Eva Marcille Set to Host Summer Sizzle BVI 2017

6 Jul 2017
Eva Marcille Set to Host Summer Sizzle BVI 2017

Eva Marcille formerly known as “Eva Pigford,” winner of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3, has been confirmed to host the 9th Annual Summer Sizzle BVI fashion extravaganza in the British Virgin Islands from July 20th – 23rd.

The actress, TV host, and fashion model is best known for her role as Tyra Hamilton on the soap opera The Young and the Restless and has appeared on the cover of numerous magazines and guest-starred on several series on UPN and The CW Network including Kevin Hill, Smallville, Everybody Hates Chris and The Game. Her other modeling credits include CoverGirl, DKNY, Samsung, Elle, Elle Girl, Rolling Out, Red by Marc Ecko, Jewel magazine, In Touch Weekly magazine, Star Magazine.

Marcille was nominated for two NAACP Image Awards in 2009 for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series for her role in The Young & the Restless.

“I’m super excited to be attending and hosting such a fabulous event in the British Virgin Islands!”, says Marcille in expressing sheer excitement at being part of the 2017 edition of Summer Sizzle BVI, the Caribbean’s premier fashion event. 

“We are excited to have Eva serve as the host of this year’s event”, says Terry Donovan, Founder and CEO of Summer Sizzle BVI. “Eva is a talented and shining star and will bring a lot of pizzazz to the event”. 

Summer Sizzle BVI 2017 is in its ninth year of production and will feature activities starting from July 20 and ending on July 23. This year’s event will feature performances from Jessica Jarrell, R&B/Pop Artist who will perform her single “How was I” and two distinct fashion shows – BVI Swim Runway Show on July 21 and Global Glamour Runway Show on July 22 at the Multi-Purpose Complex on Tortola.  

Tickets for all events including parties are available online and at various ticket outlets in the Virgin Islands including  Hazem Beauty, UMI, Bolo’s, Island Roots, Bob’s Gas, Sensus Health Club, JBY, Body Glam on Tortola, Speedy’s on Virgin Gorda and Native Son and Urban Threadz on St. Thomas.

Summer Sizzle BVI is sponsored by BVI Tourist Board, Official Sponsor, Office of the Premier, Ministry of Education & Culture, JTV, JAHPHIX, Popeye’s, MYBEAUTYUNLIMITED.COM, Cape Air, Surfsong Villa Resort, Myett’s, Bob's Gas, Norman Allen, ROMASCO, Speedy’s, BVINEWS.COM, Game On Inc, Aroma’s, Green Tech, Sports and Trophies Unlimited, VIRGINISLANDSNEWSONLINE.COM, Contributing sponsors: Sensus Health Club, MWP Studios, Florencia Cosmetics, Omar’s Café and Mini Me.



  1. Eva Marcille, actress, TV host, model and America’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 winner will be live in action as she hosts Global Glamour Runway Show   
  2. Music meets fashion: Jessica Jarrell, an American R&B / Pop artist and actress with her newest hit single, "How Was I" will give an exclusive performance at the Global Glamour Runway Show and  will also be hosting the BVI SWIM Show 2017 on Friday, July 21
  3. BVI SWIM is certain to turn up the heat with lots of sexy swimsuits and lots of skin on Friday, July 21.
  4. Fashion in a tropical paradise: Featuring the latest trends from international and emerging "ready to wear "collections, and top models from around the globe.
  5. Island Getaway to BVI: where else can you bask in the sun, sit on pure white sand, and luxuriate in the crisp turquoise beaches. Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama loves it, and we know you would too.
  6. Respective Festive Soiree: The festive party scene -come sip cocktails and wines, mingle with celebrities and fashion insiders at some of the most fabulous parties.