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Miss Caribbean UK heads to London

CONTESTANTS: Miss Caribbean UK finalists 2016

THE REGIONAL heats are over, the finalists have been selected and all roads lead to south London’s Broadway Theatre in just under a month’s time for what the founders of The Miss Caribbean UK Grand Final have called the “ultimate crown for Caribbean pageants in the UK”.

The brainchild of Clayton and Jacqui Brown, Miss Caribbean UK (MCUK) was founded two years ago and has seen its place on the social calender garner more attention with each year.

Talking to Life and Style Jacqui said this years finale was shaping up to be their best ever showcase and it’s all down to the standard of the contestants that will make their bid for the crown on December 3.

“The standard has been consistently good and year on year the numbers of those participating has increased. We’re obviously doing something right that the ladies can relate to,” said Jacqui.

She added: “The first event was held in 2014, on Barbados Independence day and fittingly, our first winner, Miss Keeleigh Griffith, represented Barbados.

“We want to ensure that this event continues to grow and includes the whole Caribbean community, both here in the UK and internationally. This is more than just a pageant to us; it is a means to unite around a common cause.

“We want MCUK to be a vehicle which will assist in bringing the Caribbean and its diaspora within the UK, closer. We want the old and younger generation Caribbean descendants to recognise the influence and impact that the Caribbean Diaspora has had on UK culture and thus, appreciate the importance of retaining the link with their Caribbean heritage.”

MCUK’s growing support has seen them attract their first ever patron for the pageant, in the form of barrister and TV personality Shaun Wallace.

Known for his role on ITV’s quiz show The Chase where he has the nickname: The Dark Destroyer, Wallace said "I'm delighted to announce that I've become a Miss Caribbean UK Patron.

“I attended the Miss Caribbean UK pageant last year and had a wonderful time and I think that Miss Caribbean UK is a really positive way to promote the Caribbean in the UK. It is tremendous to see such a wonderful cause grow organically and I look forward to seeing British women of Caribbean descent continue to being promoted in such a positive light."

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