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Ambassadors of Change Incorporated (AOC) is working with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation to stage the 2021 Miss Black International Ambassador Scholarship (MBIA) Pageant, June 21 - 27, 2021, at Baha Mar Grand Hyatt Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Over 55 women representing 55  regions and countries are expected to compete for four

coveted Black International Ambassador crowns, including winners for the Miss, Teen, Ms. and Mrs. divisions, and for thousands of dollars in cash and scholarships, business grants and prizes. Contestants ranging in ages from 14 to 60 years old are expected to compete from across the United States of America, Bahamas, Cameroon, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands. Now in its eighth year, this year marks the first time that the MBIA is being held outside of the United States.

According to Patrice Harrison, CEO and Founder of MBIA and AOC, “The decision to host this year’s pageant was a personal one for me.”  MBIA has previously worked with representatives from The Bahamas to conduct workshops and conferences for young ladies there. “The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with stunning backdrops, peaceful settings and amazing hospitality. Additionally, The Bahamas has done a great job in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only have they implemented early, stringent safety protocols to keep covid cases at bay. The Bahamas is also creating a bubble where each contestant will be covid-tested prior to participating, ensuring that the ladies not only enjoy themselves but have a safe experience said Harrison.”


Among the planned events are an all-white welcome reception, “An Evening of Black Girl Joy” and a preliminary competition featuring a national dress and costume parade. Organizers will also host 100 young ladies from group homes, orphanages and youth organizations.   The young ladies will be treated to lunch, journals, hair and beauty supplies, toiletries, back to school supplies. The young will hear from several motivational speakers, including 9-year-old actress and influencer, Charity Joy Harrison, and the current MBIA queens. The final competition and crowning of the four queens will take place at the Grand Hyatt Bahamas on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Tickets for the MBIA will go on sale on April 1, 2021. Due to safety protocols and restrictions, space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Come dressed to impressed as our and the final event will be taped live for television.