On July 24, 2016 Ashley Hamilton became Miss World Bahamas representing the birthplace of her grandmother, Long Island. The eldest of three children, Ashley was encouraged by her mother and other family members, to go after her dreams, including that of becoming the national queen of The Bahamas.
Accomplishing this task was not surprising for Ashley who has been a high achiever all of her life. She knew from early on that she wanted to pursue a career in law, and even recalls conducting courtroom sessions with her Barbie dolls. She earned an International Baccalaureate Certificate from Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada, in 2011 before attaining a Bachelor's Degree in History, Cum laude from The University of Florida in 2014. Ashley takes pride in the fact that she put herself through school by applying for and being granted scholarships – among them the United World Scholarship in 2009 and the Shelby Davis Scholarship in 2011 - and she has been an Honor roll student throughout her academic career.
Ashley is the eldest of three girls, all of whom have achieved much success and still have great ambitions in life. Together they hope to one day open a business center in memory of their late father, Lavelle Hamilton to provide legal, medical, and financial services for all Bahamians.
Ashley’s work as Miss World Bahamas has been phenomenal. She spearheaded efforts with the support of The Island Game Foundation to bring relief to victims of Hurricane Matthew on the island of Andros, donating over $150,000 worth of food and cleaning supplies to those hardest hit by the storm. Her efforts were recognized by the Miss World Organization as being among the Top 10 Beauty with a Purpose projects in the world. Ashely also worked closely with the Victor Sassoon Heart Foundation, and The Bahamas Red Cross Society during her reign.
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