Bolus, 22, spent 27 days in neighbouring Antigua competing in the first ever Miss Regal International pageant.
Speaking to MyVueNews.com, Vashina said that she was happy that she was given the opportunity to represent her country.
“I am very happy that I was afforded the opportunity to represent my twin-island paradise at the first ever Miss Regal International in Antigua.” smiled Bolus adding, “I had a wonderful experience competing with and meeting some of the world’s nicest young ladies.”
Though she was unable to make a place, Vashina believes that she represented herself and the country well, and she looks forward to entering other shows and for more opportunities.
“I went out there and did my best. I did what I had to do, and I must say that I believe I represented well.” said the first Miss Regal International St Kitts and Nevis, “Taking part in the pageant has given me a better understanding of pageantry, and I look forward to entering other shows and even for other opportunities.”
Vashina was greeted by Culture Ambassador Jonel Powell, executive members of Miss Regal International St Kitts and Nevis, her mom and other family members.
The Miss Regal International pageant is the brainchild of renowned fashion designer, model agent and pageant manager Calvin Southwell of Antigua.
Fifteen contestants from every corner of the world participated in the pageant, however, after two nights of poise, beauty and intellect, New Zealand’s representative to the pageant, Adele Krantz, was crowned the firstever Miss Regal International.
She was followed by Chizoba Ejike of Nigeria in the 1st runner up spot, and Tracey Del Rosario, who represented Philippines, was adjudged second runner up.
While in Antigua & Barbuda, the contestants spent 27 days engaged in several activities, including participation in Antigua’s Carnival, visited historic and heritage sites on Antigua, donated books to the Antigua & Barbuda Public Library, attended a ‘Breast Friend Charity Cocktail and Auction’ (part of a ‘Think Pink’ campaign), as well as volunteered with ‘Adopt a Family Feeding Projects’.