Her native country- Barbados on recognizing her superstar profile only a few days ago named her the Barbadian Tourism Ambassador, in a statement by a top official of the Barbados Tourism board - "In the hearts of every Barbadian, Rihanna is known as the girl next door, but to the world she has become a musical sensation and social phenomenon. She is a great source of national pride to Barbados and we are thrilled to enter into this formal partnership to promote Barbados as a leading tourist destination." and the very beautiful R n B sensation replied by saying -"Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people.
"I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians."
The deal is for an initial 3 years, and to launch the partnership, Rihanna would be performing at a concert in August of 2011 in Bridgetown,Barbados.