PHOTOS: Miss Dominica 2013 contestants in swimsuit

Below are photos of the the Miss Dominica 2013 contestants in swimsuit.

The Miss Dominica Pageant forms part of the island’s celebration of carnival.

The show is carded for February 8.

The contestants are Jeanne Royer, Melinda Ulysses, Kelshia Breezie, Fatima Noel, Nickisha Philbert, Leslassa Shillingford and Daina Mathew.

All photos by 365||MMP.

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79 Comments

  1. WhipIt!
    February 6, 2013

    :-P Melinda & Fatima are looking good with an attitude! Amazing! The camera obviously loves them & they return the sentiment. :wink:

  2. Guest
    January 6, 2013

    Seriously! These pics would not stand the editorial evaluation for billboard display in some countries, as they’ve been heavily tampered with. And it’s only now photo enhancement start in Dominica! Funny!

    I am traveling from afar to spend carnival in Da. I won’t go near any show for fear of disappointment.

    OTOH, I plan to enjoy j’ouvert!! I hope Dominican organizers still have j’ouvert to give those of us ‘christians’ our chance to bacchanal in secret :-D

    • Black Pearl
      February 6, 2013

      well g back to your country with all the good models..don’t come and disrespect our queens… !

  3. Stupesss
    January 6, 2013

    Beautiful indeed…but it still looks photoshopped come on look at melinda’s face we all kno that her face is Bumpy and ugly even with make up.anyway.teamdaina#

  4. :-)
    January 5, 2013

    Melinda Ulysses has a real model’s pose.

  5. CAH-C-BRUCE
    January 5, 2013

    This may truly be the most beautiful crop of contestants. I am truly proud to say that these are representatives of the true beauty that resides in Dominica. Now let the talent, eloquence and character match the outward appearance.

    • On the street
      January 5, 2013

      But seeing their photos here as compared to seeing some of them on the street…lol. I saw one wearing ‘draggers’. They really need to start looking the part.

  6. January 4, 2013

    A beautiful face DO NOT make you a WINNER. Best dressed DO NOT make you a WINNER. Make up DO NOT make you a WINNER. When faced with questions, CONSTRUCTIVE questions, the time you take to answer without a second thought or mumbling, that is what make you a WINNER. Therefore, all of you, pageants, LISTEN carefully about the questions asked, do not take too long to answer, answer intelligently, and who knows the person with the least number of “LIKES” could very well win the competition.

    I would surely hope that the winner get sponsored to the MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT.

  7. January 4, 2013

    lets go leslassa!! all the way to the throne

  8. aha
    January 4, 2013

    All the ladies look fabulous. Good luck to all. Dominican women are smoking hot!

  9. Diplomat
    January 4, 2013

    You people love to criticise. First its the makeup, then the posing, then the background… The makeup in my opinion is perfect and it doesn’t look heavy at all… So hats off to the makeup artist!!! Secondly the girls… all seven of them are beautiful and intelligent beyond measure… and lastly… that backdrop is real people! Don’t you realize how beautiful your country is, even after the sun sets! Take time to appreciate your country then you won’t have time to criticise other people’s aspirations!

    • bwa kwaieb
      January 4, 2013

      how can you appreciate a photoshopped sunset? smh…

      • Really?
        January 5, 2013

        The sunset was not photoshopped….it was captured by the photographers. Everything that you see in this photo is real, save for the removal of a few blemishes from her face, individually. #BelieveItOrNot.

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  10. papa met
    January 4, 2013

    wow wow wow!!!!!! Dominica is truly ISLE OF BEAUTY!

  11. TEAM MS MATTHEW
    January 4, 2013

    All the girls look stunning to me (well except one-she looks a little fake and tense) but i think dey will all do a great job on the night of the show.. Daina is my favourite ! TEAM DAINAAAAAAAA!! <3

    • Dominican in US
      January 4, 2013

      cant you just congratulate the girls and shout out your favourite. you must put a negative? I know its your opinion but come on…..just be nice to these lovely girls who made Ms Domincia 2013 possible. Good luck and may the best girl win!

  12. Irie
    January 4, 2013

    Daina, clearly has the best muscle tone, her swimwear compliments her physique perfectly. I dunno how she will do in the other rounds, but she has the swimwear for now. I’m still single, call me ;)

  13. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    :mrgreen: :twisted:

  14. deesseafricane
    January 3, 2013

    if mel is as smart and talented as she is beautiful she will be the next queen for sure.

  15. #soreal
    January 3, 2013

    I must say this is the most beautiful group of Dominican girls going up for the Carnival queen show in yearssssssssssssssssssssssssssss….. For a moment I thought there was a shortage of class and beauty in this Nature Isle…

  16. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    Jeanine, Dania, Lesslassa, Melinda naturals. Nickisha some healthy thighs wow!!

    • January 4, 2013

      The name is “JEANNE” not Jeanine. By-the-way, you are right, “healthy thighs” I would say healthy everything.

  17. stockfarm
    January 3, 2013

    melinda natural beauty perfect pose

  18. stocky
    January 3, 2013

    melinda looks like a winner to me.

  19. bwa kwaieb
    January 3, 2013

    I like that the photographer kind of made these ladies appear centered in the photograph and that the background is just that a background. My ‘but’ comes in because I believe that too much photoshop in in those pictures to include the young ladies and the background. Why can’t people just take out authentic pictures without computer enhancement is beyond me. I’ll tell you one thing though it’s a grave disappointment to see someone in a picture looking one way and in person they aren’t as appealing. Why? Be cause the photograph is a lie or a misrepresentation! I preferred the pictures of the queens from years ago. Authenticity!

    • Peter
      January 4, 2013

      There’s nothing wrong with using photoshop, its what u use it for. In these pieces its clear that the photographer used photoshop ONLY, to enhance the richness and final quality of the photograph, lighting, color etc. This will render your argument invalid, for i can assure you that these ladies look just the same when you see them in higher definition (real life) cause there is no higher definition that you can achieve greater than your eyesight right? …. not a friend of the photographer hence you cant call me bias, just putting my 2cents :wink:

      • bwa kwaieb
        January 4, 2013

        You not making any sense! I guess you’re probably studying law or philosophy so you want to question the validity of my statement. Well you have basis for your argument. My concern can’t be invalid because the photos have been improved by photoshop. Hence, the pictures are’t authentic representations of the original object of the picture.

        BTW, the way the next time you try to practice your philosophy logic try someone a little slower than yourself or your fellow student as you’re not my equal in that department! Please and thankies!

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      • bwa kwaieb
        January 4, 2013

        ***Well you have NO basis….

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      • Peter
        January 7, 2013

        lulz…. seeing that u want to go on testing the intelligence of “my fellow students” and I. I will take it down a notch cause clearly u don’t understand what i’m trying to say. “not everbody still have wind up camera that not doing nothing with rich color from real life. so they hardly use any photo shop here. plenty of it came from the camera itself.” (double negative/grammatical errors , just for you :wink: ). For the record i’m neither a philosophy nor am i a Law student.

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    • Really?
      January 5, 2013

      Very little photoshop-ing was done, and a minute amount of retouching on these photos. For all intents and purposes the skin of all the girls appear as they did in the original photographs. The color was also created ‘in-camera’, created by they fading sunlight and added lighting on the day of the shoot. The most that was retouched were little blemishes and some unsightly things sticking out of the water. #TrueStory!

  20. stockfarm
    January 3, 2013

    Melinda u look great.

  21. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    Royer looks exceptional! Got the wow from her photos, if she has the intelligence, then, she will surely capture the crown.

    • January 4, 2013

      I second your motion. “ROYER’S” are intelligent people.

      • January 4, 2013

        “ROYERS”

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  22. goodgirl
    January 3, 2013

    It doesn’t take a genius to see that kelsa breezie looks the hottest of the lot if I had to judge best in swimwear. Leslessa’s photo shoot isn’t too bad but she needs to relax a bit judging from the tension in her legs in the full photo. Diana has an amazing figure too. Its between Diana and Kelsa for me. Personally I think fuller busts make for a bigger figure.

  23. sweet
    January 3, 2013

    Melinda , leslassa. Jeanne , daina , kelshia .nickisha then fatima . My view ppl that’s how I see it in the swimsuit poses . Goodluck to all

  24. shatta
    January 3, 2013

    nothing to really wow about ,i love thickerz .but i wish fatima noel luck

  25. Really?
    January 3, 2013

    Leslassa Shillingford and Jeanne Royer, just can’t decide..but Daina Mathew next.

  26. go
    January 3, 2013

    look fake smiles. melinda is miss photogenic

  27. January 3, 2013

    Miss Breezie gonna get that crown hands down..#team Breezie!

  28. ok
    January 3, 2013

    lovely cant wait for the show but why is #4 smile so fake

  29. faceup
    January 3, 2013

    They all come looking better each year !! wow !! it’s going to be tough..

  30. English
    January 3, 2013

    All the girls look stunning, but Leslassa is effortlessly gorgeous. Perfect make up. Well done to her team and to the other team members and Queen Show Committee. Good luck girls. Remember 99% of Queen show attendees want you to make a mistake (faux pas) on the night. So do your best, practice hard, study hard, read alot, follow up on current affairs at home and internationally. All the best. This year looks like it will be a tough one for the judges as you are all very talented and intelligent. Go for it!

  31. judge
    January 3, 2013

    Best in swimwear Daina Matthew. Best swimwear Daina Matthew, Miss Photogenic Leslassa Shillingford. Daina, Leslassa, Jeanne

  32. For love of country
    January 3, 2013

    i wonder why DNO did not post my comment all i said was the ladies are wearing to much makeup. They are all beautiful ladies. why all the make up. what is so wrong about that. DNO you not easy papa..

    • Aye Dominique
      January 3, 2013

      In order to get past DNO’s moderator, please ensure that your post is politically correct. Lol :lol:

    • dominican canadian
      January 3, 2013

      sooooooo true to much make up

  33. dominicanstudent
    January 3, 2013

    THIS GIRL IS ON FIREEEEE!!!!!!!! >>> Leslassa Shillingford!!

  34. yes i
    January 3, 2013

    Leslassa and Melinda tied – 1st place, with Jean Royer – 2nd. The others – beautiful girls. Poses – lord

  35. Tri-State Beauty
    January 3, 2013

    Beautiful young ladies, it takes a lot of courage best wished. Ulysses and Shillingford great pics

  36. Team Daina
    January 3, 2013

    Daina you look stunning in that suit!! go get them girl!!

  37. DESIE
    January 3, 2013

    they look good
    i luv the Shillingford girl
    but
    Melinda Ulysses looks promising, i dan know if is her pose that hold me but she looks different

  38. Family Fan
    January 3, 2013

    Jeanne already looks like the queen, very beautiful and stately.
    Good Luck

    • Huh!!
      January 3, 2013

      I agree. I think she looks the best in her swimwear.

      • wawy
        January 3, 2013

        Yu blind man papito? Ki sa

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  39. donna
    January 3, 2013

    Daina wins that rounds hands down.

  40. hmmm
    January 3, 2013

    I must say the contestants are beautiful. However, this photo shoot( all rounds) has done nothing for them. Zero creativity and the shots were adequate at best.

    Was expecting so much more.

  41. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    What looks fake about the jetty and background ???? Boy some people can talk nonsense oui boy.

    • Anonymous
      January 3, 2013

      it was photoshopped by dear. Alot of it is fake

      • Anonymous
        January 4, 2013

        The pics were taken at Janice ARmour place in Picard, Portsmouth Beach Hotel/La Flambeau Restaurant. It is exactly as the photo, no photoshop. If you saying the girls were edited well….dont know bout that but the jetty and sky is real.

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      • Really?
        January 5, 2013

        Very little photoshop-ing was done, and even less retouching on these photos. The photos were shot at Sunset Bay in Coulibistrie/Salisbury on a real jetty, at sunset.

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  42. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    Stunning ladies and kudos to the stylists and photographers as well. These are excellent photos, in a different class to what we have seen for the show before.

  43. wow
    January 3, 2013

    All ladies look fabulous.:)

  44. T mama
    January 3, 2013

    tough competition…

  45. Jes
    January 3, 2013

    You guys look hot!!

  46. pap
    January 3, 2013

    I would give Lesslassa for tone and stance in swimsuit. The brizee, Fatima and Mathew girls also stands out

  47. PUSSINA
    January 3, 2013

    Jeanne Royer, Melinda Ulysses & Daina Mathew. Remember you got the results from Queen Honeyfira First. Bye..

  48. Grotesque
    January 3, 2013

    Niceness :) Lookn gd Ladies

  49. Anonymous
    January 3, 2013

    Thanks for the photos of miss Dca contestants, but the Mothers Queens contestants for 2013 were launched last saturday, can we get some photos and more info on that show please?

    Thank you.

  50. Queeney
    January 3, 2013

    Love Melinda Ulysses photos! STUNNING!!!!

  51. what??????
    January 3, 2013

    These girl have on too much make up,they are all beautiful ladies the make takes away from their nautral beauty..

  52. hmm
    January 3, 2013

    that jetty and sea looks really fake. the pics need to be more natural

    • Really?
      January 3, 2013

      These pictures were taken on an actual jetty, near an actual sea, at an actual sunset…believe it or not…

      • ME
        January 17, 2013

        So why do they have the exact same cloud cover for each one…. U saying the sun stood still? click through the pics quickly u will see…

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    • stupes
      January 3, 2013

      dunno know someone can make nature look more natural..stupes

  53. Observer
    January 3, 2013

    Leslassa looks like the winner to me.

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