By Arthia Nixon
De’Andra Bannister’s whirlwind year of being Miss Bahamas Universe hit another high. The Bahamian beauty revealed this image of her with supermodel Shakara Ledard taken around the filming for the Bahamian tourism commercial. The supermodel was one of the first Bahamian sex symbols from her country to hit it big on the international market. The commercial featured another sexy Bahamian star, former NBA hunk turned actor, Rick Fox (shirtless I might add!). The ad featured Shakara wandering down a postcard perfect beach in The Bahamas and ended with with Bahamian resident magician David Copperfield greeting local kids.
De’Andra had the chance to get one on one with Shakara and revealed some details about the supermodel who has successfully managed to keep her private life public.
“She is a very, very kind person,” revealed the beauty queen exclusively to Thia on today. “We spoke about travels, living in Argentina, her life as a busy model mom with two kids. She was very family oriented and we ate dinner and dessert while talking about our lives thus far. Her mom was with us and they seemed like a very close knit family. I really enjoyed meeting her. She is kind spirited and her inner beauty beams through. It was great to meet someone who has achieved so much while coming from the same, small island nation. She is such an inspiration.”
Speaking of inspiration, when it comes to beach bodies, De’Andra and Shakara both leave us a lot more than a ‘little inspired’! Check out their images in the gallery.