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Bajan on World stage

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Zoe Trotman is flying the Barbados Flag high in London.

The five-foot, 11-inch tall beauty queen is the island’s representative at the Miss World pageant, which comes off in the British capital on December 14. Since arriving there she has managed to reach the top ten in the People’s Choice segment of the competition.

Trotman shares this top ranking with the delegates from Australia, Chad, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa and Thailand, and is proud of her achievement.

In a telephone interview with the WEEKEND NATION yesterday, the 22-year-old accounting student, make-up artist and daughter of a church minister said she believed her high ranking was a direct result of her decision to ensure she left a lasting and positive impression wherever she went in the United Kingdom.

But she stressed that she was not about to delude herself into believing that a top spot in the People’s Choice segment meant an automatic passage to the finals of one of the most recognised beauty pageants in the world.

“This competition is very stiff,” Trotman said. “You have to give it your all . . . I came here with certain stereotypes in my mind and they have not all turned out to be what I expected . . . But I recognised quite early that you have to be adaptive and constantly improving yourself and I have been doing what I can, what I have to . . . .”

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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