UPDATE: Dominica fails to grab winning spot in Miss Caribbean Culture Queen competition

Miss St. Lucia. Photo credit: SKNVibes.com

Miss St. Lucia, Lucia-Oneka McKoy, has walked away with 2011 Miss Caribbean Culture title held in Nevis last night.

The show was held in St. Kitts and Nevis in two parts. Sunday night saw the Swimsuit Competition in St. Kitts while rest of the show as held in Nevis with the remaining segments -Talent, Evening Wear and Interview.

Dominica was represented by Jacinta Fagan but she did not manage to take home a winning spot.

According to the St. Kitts-based website SKNVibes.com. the First Runner-up position went to Miss Anguilla- Shellya Rogers, who also took Best Talent and Best Interview while Miss St. Kitts-Abigail Liburd took Second Runner-up and Best Evening Wear. Miss Barbados-Dannyele Teneel Leslie was named Third Runner-up.

The website reported that McKoy dominated part one of the show winning Best One Piece and Two Piece Swimsuit and Best Ambassadorial Wear.

Participants for the show came from Dominica, Nevis, St. Vincent, Jamaica, Guyana, Montserrat, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts and Anguilla.

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70 Comments

  1. concerned citizen
    August 8, 2011

    To Ms Traveler’s comment this is pure rubbish

  2. On the fence
    July 30, 2011

    I must first say that I am not Dominican but I love the island and its people, they are warm and very friendly. Being a former pageant queen I must encourage you to support your girl and show her that you are there for her regardless of the outcome. Being on that stage takes a lot of courage and preparing for an event of such nature takes commitment, we are often quick to judge others but seldom ask ourselves whether we are capable of doing the task. Knowing that you have the support of your people makes a huge difference psychologically and can sometimes be the deciding factor on one’s performance. There’s a saying that goes “if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” She may not be your choice for queen but she is the queen, with every word of encouragement it makes her stronger and every derogatory comment breaks her down even more.

  3. laughalot
    July 30, 2011

    Well she got FIRST RUNNER UP WHAT DO YOU HATERS HAVE TO SAY!!!! IN YOUR FACE :lol: :-P

  4. looking on
    July 28, 2011

    Well here we go again, another big show, dominicans we need to show support to the QUEEN, she needs us more than ever, She is under pressure again and Lord help her if misses. I am praying for you girl, go out there and do your best. good luck

  5. Patriotic Citizen
    July 28, 2011

    You ladies honestly need to stick within the topic….

    Jacintha all the best on Friday I understand that you’ve been representing well but clearly it hasn”t been enough to thrive above your competitors…

    I wish u the best!

  6. JustGivingMyTwoCents
    July 28, 2011

    Maybe she should ask Marcia for some pointers.

    I don’t know but if she’s losing so much and not placing, then she needs to revamp a few things.

    Something is not working – it’s BROKE and needs to be FIXED

  7. one big fan
    July 27, 2011

    blah blah blah, it seems like all we Dominicans are good for, give the girl a chance and we can talk after, after all she is ROYAL and she is representing US. Get off her back and give her some helpful criticism….she needs our support not the extra weight of having to win to prove to us Dominicans. Sorry girl you did not judge yourself in Dominica the judges did that for you, so work hard and do not let the haters shake you down.

    • pussina
      July 28, 2011

      One big Fan i second that.

  8. Concerned
    July 27, 2011

    Because the Ms Caribbean Culture and Ms Jaycees are held in the same week, I think the Queen Show Committee should now consider allowing the 1st or 2nd runner up to participate in Ms Caribbean Culture to allow for better preparation of the reigning queen to participate in Ms Jaycees. What you don’t want is a fatigued contestant trying to do her best. This is a formula for shut down under pressure. Good luck to Jacintha. After all you are the queen.

    • shared
      July 27, 2011

      I want to agree with you on this point. I think this will take pressure off the queen.

  9. I am in love with me
    July 27, 2011

    Why all this first runner up bashing? It seems that the first runner up represented Dominica in St. Kitts and Nevis. The first runner up is not responsible for Miss Fagan poor showing in regional pageants.
    I was priviledge to look at the show online last night. I paid $10 US for the live streaming and i would describe Jacinta performance as mediocre. In the talent round she sang a song prayer to the Caribbean and she sang very flat. In the evening wear she was much better but her dress was not original it was a dress that was worn by the Marigot nurse who came !st runner up when Marah Waters won. In the question and answer question she was asked if she was an ambassador for Dominica which World person she would like to invite to Dominica and what was the reasons to would invite the person to Dominica for. She chose Barack Obama which was very well thought out but she never answered the second part of the question. In my opinion there were 7 contestants who were better than Ms Dominica and based on what i saw Miss Dominica stands a snowball chance of winning in Antigua. I still want to wish her well and hope she can make us proud.

    • pusina
      July 27, 2011

      You son bitter puss. All of dominica’s past queen use other contestants dress when going for regional shows.Marah Waters use the first runner up dress from the year before when she went up for shows. your point puss..

  10. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011

    RAS CLATHE THIS A ONE DEY FOOL-FOOL SO

  11. some dude
    July 26, 2011

    Like in the leewards said, if you had seen dominicans would be singing a different tune, at least the honest ones.

    Look we should be supporting our queen, criticize constructively please do but stop tearing down each other. To you negative bunch: How can any of you say she is not queen material can you do better? Did any of the contestants you are openly or secretively supporting do any better? the answer is most assuredly no.

    I wish we all had the opportunity to see this girl shine, she was good even if you were able to find fault with her she did deserve a top spot.

    To Jacintha: Go girl you know you can make it, give it your all for yourself, your country and your god. We are proud of you.

  12. traveller
    July 26, 2011

    We as dominicans are waiting for her in Antigua to give our full support. But what I do not undersstand is how could dominica choose one who is not queen material to represent them? Where are those girls like Marcella larocque, Diane, Margaret rose, and that last girl “who could not get a sponsor at the last minute” that did dominica so proud? common Dominica it is not a consistency competition it is a beauty queen competition also. The girls in antigua are properly trained before the queen show. I won’t go into all the details but if you look at miss universe you will have an idea of what i am speaking about. they go to beauty seminars. They learn how to speak in public, they go to the gym as a team. They are well prepared for the show. In antigua any girl could represent because they are all queen material.

    • pusina
      July 26, 2011

      Marcella larocque, Diane, Margaret rose…Puss where have u been nah..this is 2011 not 1945. Those women make there time. Again its not DA year. Just support if we could have go back in time alot of what we are facing now would not be happening so on the real lets uplift Ms.Fagan and see her through. Ok Thanks Puss

  13. Sout Man
    July 26, 2011

    St. Kitts and Nevis did not expose their ace for the Miss Caribbean Culture Queen. The 2nd runner up winner, Miss Abigail Liburd, represented St Kitts while Miss Verna Grant represented Nevis. The National Carnival Queen of St. Kitts and Nevis is Miss Iantavian Queeley, the winner of Miss Carival 2011 in St. Vincent. She will be representing St. Kitts and Nevis in Antigua this weekend in the Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen Pageant. The other contestants have their work cut out for them. Remember she swept the field in St. Vincent. There are17 contestants in Antigua and it’s their 50th Anniversary.

  14. am dominica
    July 26, 2011

    but what i wrong with u all the woman dont have what it takes to win sorry if that hurts but is the truth she cant talk and the talent my good is pure nonsence in the first place she did not deserve the crown and they gave it to her just like that and i all ways belive when u do not deserve something it will show up in the near future. I blame the judges that cause all that in febuary theses judges spite these youg women and cheat the winner to give it to this young lady now she paying the price so sweety quite while u at it because antigua on friday u in more trouble SORRY

    • pusina
      July 26, 2011

      Rubish..You are trash you know that with that nonsense u talking

  15. Natasha
    July 26, 2011

    She did not win because she failed to shine. This chick to me is not queen material. You need that kind of poise and preppy look to be queen material and too me i don’t see that in her. That crown she got in February was not well deserved. I don’t see anything better for the pageant in Antigua sorry boo it ain’t happening.. Who vex lost…

    • am dominica
      July 26, 2011

      my girl i agree with u this girl should not even go to antiguabecause she dont have it AND WHO VEX GET LOST she not queen material

    • pusina
      July 26, 2011

      Natasha thing….. puss she won the crown on March 4th 2011 no in Feb puss second of all all that rubish you talking about go wash the rubish off yourself before you talk. Once you probably look like a monster so look whose talking.. Do you want me to say more dear.. so go back in your hole. When you can think straight then provide your comment. AM Dominica the same goes to you..

      • bronx girl
        July 27, 2011

        PUSSINA OR whatever u go by STFU… What are u her spokes person or are u there to clean up her mess… For your info i’m not a monster i’m 5’9 and gorgeous beachhhh… People have a right to give their opinion, you plebs always fast to try and get personal. Check out the comments fron the majority of people? they are not impressed with her performance and they don’t expect much.. So fall back heffa….If u really want to see what i look like meet me at 59th and lex tomorrow morning at 8am on my way to work…I will be wearing black slacks,a black top with a beige under shirt…. I will be on my way to work out from the “hole” u put me in.. And again she ain’t got no swag so she won’t shine…put that in your pipe and smoke it zehzeh.

      • pusina
        July 28, 2011

        BRONX GIRL SAL.WHOSSSSSS. PUSS I THERE KILLING MYSELF TRYING TO LAUGH AT THE RUBBISH THAT DONE COMEOUT UR SUS. ANYWAYS TI SAL GO AND WORK THE WAY U KNOW BEST PROSTITUE..LOL. WHOSSSSSSSS ANYWAYS PUSS I DOESNT MEET UP WOMAN FOR ONE. I LIKE MAN. HENCE PUSS U WASHOUT WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF THE OUTFIT U JUST MENTION.ANYWAYS U CANT TEST ME TI SAL SO GO WASH THAT VALLEY BETWEEN UR LEGS U HEAR PUSS… WHOSSSSSSSSSS

      • Sweet pum pum
        July 30, 2011

        Pussina girl you killing me :lol: but I like you :-D

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        Sweet Pum pum..whoss…thanks for your support.. De Ti sal lookingme trouble and thinking because she say she living BRONX that i will jump and get all fraid of her washout carban sal she rocking not me nah.Puss i’m a lady but also a pitbull if you test me.. Pusina not easy you know..whosssss

  16. love
    July 26, 2011

    I know the judging was not fair in Dominica, she did not have to win. some of the girls that did not place would do better on the pageant than she did. She did to get off that high horse and send the 1st runner up to represent the Island. Maybe the 2nd runner up or even miss intelligent/best talent that did not place would be a better contender for that pageant. sorry girl, the judges most stop favoring the ones they like or should i say the ones they know or somebody friends. You got served!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Sout Man
    July 26, 2011

    Miss Dominica represents me and I will alwaays support her. Keep giving your best Miss Fagan and always remember that you are a queen among queens.

    • me
      July 26, 2011

      stupesss

  18. COCOSEC
    July 26, 2011

    When you enter into a competition, you expose yourself to a panel of judges who may or may not see in your favour. This is a risk you take when entering pageants. I must say I admire these brave people because I could never be one of them. I am just reminded of the reign of Marcella LaRocque when she was on an amazing winning streak. She remembered clearly one individual telling her they were waiting for her in one of the islands and lo and behold, they did not only steal the crown away from her, they did not even place her. Queen shows are like facing a jury; they decide your fate and many times it is not good. I would just encourage this young lady to hold her head high.

  19. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011

    why did the first runner up not get to take part in any regional pagent?

    and miss dominica needs to be an outstanding performer … performing creditably will not make her a winner

    • Go do your homework
      July 26, 2011

      When do you recall the 1st runner-up taking part in a regional show in Dominica’s history? It is a good idea and one that I support, but the committee 1st has to take that decision before the actual National show and then and only then and with consistency, the 1st runner-up will be able to represent us in 1 of the 4 regional shows that we always participate in.

      • hmmmm
        July 26, 2011

        Know your history before you comment. The year leandra won, Sonilia laville placed first runner-up and representd Dominica in Nevis while Miss Dominica was in another pageant in Anguilla.

    • Go do your homework
      July 26, 2011

      This is a response to “hmmn” – I never claimed it never happened – it happened because the queen obviously could not be in 2 places at once, not because the public felt the 1st runner-up should go. It may have happened at other times for that same reason, but it is unjust for you and the rest to just suddenly want the 1st runner-up to represent us. That has to be a policy decision and from then on all future 1st runner-ups would have the same opportunity. Some of you are just too bias – if the 1st runner-up had won, would you all be asking that question? Why now? Let’s give the queen our full support and stop this nonsense – she is representing Dominica now.

      • Go do your homework
        July 26, 2011

        At hmmmm again, you obviously don’t know your history as the records in Nevis show that Miss Leandra Lander won the Miss Caribbean Culture Show in Nevis. Please take the advice, you thought you were giving me and see below:

        Charlestown, Nevis – July 31, 2007

        Miss Dominica Leandra Lander walked away with the coveted Caribbean Culture Queen Pageant crown from a field of 10 contestants while Miss Nevis Cari Nicholas placed second, Miss Jamaica Kaysia Johnson third and Miss Anguilla Latoya Hughes fourth.

  20. nature isle
    July 26, 2011

    marcella larocque have no right to help dominica if they had give the right queen the crown in the first place the line of judges that refuse to give right where right going that cause that marcella u do right u doing ur job and getting paid if it was elleen she would bring that crown home

    • pusina
      July 26, 2011

      Nature isle come out there with that rubbish you talkin out your mouth Elleen what the hell is wrong with you. Anyways Leandra papa you not easy whosssssssss

      • nature isle
        July 26, 2011

        pusina get a life woman go put ur focus where it belong u have somethin with elleen do i hear a beff i bet my last dollar she would much better that this queen ur hater get a life woman

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        Nature sal puss i dow have no beff with no man so mine me..i like my man karmem..ok..u need to go wash your sus then talk to me later..

    • pusina
      July 27, 2011

      Puss nature isle go and wash your villey then when you smelling clean we can talk.. MASHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  21. harte
    July 26, 2011

    its seem that we satisfied in second and third spot homework you aim for the best she has not won any regional crown dats bad

    • OMG!!!
      July 26, 2011

      Go an try and lest see how well you do!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Malatete
    July 26, 2011

    Too many queen competitions! Queen this, queen that. Must be a money racket, organised by a king. Who cares anyway.

    • nature isle
      July 26, 2011

      that right they should allow the first runner up to take part that queen need a rest antigua next more lose for dominica am dominica are yoiu lol

      • Jean Domnique
        July 26, 2011

        LMAO!

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        why you soo they should make the 1st runner up go in shows.. come on sal get a life that why they first runner up let the QUEEN do her duties and stop being an upsett Ti sal. the show over Ms. 1st runner up dow have talent so keep it moving puss

    • ANTIGUAN
      July 26, 2011

      LOL

  23. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011

    in all of this can someone explain why the first runner up did not take part in any regional pagents. miss dominica is always performing creditably … to win she needs to be outstanding … period

    • OMG!!!
      July 26, 2011

      You mean the first runner up who tell people she went to convent and she never did. The first runner up who wants to fly high and own her own aircraft. LMFAO. What allu thing, because she red with long hair she is the hottest thing on the block. If she has what it took she would have won. Deal with it !!!! She lost!!!!!

      • pusina
        July 26, 2011

        OMG you couldnt have put it together much more better than u did puss..I concur with you pussina

      • shared
        July 26, 2011

        I think OMG you are a trouble maker. Let us not take the eye off the fact that miss dominica did not perform to secure a place. I never heard the first runner up say she went to convent anywhere and ever since i know her as a child she always said she wanted to work with planes even in school, that is why she was the only girl to do electricity and still do better than the boys and still went to college to do electronics. that at least lets us know that is not something she make up overnight. and I always here her boasting goodwill secondary school. so you all must stop this nonesense. even though you do not like someone you should not lie and make up stories. at least the first runner up has her achievements and is continuing her life. What do you have? and can you even go on stage to so anything?

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        Shared aka Ms.White you should go into public relations because you doing a great job on your contestant behalf..need i say more puss

    • Go do your homework
      July 26, 2011

      Obviously, when this becomes a policy or standard practice like it is in St Kitts, then the 1st runner-up will be able to represent us regionally in one show. But it can’t be done to our whims and fancies. Personally, I think it is something that the committee needs to consider going forward – possibly beginning 2012.

  24. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011

    Thats what happens when we forget those who helps

  25. in the Leewards
    July 26, 2011

    I am delighted to say that I had a front row seat to the contest last night and can attest to the fact that Miss Dominica did us all proud.

    She did well in all her segments including her question andanswer, swimwear, Ambassadorial, evening wear and performing talent. She was poised, charming and delivered well but somehow being placed in the top four contestants eluded her. She was after all a strong contender for the top spot.

    As a journalist of over 20 years experience, I wish to reassure all that she performed creditably and her lost should not be viewed as a disgrace.

    I also had the opportunity to witness the other Dominican contestants including those who won the contest in the past and I dare say that Ms. Fagan performed equally well. I guess it just didn’t have to be.

    Many of us who witnessed the show were left wondering what went wrong with the panel of judges. A former judge who hails from Barbados and had judged similar events throughout the Caribbean including past Miss Caribbean Culture Queen contests was left wondering why didn’t Miss Dominica place in the top. In her view Miss Dominica did very well.

    All I will say is she did all us proud and all other Dominicans should embrace her and support her on her return.

    It will be a learning experience for her but I will maintain, like many others in the crowd, that Miss Dominica had rightfuly earned a place in the top but … she was denied and the judges decision is final.

    I wish Miss Dominica well and good luck in her next endeavour in Antigua.

    Hats off to you Miss Dominica!!! Most of us in the crowd (Dominicans and non Dominicans alike) were mighty proud of your performance!! Keep doing well and all best wishes.

    • pusina
      July 26, 2011

      Ok puss thanks for that commentary. I know this young lady did her best. But DNO making it song like yet again.. DNO need to sensor its headline etc.

      I only comment to her is use the material that Won her the crown of Ms.DOminica. Her dress for Ms.DOminica in my opinion was outstanding why isn’t see using that dress? I think she need to stick with the core formular that made her win ms.dominica and i can rest assure that in antigua she will come out on top. Antigua is your Ms.Dominica i claim that title on your behalf..Much luck Lets Go

      • nature isle
        July 26, 2011

        what dont blame dno the woman not queen material that all she did not deserve the crown in the first place so where dno coming in

      • Anonymous
        July 26, 2011

        She will NOT place in Antigua. My predictions: Miss St.Kitts winning then Miss Anguilla

      • pusina
        July 26, 2011

        Nature Isle you and Elleen or what ever her name is need to go and kick Rock. Trust and believe and you heard that there Ms.Dominica will surprise you all behind on friday in Antigua. Remember that she Will get it and put you all DOMINICAAANNNN to shame..

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        Anonymous and Nature sal where are you all now.. karmem Ti sal..i told you soo.. They put aunty Kate back in the mix and she un marway de person child. whosssssss

    • Go do your homework
      July 26, 2011

      And that is what is important – we just need to know that she did her best and made us proud. We wish her the best of luck in Antigua. Hopefully, the judges will find favor with her there and she’ll place in the top three.

      • nature isle
        July 27, 2011

        @ pussina AM CRYING THIS WOMAN NOT EVEN PLACING ON FRIDAY LOL SORRY BUT PUSSINA I NO THE TRUTH HURTS ALOT BUT SWEETY GET UP SMELL THE COFFEE AND OPEN YOUR EYES THIS WOMAN IS NOT QUEEN MATERIAL AND WONT WIN I AM WAITIN I AM GOING TO ANTIGUA FAR THE VAL SO I WILL SEE I CANT WAIT TO SEE UR COMMENTS ON SATURDAY BYE PUSSINA AM GOING TO HAVE FUN ARE U STUPID WOMAN

  26. pusina
    July 26, 2011

    but what is that for me nah. The national costume need to be changed for the Ms.Antigua show and some quick changes need to be made ASAP. Kate please go back and do your work in at least bring home a regional title for the current Ms.Dominica..

    • ALAS.HOPE U LEARN
      July 26, 2011

      @ PUSINA…KATE GO BACK AND DO UR WORK? JACINTA PUT DOWN KATE AND PICK UP AUDRIS THAT IS WHY SHE FIND HERSELF IN THAT COMESS ALL NOW. IF SHE HAD STICK WITH KATE ALL ALONG SHE WOULD HAVE DONE MUCH BETTER. IN TORTOLA KATE WAS TRAINING HER AND SHE COMPETED AGAINST 12 OTHER GIRLS AND GOT 2ND RUNNER UP, BEST DRESS AND MISS PHOTOGENIC. AUDRIS NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND LEAVE QUEEN SHOW ALONE. SHE HAS NO FASHION AND TALENT BACKGROUNDS. SHE IS BOSSY THAT IS WHY SHE LET JACINTA PUT DOWN KATE. IS THE SAME ATTITUDE SHE HAS IN CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL. WELL MISS JACINTA WE HOPE U LEARN NOW. I JUST FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR SPONSOR NCCU WHO SPENT SO MUCH TO SEE U DO WELL BUT U MAKE AUDRIS “AN AMATEUR” FORM DE A*$ WITH YOU.

      • pusina
        July 27, 2011

        AA so Audris still on board i been say that since St. Vincent that Audris need to stick in her lane queen show isn’t for Audris. She can’t dress with her unibrow..but what is that for me there Nah Ms.Fagan. Come on man. Kate need to make those girls sign contracts next year for her services..WHosss

  27. preggers
    July 26, 2011

    Nothing man? Nothing? Everytime like that man!!! Alas, Where is Marcella Larocque?

    • pusina
      July 26, 2011

      Prenancy what you talking about nah? what Marcella can do nah for her….whosssssss. Marcella Larocque that Train the girl from St.Lucia that win. So yet again where was her Dominican loyality.. Thanks

      • OMG!!!
        July 26, 2011

        Loyalty feeds no one. Marcella make your money!!! Who vex dead!

      • preggers
        July 26, 2011

        I was talking in light of the fact that Marcella Larocque did DA extremely proud when she was queen. I have no idea she trains people. I just remember how outstanding a queen she was. I just wish we could go back to the days when we swept away the competitions in the Caribbean with queen material. I hope the young woman does the BEST in Antigua, it is NOT good for the psyche to lose all the time like that.

      • pusina
        July 26, 2011

        Well Prenancy Marcella isn’t the only queen that won many titles. Leandra and Maria walters were the latlest one to do soo..So Marcella is dated. Come up to date with the time. She does train people puss she train Ms.Lotto in 2003 when they cheated and place her girl and she was the chair of the committee a few years ago.

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