Former Miss Teen Dominica Michelle Joseph is the seventh and final contestant confirmed for the Miss Dominica pageant 2011.
The Dominica Festivals Committee through the Queen Show Committee had initially selected seven young ladies for the pageant, but was forced to seek two replacements following the decision to dismiss one contestant and another’s decision to withdraw. Erlene Labassiere was selected to fill the first void following which six young ladies signed their contracts last week. However, still one contestant short, Chairperson of the Queen Show Committee Romualda Hyacinth noted the need to find a seventh contestant.
Michelle Joseph answered the call from the Queen Show Committee Chair and came forward to offer herself as the seventh contestant. She was interviewed on Thursday last week by the panel which comprises DFC, CDC and Queen Show Committee Members and Miss Joseph met the criteria to enter the pageant.
Natalie Clarke, DFC Events Director says, “We are very happy to announce Miss Michelle Joseph, hailing from Morne Bruce, Roseau, as our seventh island girl rising to the challenge to compete for the coveted prize of becoming Dominica’s next Cultural ambassador.”
Michelle who is only eighteen years old, is no stranger to pageantry carrying the title of Miss Noelle 2006, Miss Teen Dominica 2007, and Miss Dominica State College 2010. Miss Joseph is at present a second year student at Dominica State College in the Architectural Design Department. She is also a second soprano in the Sisserou Singers chorale.
The National Carnival Queen Show Committee started their schedule of activities and rigorous training of the young ladies from December 1 and will continue right through the holiday season getting the seven contestants prepared to give the general public a great performance on Friday March 4th, 2011.
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