Jeraine Joseph of Goodwill Primary School has won the title of Mademoiselle Francophone 2015.
“I am feeling very excited,” she told the media moments after being crowned at the Arawak House of Culture on Saturday night.
“It was frustrating but it was a lot of fun,” she responded to questions about the experience. “All those who would want to join this pageant next year or some other year, I just say have fun because this was a fun experience for me also. I am just thinking of relaxing for now and you guys will maybe see me in a next pageant.”
She represented the Francophonie country of Tunisia or the (Tunisian Republic), located in the northern part of Africa.
Joseph received the awards for Best Talent and Best Francophonie Wear.
Her other winnings also included a trip for two on Express Des Iles and a tablet from Digicel among many other prizes.
Reniska Caprice of the Convent Preparatory School, representing Burundi, placed 1st runner-up and in 2nd runner-up position was Nichole Anselm of Grand Fond Primary who represented Rwanda.
Caprice grabbed the award for Best French Oral Presentation.
Kezzy Vigilant from the Castle Bruce Primary School received the award for Best French Fashion Wear. She represented Canada.
Soul-Jah Wiggan from the Roseau Primary School who represented Morocco received a special award prize.
The other contestants were; Jasmine Benjamin from the Warner Primary School who represented Vietnam and Sonage Corriette from the St. Martin Primary who represented Egypt.
The seven participants were judged in French Oral Presentation, Performing Talent, French Fashion Wear, and Francophonie wear depicting the various Francophonie countries which they represented.
Meantime Modern Languages Coordinator Charlene White-Christian gave the show high ratings.
“It was excellent. Everything went as planned,” she said. “Every year it gets better and better and I think this year it was the best we’ve had.”
The Mademoiselle Francophone contest was first held in 2013 and Hana Raffoul Andre of Convent Prep was the winner.
The title was taken in 2014 by Arkysha Jno Baptiste of Grandbay Primary School.
The event will close a month of activities in Dominica observing Francophone Month.