Carnival Princess, Teen Pageant contestants officially launched

From left: Nadira Lando (Miss Dominica 2012), Mernel Christmas (Miss Teen 2012) and Adicia Burton (Carnival Princess 2012) at the launching

The 2013 Carnival Princess and Teen Pageant contestants were officially launched at the Arawak House of Culture on Wednesday evening.

Eight contestants will vie for the top spot of Carnival Princess while six will battle for the Ms Carnival Teen title.

The contestants for the Princess Show are as follows: Leslie Roberts, Grace Etienne, Kardisha George, Lauryn Charles, Renelle Coipel, Vera Darroux and Renolia Valmond.

The Carnival Princess Show is being organized by the Rotaract Club of Dominica and will held at the Harlem Plaza on January 20th, 2013.

The contestants for the Teen Pargeant are as follows: Nicquelle Sherise Edwards (Portsmouth Secondary School), Rochelle Graham (Isaiah Thomas Secondary School), Christi-anne charles (Goodwill Secondary School), Shakira  Bramble (Pierre Charles Secondary School), Layla Calme (North East Comprehensive), Lizanne Roach (Dominica Grammar School), Kaymaya Bertrand (Convent High School).

Miss Teen Dominica Pageant, organised by the Waitukubuli Dance  Theatre Company, will be held on Sunday 3rd February, 2013 at the Pottersville Savannah.

Speaking at the function Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence, said there are a lot of talented young ladies in Dominica. A fact , which, he said, is personified by the winners of the Miss Dominica Pageant over the years.

“For the last couple of years Dominica has been doing well on the regional scene,” he stated. “And I would think maybe since from the time of Nakita Bruno, winning a couple of crowns, followed by Leandra Lander, who also did really well, followed immediately by Mara Walter, Marcia Baptiste and Nadira Lando.”

According to Lawerence these accomplishments speak volumes. “So that speaks a lot of the young ladies and a lot of the talent we have here in Dominica,” he said.

Photos by Zaimis Olmos

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  1. Anonymous
    February 11, 2013

    a pity pcss didnt win hmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. jolani baptiste
    January 20, 2013

    trust me layla calme will bring the crown home and make her people proud she will always be necs queen.layla is our princess and she will represent us wll. GO GIRL AND GOOD LUCK

  3. goodwill
    January 20, 2013

    :-D the morneprosper child i am supporting you all the way so try hard today darling.

  4. Change crown
    January 19, 2013

    Ehbah Meh daybah a caband cacah……they must change that crown for Miss Dominica all you not seeing the crown to big. Look at Nadira head bending the crown to big lol 8-O

    • calldapopo
      January 25, 2013

      that is the miss caribbean world crown no the miss dominica crown

  5. January 19, 2013

    i hope both leslie and grace come out top

  6. January 19, 2013

    portsmouth is going to win god pray for pss to win plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. :idea: :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  7. sexy dd
    January 19, 2013

    go pcss

  8. Proud
    January 19, 2013

    Lizanne you are the definition of beauty. Go out on February 3rd and let Dominicans know that TALENT resides in South City Grand Bay.

  9. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013

    go grammar school. lizo

  10. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013

    Go lizanne Roach babes u’ve got the talent to shine through.

  11. Anonymous
    January 19, 2013

    more pictures please.

  12. !~!~!~!
    January 19, 2013

    Lets go Shakira boo….PCSS have this under control…..Miss Pierre Charles Secondary is very very beautiful….lets go girl!! :-P :-D :)

  13. January 18, 2013

    let us go leslie
    grace bring the crown to south east

  14. pa mele
    January 18, 2013

    where are all the pretty dominican girls are they hiding

  15. morneprosper
    January 18, 2013

    :-D lets go morne prosper lets go bring the crown up girl

  16. D A
    January 18, 2013

    Where is my niece name for the princess show DNO
    there is only seven names.

  17. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013

    i love sexy girl :lol:

  18. Jersey
    January 18, 2013

    Go Rochelle,, Miss Hollywood in the house.

  19. poe-ki-toe
    January 18, 2013

    forward on…PSS!!

  20. rabbit
    January 18, 2013

    lizanne you are already a winner just being a contestant i just want to wish you all the best on February 3rd cause we taking the crown to south city grand bay

  21. ME
    January 18, 2013

    layla make sure u win

  22. Anonymous
    January 18, 2013

    Go PSS go for the crown!

  23. Marigotian
    January 18, 2013

    Good luck to you Layla. Very beautiful!!!

  24. Nikkei
    January 18, 2013


  25. Grandbarian
    January 18, 2013

    Go Pierre Charles primary school. We are taking to Grandbay this year.

  26. Titiwee123
    January 18, 2013

    Go ITSS, Rochelle all the way! Go get that crown baby girl. Love you!!

  27. January 18, 2013

    layla beet them undeserving girls you shining above the rest

  28. briiiiii
    January 18, 2013

    lets go layla!!!!!! all the way with NECS :-D :-D

  29. teacher
    January 18, 2013

    where are the pics of the princesses

  30. Ghetto gyal
    January 18, 2013

    Shell Shell u are so beautiful Good Luck my neighbour all the best. Aunty luv u…..

  31. Rejahnni
    January 18, 2013

    Way to go Christ-Ann. You look great as usual. All the best

  32. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013

    more pictures

  33. rol
    January 17, 2013


  34. Love
    January 17, 2013

    Good luck to you miss pss ,you go girl

  35. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013

    beautiful young women. good luck

  36. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013

    So 8 princesses but only 7 listed. Cherie’s Linton from Pioneer Prep is missing

  37. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013

    Way to go Miss Grammar School. Lizanne you’ve already got this. Shine brighter than a diamond babes

  38. Yes Fada!
    January 17, 2013

    I have admired this young lady from a distance for so long, Nicquelle Edwards…Coreen and Elton, God surely blessed y’all. She always looks so well poised, so graceful and this face is surely one for a painter’s canvas. I choose to believe that she has the spirit required to win this. Good luck, m’dear!

    • ....................
      January 18, 2013

      There’s no doubt the young lady is lovely, but really? “face for a painter’s canvas?” Nice promo mom.

      • Yes Fada!
        January 18, 2013

        Well darling, I didn’t type without thinking and neither am I doing any promo. I am an artist, and I’m telling you as well that I know this child. The serenity of her face is a painter’s obsession. Just appreciate the comment and let the negativity drop, please.

  39. joy
    January 17, 2013

    Why Nickelle Edwards look soooo much like Jeanne Royer? Holy smokes! I thought it was Jeanne at first glance…It’s after I looked at the other faces I realize they were the teens and not the miss DA contestants

  40. Flower
    January 17, 2013

    Good luck to all the girls!!! Main the best win

  41. chs!
    January 17, 2013

    where convent :-x

  42. January 17, 2013

    wish u good luck layla and vera best of luck kalinago territory 8) :-D :) :lol:

  43. *_Chantii_*
    January 17, 2013

    Representing PSS ! good luck to all the girls, but the MOST goes to Nicquelle ! LETS GO DARLING ! :-D :-D :-D :-D

  44. tee
    January 17, 2013

    Good luck to all of you, each and every one is a beautiful

  45. hagana
    January 17, 2013


  46. Anonymous
    January 17, 2013

    thats the best pics we could get?

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