The winning costume which depicts The Bahamas’ National Bird, the Pink Flamingo, was designed and made by Bahamian Designer Javotte Bethel.
August 1st – 5th, Ashlee competed against twenty-eight (28) teen ambassadors for the title of Miss Teen World. While she was not the eventual winner, Ashlee returned home with so much more- having had the opportunity to represent her country on an international stage; meet, interact and learn from teen beauties from around the world!
Ashlee said, “The Miss Teen World experience was a good one! I had the chance to make so many new friends! Most exciting was the week long opportunity to explore new cultures and languages from each delegate! I'll miss them!” She continued, “Representing The Bahamas on the Miss Teen World stage was an opportunity that I took very seriously, especially because so many delegates knew very little about our island destination. Having had the opportunity to share so much about The Bahamas, and also walk away with an award which represented our National Bird, so I feel very proud.”
Over the past 11 months of her reign, Ashlee has participated in various community and national building events. She participated in the National Youth Month activities, the myriad of World AIDS Day activities, supported various Charity Fun/Run/Walk events, joined forces with the Bahamas National Trust a the annual National Coastal Awareness Day Coastal Clean-up, made school visits, special appearances and so much more.
The journey to find Ashlee’s successor is currently underway. For the past month, the 2011 contestants have been engaged in educational seminars, stage deportment training, question and answer techniques, personal grooming, and etiquette and speech seminars. The pageant will culminate on August 21, 2011 under the theme, “PRETTY GIRL ROCK: Beauty.Intelligence.Grace!” where the contestants will vie for the coveted crown and title of Theodore Elyett’s Miss Teen Bahamas 2011. The winner will walk away with a myriad of prizes- including a cash award of $2,000.00. She will also compete in Guatemala at the 2011 edition of Miss Teenager Universe!