Leslassa Armour-Shillingford captures Miss Carival crown

Miss Carival 2013
Miss Carival 2013

Miss Dominica, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, has won the Miss Carival pageant held in St Vincent last night.

Her first regional pageant title comes less than two months after she emerged 1st runner-up in the Miss Caribbean World pageant which was held in Tortola, BVI in May.

Miss Armour-Shillingford captured the Ms.Photogenic, Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best Interview awards in the competition.

First runner up position went to St. Kitts and Nevis, while St. Vincent and the Grenadines was the second runner-up.

The other award winners are:

Most Community Spirited- Miss Dominican Republic
Miss Congeniality- Miss Dominican Republic
Winner of the Swimsuit Appearance- Miss St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The other contestants for Miss Carival 2013 were Miss Barbados – Dannyele Teneel Leslie, Miss British Virgin Islands (BVI) – Sharie Bianca Ylinda deCastro, Miss Dominican Republic – Rosa Emelia Martinez Javier, Miss Jamaica – Kabrena Latoya Robinson, Miss St. Kitts & Nevis – Zinga Ayesha Joharia Imoing, Miss St. Lucia – Janelle Desir, Miss St. Vincent & the Grenadines – Shara George, Miss Trinidad & Tobago – Jenelle Jenny Thongs and Miss Venezuela – Yaimer De Los Angeles Armes Macias.

 

 

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140 Comments

  1. hart
    July 17, 2013

    Leslassa Armour-Shillingford what a Beautifully Miss Dominica 2013 and also Miss Carival 2013 and 1st runner up in the Miss Caribbean World Pageant .I strongly belive that our 2013 Miss Dominica has what it takes to Represent us international .in 1985 we took part in Miss Universe pageant and that was the first time .please allow the queen to shine internationally she is beautifully/intelligent/talented/ and well rounded individual .please lets put all hands on deck an make this happen its time that Dominica goes beyond the regional pageants am looking forward to forming a committee to ensure that this happen.

  2. Frabo
    July 6, 2013

    Some time ago “i think” it was a Green; now it’s a Shillingford? Is “Who is who” in Dominica. Say what all you want.

  3. July 2, 2013

    Enough already!!! I wish I could upload a pic of myself so you guys could see beauty and SHAPE on a man as you have never seen before. This young lady has NOTHING on me…trust me, my milkshake brings ALL the boys to the yard! Papa Met!!!! :lol:

  4. hart
    July 1, 2013

    Miss Dominica congrats hàti /stlucia/ st vincent/grenada all. At miss universe why. We can’t do as they. Do. To have. Our country reprenented. If all major buinesses in DOminica sponsor at least 3000. Lesslsa can go to miss. Universe so. Easy

  5. DC
    July 1, 2013

    Crush, never attempt to encourage an individual by destructively criticizing another. Almost sounds like their is alot of animosity from you towards Nadira. You hurled alot of insults at Nadira. The young lady did well and so we must recognize that. They each have their own unique style. Stop attacking Nadira. We as a people must do some soul searching. Too much hatred has plagued our land. Nadira keep your head up. Leslassa continue to do your thing. One Love!

    • AnnointYourTongue
      July 2, 2013

      Hear, hear, and I couldn’t have said it any better myself dear!!!! 

      I believe when people lack “high self-esteem”, generally they turn to such immature and toxic behaviour to fill their thirst for this.

      My advise to such individuals would be to find something that excites and ignites your passion for it, and do just as lovely Nadira did and follow those dreams, as I assure you it’ll be worth it in the end.

      According to Mr Garvey, “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” By|: Marcus Garvey

      Hopefully one day that unhappy individual will find such happiness and soar just like Nadira did. :-D

  6. Dominican by birth
    July 1, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS…you’re making Dominicans proud

  7. GoBeckMore
    July 1, 2013

    DA again.Congratulations. It is the system. Year after year, we come out on top. Congratulations to all training this ladies. Thanks. You are the real winners.

  8. be real
    July 1, 2013

    I know we are getting a bit excited here but the DFC should not be bullied into sending anyone to Miss World when they are struggling enough as it is financially. Furthermore the judging criteria for Miss World is totally different to the caribbean so we might not even get past the introductions. There will be dozens of girls who look like Leslassa and many will be very beautiful. Plus we in the Caribbean are trained to very fake at pagaents. the judges will spot that straight away. This is the main reason caribbean girls don’t do well at these pagaents.

    • July 1, 2013

      No one is bullied into sending anyone to Miss World pageant. We are not struggling more than anyone else. Agreed, the judging criteria for Miss World is totally different to the Caribbean, but we may get past the introductions. Of course all the contestants are beautiful; however, the pageant is not all about beauty. How do you fake pageants? Have you watched these shows, rooted for a particular person as the winner and at the end this person did not even make the cut? I have. FYI, these contestants are winners in their own country, but they get additional training when the enter the pageant. So what if our contestant do not make the finals, at least she will be exposed to the difference. They all do not make it, they try and this is what it is all about. All are winners because they tried.

      Beauty is not the reason Caribbean girls do not do well at these pageants. KEEP WATCHING.

    • Miki
      July 1, 2013

      I understand where you’re coming from but I know that my cousin Leslassa has what it takes to take part in Miss World. Regarding the financial aspect, I think it will be worth the investment. Countries need to invest money in things like this to advertise their country. Dominica desperately needs this type of advertising. As for the fakeness, Lassa is the most real person that I know. Even in interviews she is always honest, kind and poised; everything you need for the international stage.

  9. Dominican
    June 30, 2013

    Congratulations Ms Armour-Shillingford and your team, Make us proud for the other one coming up in Antigua. Blessings!!

    • Bakes&Acra
      July 2, 2013

      Its actually St Kitts & Nevis. Antigua is the Miss Jaceeys Pageant in end of July which is usually around the 30th.

      Lots of luck with this one my dear and stay focused by keeping your eyes fixed on the prize.

      Blessings…………..

  10. June 30, 2013

    Congrats Lassa! When you represent, is not for yourself only but for Dominica. Keep up the good works and continue to make our Country proud.
    P>S> How can we see photos of the show in the various rounds?

  11. LOG
    June 30, 2013

    CONGRATS!!!Dominicans are proud!!

  12. Stacy hilton
    June 30, 2013

    The dress was made by the original Sarah Xavier at Massacre – Get yours done call her 225-8002

    • Ti_kye_cocoa
      July 5, 2013

      Boy look talent in DA to make a dress like that. It was breathtaking!

  13. jun
    June 30, 2013

    More pics please DNO

  14. Vee
    June 30, 2013

    Congratulations. Continue to do well.

  15. Wesleyman
    June 30, 2013

    That is Huge, I am so proud

  16. Toomatoe Tomato
    June 30, 2013

    Congratulations – You continue to make us proud.

  17. gumball
    June 30, 2013

    well done leslassa. I was in the front seat when u were cheated in tortola. I news with all my might the crown was yours and thank God u top them all.

    • Ti_kye_cocoa
      July 5, 2013

      That is what you call VINDICATION they in Tortola knew they just wanted to give the Caribbean World crown to their hometown girl. After all more than half the judges went to the same church as her, don’t tell me that s not a conflict of interest. If BVI was that great, why didn’t she place in this contest? Tato tato…

  18. Happy
    June 30, 2013

    Its all good to be excited about Miss Universe pageants etc but does anyone know the cost involved? I thank you

    • FLAGS
      June 30, 2013

      Tell me about it the cost is to much way to expensive for Dominica the organization cannot afford to sponsor a local queen show is Miss Universe they can fund in our dreams

    • July 1, 2013

      That is why there is sponsorship. The money do not come out of their own pockets. They get sponsored by their country. To SPONSOR is to PROMOTE.

    • Ti_kye_cocoa
      July 5, 2013

      To send contestants you have to join the organization and as anything Donald Trump is involved in, you know it is not going to be cheap. Initial investment is in the neighborhood of 20K US dollars with a $5000.00 annual membership fee to keep sending girls every year. All they provide is hotel, and sponsored activates. Airfare and sundry expenses has to be provided by the country of origin/sponsor. You talking about $20 000.00 in wardrobe alone because you have to appear in a different evening gowns at several different judged events. Also there is hair and make up that are done by the show’s image consultants that you have to foot the bill for along with promotional media package which could add up to an additional $8000.00 to $15000.00 US dollars. So ballpark, the Ms. Universe Pageant could cost Dominica around 50K US dollars. Now oyu get why we don’t go?

  19. patriotic
    June 30, 2013

    Boy I like it when we Dominicans can whip their behind.We are born winners.We are not a filthy rich island but we definitely are a beauty rich, culture rich and love rich island. Whereas some countries lack these basics,let us all help Her Majesty get to the Miss Universe to showcase our masterpiece. After all nothing beats a failure but a trial.Congrats Miss Dominica Miss Carival for a job well done.

  20. crush
    June 30, 2013

    I noticed leslassa is quite liked by Dominicans. I hope she realises is because of her humility and friendliness she is getting all this support. Please Leslassa do not be tempted into changing because of this. I know it can get into someone’s head (like it did Nadira), when people are calling you queen, your majesty etc and everyone wants to take your picture and people complementing you all the time. All that is part of the test to see how genuine you are. Nadira right now thinks she is a real queen, asking people to not disturb her and complaining about the pressures of fame lol. Dont behave like that. Its only a one year title and dozens have one it before. I believe lesslassa can make it to miss world. Miss world is not judged like caribbbean competitions. Notice Miss cuba and dominican republic never place in our shows but send the same girl to miss world/universe, she will win. Grace, inside beauty and humility has a lot to do with it. Nadira would not do well as miss world. First or all she is too short. I watched her performances and there was no wow factor. I believe she won coz they wanted to give it to a carib person to send a message. I was shocked about antigua as the performance was mediocore. leslassa on the other hand is talented and natural. nadira has a made up accent. Dominicans dont speak like that unless they are copying Americans and thats so irritating. All the radio girls are doing this weird thing with their r’s and queen contestants are copying that.

    • Dominica girl
      July 1, 2013

      Real talk! No worries leslassa is well grounded.

    • Nice
      July 1, 2013

      Why all this negativity about NadirA? Cant we just celebrate Lassa and continue to celebrate Nadira..she did do well for Dominica. What is all this lashing out about..Your bitterness towards Nadira took away the good you wanted to say about Lassa. Stopthis nonsense.

      • DC
        July 2, 2013

        Nice, some fail to understand that those who fear God will not condone this hatred. It is like trying to convince a potential buyer to purchase a product, you make ten statements, nine positive and one negative. The one negative statement will remain in your potential customer head, and more than likely you will lose the sale.
        Crush your negativity stood out more. Shame!

  21. Anonymous
    June 29, 2013

    Real talk Alex please help to push forward that young lady for the miss universe pageant pleaseeee

  22. Yes!
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations girl. Keep making us proud.
    On a side note I am truly happy that a girl with natural hair can pull off such feats in a beauty contest where white concepts of beauty are upheld.
    Saying this to say, black women, there is nothing wrong with our hair. Proven by lassa.

    • Ti_kye_cocoa
      July 5, 2013

      I 2nd that atatement!

  23. Justice and Truth
    June 29, 2013

    When I read DNO’s Headline, I said, “WOW!” So happy to know that Leslassa captured Miss Carival crown. Way to go!
    How elated she must be including her entire family and friends.
    Congratulations Leslassa! You have excelled in winning the crown. You put forth your best. You are a beauty, mixture of Joseph, Armour and Shillingford.
    Fellow Dominican residents you must be proud of her. We who reside abroad join you in congratulating her and this celebration, if only in thoughts, words and spirit.
    God bless you and with whatever endeavour you undertake in the future.
    Dominica on the map. Ever since I resided in Dominica, it was always said by non-Dominicans guys that Dominica has the most beautiful girls/women.
    I remember when there were inter-school tournaments in Dominica and how the guys of the other West Indian countries who participated loved Dominican girls. One of my friends married one. Some of us became penpals.

  24. June 29, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Everyone, including myself, asks, why a Dominican has never get sponsored to a MISS UNIVERSE or MISS WORLD PAGEANT? Leslassa, as MISS DOMINICA and MISS CARIVAL, speak up and ask your sponsors to send you to represent us, DOMINICA, in one of these pageants. That would be lovely.

    • Ti_kye_cocoa
      July 5, 2013

      That is actually not true. The first and only Dominican to grace the Ms. Universe Stage was Margaret Rose Cools-Lartigue in 1985, Miami FL!

  25. June 29, 2013

    DNO why did you remove my comment? I said I am a gay cross-dresser and I look better than her! Plus I am way more sexy! She’s not all that good-looking if you ask me. Any guy would pick me over her. Yes I should be Ms. Dominica, it’s time to give sexy gay men a chance..thank you.

  26. true talk
    June 29, 2013

    Alex..I wish you would stop calling names as if some queens are better than others. I bet every Miss Dominica would argue for various reasons why they represented Dominica well. A good Miss Dominica is not about how many crowns you win. How can you even think that. Was there internet, mobile phones and access to the whole world with just pressing a button 15years ago? of course recent queens will do better than past queens. Plus there was a lot of prejudice in those days and the committee used to back certain people more than others. Marcella was lucky to have had that backing, not because she was better than anyone else. Trace back to all the carnival queens. See what they are doing now and you will find its not the ones who won regional crowns that are successful. Queens before had proper competition overseas, nowadays the regional competitors are weak. Its easier to win

    • HAHAHA
      June 30, 2013

      rewind and come again… you cannot prevent the man from calling on who he feel did a great job at being queens… they were all good but those were phenomenal! and technology doesn’t mean that those now will ALWAYS do better than those in the past… Ou toh sot kon makak lol …

    • Homeboy
      June 30, 2013

      Marcella was very articulate, well- spoken and a great queen. What lucky you talking about??? Oh and she was just as beautiful too! Alex made great points and his intention was not to be selective. He was referencing some of the best. Marcella you are Homeboys’s favorite!!!!

      Bath Road Rovers all the way!

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2013

      Dear true talk,

      Greetings:

      As I said, the debate will go one. Please read my posts carefully my dear friend. I never suggest the any queen was better or did better than the other, I simply forwarded a few names of queen who had an impact on me (especially in recent times).If there are others who impacted you, please include their names. Let us not be telling each other how we should comment on issues; this sounds like censorship.

      Probably you have stories you would wish to share…so please share them. Tell us about your experiences…I suspect you may even be a past queen, begin by publishing you name (I hope I am not commanding you or telling you what to do).

      Let the conversation go on…

      Peace

    • Jaon
      June 30, 2013

      you make no sense

  27. Tortola Resident
    June 29, 2013

    I am truly happy she got her well deserved crown since it was cheated from her in Tortola. Way to go girl… you set them straight!!!!!

    • Dom/BVIslander
      June 29, 2013

      I do agree with you, it was so plain to see how they cheated for the Miss BVI in Tortola but Miss Dominica prove to them that she was the winner all along. Miss BVI can only win in her homeland but Miss Dominica can win a crown any place in the Caribbean.

  28. A.m
    June 29, 2013

    I TIRED PLEAD!!!!! ….. DOMINICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    SEND SOMEBODY FOR MISS UNIVERSE AND MISS WORLD!!!!!!!!

    Is someone hearing me? Anyone out there!!!!!

    Pleasssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeee Do not waste them girls and those talents!!!! Nadira, gone now and she can still go.. Marcia not there anymore.. Marah not there anymore :cry: Nakita too :cry: and Leandra :cry:

    DO NOT WASTE LESLASSA! SHE CAN MAKE IT! … she got the looks.. They will think is Alicia Keys and Donald Trump will beg Lassa to sing GIRL ON FIRE for himmmmmmmmmm…. SEND THE GIRL TO MISS UNIVERSE…. the money won’t be wasted!

    • A.m
      June 29, 2013

      I tired scream lol… Seriously! …… I KNOW THAT WILL BE A BIG HIT FOR US! … all she have to do is go up on stage with her nice curly hair and she winning the miss universe lol … she doh even need clothes lol.. just 4 big Yampeh leaves to cover up the areas :lol: :lol: SEND THE GIRL NAH! … TIME FOR CHANGE AND PUBLICITY! NO more mistaking Dominica and Dominican Republic!!!!!!

      • but???
        June 29, 2013

        You meant that as a joke right? Wrapped in leaves with curly hair and she will win Miss Universe? Some of you are really backward. Those with kinky hair you couldn’t plead for them? Keep wearing your ignorance as a badge of honour!

      • cocoabuttercake
        June 30, 2013

        How very simplistic and exceedingly show! :lol:

        As if one can just win such pageants just because they have “curly hair” and nothing else to bring to the competition!

        Domniche’ par feb ou sav :-x

      • iLike this
        July 1, 2013

        to But and cocoabuttercake… (I wouldn’t eat that cake nah) but anyways, Ya’ll have no sense of humor, I bet any person with sense would see the person was making a joke about wearing leaves and curly hair.. and she does look a bit like Alicia keys with her hair in afro (curly or not) Hold all you horses and loosen up for once man! SHAIT! :-x :-x

    • June 29, 2013

      Actually, looks only will not make you win Miss Universe. There is more than looks required. I agree, win or not, there are many qualities in Miss Dominica, Leslassa or any other, that should be promoted. I have always wondered why they are not ever sponsored.

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2013

      Why don’t u take the first step….

    • iLike this
      June 30, 2013

      A.m whoever you are you’ve made a SPLENDID pleading. They never will understand what level of publicity this is for DOminica and what a TOURISM product really is in this real world! They do not understand the investment that this would bring!

      ARE THESE PEOPLE REALLY WORKING IN TOURISM or POCKETism? Filling their pockets by corporate b.s.

    • Supporther
      June 30, 2013

      We are asking you to be the first sponsor step up

    • Juiceyolives0
      June 30, 2013

      And who is supposed to facilitate the funding for participation to such pageants as they don’t come cheap?

      Will you by any chance be willing to put $1 dollar or even $5 dollars towards raising the necessary funds for her to participate in Miss Universe or Miss World Pageants?

      Ironically, every year one of our Miss Dominica secures a title we hear the same old cries for this, ehich has gone on for years until it dies down and nothing is ever done. :-D

      I admire your persistence and optimism. lol :lol:

  29. Michael Norris
    June 29, 2013

    We must also recognise the support that her family is providing. I gather it is more than the support of the Festival Committee.

    • Check Your Facts
      June 30, 2013

      Stop that Michael Norris yes family must support, if they do not then something is wrong – The DDA and DFC pays for trips, hotel and everything so check the DFC for receipts and vouchers before all you talk please and make comments – Its time the DFC start publicizing signed documents.

  30. M W-L
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulation Lassa

    Indeed you made Dominica proud. We love you. Keep moving higher and we will support you all the way.

  31. lils
    June 29, 2013

    That’s my Lassa. This is just the beginning. All the best boo.

  32. A
    June 29, 2013

    Am a vincy and must say u did well miss Dominica who vex there lost

  33. Anonymous
    June 29, 2013

    Lesss lasa am so happy u don’t know how proud u made m e. Fill. Congrats my girl. We will talk. When u. Get. Back. Is. There a. Motor cade

  34. June 29, 2013

    Congratulations girl

  35. OhFather
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations to Leslassa and her team! Your Majesty has done it again… You rule!! :) As always, do your best and let God do the rest. St Kitts and Antigua here we come!! We are all Sister islands… so this is healthy competition..

  36. Congrats
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats to you Leslassa on the crown, we knew you could do it and was only waiting on the results. you got deprived of you Miss Caribbean World Crown this year so you showed them what you could do in this one. Miss Bvi didnt even prove competition for you…. Congrats to the other runner up’s, everyone is a winner but only one can wear the crown therefore let our Queen move :-D

  37. June 29, 2013

    Dominica is blessed with beauty, talent, brains and a whole lot more. Congratulations Lassa and I wish you much success in the future. Put God first and everything else will fall into place. God bless Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2013

      next is miss jayces in antigua mi want u to bang them go lessa am all the way with u

  38. real possie
    June 29, 2013

    Queens of queens great job ps the dress looks wonderful.

    • real possie
      June 29, 2013

      Queen of queens

  39. DC
    June 29, 2013

    Beauty, intelligence and natural talent, you possess all three. You are amazing, yet you remain humble. I have no doubt that you will capture the title in Antigua as well. Continue to walk gracefully and champion a cause during your reign, be it the elderly, neglected children etc. you are a shining star. One Love!

  40. fil
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulation Ms. Dominica keep collection the crowns. Good luck in your reigns.

  41. Anonymous
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations my dear, beauty personified. Congrats to you and your dedicated team. You look beautiful and that dress looks stunning. Cannot wait to see the pics.

  42. kelshia
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations to you lassa. :-D

  43. friend
    June 29, 2013

    CONGRATS Lassa….. no one doubted you! (i am sure there are some hypocrites who are now loving you and congratulating you, but didnt like when you won Miss Dominica) congratulations babygirl, you always make us proud

    • Homeboy
      June 30, 2013

      Y can’t you just say congratulations!!!! Geez. Stop the MÉPWIS.

  44. Alex Bruno
    June 29, 2013

    There is something unique about our Carnival Queens, going far back as possible but certainly peaking with Marcella Larocque-Menal. They have a sense of belief, confidence and competitive zeal which is uncommon in their compatriots. If one would conduct a study of our queens achievements in regional competitions – and I might – we may be amazed to see just how imposing they are. In recent times, queens Nakita Bruno, Leandra Lee Lander, Nadira Lando, Jacintha Fagan, and now Leslassa have shown that our queens are beyond the ordinary.[An extract from my fb post]

    Well done Miss Dominica 2013.

    • labourite at heart
      June 29, 2013

      Dont forget Diane Francis!

    • Possi Born/ NYC
      June 29, 2013

      you forgot Marcia Baptist,because she is from Portsmouth?

      • Ti_kye_cocoa
        July 5, 2013

        Not to mention, she is currently gracing the runways of NY’s Fashion Week 2013, walking for A list designers! Kya ;eave Marcia out at all!

    • Juiceyolives0
      June 29, 2013

      Hi Alex, with all due respect to you and what you are suggested is conducted perhaps you and others may wish to embark on this research.

      However, before you proceed I suggest that all of the facts are topped and tailed fully before proceeding.

      It is one thing to begin to names former Miss Dominica’s who performed and won titles at optimum level but yet another to forget note worthy ones in the process.

      One of the risks beginning to name people is to forget others that you should know about but nonetheless were perhaps unintentionally omitted from this list. That why sometimes a general description would have sufficed, as opposed to singling out individuals.

      Diane Francis was also a brilliant former Miss Dominica who also won some regional pageants to. More recently Marah Walters and Marcia Baptiste were also exemplary delegates for Dominica in regional pageants and more importantly won several titles as well. Along with those on your list I also thought they were all “Miss Universe” and “Miss World” calibre.

      Those mentioned above are from my recall memory, who actually won one or more regional titles and represented superbly well also, in addition to most of the other ladies on your list.

      Perhaps we can open up a blog that will allow people to give names of former Miss Dominicas together with their achievements, etc. That’s something that should be documented in audio,video and PowerPoint Presentations, and used as part of our tourism/cultural tools to promote our culture.

      Wonder whether the Cultural Division or Carnival Organising Committee, has some sort of archive documenting these achievements over the years? Sounds like an interesting, worthwhile project to embark on if you ask me.

      • ?/%#)&!
        June 30, 2013

        Brilliant!!!!

    • Nice
      June 29, 2013

      Alex Dominican women have something exotic about them ..very confident and proud…

    • possie
      June 29, 2013

      add to that Marah Walter and Marcia Baptiste. Our beauties have been representing Dominica very well!!

      • Alex Bruno
        June 29, 2013

        Yes, for real. I note that queens Marcia and Marah could also be included on the list of queens that I published. No offence meant by that omission.In fact, I played a little part in Marah’s run for the thrown and Marcia is like sister; she knows that. They (Marah and Marcia) also represented DA well and I am very proud of them.

        Queen Samantha Sammy Doctrove was brilliant…queen Kamala was great, I mean the list goes on and on and on…but, as I said, I just highlighted the few names which came to me at the time that I was writing.

        The point was made, however, and I thank the many who joined in the conversation. Thanks for the love which you expressed. Big respect to Dominican and Caribbean women…and women of the world by extension.

        More POWER to the woman!

        Peace

    • Michael Norris
      June 29, 2013

      Certainly, Alex. Our Carnival Queens since the mid 1980s have been doing very well in regional competitions. There are some years when Dominica has won some regional crowns back to back. The Cultural Division and the NCC should recognize the efforts of our queens by recording their achievements in a book. There very little we have going for us as a small nation. WE can boast, however, of our natural beauty and the successes of our young ladies in regional queen competitions. Not many other countries in the Caribbean can boast of these attributes and success.

    • A.m
      June 29, 2013

      lol alex what happen to u nuh lol.. HOw u going to forget MARAH WALTER and MARCIA BAPTISTE there nah? those were two of the biggest and the best! LOL u was too excited lexi? LOL :lol:

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2013

      SO piggybacking off of Alex, I would really like to see the pageant committee and Dominica back Miss Shillingford and enter her in the Miss universe pageant. I have felt that our last 3 queens have also showed the talent and ambition as well as knowledge to make in on an international stage and we have not sent a competitor in over 15 years. I think we need to reintroduce the world to Dominica and this can very well be done with Miss Shillingford.

      • June 29, 2013

        Completely AGREE.

      • Sweetwatermelon
        June 30, 2013

        I suspect this Miss Dominica may very well get to participate in either the Miss Universe or Miss World pageants during her reign.

        After all “money talks in this world!”

        Remember Margaret-Rose Cools-Lartigue?

        Case in point.

    • Malgraysa
      June 30, 2013

      Aklex is entitled to his opinion and so is everyone else. It is not the gospel he is preaching you know. There is no accounting for taste and that is a good thing so it is pointless arguing, who was/is the best queen ever. We all have our favourite but to me they were/are all beautiful. Let it be so and let us rejoice for all of them.

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2013

      You forgot Giselle Francis too

    • stop pressure de man
      July 1, 2013

      I do not see why you all are on Alex Brunos’s case. I simply think that he was just mentioning some of the queens that did exceptionally well and did have to give a list of all the queens who did well. As the phrase would say “just to mention a few”.

      Stop always trying to dig what people are saying to make them look bad. He was just giving some words of encouragement. what does his first line say “there is something unique about of queens” what does that say. He was thinking of everyone. We to mention that after Marcella Larocque-Menal things even changed for the better.

      When he said this “If one would conduct a study of our queens achievements in regional competitions – and I might – we may be amazed to see just how imposing they are”, he was talking about all the queens that may have performed regionally and that statement does not only stand for those that he mentioned.

      Omission of name does not mean he was not talking about them too. His general statement placed emphasis on all QUEENS.

    • Ti_kye_cocoa
      July 5, 2013

      Alex I think Diane Francis was the one who really set the bar for Marcella and all the others to follow. Our ladies have sure made us proud and we are a force to be reckoned with in the region when it comes to pageants. The other bigger islands still under estimate us as ‘small island people’ but small island ah grow big tings! Congrats to Lassa, we continue to be amazed and delighted by your humility and accomplishments!

  45. Nice
    June 29, 2013

    YEAH I felt so proud to be Dominican last night at that show…When Lassa did her talent the comments from the crowd was so audibly admiring..One lady said “that is what you call talent” ..I felt so good knowing that she was talking about my representative..Dominicans can be proud.

    • June 29, 2013

      Nicely put, but were you not proud to be a Dominican before last night?

      I AM, ALWAYS.

      • Nice
        July 1, 2013

        Good for you. We as a people are always proud but when one our own excels..like you would your brother your son your daughter.. when they excel you just feel that extra umph..I am sure you know what i am talking about. Unless you emotions flat line at one level no matter what. hmm

  46. blublu
    June 29, 2013

    YES OUR QUEEN. she proved it. LOVELY DRESS LASSA

  47. VEE
    June 29, 2013

    WHAT A LOVELY DRESS LASSA!!!
    CONGRATS DARLIN

  48. HRC SALUTES YOU
    June 29, 2013

    WAW we are quite ecstatic in the HRC HarlemRevolutionaryCongress to have one of our very own win this prestigious Title. You will always be a winner in our minds and our hearts. May the good Lord continue to shower blessings to you in your service to humanity. THE HARLEM COMMUNITY HAS DONE IT AGAIN….THE GREAT DOMINICAN TRADITION CONTINUES…….

  49. Rose
    June 29, 2013

    Proud of my country girls. We have the beauty and talent.
    You next big step Ms. World. Congrats DCA abroad.

  50. Prada Boi
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats Lassa…u deserve this crown…you also deserved the miss caribbean world crown two months ago…..The same miss BVI (de castro ) they cheated for didnt even place ..ha ha…..Again congrats to you….ang good luck in the upcoming competitions….we are all confident

  51. believer
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats baby girl

  52. fantabulicious
    June 29, 2013

    I’m smiling from ear to ear :) it just proves once again that we have what it takes!

  53. T mama
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miss Dominica…well done and one can tell that you take good advice..Congrats to your chaperone Carla..we know she is a driving force behind you…God bless and more inspiration for the future shows….

  54. justice
    June 29, 2013

    Yaaaahhh! One thing Dominica is really talented. All our carnival queens take part in other competitions and always win or place. Never failed us! Congratulations! !!

  55. Gorgeous M
    June 29, 2013

    Where are the Pics Plz?

  56. hope
    June 29, 2013

    Bravo Dominica!

  57. Jazz
    June 29, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS LASSA! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!
    YES, NEXT STOP MISS WORLD. PRAISE AND THANKS TO THE LORD!

  58. proud vincent
    June 29, 2013

    she dont deserve it!!!! :-x

    • Reflections
      June 29, 2013

      Shut your face.

    • Nice
      June 29, 2013

      I am sorry that you are disappointed Vincy but I was at the show and Lassa was ahead in all the segments. From the get go her poise and confidence.. the way she delivered in every area was phenomenal….lets be fair.
      She had competition is several segments but the ladies who were just as good eg. in talent did not stick up in the interview or the evening wear Lassa was consistently of high standard..Even in the swimwear Miss SVG won..Lassa carried her swimwear with more elegance.

    • Antiguan/Dominican
      June 29, 2013

      so who did because i didnt watch the show

    • Jay
      June 29, 2013

      A very welcome advertisement for Dominica. Not only do we have beauty but intelligence as well. Congratulations.
      If they grow grapes in St. Vincent they must be sour.

      • Anonymous
        June 29, 2013

        This statement is not fair as lassa went to a Vincentian high school. The top Gil’s school to be exact, and she had all the support from the old girls…. Congrats

    • kelshia
      June 29, 2013

      A a but proud Vincent I find u bold! Coming on our island news website and talk Bull…….if she didn’t deserve it then I guess that’s cuz u think st. Vincent did uh? Well my dear sour grape guess what? She’s already the winner and your opinion right now isn’t gonna change that,lolololololol. #utodambold

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2013

      vincent couldnt even answer her question and she had NO talent. hush

      • Anonymous
        July 25, 2013

        They really cheated miss Barbados there

    • fil
      June 29, 2013

      REAL HATER.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2013

      eat your heart out

    • NOW
      June 29, 2013

      Not even proud vincent believe his own comment :mrgreen:

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2013

      YOU ARE WRONG SHE DESERVE MUCH MORE YOU WISH TO BE IN HER SHOES RIGHT NOW
      DON’T SHOW YOUR EVIL :EYEE :evil:

  59. Jean Marie
    June 29, 2013

    Love my country, its people and their talent!!

  60. kalinago
    June 29, 2013

    proud of u girl…….

  61. HANS All Naturals
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats Leslassa…YOU DID IT! WE DID IT! You continue to make us, your community and your family proud…continue reaching for the Stars!

  62. wotty
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats ny dear from the time i heard you spoke at a woman’s meeting you moved me i am not surprise you did it good job

  63. nubian
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats Lassa!! :D

  64. Newtown Passe
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats to Lassa…U did it…we r so proud of you…

  65. Lovely
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats honey!!

  66. Pardon
    June 29, 2013

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, make us proud sweety..

  67. Anonymous
    June 29, 2013

    Yeeeesssss!! you made me proud.

  68. ro
    June 29, 2013

    congrads job well done ..hope to see the pics soon!

  69. June 29, 2013

    Congrats huray!!! You rock. You go girl!! Miss world is next salutatlon,

    • LMAO
      June 29, 2013

      what year? Sponsored by whom?

  70. Yola
    June 29, 2013

    Congrats Lassa!

  71. WHAT
    June 29, 2013

    HIP HIP OOORAAAAY :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  72. artist
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations my girl, u did us proud lastnight!!!

  73. cutie*pie
    June 29, 2013

    congrats!

  74. village girl
    June 29, 2013

    :-D :-P :lol: congrats grl!

  75. Anonymous
    June 29, 2013

    Congratulations to this beautiful Lady.

  76. Anonymous
    June 29, 2013

    Enjoy your win Leslassa. Congrats

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