All photos © Dave Mackey
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Freeport, Bahamas - On May 16th at the Hilton Outten Convention Center, 24 year old Tempest Stubbs was crowned the new Miss Grand Bahama for 2010/11. Miss Stubbs, a graduate of Bishop Michael Eldon School is sponsored by Mid-Way Electronics.
The conference center was packed with family, friends and supporters who were in such a frenzy with excitement and cheering that the environment felt electric. Miss Stubbs' platform is Respect: Character Development in Females, and she targets young women in the community through an already established program, "Rachel's Daughters."
Remi Henderson 1st runner-up sponsored by SynGAD Services and Rayne Armbrister 2nd runner - up sponsored by Traffic Bahamas.
Cindy Lewis, sponsored by Grand Bahama Bone Fishing Company walked away with the Top Model Award.
Fila Lauren Clothing store won the Fashion Store Award.
Cindy Lewis also won the fitness award. Celina McCardy who is sponsored by CA McCardy Construction won the Friendship Award and Best Costume Award.
Remi Henderson won the Photogenic Award and Popularity Award.
Rayne Armbrister captured the SMS Matrix Bahamas People's Choice Award for most text votes.
The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization wishes Nikie Severe, 2009 Miss Grand Bahama the best in her future.
There were eight lovely contestants competing for the crown Valdeana Bain sponsored by DJ's Construction; Rayne Armbrister sponsored by Traffic Bahamas; McKishine Wilmott sponsored by Grand Bahama Tank Company; Shequera King sponsored by SkyBahamas; Remi Henderson sponsored by SYNGAD Services; Cindy Lewis sponsored by Grand Bahama Bone Fishing Company; and Celina McCardy sponsored by CA McCardy Construction
The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization would also like to thank The Bahamas Weekly, Terreve College, Island Seas Resort, Pelican Bay at Lucaya / Sabor Restaurant, Discovery Cruise Line, Bonjour Clothing Store, UNEXSO (official swimsuit sponsor), Bandolera, Escanti Boutique, Patrice, Western Air, Prestige Perfume, Kayak Nature Tours, DAP Corporate Training Service, YMCA, Gizmos & Gadgets, Kelly's Freeport, D'Angelo Carey, Old Bahama Bay, 1st Class Security, Dr. Percentie, Magnolias, Leshan Ferguson (official photographer), Zorba's Greek Cuisine, The Corner Bistro, Charmain McNab (fitness trainer), Rizwan Ali of Karachi (Pakistan), April Crowther Gow, Karen Ferguson-Bain, James Bridgewater, Karon Pinder-Johnson, and Doris Fitzgerald.
About Tempest Stubbs: Born to the proud parents of Philip Stubbs and Virginia McIntosh on January 12, the world was in for a great surprise. I was born and raised in Grand Bahama. During my early stages of childhood, the presence of my father was always there until things started to change when people change, of course. By the age of six, my mother struggled to raise my brother and me, but today I can say her struggle was successful; my mother is my greatest supporter!