Mernel Christmas of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School has been crowned Ms. Teen Dominica 2012.
Ms. Christmas won from a field of nine young ladies who participated in the pageant which was held on Sunday evening at Carnival City.
First runner-up is Shawnelle Walsh of the Convent High School, second runner Melina Rivierre of the North East Comprehensive School . Alize Charles of Portsmouth Secondary School emerged third runner and Christel Bertrand of the Goodwill Secondary School took the 4th runner-up position.
The other contestants were Siedah Charles representing the Orion Academy, Brianna Peltier representing the St. Martin’s Secondary School, Tamika Balson representing the Dominica Grammar School and Tahnee Baron representing the Pierre Charles Secondary School.
Nicole Rodriguez, also of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, won the competition last year.
The Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company has been organizing the Ms. Teen Dominica pageant for the past thirty-five years.