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Lia Claxton biography: 13 things about Miss Universe British Virgin Islands 2022

Lia R. Claxton is an athlete, a model and a beauty queen from the British Virgin Islands. Here are 13 more things about her:

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  1. She was born in Long Look, Tortola, British Virgin Islands to Shawn Claxton and Tessa Smith-Claxton.
  2. She is into track and field, music, fashion and health.
  3. She enjoys modeling and playing the piano.
  4. She has two older sisters namely Lakiesha Claxton and Natisha Claxton, who are identical twins, and one younger brother named Mychael Claxton
  5. In February 2020, the Faces of Gemini Modeling took to Instagram to share photos of nine models including her and Xaria Penn.
  6. On August 9, 2020, she and 35 other students graduated from the BVI Seventh Day Adventist School in Tortola. She was the salutatorian.  
  7. On November 14, 2020, she and her fellow Team Talent X runners Jelani Croal and Rashawn Jack finished fourth at the Elite Relay Exchange in the 25th edition of the Mourant H. Lavity Stoutt Community College Classics Finale in Paraquita Bay, Tortola. She earned an associate’s degree in humanities from the school.
  8. In March 2021, she modeled for Summer Sizzle BVI.
  9. In June 2021, she modeled for Menen-I.
  10. On September 25, 2021, she, Penn and Kasaddi Chalwell competed for the Miss Universe British Virgin Islands 2021 title. Penn won the title.
  11. On October 9, 2021, she finished second among all the female participants of the Open 2 Mile races of the Mourant HLSCC College Classic Series in Paraquita Bay.
  12. On October 15, 2022, she was officially appointed as Miss Universe British Virgin Islands 2022. Penn crowned her at the Allamanda Estate Villa on Beef Island in Tortola. While holding the title, she was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English and working as a receptionist and a junior secretary at a law firm.
  13. She was 19 years old when she represented the British Virgin Islands at Miss Universe 2022 on January 14, 2023 and competed against 83 other candidates at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She was unplaced.
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