Miss Universe Barbados 2020
Miss Universe Barbados 2020, Hillary-Ann Williams is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who owns her own Digital Marketing agency. She rose to national prominence as a delegate in Miss Universe Barbados 2019, where she initially emerged as a finalist and People’s Choice winner. Subsequently, after the reigning Miss Universe Barbados 2019, Shanel Ifill, received a lucrative modeling contract and had to step away from her title, Hillary was elevated to complete the last 7 months of the reign.
After doing a stellar job as interim Queen, she executed her reign during a global pandemic with style, grace, and an ability to pivot and adapt to an ever-changing world around her. All while staying connected to the community and continuing her charity work. There was no question in our mind that Hillary deserved to be selected to be the new Miss Universe Barbados 2020 and represent us at Miss Universe 2020.
Hillary is desirous of using her platform to advocate for young people, especially young women who have experienced gender-based violence. Also, she believes that no child should be denied the chance to reach their full potential because of their gender, where they were born, or the circumstances they were born into.
Hillary is a firm believer in listening to one’s heart and following one’s passions, no matter what challenges lie ahead. She has this advice for us: “Don’t let someone else’s opinion or criticism sway you from your dreams or aspirations. Stay true to yourself. Whatever it is that makes you happy, just do it.