Shannon Harris is proud to be the first title holder of Barbados in over nine years. As one of the few Barbadians to ever receive a major modeling contract, Harris has learned that hard work truly pays off. When she isn’t on the runway, you can catch Harris lounging in sweatpants or yoga pants. Shannon is an avid reader, especially when it comes to self-improvement books. Harris also has worked with several charities in Barbados, including "I Am A Girl"’ that works with high school girls to empower them to know that their voice matters. If she were to win the title of Miss Universe, Harris would want to use her voice to encourage young girls that loving yourself and being true to yourself is the best thing you can do.