Miss South Zanya Elizee, of Grandbay, secured the title of Miss Wob Dwiyet 2011 last evening, beating out the other six contestants from all districts of Dominica.
The 19-year-old Economics major at the Dominica State College topped the Best Wob Dwiyet round of the competition and performed consistently throughout the other rounds to finish ahead of First Runner-up Shakira Pierre of Coulibstrie representing the West District and Ameka Cognette from Roseau representing the Southwest District.
She thanked prayer and an undeterred determination for her success when she said, “It was very hard and sometimes I would have to leave school and go to practice, but I just put my all into it, I started to pray a long time ago and I did it; I got it.”
“I am very excited due to the hard work that I have done. I just can’t explain the feelings,” she added.
Elizee has hopes to contest in the 2012 Miss Dominica Pageant and suggests that anyone looking to contest for the title of Miss Wob Dwiyet ensure that they have a lot of confidence, courage and family support.
Meantime, Second Runner-up Ameka Cognette admits that she was surprised at having placed, having known in her mind that she was not having the greatest evening, in terms of her performances, but was happy to have placed third, all the same.
She too currently attends the DSC majoring in Hospitality and Tourism has plans of entering the national pageant.
“I have already submitted a form for the national queen show, so hopefully if I am selected that will be my next big step so Dominica, look out for me,” she ended.
The other contestants were Dinelle Antoine from Dosdane representing the Northern District, Antonia Joseph from Boetica representing the Southeast District, Tenderly Francis of Marigot who represented the Northeast District, Aneille Thomas from Kalinago Territory representing the Eastern District.
The participants competed in three rounds: Talent, Creole Spectacular Costume and Wob Dwiyet, and the competition was accented with performances from Delices Cultural Group with the Petit Savanne Jing-Ping Band, the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company, Michelle Henderson, Daddy Chess and Swinging Stars, Golda Scotland-Andrew, Paix Bouche Bele Dancers and Miss Culture USA Kelly Thomas.
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