A’yana Keshelle Phillips was named Miss British Virgin Islands for 2018. Her coronation was held at the festival village on Sunday, August 5.
Phillips was one of the two contestants in the Miss BVI pageant last year who shared the first runner-up position. Helina Hewlett was the other first runner-up.
Vice-chair of the VI Festivals and Fairs Committee Xayrna Samuels told BVI News Phillips was selected to represent the British Virgin Islands for Miss Universe 2018.
Phillips is a legal assistant and hails from Third District community of Sea Cow’s Bay on Tortola. She is a past student of the Charlotte Amalie High School in St Thomas and is currently a Business Administration student at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in Tortola.
Among her hobbies are bartending, entertainment promotion and disc jockeying, hence her alias, Lady Mix. She also enjoys sailing and island hopping. She hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.
She also hopes to establish her own marketing company, which she envisions will allow her to help keep the British Virgin Islands as the best travel destination.