Newly crowned Miss Dominica 2013, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, says she’s is nervous but excited to take up the responsibility of being Miss Dominica 2013. She says she believes that her talent and swimwear rounds gave her a significant edge over the other competitors.
Moments after being crowned an elated Armour Shillingford told reporters, “I would not say that I am surprised. However, I can say that I was hopeful that it would be me because it was definitely a tough competition and everybody definitely deserved it.”
She says that she intends to use her skills in dancing to continue her platform of holistic education. “I would like personally to create any kind of change that I can especially in the holistic education area. I want to meet with principals around Dominica, get into the ministry and try to talk to them about curriculum involvement in the arts, philosophy and sports”
Armour-Shillingford plans to use the scholarship to a university of her choice which she will receive for winning, to pursue studies in Agricultural Economics.
In addition to the title, Armour-Shillingford who was sponsored by Miss Auto Trade and Anchorage Whale Watch and Dive Center also captured the awards for best talent, best performing talent, best swim wear and best in swim wear.
The first runner up position was awarded to Kelsha Breezie of St Joseph while Daina Matthew of Canefield emerged second runner up. Matthew also copped the awards for best evening wear and best in evening wear. Breezie was awarded Miss Amity. Nickisha Philbert of Laudat took the award for best response to question. Jeanne Royer of Goodwill was awarded Miss Photogenic.
Seven young ladies participated in the 2013 Miss Dominica pageant held at the Pottersville Savannah on February 8th, 2013.
Fatima Noel of San Sauveur and Melinda Ulysses of Stockfarm were the other contestants.
Below are some photos of the pageant.