Miss Bermuda’s heads home and says ‘Thank you’
Miss Bermuda Katherine Arnfield is due to return home on Monday night on a British Airways flight after competing in the Miss World competition in Bali.
The 17-year-old high school student sent out a heartfelt shout-out to her supporters yesterday on her official Facebook page.
Although she failed to make the finals on Saturday the young beauty queen said she's looking forward to coming home.
After “an amazing month in Indonesia” she wrote: “Twelfth out of 131 contestants in the People's Choice Award! I hope I made you proud Bermuda.
“I will never forget this place and the incredible people I have met! Thank you so much Bermuda for this once in a lifetime opportunity! Xx ...”
At Saturday's finals Megan Young of the Philippines was crowned as the Miss World 2013 by last year's winner Wenxia Yu from The People's Republic of China. The final 10 contestants were Australia, Brazil, England, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Nepal, the Philippines and Spain.
Meanwhile, local pageant organiser Milika Trott-Seymour is looking forward to Ms Arnfield's return on Monday night.
“I know I share everyone's sentiments when I say I'm extremely proud of Katherine,” she said.
“Although she did not come home with the Miss World Crown, she represented our island with such grace.
“Judging from her high ranking in the Peoples Choice Award, many also recognised what an amazing young lady she is.
“I would also like to thank the Bermuda Department of Tourism, British Airways, AS Coopers and IMA for their continued support; without them, Katherine's trip to Miss World would not have been possible.”
She noted that the first order of business for Miss Bermuda on her return will be to “jump right into her studies at school”.
Ms Trott-Seymore added: “She will also carry on with her volunteer work and take part in special events throughout the remainder of her reign as Miss Bermuda.”