Marcia Baptiste finishes third in Miss Hibiscus Caraibes pageant

Dominica's Marcia Baptiste (first from left) with the first runner-up and winner of the Miss Hibiscus Caraibes pageant. * Photo courtesy Global Hall of Fame website

Dominica’s 2010 Carnival Queen Marcia Baptiste has emerged second runner-up in the Miss Hibiscus Caraibes Pageant held in St Maarten over the weekend.

French Guiana’s Tineffa Naisso won the crown while the first runner-up spot was taken by Venezuela.

Baptiste is the first Dominican in over 10 years to be represented at the pageant. She competed against over 20 contestants who hailed from different parts of the Americas.

The pageant is an annual international beauty contest for all countries of the Caribbean and the Americas. It was founded in 1990 in the French part of Saint Martin, according to Wikipedia.com.

Dominica News Online will bring more details soon.

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57 Comments

  1. Nuts
    December 7, 2010

    Congrats Darling!!

  2. judges score sheet
    December 7, 2010

    Miss Dominica won the show, unfortunately, Dominica does not hold part franchise for the Miss Universe Pageant hence the Second place award. First place would have still guaranteed her a spot in the Miss Universe Pageant.

    • Biggest Fan
      December 10, 2010

      :-D are you being serious? I really heard a few people saying something like that but i did not believe. It’s great having to hear someone else say it. Marcia is doing so very well. Her entire family, and close friend, her possie people, her church people and the rest of Dominican are truly proud of her achievements. Marcia, WAW!!!

      • Bon Noel'
        December 13, 2010

        I have to agree with Biggest Fan as I am shocked what I just read or is judges score sheet just playing around with us!

        You mean to tell me that the girl (Marcia) won the show and was not able to take up the title as DA doesn’t have a part franchise for the Miss Universe Pageant?!

        That is a shame as she would have so deservedly enjoyed that experience to showcase her beloved DA, as she gets so excited with that radiant Dominican smile :-D, the first chance she gets when performing abraod in her element.

        You mean all these years that Dominica are hosting and participating in regional pageants, it hasn’t dawned on those people in that socall Festivals Committee and Miss Dominica Committee to take a step into the future and do everything within their power to get a part of the franchise in Dominica. Just think of the hurdles that will be removed from the girls who come after and the who knows how far they can go.

        I bet Marcia must be gutted that this was the case but at least she did herself, island and more importantly the individuals who came forward to fund her entry in her desperate time of need, as if it was left to certain people who will remain nameless as that is what they are, Dominica would miss out that so needed publicity. Excellent job sponsors and Marcia!

        A lot of people who have seen her say she is definately in the international calibre to participate in the Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Earth Pageants despite DA sadly not being affiliated. A lot of of smaller neighbours have seen it fit to become members years ago, so hopefully the people who can make that change decides to get moving and make this happen.

        Judges Score Sheet I would like to watch the DVD, do you know whether there is one out or will there be one for sale? Let me know please.

        Marcia thanks for taking us on a magic ride full of excitement, lows, highs, tenacity, patience and most of all Dominican pride shinning throug always……….Enjoyed following your progress where ever you went! Happy Holidays & a positive new year ‘2011’.

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  3. Papz
    December 7, 2010

    Congrats marcia, i am very proud of you. you have indeed represented our country and moreso our hometown possy.

    Keep up the good work and the ambition. Continue to reach for the stars cous.

  4. The heart of a DA woman...
    December 7, 2010
    • Proud Dominican
      December 7, 2010

      Just went on the above mention website and it says second runner-up Dominican Republic. I am very much upset by this and the necessary corrections should be made by those in charge of the website. We are not Dominican Republic, we are Dominica.

      • Bon Noel'
        December 13, 2010

        Have you bothered to pen an email to them letting them
        know that their local regional geography isn’t up to scratch and they need to amend ASAP?!

        Dominican Republic would not have to participate in such a pageant as they have a part franchise of the Miss Universe Pageant and as a result they always have a spot each year at the show.

        Let me go check out the website you attached and send those fools a quick email asking them to amend.

        Thanks for this and all the best.

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    • i know
      December 7, 2010

      But they need to change Dominican Republic as her country

  5. One More To Go
    December 7, 2010

    Miss Universe!!! Support Our Girl, She’s a Fighter and a Winner!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bon Noel'
      December 13, 2010

      We should petition Donald Trump as he is the one who owns the Franchise and NBC has some sore of part ownership as well I believe but may be wrong.

      That is a good idea I say. :-D

  6. .
    December 7, 2010

    Woop tea doo!! She got second place. Now she needs to go find a jod.

    • IN GOD I TRUST
      December 7, 2010

      You find her a job since this seems to concern you so much! I G N O R A N T!

    • but ay ay
      December 7, 2010

      HAHA somebody still wetting their kaban pissa!!!!.. hahaha who tell u to keep smelling peepee?? bathe before you go outside nah.. u looking like a flee without a name..oops my bad its a “.” i can barely see this..
      gosh u barely even doing any infection to the website you weak virus… we’ll get Norton Antivirus to slap you silly… IDIOT!!!

      • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
        December 7, 2010

        What type of person are you and what type of sense do you possess to utilize such language and to others on this Website? Have respect and consideration for others. As always, I am surprised that your type of language is accepted on this Website. You need to be booted-off this Website once and for all. :mrgreen:

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    • Go MB
      December 7, 2010

      You need to go baack to school, cause u can’t spell ‘job’ :?:
      For emphasis! IGNORANT!!!

      Looking fwd to seeing you on the Miss Universe Stage MB!

  7. just saying
    December 7, 2010

    congrats sweety , i know you did your best…blessing we enjoyed your reign as miss Dominica..
    you served us well, but dnt stop there…its just beginning for you…God bless

    • IN GOD I TRUST
      December 7, 2010

      Hear, hear and I couldn’t said it any better myself! Best wishes to you as well and it is so rare to come across genuine enlighted positive motivation for each other on this site.

      God blessings on you my dear. :-D

  8. Karkabeff
    December 7, 2010

    Congrats Marcia. Job well done and we are all proud of you.

    Please, when you get back home go get some dasheen and stew backanneck and eat to your hearts delight. That will help cover them ugly neck bones. Don’t be like the others. Be healthy not anorexic. Hail Mary Full Of Grace…..

    • but ay ay
      December 7, 2010

      you really need to stop typing “hail mary full of grace” after your nonsense…. some people have NO RESPECT WHATSOEVER!! i suggest you find something else like “KARKABEFF LAPLI BAT!”

    • I Rep. QUEEN MARCIA!!!!!!!!!!
      December 9, 2010

      If you have nothing better to say keep your suggestions to yourself! If you were not so ignorant to the fact that her line of work instals being a particular size you would take those same dasheens and cover your mouth! And further more there are a lot more aspiring models that are a lot thinner! She is perfectly healthy and looks great! You don’t have to show your jealousy to the world!

  9. bb
    December 6, 2010

    she got 3rd place/2nd runner up among over 20 something contestants! now thats a damn good job if i must say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    December 6, 2010

    Those young ladies are beautiful.
    Marcia, second runner up, you did well. You did your best.
    Congratulations! Enjoy your achievement.
    Do not give up on other such contests. You may yet be the first winner. Pursue your dreams. OK!
    God bless you!

  11. Lizavier4Jesus
    December 6, 2010

    Well good for you Marcia. Now you can say goodbye to your year of reign with much more dignity.

  12. mouth of the south
    December 6, 2010

    so when she was asking for donations,,peeps had so much negative things to say over 60 comments,,,,,now she win it struggling to have 30 comments wey papa doh do us dat nah lol :lol:

  13. D/CA for JESUS
    December 6, 2010

    I thought it clearly says 2nd place on her sache????? well done Marcia.. we are proud of you

    • Fairplay
      December 6, 2010

      Second Runner UP is Third Place . The Queen is First, the First Runner Up is Second and the Second Runner Up is Third. :-?

    • interesting
      December 6, 2010

      2nd runner up is 3rd place

    • Anonymous
      December 6, 2010

      I know..it can be confusing..2nd place but third runner up…then the 1st place seond runner up….and then the queen…hope that helps

      • bb
        December 6, 2010

        Anonymous..you still have it wrong! lol!..so no it doesnt help!!!…………its 3rd place but second runner up…then the 2nd place is 1st runner up….and then the queen is first place!!!!…now am sure that this helps!!!

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  14. MangoSweet
    December 6, 2010

    Nice way to end the year Marcia. You Realise that Marcia was the only islander among the big-guns.. Venezuela, Guyane (Fr. Guiana). Glad that somebody got the name of that French Overseas Territory right and did not to say French Guyana, as I sometimes hear in the media, as there is no such place.

  15. girly smile
    December 6, 2010

    dominicans a bunch of hypocrites. they had all sorts of things to say when you were having difficulties getting sponsorship to attend the pageant but now hear them.

    • IN GOD I TRUST
      December 7, 2010

      Too right about that and they just get on my nerves with this yesteryear nonesense. When will our people grow up and stop being so jealous and malicious just for the sake of it eh…………..Alas papa maybe one of these days but I won’t hold my breath I dear say.

      Best wishes Miss Marcia and you always seem to feature some where in the top 3 of the majority of the pageants you enter, which is no mean feat in my opinion and certainly does say a lot for your character, concentration, tenacity and overall evolving development as a fine ambitious intelligent Dominica woman!

      Fantastic and god’s blessings on you always. X

  16. Charmer
    December 6, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS Marcia, I knew you could do it. You are well on the way to Miss Universe.

    • William McLawrence
      December 6, 2010

      By the when was the last time a Miss Dominica Queen was represented at the Miss Universe? Can DNO do some research and let us know. It would be useful to put a “Marcia for Miss Universe Committee” together to get thing idea rolling.

      • yup
        December 7, 2010

        1985 magaret rose coolslartigue… sorry don’t know how her name spells but i did see something on youtube!!

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      • IN GOD I TRUST
        December 7, 2010

        Fantastic idea William, and I do think your suggestion warrants looking into thoroughly as it has been mentioned before but unfortunately fell on death ears, but if you and others are able to get this off the ground then I will be more than happy to come on board along with numerous other positive friends of mine in the diaspora.

        On a negative page, I cannot see a valuable suggestion like this going down well or even being receptively received by that DFC or whatever they are called but I may just be proved wrong for once regarding this matter, so I shall wait with baited breath. :-D

        The writer before is right that it was Magaret Rose who was the first participant back in the 80s, which is a long time coming I say for DA to have a contestant representing us like so many of the other smaller islands.

        Excellent work my dear Marcia and keep your head up as you have lots to be proud of and thanks for showcasing our island in such a positive light every step of the way!

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    • Thinker
      December 7, 2010

      I think Margaret Rose Coolslatigue was either in Miss Universe or Miss World…But that was donkey years ago. She was so beautiful.

  17. watching
    December 6, 2010

    repping well my girl congrats :-P

  18. Fond Cole
    December 6, 2010

    Congrats Marcia! Am so elated for you! You have been serving excellente as Dominica’s queen! Girl am so excited for you am getting goose bumps here! WELL DONE! You actually competed among the big countries and came out in the top three! Woosh! Hurray! Congrats to Marcia today! Woosh!

  19. Wathing and Waiting
    December 6, 2010

    My fifty dollars doh waste, i wish i had get the time to sponsor the weave, not that you don’t look good but for the little ummmph, much love girl

  20. William McLawrence
    December 6, 2010

    I am very proud of Marcia’s achievements during the Miss Hibiscus Caraibes pageant. I am proud that she made it in the top three, I always knew she would place high. CONGRATULATIONS, you have not only made Portsmouth proud but all of Dominica, I am sure. I also want to congratulate those persons who came to your rescue and assisted with your sponsorship that enable you to participate. Remember when shoot for the stars… the sky is the limit, Go for it Girl.

    Young people please take a leaf from Marcia’s book, be honest, be courageous, be humble, be indusrious, be God fearing… operate within the confines of the Law and don’t let anything stop you from achieving your goals.

  21. Well Done
    December 6, 2010

    Congrats Miss Baptiste…I saw you having fun at Bliss Nightclub, in SXM, with the other contestants on 27 Nov…u looked good and held your own…good job of representing DA…

  22. Proud Dominican
    December 6, 2010

    Congrats Marcia!!! What a great way 2 end your reign. Congrats once again and all the best in your future endeavors.

  23. True Dominican
    December 6, 2010

    Well Done Marica You Made us proud

  24. Marian Jno-Finn
    December 6, 2010

    Congratulation to Ms, Baptiste

    Marcia represented Dominica very well while on St. Maarten- we all have to be proud of her. She did well on stage too. I did attend the show – it started late (2 hours)

  25. Roseau Lady
    December 6, 2010

    Congratulations Marcia. You did well.

  26. Stryka
    December 6, 2010

    Congratulations.

  27. timbok 2
    December 6, 2010

    congrats marcia…what a way to end your reign…u have made us in possie and the rest of dominica proud…congrats once more…u never fail us

    cheers

  28. mouth of the south
    December 6, 2010

    show dem my girl,,,,now see dat,,probs if she did not have to deal with all allu drama maybe she’d be the winner,,,under great stress n diffuculty she reach to top 3,,,,,,,now we should all respect her n other young folks,,,,yow give us young people a chance to do great things,,,doh hold us back,,,,she has put all the haters to shame,,,now see allu comin,,,,,oh it good,,,congrats,,,,i glad 4 u etc etc etc,,,,but forgot all d negative allu say,,,,

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      December 6, 2010

      MOTS

      That is a good one! I am with everything you said to Marcia. That means you got my thumbs up as well!

      • Hey just giving my two cents
        December 6, 2010

        MOTS well said

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    • IN GOD I TRUST
      December 7, 2010

      Is true and I agree with you. Hypocrites and parasites I say with their jealousy, come crazy attitudes!

      Tell them……………..those saddos!

      • ????????
        December 7, 2010

        excellent observation

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    • Bon Noel'
      December 13, 2010

      She’ll always be a winner in our eyes, a genuine “Nature Isle” winner!

  29. kamla
    December 6, 2010

    congrats Marcia

  30. Just giving my two cents
    December 6, 2010

    Congrats Miss Dominica!

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