Rogan Smith

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Nassau, Bahamas-based Lifestyle Blogger
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E: rogan@thisbahamiangyal.com

http://www.thisbahamiangyal.com/

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There is no elevator to success. Take the stairs.
I spent the last two days interviewing and judging the amazing contestants of the Miss Bahamas Universe pageant. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced. Despite the cyber bullying these women endured, they emerged stronger and more focused. You really can't judge a book by its cover.  Congratulations to @tareabianca who won and also to Nyisha Tilus, who was the runner-up. Read all about it on my award-nominated blog, This Bahamian Gyal. HIt that 🔗 in the bio. 
Oh.....don't forget to leave a comment on the blog and join my family by signing up for the newsletter while you're there. That way, yinna can say y'all are related to me. 😆😆 See you soon!

XOXO, Ro
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Every time they called the name Roxan Smith @roxxyasmith on stage I kept thinking they were calling my name. This young lady truly reminds me of myself growing up - total tomboy, you couldn't catch me in a dress unless my mum put me in one. There was also a point in my life where I thought I wasn't smart. I was horrible at math and repeated the sixth grade. It turns out that I couldn't see well (have been wearing glasses since 11) and excelled at everything else BUT math and science. Roxxy's platform dealt with education reform. We rarely hear people talk about that, but it is very needed, especially in this country. We all learn differently so we shouldn't be taught the same way. Congratulations to ALL of the amazing contestants in the Miss Universe pageant. You ALL made me so proud for different reasons. It was a pleasure getting to know all of you!
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#blonde #pixie #hair #ponytail #beauty #melanin #pageant #queen #caribbeanqueens #roxansmith #rogansmith #thisbahamiangyal #dress #beautypageant #missuniverse #missbahamas #blackgirlsrock
We'll be the judge of that! I had a blast judging the Miss Bahamas Universe pageant at @atlantisbahamas. Congratulations to the new queen, Tarea Sturrup as well as the First Runner-Up, Nyisha Tilus. I was proud of all of those amazing women who put themselves on display Sunday night. Here I am posing with international judges, @jyotihardat and @jaelle.leclerc. These women were so much fun to work with. Shout out to the organizers as well as my other male judges. You guys made it fun! @mrbeedsmusic
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#model #pageant #beauty #beautypageant #thisbahamiangyal #atlantis #bahamas #model #fashion #influencer #queens #melanin
Olé! 💃
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#beauty #naturalista #naturalhair #4chair #dress #ootd #photo #photography #sunday #happy #blackgirlsrock #blackgirl #thisbahamiangyal #caribbeanqueen #caribbean #bahamas #influencer #creative
It's a wrap! Here I am with London. Ok, so a quick story behind this photo. She saw me with my head wrapped up and decided she wanted hers wrapped up, too. So, she took this brown scarf and placed it on her head, but she kept getting mad because it didn't look right. Of course it didn't because she doesn't know how to wrap a scarf. She's only 1.5-years-old. Lol. So, my niece, Tatyanna wrapped it for her and then all of a sudden Ms. London is happy again. She couldn't stop touching her head and dancing. So, I had to snap this cute picture. .
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#baby #headwraps #toddler #story #thisbahamiangyal #hairstyles #family #beautifulgirls
#ThisBahamianGyal and #HerBahamianNiece. Posing with my sweet "daughter" Tatyanna. I love this little girl so much. She is one of THE sweetest and kindest human beings I know. Always so affectionate and forgiving. This is my child even though I didn't give birth to her. I had to bribe my sister with Bamboo Shack to let me take her out. 😆😆
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#beauty #blouse #bag #color #colour #family #friday #instagood
Rule #1:Secure the bag. Rule #2: Wear a smile. Got this cutie pie at @craftcottagebahamas
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#bag #makeup #securethebag #thisbahamiangyal #blogger #creative #smile #happy #friday #melanin
The Last Straw. Enjoying all of the beautiful straw products this country has to offer. I just bought a beautiful straw bag, a bit different from this one but equally as gorgeous. Can't wait to show it off. Thanks @craftcottagebahamas .
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#bag #strawwork #straw #strawbag #thisbahamiangyal #bahamas #creatives #creative
I read a quote once that said, "I love pictures because the best thing about them is they never change, even when the people in them do." The same applies to this caricature. Thank you to Rashad Cash of @thinklightstudios for this wonderful gift and capturing my smile. I truly appreciate his talent.  This looks just like me. There are so many gifted creatives in The Bahamas. Shout out to ALL of them. .
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If it’s one thing I know it’s that everyone sitting in the front row ain’t a fan. In fact, many people want a front row seat just so they can A: keep an eye on you at all times and B: be the first to witness when you fall. It happens every time you start to elevate. Hit the link in bio to read more. Don't forget to leave your comments on the blog and if you haven't already, join my family by signing up for my newsletter. 
XOXO, Ro
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#blog #blackblogger #writer #writersofinstagram #truth #thisbahamiangyal #melanin #melaninmagic #creative #creatives #career #words #wednesday #caribbeanwriter #caribbeanblogger #influencer
He's not heavy, he's my brother. Dropping scripture on yinna. Hallelujur (in my Madea voice). 🙌
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#melanin #melaninqueen #dresses #sneakers #converse #thisbahamiangyal #electricfestival #bahamas #caribbean