Miss Barbados World 2012, Marielle Wilkie has definitely been a busy bee with all of the Miss World events with touring, a charity dinner & the highly anticipated beach fashion shoot. During a sightseeing tour with all the Miss World contestants to Changshu to see the Zeng & Zhao Gardens and the beautiful Shanghu Lake, Miss Barbados was chosen along with Miss Colombia to be the commentators. Giving them a great opportunity to show off their communication skills.
The ladies then travelled about 4 hours by coach to Shanghai airport – then another several hours by plane and bus to the hotel in Baotou in Inner Mongolia. They then had to be up at 3am on Tuesday to prepare for a day of swimwear photo shoots and filming in the desert where they were mobbed by hoards of Chinese paparazzi. Miss Barbados says, “Our security had a hard time keeping them at bay and the Miss World film crew and photographers became very frustrated trying to do photo shoots with all the paparazzi in the background of the shots.”
Then there was a special charity event which was attended by all the Miss World contestants. Once again, Marielle’s outfit was sponsored by Dingolay in Barbados. Now, don’t forget to vote for Miss Barbados World!. Vote here: http://bit.ly/Q4SD6a
on set, filming with the Miss World crew
with Miss St. Kitts
seen here (right) with the chinese paparazzi in the background trying to snap photos of the girls
Miss Barbados trying to escape the paparazzi as she’s about to shoot
Miss Barbados (left) posing with Miss Colombia at the beach fashion shoot
Miss Barbados World 2012
posing with Miss Belize (right) at the charity dinner
Miss Barbados (left) poses with Miss Belize & Miss Colombia
Miss Barbados posing is the special sand socks the contestants were given
Marielle (left) hung out with Miss Belize
Before heading off Monday morning (China time) to meet the head of the Miss World Organization, Ms. Julia Morley , and dress rehearsals for tomorrow night’s grand Opening Ceremony, Marielle has left us with some photos of her most recent activities. Check them out!
And remember, keep voting!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE!! Every vote counts! BARBADOS TO THE WORLD! –
Miss Barbados is loving the local cuisine in Ordos. These shrimp dumpling being a favorite of hers.
Marielle picks up a pair of cute shoes for her goddaughter Shae. Aww!
At the supermarket, Marielle took time to take a quick photo op with some cute children of Ordos
Seen here with Miss Costa Rica, Miss Barbados has definitely found friends everywhere!
Marielle with other contestants at the National Dance rehearsals
Outfit sponsored by DINGOLAY
Marielle with roommate Miss St. Kitts
Looking stunning in wardrobe sponsored by Barbadian boutique Dingolay, Marielle is poised for yet another busy day of rehearsals.
Keeping up with the blonde haired beauty, “Today’s been a long and eventful one – and exciting too!!!! Started out early this morning on a bus ride to the stadium where we spent the day rehearsing for the Miss World Opening Ceremony which takes place on Tuesday 24th July. The stage set is awesome!!!! I’ve never seen anything quite like it!!! And the stadium here in Ordos is MASSIVE. It accommodates 50,000 spectators!!”, she said.
Now, this year there were about eight girls who did belly dancing. So, Miss World has decided to add a new section where they had to choreograph their own belly dance routine and perform it. They danced again so Miss World can decide who will get to perform on “the big night” and Marielle has made it as a finalist! She’ll be belly dancing for the world on coronation night along with five other contestants. Being that this is literally the biggest Miss World in history, taking on more countries than ever before, the fact that Marielle is already a favorite speaks volumes.
Keep the votes coming!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE for Marielle for Miss World People’s Choice! She’s almost to a thousand votes now!! Let’s do this Barbados! -
on the bus to rehearsals
pointing to the flag of her native Barbados
Marielle shows us the Miss World stage set up
Another day has begun for Miss Barbados World 2012, Marielle Wilkie. Another busy day of rehearsals, then she’s got a casting call for Cashmena (a Chinese brand), lunch, more rehearsals, dinner, then fittings for their traditional Mongolian costumes!
Keep voting for Marielle at http://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=505396219476647&id=138158146200458&set=a.505395642810038.134444.138158146200458&ref=stream&_ft_=fbid.410017562367180 This is a mobile friendly link. Marielle is ahead with now over 600 votes!!
Let’s go Barbados!!!!!!!
pictured here with Miss Jamaica before the morning’s proceedings
Our very own Miss Barbados World 2012, Marielle Wilkie, has already arrived in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China and has already done her official Miss World interview video. Marielle has also become a fast favorite in the Miss World People’s Choice with over 500 votes on the first day!
Being the outgoing, bubbly personality she is there’s no surprise she has made many friends among the contestants, including Miss Colombia, Miss Curacao, Miss Latvia, Miss Lebanon & of course Miss St. Kitts, who is her roommate.
Barbados has got high hopes for Ms. Wilkie. And I, among many others, willing be supporting her all the way! To vote for Marielle for People’s Choice simply click the following link, and hit ‘like’ under the photo after liking the ‘Missology’ page. The site officially responsible for Miss World’s People’s Choice – http://bit.ly/PoTFGa
I will also try to document her journey throughout Miss World 2012. So be on the lookout!
Seen here (from left) with Miss Brazil, Miss Curaçao and room mate, Miss St. Kitts.
Marielle with Miss Colombia
with roommate Miss St. Kitts
The Miss Barbados World Organisation has announced that Marielle Wilkie, former Miss Barbados World 2011 contestant will represent Barbados in Miss World 2012 beauty contest which is the 62nd edition of Miss World beauty contest, and it will be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia on 18th August, 2012.
The Miss Barbados World official website states -
“Marielle’s genuine love for children inspired her devotion to the development of her Beauty With A Purpose Charity – The Tomorrow Project - for which she won the Beauty With A Purpose award at the 2011 Miss Barbados World show.
The campaign was developed to Educate, Empower and Enable – thus helping to “Create a Better Tomorrow” for disadvantaged and severely brain injured children in Barbados.
She believes that “one person at a time helping the world makes a difference, but it is working together that makes the shift from difference to change.”
||20th March, 1991
||St. Agnes High School
||Glass Blowing, Arts & Craft, Surfing
Marielle Wilkie, a well known print and runway model in the island of Barbados is one of the promising contestants of this year’s Miss Barbados World pageant (2011). Marielle has written up a small bio, just to give the public a little taste of her personality.
” For those of you that don’t know me, here is a little bit about me.
I love surfing, one of my passions is being in the water. I also love sewing and making outfits to wear, I went to canada to do arts and came back with glass blowing under my belt. Its an amazing art and really cool to watch as well! Another one of my great qualities is I’m a people’s person, I love socializing and meeting new people! I absolutely adore children, I believe that they are the new generation of the world and they need all the guidance they can get! That’s about it for now, if you want to know more you can tune into Tempo and Centric television to watch out journey to Miss World!”
Be sure to visit Marielle’s facebook fanpage, the contestant with the most ‘likes’ wins People’s Choice. So, click the ‘Like button’ if you like. – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marielle-Wilkie-Miss-Barbados-World-2011-Contestant/195945737119108
I wish Marielle and all of the other contestants much luck! xoxo