Five young ladies from different communities in Dominica will on Saturday, April, 30 take to the stage to compete for the 2016 Mayfest title to be held at the Marigot Fisheries Complex.
They are Terisa Baptiste of Wesley, Ausdell Prince of Marigot, Nadia Boyd of the Kalinago Territory (Bataca), Lisa Francis of Castle Bruce and Shermain Eustache of Petite Soufriere.
They will compete in five rounds: Costume and Creative Attire, Interview (Question and Answer), Evening Wear, Swim Wear and Talent.
“The pageant is expected to be of very high repute this year in respect to the judging and also in respect to the standard of production being offered by the Marigot Activities Committee,” Public Relations Coordinator of the 2016 Mayfest activities, Alvin Alexander told DNO on Thursday. “This year the diverse cultures of all of these communities will combine to produce one of what we call or consider to be one of the best shows to have occurred for Mayfest over the years.”
Alexander said it is the first time Petite Soufriere is taking part in the pageant, “and it is also one of the first times we have three representatives from the eastern district on the pageant.”
“We expect that to create some level of uniqueness in the pageant combining the catch of the Kalinago people, the people of Petite Soufriere and Castle Bruce…,” he stated.
Admission cost for adults is $30 while a price will be offered at the gate for children.
The show will commence from 8:00 pm.