Justina Henderson, representing Grand Bay and the Bronx, has captured the Madam Wob Dwiyet North America title.
The show was held on the weekend in Scotch Plains, New Jersey where winners from past competitions around the US and Canada competed for the top spot.
Henderson ends the reign of Ashlene Giraudel of La Plaine who won the crown in 2011.
Liz-Ann Howe, who represented Houston Texas and Mahaut, was the 1st runner up and Kelly Thomas, who represented New Jersey and St. Joseph, claimed the 2nd runner up spot.
The Best Creative Wear and Best Wob went to Henderson. Thomas won best talent and Howe received the nod for best interview.
The show also saw outstanding performances from the other contestants Carol Telemaque, Lovelle Beaupierre-Nelson and Revlyn Robin-St. John. It was an extremely tight competition and every contestant performed at top level, organizers say.
Contestants were judged in creative wear, talent, wob and interview sections.
Organizers say they are satisfied with the turnout of Dominicans who came from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Boston and as far away as Toronto, Canada for the event.
It was emceed by Alex Bruno and saw performances by Tasha P, bele and flirtiation by Know Your Culture Group and ‘Prezi.’
The event was organized by the Emerald Organization which was formed in 1998 and since then has been the premiere group in maintaining the culture of Dominica in the Tri-State area.
The next event is the Independence church service which will be held on Sunday November 11th at the Redemption Tabernacle Church at 15 Gareis Street Newark, New Jersey from 10 am.
Organizers say they want to extend special thanks to some sponsors such as Gabriel Christian, Island Ryddmz sounds with DJ Cosmos, Thompson Fontaine and everyone else who contributed in making the event an immense success.
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