Dominican to compete in Miss Caribbean United States Pageant

Morancie is to represent Dominica at the pageant
Morancie is to represent Dominica at the pageant

Miss Caribbean Houston 1st Runner Up Miss Dominica, Leanne Morancie affectionately known as “LutterFly” is set to take the bigger stage in New York City at the 2016 Miss Caribbean United States Pageant under the title Miss Dominica Caribbean United States.

The Miss Caribbean United States Pageant is the premiere pageant for women from the Caribbean, South and Central America living in the United States or born in the United States and of Caribbean, South or Central American descent. Miss Caribbean United States will represent the USA at Miss Caribbean Hibiscus (St. Martin), Miss Caribbean World (Tortola) and The Jaycees Queen Show (Antigua).

The two-day competition will take place in March, 2016 when Miss Dominica will appear in the following categories: on stage personality interview, top model, introduction, talent, swimsuit, evening wear, question and answer.

Amongst two all expense paid trips to the Caribbean to represent the USA at international pageants; some special awards include Miss Photogenic, Miss People’s Choice, Cash prizes, Modeling contacts and Scholarships to name a few.

Although aware of the challenge at hand seeking to represent one’s country in another foreign land, with her platform of Youth Empowerment and Development, Morancie strongly voiced that she has what it takes in creating that reality while inspiring others along the way.

“My very first pageant last year was fun and indeed a learning experience. I was truly overwhelmed and uncertain to compete again. I have since then developed a love for this art form and hey, it’s 2016. So with Team FLY(First.Love.Yourself), support from loved ones and the Stay Golden family, I am even more empowered and ready to learn some more,” she said.

Morancie has already amassed many well-wishers and supporters in Dominica, Houston and the surrounding states.

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  1. Disappointed
    February 11, 2016

    dominicans are such a disgrace ! Someone is out there promoting your culture your country and creating awareness but yet you are against them ? How are you people so doltish ? I for one admire this woman her bravery and her heart of gold! She’s representing you country and by extension YOU ! I’m very disappointed at these negative comments. Leanne I am so proud of you and extremely excited to see the great things you are going to accomplish.

    “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” – Paulo Coelho |The Alchemist

  2. Way to go
    February 11, 2016

    To Papa bat. Well said. You doh lie pyess. I myself after years of working ministree I run from DA. Is true I missing my fig and dasheen grown from DA soil, but I will stay uphere and eat processed foods still…. while I working on my Doctorate. Where in DA I can reach that far? Dont get me wrong nugh I love my country, but I have to run away to secure my future and that of my children children. Oh and I not in politics eh. All of dem is de same commess. I worked under both parties.

    I wish Ms. Morancie well.

  3. forreal
    February 10, 2016

    more power to you sister,represent well,win or lose you have set a pace on behalf of dominica

  4. February 10, 2016

    TO delvin Castro an dominican living in dominica she is call miss dominica because she is representing dominica like any other competitor would be called the name of the country they are representing (stupid ) )sorry

  5. Your moda man
    February 10, 2016

    What is the prime minister background. What is that lady that said suck salt background
    What is prevost background what is savrin background.
    Use your brain you Dont claim to be a Dominican no one begs to be Dominican unless they given a passport by our government. She was born in Dominica. And for those who say sue do it for yourself get your own lawyer pay the fees and deal with the court appearances. Let these young girls breathe

  6. Dan is de man in de van
    February 10, 2016

    Nothing wrong with her representing Dominica in any pageant.the problem I foresee is we will have 2 Dominicans representing at the Jaycees Pageant,,, So…….. The question is what must be done , and what is De S oLUTION….

    • D
      February 11, 2016

      She will be representing the USA in the Caribbean shows NOT Dominica. Read properly!!!

  7. Apple
    February 10, 2016

    Hmmm taking over da queen title

  8. B
    February 10, 2016


    “The Miss Caribbean United States Pageant is the premiere pageant for women from the Caribbean, South and Central America living in the United States or born in the United States and of Caribbean, South or Central American descent.”

  9. Lime Light
    February 10, 2016

    I don’t see whats the problem with Ms. Morancie representing her country. They couldn’t even get sponsors for the queen contestants you think they can get sponsors to send anybody to represent in international pageants? She is a proud Dominican, show support when people are doing positive things.

  10. Dominican living in Dominica
    February 10, 2016

    i don’t think she should be called miss Dominica the only miss Dominica for now is miss Tassia. that’s the kind of nonsense that’s going on

    • Ideal
      February 10, 2016

      As per article above it is stated she will be ” Miss Dominica Caribbean United States”, which is fitting as she is representing Dominica. She will not be miss Dominica. Congratulation lovely Leanne Morancie, I will be routing for you.

  11. Not surprised
    February 10, 2016

    UH UH read the headline ‘road the to crown’ how could it be talking about a newly crowned queen? Read understand and then say something smart.

  12. Not surprised
    February 10, 2016

    You Dominicans will never change. Can’t see your fellow Dominicans prosper. Still narrow minded and ready to ‘give a mapee’ at any time most of the time due to total ignorance. The young lady is in the US did not tell advice the media as to when to post this article. But one would like to sue, others would like to know where she came from. We’ll look at the last name, she is a horn and bread dominica and to be exact she’s from no where else but GRAND BAY. It’s time some of you Dominicas grow up and he informed in order to make an informed to make a wise critizm. … and for a change auit trying to bring down your own people. GO Leanne I know their words can’t and will not bring you down after all you are a MORANCIE.

  13. Delvin Castro
    February 10, 2016

    Tassia should sue her, Miss Dominica is a brand, where is Marie in all this.

    • Ideal
      February 10, 2016

      Sue her for what? she will be ” Miss Dominica Caribbean United States” not miss Dominica…Read and understand..thx

  14. vex
    February 10, 2016

    Hidden due to low comment

  15. February 10, 2016

    Eh eh when i read the topic, I thought u all were referring to our newly crowned carnival queen for 2016 : Tasia Floisac. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . I was already happy for Tasia!!!!

    • malkasez
      February 10, 2016

      So why can’t you be happy for miss Morancie. That’s part of our tourism product. Miss Morancie dear I don’t know you but I will be at the show giving full support.

  16. Not a herd follower
    February 10, 2016

    What;s her Dominican connection or background?

    • Brwn
      February 10, 2016

      She was born in Dominica.

    • El Chapo
      February 10, 2016

      @Not a herd follower :?: Why does it matter? All you need to know is Dominicans have a problem staying in their country, you’d think we have a civil war going on here or something

      • vex
        February 10, 2016

        you rite

      • A. George
        February 10, 2016

        @El Chapo …So if you are a child and your parents migrate to another country… you will tell them what to do??? She left as a kid and has returned numerous times since then. Free up the woman.

      • papa bat
        February 10, 2016

        Domincans have a problem staying in their country because there is NOTHING on for dominica.
        Look at the college. Still just an associate degree with VERY FEW courses to select from. Then, you graduate from college and still cannot find work…

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