UPDATE PICTURES ADDED: Jeraine Joseph is Mademoiselle Francophone 2015

Jeraine Joseph
Jeraine Joseph. Photo credit: Zaimis Olmos

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.


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  1. crystel andrew
    April 14, 2015

    WOW no one can test GPS !!!!!!… :-D :-D :-D 8) :lol:

    March 30, 2015

    Well Done I’m So Happy I Knew That G.P.S Has Talent. GO G.P.S

    March 30, 2015

    well done girls.. and a special well done to Kessy for proudly representing Castle Bruce.

  4. sexyeyebrows
    March 30, 2015

    well done Jeraine. you made us all proud at the Goodwill Primary School

  5. Visionary
    March 30, 2015

    Congrats Jeraine. You did a splendid job. God has blessed you with some special talent. Keep working hard. The sky is your limit. This was a very good show and Ms. Charlene White-Christian and her team must be congratulated for doing a splendid job. This show is way better organized than the National Princess Show.

  6. March 29, 2015

    Congratulations to all the participants in that pageant. You all did your best. The show was of a high standard. Hats off to the organisers, schools , parents.

  7. out of south city
    March 29, 2015

    Why so much make-up on these young princesses? We must teach them to enjoy their beautiful black natural skin.


  8. spectator
    March 29, 2015

    Congratulations to all the young ladies. The show was very educational and very well judged. This little girl is awesome

  9. Joan
    March 29, 2015

    Well Done Girls You were all Fantastic Beautiful Keep it up :-D :-D

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