Barbadian Beviny Payne is new the Miss Caribbean United
Beviny captured the coveted title over the weekend in the Spice Isle of Grenada. She topped ten other regional beauties to take the top honour and walk away with the lion share of prizes, which included, Best Talent, Best Swimwear and Best Interview.
Her talent piece was penned by Sharon Sargent and touched on the topic of domestic abuse, while her swimwear was designed by Luci Lu Creations and Lester Welch outfitted her for the evening-wear segment, which wowed the regional judging panel.
Beviny spoke to Bajan Vibes after returning to the island on Monday from Grenada. She said, “Winning the show was a dream come true because I’ve gone through so much through the past year. It has been rewarding because it’s shown me that once you persevere and you work hard, it pays off.”
She said that she was blessed by the experience to represent her country, “Grenada is so beautiful, it allowed me to meet ten other intelligent woman who were just as excited as I was. I was happy to see that we were able to unite as one to show what the Caribbean had to offer on the night of the show.”
Beviny is no stranger to the pageant scene as she won two previous pageants, Miss Barbados Talented Teen 2015 and Miss Barbados Caribbean.
She told Bajan Vibes that she has learned much from the pageants that she has been in, “My transition process has been quite phenomenal but at the same time, shocking. Because if I look back at myself even from just pictures alone, I can see the difference in my posture, in how I carry myself and how I can articulate myself.”
She said that pageantry is much more than what people make it out to be and that it has made her an all-rounder.
Being in pageantry has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone. It has allowed me to develop into who I am today and I am so happy that I was able to be immersed into the world of pageantry.”
I see pageantry as a stepping stone of success because it not just grooms you in terms of being able to speak properly in front of an audience; it allows you to express who you are as a young lady and as a woman,” she added.