It has just been a week and a couple of days since we last saw Miss Barbados Shannon Harris strutting the runway for the Miss Universe pageant, held in Manila, Philippines. The winner of that pageant was Iris Mittenaere from France; however, though Shannon didn’t make the Top 13 on the night of the show she did an amazing job, which made many Barbadians proud of her.

Speaking at a press conference at Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, last Friday, Public Relations Officer for Miss Universe Barbados Gaynelle Marshall said, “On board with us we have persons who deal with Information Technology (IT) and Statistics on our team. When they were able to pull the stats on Shannon Harris going into the competition the search for Shannon Harris increased via Google 600 per cent and then a further 250 per cent on the night of the show itself.” She continued, “The search for Barbados also increased by approximately 300 per cent because of one ‘pageant’ which means all of a sudden we have direct plugging interest that we absolutely could not pay for.”

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