Miss Barbados World, Ashley Lashley, is off to China to represent Barbados at the Miss World Pageant.
And just before she left the island Thursday afternoon she held a media briefing at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
She was joined by Kevin Small who designed her national costume, and artist Kevin Hall who presented her with a piece to be auctioned at the event.
The Miss World Pageant comes off on December 8th.
Ms. Lashley says she is looking forward to representing Barbados.
She says she has been working very hard over the last few months on her project which focuses on non-communicable diseases
Justin Poleon is her coach and chaperone and will be joining her in China soon.
He's very excited about Ms. Lashley's chances in the pageant.