The Mr & Miss Barbados Caribbean pageant was held over the weekend at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The pageant, dubbed the “The Golden Legacy”, did not disappoint as patrons were treated to non-stop action from start to finish.
The competition was stiff in both the male and female categories but in the end, Terian Reid and Oswald Job emerged winners.
Reid is no stranger to pageants having won three pageants before. She took the lion’s share of prizes in the female category — best swimwear, best talent, best interview and best formal wear.
Terian performed her captivating dramatic piece entitled ‘Who am I”, saying “I am defined a female human being of African descent, a subject of extreme abuse and oppression based on my race. I am the mother of civilization. I am an endangered species, but really who am I?”
The prizes were more evenly split in the male category. First runner up Dario Piggott stole the hearts of females in the audience as he belted out a medley of popular Rihanna songs to which he received a standing ovation.
His well-tailored suit with a trident imprinted on the waistcoat, created an impression, making the choice of best formal male extremely difficult for the six judges. He also walked away with the People’s Choice Award.
Thea Sample was no doubt Terian’s biggest challenger. She strutted away with the first runner up prize in the female category and also Miss Photogenic.
Second runner up in the male category, Jason Bynoe, was also impressive and he took the prizes for Mr Photogenic, Best Swimwear Model and Best Formal Wear.
The prizes for the King and Queen were valued at $15,000 each.
Creative Director Kofi Branch told Bajan Vibes the show “is a platform for young people to express themselves”. He added that “the show came as result of my business partner, Sharon Sergeant, and I having numerous franchises within the Caribbean region”.
He disclosed that Terian Reid will be heading to Miss CariVal and the male winner Oswald Job will be heading off to Mr Caribbean which will be held in Dominica.
The newly crowned King and Queen spoke to Barbados TODAY after they were declared winners.
Job said taking the title “is one of the sweetest joys that anyone entering a pageant can achieve”.
“I am overjoyed at the moment after all the time we have been training for three months non-stop and I’m glad it paid off,” Terian said.