First runner-up of the 2011 Miss Dominica Pageant, Earlene Labassiere will vie for the Miss Humanity International title in Barbados as the pageant, which began in OCtober 13, continues through October 23.

Labassiere left the island Sunday ahead of the pageant, the sole objective of which is to raise awareness about humanitarian causes worldwide and which will feature 31 beauties from across the globe.

She adopted the Operation Youth Quake as her charity and her goal, she said, is to promote Child Safety and Abuse Prevention while representing the youth of her country

“I’ve adopted Operation Youth Quake, since I was competing in the Miss Dominica Pageant and Miss Humanity is a pageant which focuses on humanitarian causes and because I have a passion for children, I love children and I care about the future of children, I chose to take up the challenge and represent the children of my country through Miss Humanity,” Labassiere stated.

The beauty from Wallhouse also affirmed that she has been working hard in preparation and was ready and eagerly anticipating the competition and she’s been ably supported by her team including National Director of Miss Humanity Charlene White-Christian.

“I think that I can handle myself. It’s a pageant where you have no chaperone, but it’s a matter of being prepared and going there and doing your best. From the other pageants I have been in I’ve gained a lot of experience from. There are a lot of things that I have improved on. It’s about listening and having a great team. That’s what got me ready to go represent my country,” she asid.

The contestants will be judged in a number of categories which are: Best Talent, Miss Photogenic, Miss Congeniality – voted for by the delegates, Beach Beauty – health & fitness, Best Interview, Best Swimwear, Best Gown, Best National Costume and the People’s Choice Award – decided via online voting.

To vote fans must visit, click Dominica among the list of delegates and vote for Labassiere by clicking 10 stars.

In addition to the competition, the Miss Humanity International will be honor five outstanding women who have made contributions to human rights causes internationally.

Honorees will be announced on August 19th 2011, World Humanitarian Day. The five will be declared Humanitarian Queens of The Continents – Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Europe,