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 Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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Miss World 2008

Gabrielle WALCOTT will represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Miss World 2008 pageant at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday 13th December 2008 and take the crown from current Miss World, China’s Zhang Zilin.


Miss Gabrielle WALCOTT

Age: 24 Height: 171

She speaks: English


Gabrielle comes from the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

Gabrielle dreams to become an actress.

Her first degree is in Visual and Theatre Arts from the University of the West Indies.

She now lives in New York where she is doing post graduate studies in Acting and Theatre Arts.

Gabrielle is currently also a youth ambassador to the UN for Trinidad & Tobago.

She enjoys: equestrian show jumping; yoga; pilates; dance; fashion design/sewing; art; photography; theater; piano; ballroom & Latin dance; swimming; First Aid (CPR/Life guard training); and has just starting to learn Spanish.


She loves Trinidad’s local cuisine: from roti, to shark and crab and dumplings.

Her motto – the Golden Rule – “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you”.

Gabrielle is a favorite in Johannesburg.

Vote for your pick at

The People’s Choice

Read about the favorites – and Asia’s best bets to win.
Merica Lane Lindell, Representing the United States of America at Miss World 2008

Lisa LENTS – Representing Denmark at Miss World 2008

Tinnyse Jamel JOHNSON – Representing Bahamas at Miss World 2008

Tamara ALMEIDA SILVA – Representing Brazil at Miss World 2008

Espinoza Marroquin ANA GABRIELA – Representing Mexico at Miss World 2008

Miss Tansey COETZEE – Representing South Africa at Miss World 2008

Hannely Zulami QUINTERO LEDEZMA – Representing Venezuela at Miss World 2008

Geisha Natalie MONTES DE QOA ROBLES – Representing Dominican Republic at Miss World 2008

Gabrielle WALCOTT – Representing Trinidad and Tobago at Miss World 2008

Marjorie CEVALLOS VERAS – Representing Ecuador at Miss World 2008

Patricia Yurena RODRIGUEZ ALONSO – Representing Spain at Miss World 2008

Iryna ZHURAVSKA – Representing Ukraine at Miss World 2008

Kseniya SUKHINOVA – Representing Russia at Miss World 2008

Alfina NASSYROVA – Representing Kazakhstan at Miss World 2008

Rosarita TAWIL – Representing Lebanon at Miss World 2008

Anun CHINBAT – Representing Mongolia at Miss World 2008

Kahurangi, Julia TAYLOR – Representing New Zealand at Miss World 2008

Faraliza TAN – Representing Singapore at Miss World 2008

Rochelle Adriana COREA – Representing Sri Lanka at Miss World 2008

Ummarapas JULLAKASIAN – Representing Thailand at Miss World 2008

Tamar Ziskind – Representing Israel at Miss World 2008

Danielle Castano – Representing the Philippines at Miss World 2008

Sandra Angelia – Representing Indonesia at Miss World 2008

Skye Chan – Representing Hong Kong at Miss World 2008

Yan Ling Mei – Representing China at Miss World 2008

Katie Richardson – Representing Australia at Miss World 2008

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Mizuki Kubodera – Representing Japan at Miss World 2008

Bo-in Choi – Representing Korea at Miss World 2008

Soo Wincci – Representing Malaysia at Miss World 2008

Tran Thi Thuy Dung – Representing Vietnam at Miss World 2008

Lin Jie Ming – Representing Taiwan at Miss World 2008

Parvathy Omandakuttan – Representing India at Miss World 2008

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.

Bill Belew

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