This summer, a 27-year-old former competitive heptathlete and Miss Universe Great Britain became the minister of social development and education of Anguilla, and instantly a face to watch in the region—and perhaps in the U.K.

Becoming a Belonger

Her Caribbean nation is 16 miles long and comprises flawless beaches, a sprawling Four Seasons resort, almost no God-given water or soil, and a population of 15,000, who are referred to as “Belongers” rather than citizens. It’s a British Overseas Territory—one of 14 beautiful and tax-efficient places, such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Gibraltar, that are self-governing former colonies that collaborate with the U.K. for defense and foreign relations, and acknowledge the Queen as head of state.