Miss Bahamas World 2009

Joanna Brown

Joanna Brown







AGE: 17
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Dark Brown
HEIGHT: 6'0
     At 17, she was the youngest in the pageant, but Miss Grand Bahama World Joanna Brown won over the judges with her maturity, grace, intelligence and charm to capture the Miss Bahamas World title. Since that life changing night on May 31, 2009, the 6’ 0” high school graduate has been enjoying the responsibilities and rewards of being a national goodwill ambassador. Joanna travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa where she competed in the Miss World pageant in fine form. She went on to place 4th in the Beauty With A Purpose competition for her work with The Beacon School in Grand Bahama; her steel pan performance of Andrea Bocelli’s Time To Say Goodbye landed her in the top 20 of the Talent Competition; and she was among the Top 40 Sportswomen semifinalists. Despite not becoming a semifinalist in the competition, her performance made a lasting impression on pageant fans and experts. She has since landed on several lists compiled by pageant website Global Beauties including Top 10 Sexiest Woman Alive; Top 50 Most Beautiful Face; and Top 100 Miss Grand Slam. She was also named the beauty queen with the Best Fashion Sense for 2009 by popular blogger Hector Joaquin, thanks to an incredible wardrobe by coach and stylist Bobby Ackbarali. Here at home, Joanna has helped to raise funds for the homeless, and the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief effort. She is now host of the popular television show Backstage Pass. Her future plan after her reign is to further her education on a full scholarship to university.

Joanna Brown

FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT MY HOMETOWN/COUNTRY:
My favorite things about my island Grand Bahama would be The Garden of The Groves. I've loved it ever since I was a little girl; there are native animals and beautiful waterfalls, there is also a Chapel there where I would love to get married someday. It is a very popular tourist destination on my Island. Also, another favorite thing about my country would be our Native Dishes, like the infamous Conch Salad, our delectable Crab n' Rice, and my favorite - our Gauva Duff! Lastly, Junkanoo!!! The rush is invigorating and thrilling; in my opinion everyone should experience our annual Junkanoo Festival at least once. Junkanoo is one of the things that display the uniqueness of the Bahamian People!

LIFE'S AMBITITIONS:
My Ambition in life is to become a successful and influential person. I am striving to become a model citizen and ambassador for my country. Whatever field that I venture into, I would like to impact the lives of others positively.

HOBBIES:
My hobbies are public speaking, poetry writing, debating, singing and being actively involved in my church's youth ministry "Generation M.A.D"

MY GOALS IN LIFE:
My primary goal is to strive for excellence in whatever I do. I am aspiring to become an Entrepreneur and a Physiologist. Through these professions and my leadership skills, I will help to develop self worth and confidence in the people that I come in contact with.

MY BEST ASSET IS:
I would say that my best asset is my spirituality. I am confident that this is my best asset because it is through my spirituality that all of my other assets become visible, such as my confidence, my inner beauty and my unique personality just to name a few.

MY DAILY PHILOSOPHY IS:
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things will be added unto me. I live by this scripture on a daily basis. This reminds me that once I put God first, anything that I set my mind to achieve will automatically be achieved.

THE MOVIE (AND/OR BOOK) THAT MOST INFLUENCED MY LIFE:
The movie that most influenced me would be Seven Pounds by Will Smith. Through watching the movie, it shows how one can be so compassionate and caring for others that they would give more of themselves to help another. This movie coincides with one of the life goals that I have set for myself, which is to give more of myself to aid in the transformation of others.

WHO I WOULD LIKE TO MEET AND WHY:
I would like to meet my grandparents and other relatives who are living in Haiti which is my family's homeland.

I AM MOTIVATED BY:
I am motivated when I see people who struggled and endured hardship all of their lives, use those negative experiences and turn their lives around for good, instead of using it as a crutch. This helps me to know that regardless of what life may bring, we are always in control of our own destinies.

WHAT I WOULD LIKE THE JUDGES TO KNOW ABOUT ME IS:
I am an honest and trust worthy person, who not only has outer beauty but also displays inner beauty. I would also like the judges to know that if chosen as the next Ms. Bahamas World, I would be not only honored, but I would carry out all of my duties diligently, effectively and gracefully. Finally, I would like the judges to know that "they can save a bunch of money on their car insurance by switching to Geico!" Did I mention that I also have a sense of humor!!!

MY COMMUNITY SERVICE/ACHIEVEMENTS ARE:
I have been working at the YMCA assisting in organizing functions for the organization and I am a mentor for the After School Program for the youth of the community. Also, being bi-lingual I chose to work at the Teen Center to assist the Creole children of the community to learn how to speak and communicate in English.

DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS:
Purpose-driven, God-fearing and Dynamic!

Joanna Brown