Hillary Ann Williams is now the new Miss Universe Barbados 2019.
The announcement, by Crown Events Inc., came Tuesday night following the departure of Shantel Ifill who was crowned queen on September 7, 2019 at Hilton Barbados.
Crown Events Inc. officially congratulated Shanel Ifill on signing with a major London-based talent agency to pursue a professional career in modelling.
Ifill, 20, competed at Miss Universe in Atlanta, Georgia. Along the way, she took full advantage of modelling opportunities that came through her title, which included, gracing the cover of Living Barbados, a feature image in Elle UK with Suga Apple Swim, and being photographed by the legendary Fadil Berisha. She also worked with the amazingly talented team of photographer Charlton Inije, makeup artist Japan and hair stylist Derek J in Atlanta, for a shoot to be published internationally.
Ifill officially relinquished her title as Miss Universe Barbados 2019 to pursue these amazing opportunities.
“We are very excited for all that the future holds for Shanel, as we cheer her on her journey,” the statement said.
It continued: “In accordance with the guidelines set out by the Miss Universe Organisation, it means we must now crown a new titleholder to complete the next seven months of the reign. The Miss Universe Organization requires that the successor queen not wish to compete for the title in the future and be willing to take up the full mantle of the Crown.”
“We ask Barbados to join us in whole-heartedly welcoming Miss Hillary Ann Williams, who also was the overwhelming winner of the People’s Choice, into the exclusive fold of Miss Universe Barbados titleholders.
“Hillary will perform all of the duties, and enjoy the many privileges that come with being the reigning queen. We at Crown Events Inc., along with our dedicated sponsors, are excited to begin working with Hillary and look forward to assisting her in crafting a reign full of incredible experiences,” Crown Events Inc stated.