Hillary Ann Williams replaces Shanel Marie Ifill as the new Miss Universe Barbados

06 Mar 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Hillary Ann Williams has become the new Miss Universe Barbados as Shanel Marie Ifill relinquished her Miss Universe Barbados 2019 title as she has signed with a major London-based talent agency to pursue a professional career in modelling. Hillary Ann Williams will now complete her reigning responsibilities until Miss Universe Barbados 2020 is crowned.


Hillary Ann Williams replaces Shanel Ifill as the new Miss Universe Barbados


The organization took to their social media to announce the news, “Ifill, 20, was crowned Miss Universe Barbados 2019 on Sept. 7th 2019, and she was a fan and media favourite as she competed at Miss Universe in Atlanta, Georgia. Along the way, she took full advantage of modelling opportunities that came through her title, which included, gracing the cover of Living Barbados, a feature image in Elle UK with Suga Apple Swim, and being photographed by the legendary Fadil Berisha.”

Shanel, then, officially relinquished her title to pursue these amazing opportunities. In accordance with the guidelines set out by the Miss Universe Organisation, it means a new titleholder must be crowned to complete the next 7 months of the reign. The Miss Universe Organization requires that the successor queen not wish to compete for the title in the future and be willing to take up the full mantle of the crown.


Hillary Ann Williams Miss Universe Barbados 2019


The organization then welcomed Hillary as it wrote, “We ask Barbados to join us in whole-heartedly welcoming Miss Hillary Ann Williams, who also was the overwhelming winner of the People’s Choice, into the exclusive fold of Miss Universe Barbados title holders. Hillary will perform all of the duties, and enjoy the many privileges that come with being the reigning Queen. We at Crown Events Inc., along with our dedicated sponsors, are excited to begin working with Hillary and look forward to assisting her in crafting a reign full of incredible experiences.”

We wish her our heartiest congratulations and a successful reign ahead.