3. Leah Marville
In just a few short years, beauty queen and model-turned-businesswoman and journalist Leah Marville has used her brains and beauty to become one of the most recognizable and powerful female faces on Barbados.
Marville, perhaps best known off of the island as a host on the Centric network’s show Splash, now owns the Miss Barbados World franchise, a competition she competed in and won in 2009, leading to her being named Miss Caribbean at the Miss World pageant.
Leah Janine Marville (born 13 November 1985) is a Barbadian TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss Barbados World 2009.
Born and raised in Barbados, Marville started her international career after being spotted at Barbados Fashion Week (2006) by Dwight Peters. Marville was encouraged to participate in the Fashion Face of the Caribbean competition in Jamaica, where she came third.
Recommended by international pageant scouts, Leah was flown to New York to develop her portfolio. She was first signed internationally to South African agency Base Model Management and German model agency East West Models. Leah is signed to RED model management in New York.