibblis was first runner-up and Charise Tabois second.
Joel Manning topped the males, also taking Best Interview, Best Suit and Best Talent. Jakobi Boucher, first runner-up, took the prize too for Best Swimwear.
Ryan Brathwaithe was third runner-up.