She swept the title of Mrs. Curve’ Globe 2021 following a pageant in Palm Springs, California, USA on June 26th, as well as the Sophistication Award.
During a virtual presentation and award ceremony held last night, August 4, Minister for Culture, Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley said Rubaine’s achievement was “something to shout about”.
“In recognition of the commendable accomplishment of Mrs. Curve’ Global Sophia Rubaine, the Premier and I through our ministries we have both pledged $10,000 each, so that’s a total of $20,000 to award you for winning, and this is in keeping with our policy as a government for awarding and acknowledging the accomplishments of our people on an international stage,” he said.
He also announced that WIN BVI, the organizers of the local pageant, would also receive a grant of $6,000 from the government.
In addition, Mrs. Rubaine received a Galaxy S21 from Digicel, makeup services from Paloma, nail services from Envy Salon, hairstyles from This is It Salon, massages once a month from Driftwood Spa, a gift certificates for clothing from Her Essence, a gift certificate and shopping discount from Bobby’s Supermarket.
She also received her own billboard, compliments AdvertiseIt BVI, among other gifts.
Premier and Minister for Finance, Hon. Andrew Fahie also delivered congratulatory remarks during the virtual event.
“This is no easy feat; what you have done in Palm Springs, California, is commendable,” he said.
“You are another shining example that the BVI is filled with talent, and we celebrate this moment with you.”
Mrs. Rubaine thanked her sponsors, supporters, and the Government and the people of the Virgin Islands for their love.
She continued: “First, I want to start off by thanking God, I would not be here without God, especially thinking back three years ago when I didn’t even want to live, and he drew me closer to him.”
Mrs. Classique BVI, Deborah Maddox was also commended for her accomplishment in that global pageant and for winning the Motivator of the Year Award.