Can You VOTE and Help Guatemalan GARIFUNA Model KEYLA BERMUDEZ Win The Crown of The 2014 Miss World Beauty Pageant?

 

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London, United Kingdom — Can you VOTE and help Guatemalan Garifuna Model, Keyla Bermudez win the crown of 2014 Miss World?  You have the opportunity to do so before the big night of SUNDAY, December 14th 2014, when a winner is decided.

Guatemalan Garifuna Model KEYLA BERMUDEZ.  Photo from Facebook.

Guatemalan Garifuna Model KEYLA BERMUDEZ. Photo from Facebook.

According to the Miss World Website, interested people can have their say on who should be Miss World, via the Global voting platform available EXCLUSIVELY to the Miss World Application.

Available to download for FREE via the iStore & Google Play Store, this app gives you the opportunity to pick your TOP THREE contestants, giving them the chance to go on and claim the People’s Choice Award.

To Vote, click on this Miss World link:  or you can go to this link below.

http://www.missworld.com/TheCompetition/TheMissWorldMobileApp/CastYourVote/

Below are questions and answers provided by the website.

So how does it work?


Simply download the Miss World App, and you will find you have three slots available for your vote. Once you have decided who your top three are, you can lock in your vote and voila!, you have helped your favourite contestants on their way to being the People’s Choice Award Winner! The winner of the People’s Choice Award is announced during the latter stages of the Miss World Final, and the winner, if she is not already selected, will join the final few contestants on stage. These contestants will then face the judges questions before the winner of Miss World 2014 is announced!


How many votes do I get?


This year, you will be allowed one set of three votes, with a bonus set of three votes if you choose to subscribe to the app, which also includes the full Miss World TV coverage of the competition. The most votes any one contestant can receive from an individual is 2 votes. Each set of votes must be for 3 different contestants.
I can’t find the voting page on the App, am I doing something wrong?
Voting begins on the 20th of November. Until then you will not be able to vote for your favourite contestant. This is to ensure no votes are lost if a contestant has to pull out at the last minute!


I haven’t decided yet who my 3rd favourite is, when do I have to submit my vote?


Don’t worry! You have plenty of time to decide. The app will hold onto your choices until you make your final submission. Voting closes one hour after the start of the Miss World Final Show. Once you have submitted your votes, there is no going back, so make sure you vote right!

About KEYLA BERMUDEZ 

 

From Livingston “La Buga” Guatemala, Keyla Bermudez is 22 years old.  She was one of three finalists competing to be 2014 Miss Guatemala.  Claudia Herrera was crowned 2014 Miss Guatemala International and was second runner-up.  Ana Luisa Montufar was crowned 2014 Miss Guatemala Universe and was the grand winner.  Miss Ana Luisa Montufar will represent Guatemala in the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant.   1

Garifuna Model from Livingston, Guatemala; Keyla Bermudez.  Photo from Facebook.

Garifuna Model from Livingston, Guatemala; Keyla Bermudez. Photo from Facebook.

Keyla Bermudez was first runner-up and will represent Guatemala in the 2014 Miss World Pageant.   2  According to wikipedia, The Miss World Pageant is the oldest surviving international beauty pageant, having been created in the United Kingdom in 1951.  The Pageant takes place in London and is one of the most publicized beauty pageants in the world.  Traditionally, the winner of The Miss World Beauty Pageant lives in London during her reign.  The winner also spends the year traveling to represent the Miss World Organization and it’s various causes.  The Miss World Beauty Pageant takes place in November.   3

Guatemalan Garifuna Model Keyla Bermudez at The 2014 Miss Guatemala Pageant.  Photo courtesy of saidrosales.com

Guatemalan Garifuna Model Keyla Bermudez at The 2014 Miss Guatemala Pageant. Photo courtesy of saidrosales.com

 

ABOUT The Garifuna People


The Garifuna people are people of African descent (in other words, Black people) whose ancestry can be traced to Africans mixing with Carib Indians and Arawak Indians on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent.  From this fusion of race and ethnicities in St. Vincent Island, a distinct culture and language arose.  They are noted for being one of the few (only?) peoples of African descent (again, in other words, Black people) in the Americas to have maintained aspects of their ancestral culture and full use of their ancestral language for everyday use over the course of hundreds of years.

After being defeated in war with the British on St. Vincent in 1796; 1004 men, 1779 women and 1,555 children for a total of 4,338 people (mostly Black Caribs, as the Garifuna people were then known) were captured and taken to Baliceaux, a small island, a rock, basically, off the coast of St. Vincent.  This took place from July 1796 through February/March 1797.  About 2,000 Garifunas died of a mysterious and very infectious fever while living on Baliceaux awaiting their fate.   4

In early March 1797, the remaining Garifunas were loaded onto the HMS Experiment and other ships.  Once they were rounded up, the convoy were taken to a Bequia, which is another island off the coast of St. Vincent. They proceeded to go to Grenada to get water, then Jamaica for refueling, then finally Roatan, Honduras, arriving on April 12th 1797.

Finding much of Roatan unliveable, the Garifuna people petitioned officials representing Spain and it’s government (which controlled much of Central America at the time) to be allowed to move to the Honduran mainland.  Upon being allowed to move to the Honduran mainland, namely the port town of Trujillo, Honduras in May 1797; the Garifunas settled many towns and villages along the Caribean coast of Honduras.  They also migrated to the neighboring countries of Guatemala, Belize (then known as British Honduras) and Nicaragua over the years.

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Guatemalan Garifuna Model Keyla Bermudez is 2014 Miss Guatemala World.  Photo from saidrosales.com

Guatemalan Garifuna Model Keyla Bermudez is 2014 Miss Guatemala World. Photo from saidrosales.com

Notes:

  1. http://www.missuniverse.com/
  2. http://www.missworld.com/
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_World
  4. Nancie L. Gonzalez, “Sojourners of the Caribbean: Ethnogenesis and Ethnohistory of the Garifuna” pg. 21

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