Jade Romain wins Miss Dominica 2017 crown


Jade Romain, of Gutter Village, has been crowned Miss Dominica 2017.

The pageant took place at Eddie Andre Carnival City on Friday night.

First runner-up Karla Henry from Mahaut.

Second runner-up Teresa Lewis of Bath Estate.

Romain won the awards for Best in Costume, Best Swim Wear, Best in Swim Wear and Best Evening Wear.

Henry took home awards for Miss Photogenic, Best in Evening Wear, Best Response to Question.

Gabrielle Abraham of Upper Goodwill won the Leadership Award for Best community project and Best Performing Talent.

Zethra Baron of Fond St Jean won the award for Best Costume.

Esther Francis of Goodwill won the award for Miss Amity.

The other contestant was Ketisha Joseph of Massacre.

The new Miss Dominica is an employee of the National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU).

See photos below.

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  1. galaxy may
    April 29, 2017

    but eh eh where is the queen has she gone into hiding? im not seeing any charity work or activities being done where is her public appearances. A queen should be visible and active in her community I dont see any projects. the regionals is just around the corner i hope you have it together.

  2. reema prays
    April 20, 2017

    @Jade Romain (new carnival queen) please don’t embarrass us in the up coming shows, strengthen your voice,speak a little more intelligent and do your best. Thanks in advance

  3. Mammy Cleo
    March 11, 2017

    Congratulations Jade, I am so proud of you, continue to excel. Remember what Mrs.D said ” you will make it, you are going to make it under the step ” you are surely making it my dear. Through God’s grace continue the journey and you shall be successful, your labor and those of others will not go in vain.

  4. Dellie
    March 3, 2017

    I do care what all you say. I enjoyed my carnival to the max. Loved the costume bands especially those oldie goldie prisoners. Calypso as usual right on Q, but the tie business I do understand at all. Whatever,

    But my only disappointment was Queen Show, what on earth happened to the lovely decor we have been enjoying – there was an ice cream shop on stage lol that’s where the ladies were coming from and Lord the white drapes like they could not pull it what was that. Was there a theme, if so what happen to the decor this year. Queen Show revisit that next year, go back to the drawing Board. But honestly that did not prevent the young ladies from performing. – they saved the show. It was too long. As for the performers do better next time please. But on in all I enjoyed my early morning jump and Tripple Kay. CArnival was great with the Bands on Monday and Tuesday. Happy Lent to all

  5. ddd
    March 1, 2017

    Karla will always be our queen in Mahaut she did not disappoint we the fans we knew Jade would have gotten the sympathy crown but those judges need to stop it. But like I said Jade did not give herself win so do your thing Jade

    • ikr
      March 2, 2017

      Hehe…You’re laughable really…Keep your Mahaut queen…DOMINICA has a queen and her name is JADE!!! And FYI if anyone had to get the sympathy crown it would have been Terisa..don’t you think? Jade deserved her win…Queen Jade reigns!!! Bite yourself!!!

      • SMH
        March 13, 2017

        Of course I cannot wait for miss Jaycees 2017 this year for Jade to realize she wasn’t suppose to win. LMAO :lol: :twisted: :mrgreen: I so glad she win so she can go and embarrass herself in regionals. Praise God it don’t have a Miss Carival this year! One less laughing stock for D/ca. We will see who laughable in the next few months. :wink: :-P :roll:

  6. overcomer
    March 1, 2017

    She deserves it congrats..but the show had to many singing the girl on the keyboard was awesome.

  7. Maria Prosper
    February 28, 2017

    2 beautiful young ladies.. Karla keep on the work you’ve started I loved your Q and A round if they didn’t give that to you the show burn down, And Jade well played! I didn’t see it coming, a shame there cant be 2 crowns both of you deserved it. that really was a show to remember. Go Dominican beauties!!!

  8. Mary
    February 27, 2017

    Hi Jade and Karla anyone of you could have been my queen Congratulations. Show was too long, worst decor I have ever seen. What was going on their with the house and untidy drapes hung up in a hurry. But all of this did prevent the ladies from performing. Great show ladies. Congratulation

    • dora
      February 28, 2017

      stop criticizing..shate!!! Be positive for once!!!!!!!!!!

    • My 2 pence
      February 28, 2017

      The Show was well judged and consistency always pays off. No matter how organised a team is you have to be consistent. On another note it is being said that a week before the show all production and stage decor were changed by a Production Team was created by DFC to produce the queen show. Decoration and performances as for the those long in between things were not up to standard. Why in Dominica we like to fix things that are not broken. Inquiring minds want to know whose inspiration was this at this late stage.

    • MUDD
      March 2, 2017

      Mary you are so right “on the untidiness” especially back stage oh lalala. The organizers could have at least sweep the dry leaves instead of having it dirtying the girls whenever the wind blows. Shame. Empty boxes and old pieces of wood were everywhere. I was happy the camera men didn’t come back stage.

    February 27, 2017

    Congratulations Jade well deserve. You were flawless. The other contestants who made the show congratulations. My problem was that the decorations and some performers were left to be desired, What was the purpose of the house and the white drapes awfull. This must be revisited. Mr. Producer show was to long you all tried to pur in too many things , since I know myself queen show ends at midnight or about 12:10pm. Congrats again Jade all the best regional pageants.

  10. Ema
    February 27, 2017

    Congrats to the New Miss Dominica, Dominica needs to get some real judges who actually know how to follow the criteria for judging specific rounds. The best in swimwear belongs without a doubt to Karla Henry there is no dispute there. An evening wear must be elegant, classy , and graceful and worthy of attending events like presidential balls etc , could Jade have worn that to any event where class and elegance was a criteria? Straight up the dress was untidy when you have answered this question in all honesty you will find who best dress belongs too. Best in costume without a doubt belongs to Miss Fond St. jean Ms Baron owned that round, the closest in comparison would have been Ms Bath Estate. This show was judged way in advance of Feb 24 they were going to crown jade regardless of what the others did do your crowning but give the rightful segments where they were due.

    • @ the show
      February 28, 2017

      Best Costume – Zethra Baron
      Best in Costume – Jade Romain
      Best a performing Talent – Gabrielle Abraham
      Best Swimwear- Karla Henry
      Best in Swimwear- Karla Henry
      Best Evening Wear – Terissa Lewis
      Best in Evening wear – Karla Henry
      Best Response to Question – Karla Henry

      2nd Runner Up – Terisa Lewis
      1st Runner Up – Jade Romain
      Winner – Karla Henry

      I find those judges for the different categories were really weird. What those “old broom” could see from the judges table?! It was very questionable; there wasn’t any fitness instructor or swimsuit moguel for the swim wear round or no recognized Singer or musician and arts director for the talent round or any fashion designer for the evening wear round. What was you guys criteria to allow these individuals to judge the show though?!! :-x

      So much for regional crowns this year :roll: . And as if most times we get Karessa 4 King, the queen just not in it. (2009 K. Toussaint -Fail, 2010 M. Baptiste- Exceptionally fair…

      • Ema
        March 2, 2017

        Good observation.

    • DAvive
      February 28, 2017

      Well said! I love jade tho but judges were straight up junk yard. I don’t know but that evening wear didn’t cut it for me. The fit was not good and there was this brown thing in the front I just thought made it look untidy. Jade surprised me cause she was so unsuspecting I got goose bumps but as though karla naturally have it in her, always well spoken, dresses to impress, and generally stands out, over all good job ladies they have to try too hard to pull a show like this next year. I love my DA

    • dominican to the bone
      March 1, 2017

      @Ema. I would love to see you on stage. You know that the persons who criticize the most, are the ones who have nothing to offer. Here you are criticizing every round. saying who should win and who should not win. Take a look in the mirror, would you be able to compete with any of the girls on a stage and win? Would you have worn the dress better? do you have the physique, the courage, the determination that the girls had to stand on the stage and perform?

      Stop being judgmental and ignorant. If you are so good at judging, why weren’t you considered as a judge? Get out from behind that computer screen, have a cold drink, the show is over and the real judges’ decision is final.

      • Ema
        March 1, 2017

        When last did you have a cold shower you sound like you need one. The problem in Dominica is that people cannot learn to agree to disagree and respect each others opinion for your information and in answer to your?s I am not in the National Queen show age bracket and when I was the only contender on the stage would have been contestant number and even so it would have been one hell of a contest I was noted to have the most beautiful pair of legs and magestic walk anywhere i cared to grace with my presence I have always been and still is exceptionally beautiful and graceful my dear , you speak of my courage smh I exude bold courage my dear, Ifbyou had half the determination you speak of you would have refrained from making such an assumption. Im sipping on something cold and exotic as i type and before you assume how able to type and sip sipping involves only tongue movements . Have a blessed lent season!

  11. galaxy may
    February 27, 2017

    Congrats Jade I knew you were a contender from the first time I saw you at the pre-show especially in the Q and A round.. Then the pics were released and while you didn’t stand out I still had faith. what sealed it for me was the journey to he throne interview I said this girl is real, has depth as well as a story to tell. The crown was well deserved you showed up and showed out with a few minor changes you should do well in regionals.
    For everyone referencing Karla while she was good Karla to me did not show up when it counted for instance the swimsuit was nice, but the color choice was wrong; she should have saved the yellow for the night of the show she would have lit the stage next to what the others wore. Karla was all dressed up pretty and wrapped beautifully for events and appearances, but the night of the show she got loss in the crowd. The dress sparkled and shined but had no elements of fashion it aged her in my opinion. Karla got what she deserved 1st runner up.

    • SMH
      February 28, 2017

      All you too damn bias! How jade can get best evening wear and best swimsuit?!! A crop top and and some nude straps to connect to the skirt?! Really?!! :roll: :roll: Terisa clearly had the best evening wear there and let’s just say Karla should have picked a different color for her swimsuit; it still over powers Jade’s own!! I not even saying much because regionals coming up.

      One thing i saying: THEY DOESN’T GIVE PITY CROWNS @ MISS CARIVAL, JAYCEES CARIBBEAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURE. GREAT luck you you jade i cannot say good cuz you need more than that.

      • MUDD
        March 2, 2017

        @SMH. Don’t be disrespecting the Queen, she didn’t crown herself. She did’t choose who gets what, come on. Shame

    • MUDD
      March 2, 2017

      @ galaxy may. I agree with you on the dress. It was a beautiful dress but was not the right colour for Karla skin tone, it drowned her. On that note best dress was well deserved to Terrisa.

  12. Truth Be Told
    February 27, 2017

    Congratulations young lady. Now please start a campaign for the renaming of Gutter Village! Maybe name it after ‘Chapeau Kwaszer’ (broken hat), the man with the signature broken hat and known by the same name, who had most of this area planted in sugar cane long before all the squatters moved in and all the shacks were built. I am sure that you all can come up with something suitable, seeing that we came up with names for Mount Diablotin!

    • dora
      February 28, 2017

      Why remain Gutter village? Are you crazzzzzzzzzzzzzy??? Now that she has one and the people of her community (Gutter village) has rallied around her , rename the place? You must be kidding me. Gutter…is just that it means..gutter, little gullies running thru it. Get your mind out of the gutter. :)

  13. TRUTH
    February 26, 2017

    The ladies were just amazing. Congrats to you Miss Jade Romain. But a word if advice to you: You better bring your A game to the regionals because i honestly did not see regional material in your performances. You are to be more fierce and energetic because the Jaycess in antigua is no joke.As you guys do know that the Miss caribbean culture has an entirely sub segment

  14. Lorri
    February 26, 2017

    was a very tight competition i must say, however i think the judges might not have seen the same show i was watching, swim suit round and a few others were poorly judged. but Jade was very impressive i agree. PS better judges next year!

  15. out of south city
    February 25, 2017

    Empress Jade, I had confidence in you becoming Miss Dominica 2017. After listening to you on Journey To The Throne, I knew that you did excellently. I am excited for you and I know that your platform will take off because the situation of Mental Health in Dominica really needs to become an issue which the government needs to look into very seriously, to help those who are affected and to help open the eyes of those who stigmatise this unfortunate ailment.
    May you continue to be a voice for the voiceless and as you become an ambassador, be mindful of your beginnings and never forget where you came from. All the best on your journey and continue to be strong and stand up for what you believe in. Your life is ahead of you so keep your head lifted, stay calm, be courageous, continue to be confident and be yourself.

    PEACE & LOVE !!!!

  16. Yes I
    February 25, 2017

    That dress wasn’t impressive for Ms Massacre. She has a small bosom and that was a poor choice of bodice. Even the fabric was not impressive neither in texture nor colour.

  17. Jaja
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations to the lovely JADE, Carnival Queen 2017!

  18. Ideal
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulation Jade Romain. We Dominicans are very proud of you.

  19. February 25, 2017

    Congratulations!!! They are all Winners, Dominica Won, first and foremost!

  20. paitriot dominican
    February 25, 2017

    congrats miss Dominica 2017 on your achivement keep up the good works

  21. dominican british army military engineer
    February 25, 2017

    so the company that take the pics have to put there name big and bold next to them woman heads and spoil them pics so nuh

  22. Silent Observer
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations Ms Dominica. I saw the potential in you and always knew that you could do it. Continue your platform mission and go out there and bring back all our crowns for us, you can do it!! Good luck on your reign.

  23. February 25, 2017

    Very pretty lady, congratulations ??

  24. dora
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations Jade, you have made your mom, family,workplace, gutter village and country proud. Continue to shine and support the cause :)

  25. Emerald Prince
    February 25, 2017

    I am overjoyed at the authentic “natural” charm personified by the contestants and especially the ‘queen”, although I am conservative over the exposure of “flesh”.
    Amidst the economic calamity of residual global recession, this crop of natural beauties elevate optimism and effervescence to new heights.
    Thanks for the thrill of reuniting with truly splendid natural JOY.
    I regret not visiting in decades.

  26. DT
    February 25, 2017

    Where is Gutter village can’t remember congrat’s to the young lady

  27. Smhh
    February 25, 2017

    U a

  28. Diaspora
    February 25, 2017

    Boy the child was just flawless. Nice lil cute lady. Go out there, represent us; make us proud. MWAH.

  29. RLN
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations to the Queen. You all did a great job and you are all Queens.

  30. Star
    February 25, 2017

    So Proud of allu. Strong black Women Representing our country Garson, However, I think the judges mek the wrong decision we. How can someone be a runner up but win nothing for the pacific categories? dat mek no sense papa

    • Ahfooawee
      February 26, 2017

      Consistency…. One could get high points for 1 round which merits a trophy and in another round place very low…yet the one who place received about the same score in all rounds so when all are points are totaled her overall average will be higher.

    • BB
      February 26, 2017

      Consistency my friend consistency……they all did well congratulations JADE

    • an
      February 26, 2017


  31. Barack
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations jade!! But to be real honest some of those rounds don’t belong to you. U were great but still truth is the truth.

    • A. George
      February 26, 2017

      she was consistent… so even though she may not have toped some rounds.. when you average all the points, she ended up the top of the pack.

  32. Excited
    February 25, 2017

    Jade congratulations. My pick for Miss Dominica 2017… And you won. Congratulations. Wow you did it.

  33. Deborah
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations to you my love. You were my pick since I saw you on the interview on journey to the throne. You are a beautiful young lady inside and outside. Good luck throughout your reign. May God continue to bless and guide you.

  34. Tj
    February 25, 2017

    Congratulations are my n order!

  35. February 25, 2017

    I think they stold the crown from Karla best evening wear best answer and question

    • Delma
      February 26, 2017

      Karla murdered that swim suit round the fit everything was perfect. Jade have a nice swim suit but she was not best in Swim suit! I don’t know where they get them judges

    • Danick
      February 26, 2017

      I feel the same way. That swimsuit round was Karla’s . And who doe like it drink bleach!. I not her family I not her friend how I see it is how I speak it.

      • sassy
        March 1, 2017

        @Danick – the judges decision is final. so I guess u better go and drink your own bleach. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Me
      February 26, 2017

      No matter what, some people will never be satisfied……..Just congratulate the young lady….next time please say ” Stealded” instead of “stold”

      • sassy
        March 1, 2017

        @me – nice one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Some of them need to install “grammarly” on thier computer. it is a very good in correcting errors.

    • Rolla
      February 27, 2017

      i think the same thing. the competition was tight true but that swim suit round wasn’t judged properly! allu can put 2 billion tumps down zafeh zor! Karla that is my queen, them judges need to stop that vyea pat sal!!!

  36. Da4real
    February 25, 2017


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