Leslassa Armour-Shillingford wins again

Leslassa, after being crowned Miss Caribbean Culture. Photo credit: Ryan. D. Maynard
Leslassa, proudly wearing her Miss Caribbean Culture crown.
Photo credit: Ryan. D. Maynard

Miss Dominica 2013, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, has won her second regional pageant in three days.

Armour-Shillingford beat eleven other Caribbean beauties to win the Miss Caribbean Culture 2013 which was held in Nevis on Monday night.

According to her chaperone, Carla Armour it was a close competition and Leslassa was able to edge out Ms. St. Kitts/Nevis by 13 points to win.

Despite winning only one award, for Best Interview, Leslassa was able to win the clinch the title with a consistent all round performance.

St. Kitts took the first runner-up position and St. Croix placed second runner-up.

This most recent win takes to three the tally of pageant titles which Armour-Shillingford has won so far.

In addition to Ms. Caribbean Culture, she holds the titles for Ms. Carival and Jaycees Quueen.

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  1. congrats
    August 8, 2013

    Lesslasa you did it again. I predicted it would have been an easy walk. You noticed few comments, trust Dominicans….
    Continue to believe in yourself and you will succeed in life. Put the the doubting Thomases to rest.You have thte talent and ambition.
    I would have loved to see you take on the Miss World or Miss Universerse title but we know how difficult it is too enter such with the various rules and regulations. Could somebody give it a try. Lets see how well can Dominicans respond to give you that push.

  2. koox
    August 7, 2013

    Aye Dominica on the rise. congrats girl and keep striving for excellence!! :-D

  3. Kay
    August 7, 2013

    Congrats Leslassa!!

  4. Anonymous
    August 7, 2013

    Congrats girl.

  5. Justice and Truth
    August 7, 2013

    Congratulations! With that pose, elegancy and outfit, no wonder you won Miss Caribbean Culture. I’ll state, you are getting accustomed to it, winning three times, the crown. :) No doubt you are the envy of some and among your competitors. Of course, you are elated, having won three times. This year, 2013 will be a year that you will always remember. Well done!

  6. A Voice
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations to the queen. She is definitely doing her country proud.

  7. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    you did a great job .Concrats :!:

  8. Vee
    August 6, 2013

    Excellent job Leslassa. Thanks for the wins

  9. Guest0101
    August 6, 2013

    Where for Dominicans to comment, no comments? If it was something negative this page would be loaded with comments.

    Conrats Lassa! You are making your country very proud. You are natural talent and beauty at its best. Think you deserve s shot at Miss World in Indonesia. You’ve got the potential for it. Hope DFC and the gov’t makes this investment.

  10. bigmack
    August 6, 2013

    i’ll be the first to say congrats. well done my girl

  11. August 6, 2013

    Lassa again ..yayyy D/ca congrats hun !

  12. missmostDominican
    August 6, 2013

    I am so proud of u baby girl…..i love being D/can

  13. August 6, 2013

    You do not have to top everything to get the win. FOCUS on what makes you a WINNER.

  14. August 6, 2013

    You go girl. Be proud of yourself.

  15. Observer2
    August 6, 2013

    Yes I !

  16. Blessed
    August 6, 2013

    If did young lady had done something bad or wrong we would have 200 comments already. She did something very good and we have 0 comments. Anyway congratulations my dear and best of luck in your future endeavours.

  17. God will see us thru
    August 6, 2013


  18. Jedi
    August 6, 2013

    How you say ‘Miss World’ in Kweyol?

  19. Alice
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations. What we invest in our children always pays off. Class is class/

  20. Too Hard Too Long
    August 6, 2013

    Wow!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

    I am so proud of you.

  21. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013


  22. Observer
    August 6, 2013

    Hooray Leslassa!!! You did it again! Belle te fe!

  23. Ras Mo Moses
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations to our Dominican ambassador. She makes us all proud. She really rocks.

  24. wow
    August 6, 2013


  25. met veye
    August 6, 2013

    Leslassa is on a roll. That’s God’s blessings. Keep it up Ms. Shillingford-Armour. You are definitely a true queen.

  26. Moi Sav
    August 6, 2013

    Sorry she didn’t deserve that one. She should have been 1st runner up.

  27. CHINY
    August 6, 2013


  28. Friend
    August 6, 2013

    Hi LaSSA

    congratulations on your triple win it was well deserved. continue to be motivated.

  29. Reporter
    August 6, 2013

    Congrats. You are making us really proud

  30. hmmmm
    August 6, 2013

    She has creamed Nadira, Marcia and Nakita (who won Ms Dominica plus 2 regional crowns each during their reign) to joing the ranks of Marah and Leandra (who coveted the Ms Dominica title plus 3 regional crowns each). Congratulations Leslassa, you have proven me wrong! Does she have any more pageants during her reign?

  31. bigsmile
    August 6, 2013

    contratulations lassa! proud of you, doing good things for yourself and country!

  32. loole
    August 6, 2013

    :-D Congrats! thanks for my our beautiful island and people proud… keep it up and God bless you.

  33. Woi
    August 6, 2013

    The region (OECS) should sponsor her to compete at Ms World one one of the other international pagents. Well done Ms Armour Shillingford :-D

  34. Abbi
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations young lady for making Dominica proud.

    Wonder what the haters out there are now saying.

  35. Pomsiten
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations to Miss Dominica, she makes Dominica proud.
    So… What of Miss BVI? did she participate in the other competitions? Did she place in anything except winning the show in the BVI?

  36. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations Leslassa and her team!!! Thank you for makinig Dominica proud!! You worked hard and it has paid off!!

    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations again,Leslassa….just keep making us proud.There’s one left..Miss World.Lets go for it.Dominicans lets start digging into our pocket books,if that’s what it takes..DNO,I think you might be incorrect if you say she has won three competitions so far…..You did not include the most important one…Miss Dominica…She had to have one that first before she could even qualify to compete in the others.

  38. ymcmb chick
    August 6, 2013


  39. gwaj
    August 6, 2013

    Wow! You go girl!

  40. None
    August 6, 2013

    wow congrats Leslassa, Carla, Yvonne. So proud of you.

  41. CheeseCakeUK
    August 6, 2013

    WOW……My heartfelt congratulations to you Leslassa and I had a feeling you’d continue to do exceedingly well in your 4th regional pageant. 3 out of four isn’t a bad ratio at all and in fact many who were at the “Miss Caribbean World” reckon you should have won the that title as well. :-D

    Still you showed them what perseverance really is about and kept focused, continued to tenaciously work at every aspect of your presentations, and now how the last laugh…….natural talent generally has a way of soaring despite detractors or hurdles placed during the journey, which has also been the case with so many other delegates in the past who also soared to new heights as well.

    I guess the next stops should be either of the following world renowned international pageants, as you’re so ready to represent our lovely “Nature Isle.” “Miss Universe”, “Miss World” and “Miss Earth” here comes Leslassa! :)

    COC/CQC/Ministry of Culture need to collaborate together to open an account/pay pal facility, so that Dominicans like me can contribute my £1 towards getting Leslassa to represent us in those international pageants, as was sensible suggested by a few people last week and years before this.

    I really think we can do this for ourselves as a people collectively and send Leslassa to represent the island at these pageants.

    Best of luck sweety and stay smiling with that that enchanting “Nature Isle” smile of your and of course your intellect and determination. Well done!!!!!

  42. Don't Stop Now!!!
    August 6, 2013

    First you crept, then walked, then ran, now you are ready to fly at Miss World 2013. Let’s GO!!!!!!!!!

  43. Esther
    August 6, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS to Leslassa, Carla & Team and Yvonne & Family.

    This calypso comes to mind: “Point Michel Girls are the best.. Sweet sweet in the waist….”.
    I probably got the words a little wrong, but I don’t care! We should change it to:

    DOMINICA Girls are the BEST
    SWEET sweet in the waist!

  44. HARLEM again
    August 6, 2013

    congratulations to you for stunning the PAGEANT WORLD and making another major statement to be our delegate for the next MISS WORLD/MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANTS etc. You have EARNED that right and made us in HARLEM/DOMINICA extremely proud, walking in the footsteps of another HARLEM/DOMINICAN Lady LEANDRA LANDER. We do hope that the authorities listen to this cry; for so manyears our lasses have been doing so excellently at regional pageants; its time we take it to THE NEXT LEVEL in honor of their collective successes. VERY BEST WISHES LESLASSA….FOR DOMINICA LOVES YOU.

  45. ZingerCombo
    August 6, 2013

    I am sooo proud!!

  46. gumball
    August 6, 2013

    yes yes.I am so happy and still mad cause this should b your fourth crown we need a recall in the B.V.I. well I hope dominica send you to the other shows like miss world you are on a roll keep it going.thank you again.I love you girl.

  47. Observer
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations,well done Leslassa, I wonder what the Dominicans who were babbling are saying now. You have proved all of them wrong. Good job. You have made me very proud.

  48. Proud Dominican
    August 6, 2013

    All we do is win, win, win no matter what! Call me bias but I love my Dominica oui, all we do is win, year after year. Congrats sweetie!!!

  49. tumble backkick
    August 6, 2013

    Wow, talent and personality- rare, beauty almost extinct in Da gene pool. Nuff respect l to you Mrs. LAM. You know what, while you are at it go win Ms. World and Ms. Universe.

  50. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    Way to go Leslassa! The sky is the limit for you. All the best in all your undertakings.

  51. Pre
    August 6, 2013

    Excellent. Well done Miss Universe should be on the card.I will be one of the first to support you on this.

  52. DC
    August 6, 2013

    Wonderful Leslassa. Simply amazing. No matter the competition, never become complacent, give it your best, always aim to captivate the attention of the audience, no matter size or competition venue. You never know who is watching. Continue to shine. Awesome!

  53. Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulation Leslassa. you made Dominica proud!Miss World next

  54. C.C
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations. Keep up the good work…

  55. no name
    August 6, 2013

    Marcella Larocque (who won many titles) was not given the opportunity to go to the bigger pagents I hope this one does, good exposure for Dominica.
    Well done Miss Shillingford-Armour.

  56. Juliette Cuffy
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulations!!!!! Miss Shillingford we all Dominican are so proud of you and love you 8-O ….

  57. August 6, 2013

    OMG!!!!! She did it again. I’m happy….Congratulations Miss Dominica

  58. DA strong
    August 6, 2013

    RIGHT ON!!!!RIGHT ON!!!!!

  59. diamond girl
    August 6, 2013

    congrats my girl!!!! continue to make us proud!

  60. August 6, 2013

    I love you! I love you! I love you!

  61. Bless in Orlando
    August 6, 2013

    Go Girl! Miss World is yours in Jesus Name.

  62. proud
    August 6, 2013

    Well well done Leslassa. You are indeed one of the best. These days everyone seems to be naming the ones who win regional pagaents as the best. That’s not true. Leslassa has something charming about her plus she is talented and sweet. Very endearing quality which will take her a long way. Last years queen for example wasn’t talented, just lucky so she shouldn’t be discused as one of the best. Watch her local performance and judge yourself. No offence intended just drawing a point.

    Also we had some good queens in the past only that queen show in the early 90’s were very unsupported.

    I believe a lot of the younger generation only knows the ones of their era so maybe the TV stations should start playing all the queen shows from the 80s and 90s. I for one can’t remember most of our past queens so that would help. That will allow people so appreciate all the hard work the past Miss Dominica’s have gone through and not just a select few. People will see for themselves that many were far better talented and intelligent than the few who won more regional pagaents than them.

    I find it totally unfair to be naming best based on regional crowns. Leslassa yes, but many of the others no. It aslo depends on who they competed with. Sometimes you have good bunch of girls sometimes you have weak bunch. Be objective people.

    Queens long ago were not advantaged only a few were cherry picked by the committee because they were from Roseau and more effort and help was given to them like the Marcella’s etc, helping them to perform better. Not because they are were better on stage or more talented than any of the other queens of their times.

  63. hope
    August 6, 2013

    Bravo Miss Dominica. keep your feet on the ground and stay humble. We are proud of your accomplishments. :lol: Keep soaring!

  64. JB
    August 6, 2013

    Well done again! Now I hope you will get sometime to unwind and relax after such a hectic round of activities. You deserve it!

  65. V.I
    August 6, 2013

    Congrats to the queen of queens congrats also goes to the runners up.I wonder how come dominicanewsonline took so long to bring the results.

  66. Hmm
    August 6, 2013

    Leslassa Armour-Shillingford

  67. Ebo
    August 6, 2013

    Well done Leslassa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. August 6, 2013

    Again..who’se getting the ball rolling re entry to the Ms World or Ms Universe??? It’s Dominica’s best opportunity in years!

  69. Niks
    August 6, 2013

    LASSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! you’re vibrant personality shines through in everything you do! you are just being yourself and that is the true reflection of who we want to represent us!

  70. Nostalgia
    August 6, 2013

    Congrats!!!!!! Way to go young lady.

  71. August 6, 2013

    Way to go girl show the World beauty and brains can go together .
    Next move is “Miss World”
    Put Dominica on the map and show the World Dominica is not Dominica Republic.

  72. D/A I BORN
    August 6, 2013

    Way to go ladies Congrats Ms.St.Croix my place of residence big up to Ms.Dominica land of my birth.congrats Ms.St.Kitts

  73. August 6, 2013

    congratulation … you potential shows you have what it takes to go further. I stayed up till 3:00am awaiting information on the results, thanks dno none of the sites provided that information ,not even the official site of the host country.

  74. kim
    August 6, 2013

    congratulations my dear you have done your country proud through hard work

  75. Tri-State Beauty
    August 6, 2013

    Stop it girlie…!!!Congrats are in order once more. nah keep on winning, keep on smiling. :-P

  76. grandma
    August 6, 2013

    Congratulation to this young lady I am so proud of you continue to make Dominica proud.

  77. HomeAlone
    August 6, 2013

    Wow. Congratulations Ms Dominica. You are on a role. How does one get to the Ms. Universe Pageant. I hope you get to go!

    3 Regional titles so far. SIMPLY AMAZING!

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