Dominica’s Ruth Augustine to compete in Caribbean’s Next Top Model

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Dominica’s Ruth Augustine leaves for Trinidad on Monday September 26 to compete in Cycle 1 of the Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CaribeNTM.)

Ruth was selected from among hundreds of women from 35 territories across the region.

The Kingshill beauty will spend 40 days in a house in Port of Spain with the 14 other models, where they will have their every move filmed. They will compete for a grand cash prize and the opportunity to win a modeling contract with a top international modeling agency.

Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam is producing the Caribbean’s Next Top Model for airing on CBS affiliate WSEE TV. The Top Model format was created by American supermodel Tyra Banks.

Ruth, a 2010 contestant in the Miss Dominica pageant, says she is thrilled to have made the final 15 and looks forward to launching the modeling career that she has always dreamed of.

“I get excited when modeling. As a model, I’m fierce.  I see this as an opportunity to pursue my dream of becoming an internationally recognized model and representing and making my country proud,” Ruth said.

“Whatever the outcome of the competition in Trinidad, I plan to bring my experience and newfound knowledge to help improve the modeling and fashion industries in Dominica,” Ruth added.

She advises that it is important to keep one’s dreams alive, understanding that achieving goals requires faith, belief in self, hard work and determination.

Cycle 1 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model will air 11 episodes from December 5th, 2011 at 8 p.m. on WSEE TV.

Follow Ruth on twitter at www.twitter.com/reababy and www.facebook.com/reamodel .

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40 Comments

  1. fren
    September 23, 2011

    No one is perfect we got high ministers making reading and spelling mistakes in parliament live on the radio, so who is miss agustine not to make a mistake…. thats just the case we need to help our people not hate on them. we need to push our people thats trying to reach to the top to let our country be known. I am overseas and when i say dominica people dont even know we exist the funny thing is they know martinique and gaudeloupe but not dominica…. to ruth listen and learn more do your best i know u can do it keep your head high make your haters motivate u to do better you are in my prayers 8)

  2. Daniel
    September 22, 2011

    I hope she does well. All the best!

  3. teacher
    September 22, 2011

    Go Ruthie, I am proud of you.

  4. Roz
    September 22, 2011

    She needs to focus on the mood or emotion she is trying to channel in her photoe. She just has this blank stare in her photos. Her eyes do not say anything. She has a great figure and shape, but she must channel through her eyes.

    • No Name 2
      September 22, 2011

      that is one pic. be fair. and I bet is DNO that chose it. Why dont you go visit her facebook page and see what she sayin? I
      have.

  5. Cutieeeee
    September 22, 2011

    CONGRATES MY GIRL. Make us proud!!! We Love You…

  6. Pin
    September 22, 2011

    Wish u all the Best and just be positive and stay focus!!! Give it ur best shot.. Don’t know u personally but I do hope that u make Dominica proud!!

  7. mizzzzzyy
    September 22, 2011

    what channel does this air on marpin?? i have no idea wt is WSEE? :$ good luck miss augustine! rep hard! d/a massiveeeeeee!!!!!!

  8. ineedfree
    September 22, 2011

    READING MUCH DOES HELP.

    REPRESENT

  9. DA Girl
    September 22, 2011

    Congratulations!!!!!!

  10. Tobefair
    September 22, 2011

    Good Vibes. Best of Luck!

  11. sandy
    September 22, 2011

    PROUD OF RUTH, i think you should encourage Ruth to turn every negative into a positive, instead of asking her to ignore the negatives. There is always room for improvement.

  12. Modelling TIPS
    September 22, 2011

    Modelling Tip for today: 1. Be Confident
    Any photographer will tell you that, as a model, confidence is the key. Nothing stands out in a photo more than a model who is shy or uncomfortable. There will always be bad shots even the best produce but out of 2000 shots we only need a few to work with always be confident in your work.

    Marlon Williams. HOPE YOU ARE READING RUTH ITS FOR YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO IS HEADING TO THE PATH OF MODELLING ! BEST OF LUCK MAKE DOMINICA PROUD BUT PUT YOUR SELF FIRST :-)

  13. POSITIVE MESSAGE
    September 22, 2011

    The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” Having a dream, a vision for a short while and then giving up on that dream in the face of adversity and resistance, will not take you down the road of success. It is necessary to sustain the vision, to persist and to persevere to realize your goals and dreams
    Think, believe, dream and dare! Knowledge about the industry and the business of the industry is key to your success. ‘You’ are your greatest asset and also your own worse enemy! Believe in yourself to the point where you make a commitment to the development of you! Dream – endeavour to live the life you imagine and dare to take action, to make choices and decisions, and implement those choices and decisions to achieve your goals. Always remember: there will be good days and bad days so be thankful for the great opportunities and learn from those that challenge you; a great personality goes a long way and smile, because you never know who’s watching!

    ALL THE BEST RUTH AUGUSTINE YOUR A GORGEOUS LADY AND MY PRAYERS SHALL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS!

  14. Top Model Fan
    September 22, 2011

    Ruth, I’ve seen some of your photos and you are stunning and versatile. Go for it! Aim for the win but Remember that many top model girls who DIDN’T win the Cycle became very successful. So take in every bit of this incredible experience and use the opportunities you will have to move closer to your goal.

  15. September 22, 2011

    its good to see someone from dominica made it that far. but watch and listen to you speak sweety you need to talk better thab that to make it through the top 3 trust me o that.

    • INTERESTING
      September 22, 2011

      READ WHAT YOU JUST WROTE AND TELL THE PEOPLE WHO NEEDS TO SPEAK BETTER THAN THAT .WE ARE NOT PERFECT NOT EVEN THE GOVERNMENT SPEAKS PROPERLY!

      • Confused
        September 22, 2011

        Not because the Government speaks poorly that she should not take into consideration the need to be able to speak well. If she does not make it because her speech was an issue you all are then going to critic her on that fact. My dear take into consideration all the negative as well as the positive remarks. The positive will lift your spirit but you can also learn from some of the negative.

        Good luck and make your country proud.
        P.S. be prepared for a make over don’t cry about it, work it, it’s expected it comes with the experience

      • just saying
        August 13, 2014

        OMG!sweetie the government is not one person. instead of saying not even the government speaks properly use instead prime minister,president,bishop,minister of education etc. catch my drift?

  16. Yayyyyy!!!!!
    September 21, 2011

    Congratulations babes :D

  17. djx
    September 21, 2011

    WOW SHE IS A TRUE BEAUTY . BETS OF LUCK PRETTY GIRL

  18. Eavesdropper
    September 21, 2011

    Good luck. Just come up with a sob story and cry a couple times. According to all those top model shows I’ve seen the judges seem to eat that sh!t right up. :-P

  19. skyla
    September 21, 2011

    thats great

  20. fren
    September 21, 2011

    good luck u made it in the top 15 , it was always your dream to model glad to see you reach that far keep your head high and show them the best hope to see you very soon….

  21. fren
    September 21, 2011

    im very proud of you keep your head up high and aim for the stars, wish to see u soon.always your dream to model very nice too see you reach that far………. 8)

  22. NOT NICE
    September 21, 2011

    REP FOR THE GULLY ! WILL BE TUNED TO LOOK AT YOU ON TV !

  23. (.) (.)
    September 21, 2011

    Congratulations on your achievements and I’m wishing you the very best on your next move , Miss Augustine

  24. MAY
    September 21, 2011

    ALL THE BEST MAY YOUR DREAM COME TRUE. GOOD
    LUCK.

  25. ineedfree
    September 21, 2011

    WE LOVE YOU,GIRL. YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL.

    KEEP IN PRAYER ALL THE TIME AND STAY HUMBLE.

    HUMBLE, HUMBLE.

    WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WONT GET DISTRACTED

    MAY YOU BE GUIDED AND PROTECTED ON YOUR LIFE’S JOURNEY

  26. purebeauty
    September 21, 2011

    sis i am so very happy for u..i know u can make us proude sis.

  27. sexual chocolate
    September 21, 2011

    :-D congratulations ruth…u go girl….make Dominica proud…………. :wink:

  28. S State Blu
    September 21, 2011

    Don`t forget to Big Up Kingshill & Dominica the Beautiful…..

  29. September 21, 2011

    she is a beauty!!! go yad them,with your badself break a leg you beautiful thing.

  30. missionboy
    September 21, 2011

    hey rea am happy for you girl go for the top. :)

  31. PROUD OF RUTH
    September 21, 2011

    Hi Ruth First Congratulation on making it to the the top 15 model to make it through CNTM !!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND NOT EVERY ONE WILL BE HAPPY FOR YOU BUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE A HEART WILL ADMIRE YOUR DRIVE !!! IGNORE THE NEGATIVE AND TAKE IN ALL THE POSITIVE ! ROCK THE SHOW IN TRINADAD !!!! BE ALL YOU CAN BE AND THAT IS BE YOU !!!

  32. julie m ribeiro
    September 21, 2011

    :) SWEETIE!! YOUR GORGEOUS NATURE ISLE GIRL!!! MAKE EVERY TIME YOU HAVE LIKE IT IS YOUR LAST!!!! PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND THE DOORS OPEN FOR YOU!! YESHUA!! JESUS BLESSS YOU AND KEEP YOU!!!!!!

  33. FED UP DOMINICAN
    September 21, 2011

    Congratulations Miss Augustine.

    Enjoy the experience. Dont aim to be the next Naomi Campbell or Tyra Banks, just be your self. Will be watching and rooting for you when its televised.

  34. Zeb
    September 21, 2011

    Good luck man. Remember to win this you have to be in model mode at all times. When ever they call you up for something keep on you Ps n Qs don’t slack or forget. Again good luck

  35. proud dominican
    September 21, 2011

    So proud!!! Wishin you luck.. Go out ther and show d world dat our lil island has talent.. Wishin u d best..

  36. Donald Tusk
    September 21, 2011

    Good luck, hope u win.

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