After facing heavy criticism for her portrayal of this country on the international stage, Miss World T&T, Jeanine Brandt, has issued a statement defending her position.
Ms. Brandt says she was asked to present on her beauty with a purpose project in under two minutes.
The beauty contestant said while she can attest to the beauty this nation has to offer, in that instance she had been asked to present on a societal issue.
She added, it was never her intention to portray her country or the local Miss World Franchise in a negative light.
Read her full statement below: