2014 Teen Pageant contestants launched


2014 Teen Pageant contestant, Deidra Cuffy
2014 Teen Pageant contestant, Deidra Cuffy

Eight students from secondary schools across the island have been introduced to Dominica as the contestants of the 2014 Miss Teen Dominica.

Speaking at the launching of the contestants at the Fort Young Hotel on Thursday evening, Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence said the Miss Teen Dominica Pageant is a wonderful opportunity for young people of Dominica to display and showcase their talents.

“It helps the young girls develop their speaking, modeling and performing skills and it also helps them to develop their sense of self confidence and self esteem. Events like the teenage pageant support the visual and performing arts program in the schools.”

He added that the pageant also provides a stepping stone for young girls interested in performing in bigger pageants such as the National Carnival Queen show.

The eight conestants are: Katisha Wade of the Castle Bruce Secondary School, Kadine Etienne of the St Martin Secondary School, Daina Peltier of the Convent High School, Brianni Lawrence of the Isiah Thomas Secondary School, Shari Peter of the St John’s Academy, Natasha Laurent of the Dominica Grammar School, Omisha Francis of the Pierre Charles Secondary School and Deidra Cuffy of the Goodwill Secondary School.

In the meantime, 2013 Miss Teen Dominica Kaymaya Bertrand advised the contestants to use the pageant as an opportunity to learn and grow. “I must advise you to put God first in this competition, learn and grow from each challenge that you will encounter this year. Do not allow anybody to make you doubt your inner strength.  Life is about knowing who you are and believing you can emerge victorious even before you face these obstacles.”

Natalie Clarke, director of the Dominica Festivals Commission, said that the pageant was not just about “prettiness” but that it was about skills and self-respect.

The show which is hosted by the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre is slated for February 23rd, 2014.

2014 Teen Pageant contestants
From L-R: Omisha Francis, Natasha Laurent, Shari Peter, Briani Lawrence, Daina Peltier, Kadine Etienne, Katisha Wade 

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  1. February 23, 2014

    u all look so good hope dat u all would jus keep calm and put all troubles a side and have no enemies

  2. February 23, 2014

    u all look good grlz ,bring dt crowm to pcss grl u look very great :) :-D

  3. kno it all
    February 23, 2014

    curtisha u kno we tking dat home…all the best we waiting for it

  4. Northside massive
    February 23, 2014

    go shari bring that crown down, we waiting 8) :-D :-P :lol:

  5. February 15, 2014

    bri bri taking dat nt pcss or dgs or sja but itss bringing it home :) :-P :lol:

  6. joanne
    February 13, 2014

    all the way from Gwada go DANE Dane i know u have what it takes to be miss teen Dominica u have my full support just be urself like always its a pity i won’t be there be confident my girl

  7. lulu
    February 9, 2014

    Itss massiveall the way we know we takin d crown again Bigup bribri u look absolutely gorgeous gud luck :lol: :) :-D :-P

  8. February 8, 2014

    bri bri givin it to itss once more :)

  9. February 5, 2014

    go curticia make the family proud. you’ve got the natural beauty girl go show them there’s lots more to that

    • kno it all
      February 23, 2014

      yh…u hv our full support

  10. February 3, 2014

    brianna should have won :twisted:

  11. February 3, 2014

    8) bri bri the best

  12. February 3, 2014

    i no u can do it curtisha good luk 2 u bring the crown back to kt .

  13. unknown
    February 1, 2014

    omish we know u can do it brin the crown to PCSS

  14. Anonymous
    January 28, 2014

    Go bri.good luck

    • unknown
      February 1, 2014

      looks good in ur red dress

  15. konnet vive!
    January 28, 2014

    go omisha…..PCSS ROCK yeah!!!! :-D :-D

  16. Bagatelle 2
    January 28, 2014

    8) go cousin dane dane! you look very lovely and i know you have and will do what it takes to bring the crown.. Full support from you cousin and the rest of the family! the Judges decision is final!

  17. Positive Vibes
    January 27, 2014

    The young ladies look beautiful. However, one young lady outshines them all – Miss St. John’s Academy, CHARI PETER, third from the left. Chari Peter ALL THE WAY!!!! Go SJA, go Possie!

  18. If i should say so
    January 27, 2014

    girls look nice but it’s a teenage pageant there is no need for the young women to have cleavage out, they should dress like teenagers bot boobs showing, i don’t dig that, leave this for the queens not teenage pageant…

  19. January 27, 2014

    go bri bri.we got u for sure.
    itss massive! where u at

  20. Secretary
    January 27, 2014

    Thew young ladies are beautiful………SMSS is surely standing out!

  21. proud kalinago
    January 27, 2014

    all the best ladies,miss wade for sure will bring the crown home to kt

  22. rayma
    January 26, 2014

    I wish all you young ladies good luck may god blessed you. :-P

  23. bawi strong
    January 26, 2014

    Let’s go Bri!!! girl u in dat dis year take it home baby. :-D :-D :-D

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2014

      lets go omisha u can do it

    • school mate
      February 1, 2014

      omisha u can bring the crown home

      • school mate
        February 1, 2014

        go omi go

  24. Kalina
    January 25, 2014

    Lovely, absolutely sophisticated, Katisha. You have the community’s support. All the other young ladies look quite beautiful. Best of luck to all!

    • February 3, 2014

      its curtisha not katisha

  25. La Massive
    January 25, 2014

    Aye…the cut out the contestant for Goodwill Secondary school. Deidra Cuffy good luck.

  26. me na...
    January 25, 2014

    pss should be in.. :(

  27. Dymonde
    January 25, 2014

    You go Diedra!! make us PROUD! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D all the way with miss Goodwill Secondary!!!

    • me
      February 5, 2014

      Stop trying to bring down this young lady who ever u are ,your stupid

  28. Anonymous
    January 25, 2014

    let go smss :-D :-D :-D :-D

  29. anonymous
    January 25, 2014

    omisha u that goin up for teenage pageant and u still pee peeing bed

    • Anonymous
      February 5, 2014

      u to stupid who ever u are,stop trying to bring down this young lady

  30. kimrah
    January 25, 2014

    good luck :wink: :wink:

  31. unknown
    January 25, 2014

    lets go kay kayyyyyyyyyyy woop woop ur rock girl u look great in BLUE lets go #TEAMSMSS <3 u boo
    you all look great good luck girls God Guidance n grace :-D

  32. cool
    January 25, 2014

    wow they ook nice…..but some of these girls dont even look like teenagers

  33. Hmmm
    January 25, 2014

    Adin one girl is missing in the photo. I believe it is 8 teens not 7. Where is Goodwill Secondary School?

  34. Anonymous
    January 25, 2014

    These girls look better than the queen contestants. Their faces are glowing with beauty

  35. Anonymous
    January 25, 2014

    The girl from St. Martin school going to rock the talent round for sure. That girl can sing

  36. caca dominique
    January 25, 2014

    go dane i no u can bring the crown home

  37. sankofa
    January 25, 2014

    You look beautiful Wade……shine our Kalinago empress……we are with u 100 percent.

  38. kiki
    January 25, 2014

    DGS all the way… good luck # Team Natasha#

  39. ohyea
    January 24, 2014

    SMSS WIN ALREADY :-P she has d gam of a teen pageant

  40. Youth
    January 24, 2014


  41. Youth
    January 24, 2014

    Excuss me, DNO I’m not seeing 8 contestants only 7. Where is Goodwill Secondary???

    • unknown
      February 1, 2014

      seen u pactice omisha u can do it on the night of the we all will come surport u i know u will mak us pround

  42. January 24, 2014

    Curticia Wade C.B.S.S ur going home with that crown!…Don’t let anyone take that from u…u know u got what it takes…all the best!!!

    • January 25, 2014

      I kno rite…u go sis…gud luck, hope u win, all da best…xoxox :-D

      • January 25, 2014

        :-D gud luck sis…I love u so so much..hope u win. all de best

  43. January 24, 2014

    looks is not all it takes…some of us got the looks n the looks alone!…smh

  44. bagatelle
    January 24, 2014

    see my girl daina… u go girl

  45. pcss girls..
    January 24, 2014

    Go pcss we got dis….

    • konnet vive!
      January 28, 2014

      ikr girls…… :-P

  46. sugardrops
    January 24, 2014

    :-D gud luck

  47. Anonymous
    January 24, 2014


  48. blue blue
    January 24, 2014

    diedra all de wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy #sixxxx #gss

  49. Simply the Truth
    January 24, 2014

    Good luck young ladies.

  50. bawi
    January 24, 2014

    lets go bri…
    full supportttttttt babyy :lol: :-D

    • itss
      February 17, 2014

      hatterz gone hate but we supportin bribri
      straight up from itss

  51. nodoubt
    January 24, 2014

    lets go p.c.s.s omisha bring the crown home !!!!!!!!! stunning pic!

  52. January 24, 2014

    What a copmpetition this is going to be all the young ladies look well smart .

  53. January 24, 2014

    bri bri we al luv u we taking dat this year again big up i t s s

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2014

      :-D all the way bri love yah haterrs gone hate

      all the way from itss

  54. natural dominican
    January 24, 2014

    good luck ladies…you are all winners

  55. Teach
    January 24, 2014

    Hey Shari you look great. Go out there and do your thing. You have my support to the max!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Hmmm
    January 24, 2014

    Shari Peter St John’s Academy all the way

  57. January 24, 2014

    That’s beauty… They all looks like winners. Congratulations to you all. Good luck.

  58. January 24, 2014

    All the best Shari you have my support!

  59. Anonymous
    January 24, 2014

    Seriously folks, is there anything else in Dominica for a young lady to do besides a pageant. How about an Essay contest?

    • bias
      January 24, 2014

      every country in the world have pageants….essay also gets it time…if you don t like pageant just don t go ….

    • aa
      January 24, 2014

      Oh keep quiet. There are lots of essay competitions. Everything has a time and place

    • city girl
      January 24, 2014

      there are essay competitions both local and regional going on all the time they are announced in the schools just as the teenage pageant. who ever is interested takes part. We need to stop complaining and criticizing Dca over nonsensical things stupes

    • Student
      January 24, 2014

      I agree with what was said about ‘if you don’t like it don’t go to it.’ But I get this person’s point and I back it.. I mean seriously, there’s a pageant for anything you can think of. There’s like at least 2 pageants a month.

      Yes our Dominican women are beautiful.. but they have brains too ya know. Just my 2 cents

    • Zebra
      January 26, 2014

      dumb comment!

  60. pepi
    January 24, 2014

    st. martin school is known to do well at teen pag. all the girls have my support but u know we all have our favourites the blue n the orange dress are outstanding go smss. please work them with. talent and speech

  61. fresh
    January 24, 2014

    go dane dane;; we got it;; all our love u have all the support;; teamdana-onpoint

  62. possie
    January 24, 2014

    SHARIIIIIIIIIIIII OMG u r beautiful.. the crown is in ur hands

  63. vary girl
    January 24, 2014

    natashhhhha…………all the way DGS have it on lock thus year dere………….. our babie…..dolly……our little ti madame!

    representing strong
    #vary girlz :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    • Jessie
      January 27, 2014

      curvan i sure is u dat dere

  64. simzee
    January 24, 2014

    They’r all beautiful, Dana Dana Dana all the way. By the way where is the representative of the Goodwill SecondarY School?

    • YES I
      January 25, 2014

      Are you blind????

  65. tsvanne
    January 24, 2014

    Omisha you look like a queen already…no doubt

  66. Anonymous
    January 24, 2014

    VEry nice I look forward to seeing you all perform. Good luck to you all

  67. possi youth choir
    January 24, 2014

    go shari you got my support :-D :)

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