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Hundreds of residents and tourists flocked to Front Street on Wednesday night to see local celebrities brave some wild dares.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Bermuda hosted their third biennial “How much would you pay to see me ...?” event at the Bermuda Heroes Weekend-themed Harbour Nights to raise funds to support local youth.

The excitement started with the men of Chubb (Can Heels Upset these Brave Boys), who sprinted 50 yards down Front Street in high heels. Randolph Simons crossed the finish line in first place.

BBBS board member, Rosette Simmons, belted out her own rendition of Adele's Hello before Jodi Lewis impersonated hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur.

Chef Michiko Campbell performed a reggae song in a clown outfit before getting doused in flour and jumping into the harbour.

Other highlights included top runner and triathlete Ashley Estwanik eating a mayonnaise-covered cockroach and Bishop of Bermuda Nick Dill dancing the “whip and nae nae” while being “baptised” by children with water balloons.

Also taking part in the fundraiser were Miss Bermuda Alyssa Rose, Miss Hospitality Kayla Williams, Cami Cam, Antoine Jones, Qian Dickinson, Dejon Simmons, Darin Minors, Somerset Cricket Club president Alfred Maybury and St George's Cricket Club president Neil Paynter, and Jeff Sousa and Teresa Perozzi, who faced off in a boxing bout for the second time.

The managing director of BBBS, Patrina O'Connor-Paynter, also known as Power 95 radio station's “Power Girl”, was pleased with the turnout and thanked the contestants.

“The event in itself was very successful,” she said. “The kids came out and had a good time and at the end of the day that's what it's all about, the children.

“We are Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bermuda. Yes, this is a fundraiser but we also want to bring the community of Bermuda together. We want to do more things that bring everybody together as one — that's the most important thing for us.”

To make a donation towards one of the contestants, visit the donations section of www.bermudatix.bm. Pledges will be accepted until June 30. For more information contact the BBBS office on 232-2802 or via e-mail bbbs@logic.bm

Chubb, Can Heels Upset these Brave Boys. The men of Chubb will run in high heels and Bermuda shorts down Front Street. Featuring: Graeme Henderson, Dwayne 'Streaker' Adams, Vernal Caines, Randolph Simons and David Jenkins. (Photograph by Rajan Simons)
Bishop Nicholas Dill. Doing the 'Whip and Nae Nae' while children throw water balloons at him.(Photograph by Rajan Smions)
Up for a challenge: Cami Cam performs as a Gombey to country music
Ashley Estwanik. Eating a cockroach with mayo. (Photograph by Rajan Simons)
Trading places: Alfred Maybury, president of Somerset Cricket Club, and Neil Paynter, president of St George's Cricket Club, wear each other's club colours to raise funds. Below, Bishop of Bermuda Nick Dill dances the whip and nae nae while children throw water balloons
Clowning around: chef Michiko Campbell, above, sings a reggae track before being doused with flour and jumping in the harbour. Above right, triathlete Ashley Estwanik eats a mayo-covered cockroach, while the Chubb boys (Graeme Henderson, Dwayne “Streaker” Adams, Vernal Caines, Randolph Simons and David Jenkins), right, get ready to sprint 50 yards down Front Street in high heels and Bermuda shorts

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Published June 17, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated June 17, 2016 at 8:19 am)

Could you eat a mayo-coated roach?

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