Tasia Floissac wins Miss Dominica 2016 crown

Miss Dominica 2016 Tasia Floissac
Miss Dominica 2016 Tasia Floissac

“I am so excited, I am so happy to have won.” Newly-crowned Carnival Queen, Tasia Floissac, uttered those words shortly after receiving that title.

She outperformed five other contestants at a competition held at the forecourt of the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on Friday night.

Floissac also copped the award for Best Talent.

She told reporters during an interview that consistency is key.

“I think consistency is key and consistency is what got me the crown tonight,” she said. “I did not win a lot of best-ins but every time I stepped on the stage for me, it was always the first time on stage, and I think that because I put my best foot forward in every round I was able to carry through all segments of the show.”

Floissac hopes to continue to promote Dominica, “especially Post Erika to let people know that we were down but we were not out.”

She said she always wanted to participate in the Miss Dominica pageant and ever since Nakita Bruno won she always thought, “a small town girl can do it again.”

Floissac said she is looking forward to representing Dominica regionally and internationally.

She thanked her team, family, sponsors- Dominica National Petroleum Company (DNPC) & the Universal Martial Arts Academy, and most of all God, for carrying her.

Meanwhile, proud mother of the newly crowned queen, Delia Graham, said the hard work has paid off.

“I feel very good…we have worked hard with Tasia and she worked hard herself and I am very proud to be her mother tonight,” she said.

Her advice to mothers who have young children growing up and wanting to develop themselves in the arts is to, “never give up on your children”.

“And I would like to say to every parent out there to be supportive,” she stated.

Graham continued, “No matter what, everyone has talent and we just need to always be there, in the good times, in the bad times just be there for your children and that is all it takes.”

Nawana Shillingford of Loubiere secured the first runner-up position. She received the awards for Best Swimwear and Best in Swimwear

The second runner-up position went to Britney Pharoah of Grand Bay. She captured the awards for Best Costume, Best in Costume, Best Evening Wear and Best in Evening Wear.

Mernel Christmas of Campbell received the award for Best Response to Question while Judy Toussaint of San Sauveur copped the awards for Miss Photogenic and Miss Amity.

The other contestant was Abigail Shillingford of Goodwill.

The 2015 Carnival Queen was Odessa Elie.

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49 Comments

  1. Anon
    February 10, 2016

    Those DBS commentators for the show need to be fired. They killed the listening vibe.

    They made the show more of a snoozer than it was with their repetitive limited vocab
    Commentary.

  2. Ignatius Blackman
    February 10, 2016

    8-O
    Consistency?!

    I don’t understand…if consistency is the criteria for awarding a young lady the crown, then the girl with the most awards should have won. She was consistent in getting the award for several different categories. So, to me she was consistently the best in most rounds.

    smh.

  3. traca
    February 10, 2016

    I have seem best talent and best speech awarded to one young lady and did not even get a place. Its consistency is what awarded her the crown

  4. traca
    February 10, 2016

    When Nakita won the crown they called so many names….crown of thorns and so on..now when she went out and made Dominica proud like the true queen did, the talk stopped. I suppose the same will happen with miss Floissac when she start.s her winning abroad. Lets just be supportive for now..she did not put that crown on her head the judges made that decision.

  5. xoxo
    February 10, 2016

    Those DBS commentators for the show need to be fired. They killed the listening vibe.

    They made the show more of a snoozer than it was with their repetitive limited vocab
    Commentary.

  6. nikki
    February 10, 2016

    Queen needs to do a lot of work. I understand that she may have a good team working with her, but she needs to show some real passion, some real talent, some real nerves. I am yet to see the real blaze the fire that makes a regional winner. You may sing with Sisserou Singers and get away with being off key and pitchy, but solo your flaws will show. Get a talent that shows passion. And by the way not everyone going for, pageant should lose weight, you need a few pounds. Your face looks a little gaunt for a young 22 year old, and watch the heavy make up it can make you look old too. organize your thoughts before you speak too at the question and answer rounds, you were a bit flat and lacking content and substance. READ READ READ. Journalist? Good luck Missy.

  7. Concerned too
    February 10, 2016

    This Years Miss Dominica was a perfect example of why the girls don’t get sponsors. The Show is always prejudged, the committee always have their queen and this year it was very obvious.

  8. TRUTH
    February 10, 2016

    How does one win a crown when in costume part of the costume wing fell down. swim wear round it was riding up her butt and earing fell off, in her evening wear round she miss a fall and did not answer her question at all………..whats wrong with dominican judges…..please watch the show closely and the winning three would have been in order britney, judy,floissac.ENJOY YOUR CROWN BUT YOU AND YOUR SUPPORTERS KNOW THAT YOU DONT DESERVE IT.

    • Speak
      February 10, 2016

      My dear,
      You have problems and issues. Go check your brain.
      Good day.

  9. Nikisha
    February 10, 2016

    The judging was poor. I watched the show again on the television and here is my results. Nawana Shillingford Miss Dominica: Best in dress, Best in swimwear and best swimwear and Best response to question. Britney Pharoah, 1st runner up. Best talent, Best Costume and Best in Costume and Best evening wear. Tassia Flossac Second runner up. I would encourage all Dominican’s to look at the show again.

    • Speak
      February 10, 2016

      Go away.

  10. Mealone
    February 8, 2016

    Congratulations to all the ladies. You all are winners but someone has to place first offcourse.

    • Zikee
      February 10, 2016

      How do these statements make sense.

      No sweets. They are NOT all winners.

  11. CONSISTENCY
    February 7, 2016

    I am totally ashamed of what I saw backstage. The behaviour of certain chaperones after the results were announced and this I think encouraged the mob backstage which very unruly because their contestants did not win.

    I think these chaperones should never be allowed to chaperone any contestant again, ot was ashame. These are the things we need to look at before saying judges cheat etc. A chaperone should be one of class and example to the ladies.

    People understand their is a Criteria for judging, this is what the judges use.

  12. Nana
    February 7, 2016

    Having watched the show on TV, hearing the Compere explain the points system, ie 40 for winning each segment etc.

    Why did the girl who won 4 of the segments lose out to the eventual winner who only won one? The Winner did not appear surprised at having won. She had already given her plaque etc to the young man leaving her hands free.

    The Judges could have at least made Britney 1st runner up

  13. wow
    February 7, 2016

    Alas, that crown couldn’t go any bigger….

  14. beautiful Lady
    February 6, 2016

    Please people! God is not part of worldly pleasures, he was never in it with you.

    • Zikee
      February 7, 2016

      Jalouzie :mrgreen:

    • For_A_Time
      February 10, 2016

      SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE READING THIS ARTICLE?

    • nikki
      February 10, 2016

      WORD!!!!!!!! and I even heard about praying to a dead father to ensure things went well. God is never part of a flesh celebration, and that is what carnival is the flesh.

      • Zikee
        February 10, 2016

        Why are u reading the article MONK.

  15. Face the Facts
    February 6, 2016

    Congratulations to the Newly Crowned Carnival Queen. It certainly takes a lot of effort and determination to win this crown.
    To other contestants, you have done your best. You also deserve congratulations.
    Good luck to all of you and your aspirations.
    Have fun during the carnival days and your future endeavors.
    God bless each one of you.

  16. happychick.
    February 6, 2016

    natural queen

    • Rasta
      February 8, 2016

      Really with all that makeup

      • Zikee
        February 10, 2016

        Lol :mrgreen:

  17. February 6, 2016

    Why is it that the Miss Intelligent did not place? I find Ms. Intelligent would carry more weight than being Ms. Photogenic or getting best in costume etc.

    • Leah Remy
      February 7, 2016

      Answering one question well does not make you the most intelligent person in the competition.

      It just means she answered the question to the Judges satisfaction the best.
      Most times sheer nerves cause these young ladies to fumble their questions.

    • Mel
      February 7, 2016

      I think you need to understand maybe there is only sh scored highbut the scores in the other segments could not help her gain a spot and it is Best Response to Question not Miss Intelligent.

    • Me
      February 8, 2016

      Maybe she did poorly in the other rounds? Where did you all get the notion that miss intelligent should always win a crown. Do some research on judging before you come here like a novice its unattractive

    • Nikisha
      February 10, 2016

      Although I did not agree with the judges for miss intelligence but they say the judges decision is final and she should have placed. Those DFC people talk about consistency so I guess she was not consistent enough to place. Oh Jah guide our people.

  18. Tout Twelle
    February 6, 2016

    Sensei Robin….. You are a wise guy!!!! You selected a winner and that was done early when no other had come forward.
    I am sure your Granny would have told you that anything done with a genuine heart will receive blessings to the MAXXXXXX!!!
    Congrats to Miss Dominica 2016 Tasia Floissac!!

    • El Chapo
      February 7, 2016

      How you know he selected a winner? The only time we know if a winner is selected is based on how well they do regionally.

  19. Zor Vor
    February 6, 2016

    Judges Judges Judges–only in Dominica. All you had all you Queen already. I quess she had one first place and 7 second places to beat the two other girls. Consistency my foot. Let us be real. She was a no show in the last 3 segments ( Evening gown–best and best in And her answers to the both questions were ordinary at best ).
    We have to do better than this. The show was not properly judged at all and she doesnt deserve to win. The other two girls who placed did better than her. We will be vindicated when she changed her swim wear, costume and talent for the competitions to come. God is not a police. Sing out of key still.

    • Think big
      February 7, 2016

      Well place or not regionally, I’d rather not have those jelly legs representing us out there

    • nikki
      February 10, 2016

      GIRL WAS PITCHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  20. Theresa
    February 6, 2016

    Congrats to all who made the show possible. Have always admired the winner. Well done! Good show all of you.

  21. chestnuts
    February 6, 2016

    Wow. That Britney girl got so much awards and placed second?

    • Mel
      February 7, 2016

      Get farmiliar with the criteria Best In is being added to the scores. Best Costime is for the builder

    • Mealone
      February 8, 2016

      Yeah , too many ‘am’ in her response to the questions asked. She was thinking too much like she was searching for words

  22. mine
    February 6, 2016

    She won and only by best talent wow very interesting
    congratulation to all, everyone is a winner. MIss DA I wish you well.

  23. dominica in virginia
    February 6, 2016

    Congratulations. ..but consistency alone is not enough to win on a regional and international level…

    • Speak
      February 10, 2016

      You too sot! Her chaperone Leandra Lander won regional crowns with no segment prizes. Consistency wins bih!!

    • understand how this works!
      February 10, 2016

      consistency is what wins pageants!!!…when you are consistent it means you have done well in every round…someone may win awards but only beat you by one or two points in the round/rounds but because of your consistency you can win the pageant by doing exceptionally well in just one round. So lets say brittney won those awards by one or two points but where she lost to tasia or nawana it was by five or more points…do the math! Get familiar with how this works people!!!!

    • traca
      February 10, 2016

      Miss Leandra did not win best in anything and won the regional title of Miss Jaycees

  24. DJ O'Brien 1995
    February 6, 2016

    congratulations, your dad would have been extremely proud of you my dear if he was there in the physical. so big up from DJ O’Brien since 1995, courtesy of Floissac Records Inc.

  25. Marguerite
    February 6, 2016

    Congratulations. The competition was tight. That was evident in the judging. No one competitor dominated the competition. Could have been anyone tonight. Good choice of competitors. Bravo!

  26. ATKINSON
    February 6, 2016

    Nice congratulation :lol: :-D

  27. MY OPINION
    February 6, 2016

    Congrats to Tassia! Well done you were consistent. Mernel definitely deserved to place tho!

  28. Concerned
    February 6, 2016

    Congrats Tasia. Sorry Judy, I wanted you to win

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