Miss Dominica first runner up in Jaycees Caribbean Queen Pageant

Fagan. Photo credit: JCI Antigua

Miss Dominica, Jacintha Fagan, walked away with the first runner up position at the Jaycees Caribbean Queen Pageant held in Antigua last night.

She grabbed that position from among a field of 15 contestants from across the Caribbean.

Miss St. Kitts-Nevis, Iantavian Queeley, walked away with the crown, while Miss Anguilla and Miss St. Lucia took the second and third runner up positions respectively.

It is a huge win for Fagan who faced a barrage of criticism following her failure to walk away with a winning position at the recently held Miss Caribbean Culture Queen competition in St. Kitts-Nevis. It shows she has the potential to defy the odds and come out on top.

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66 Comments

  1. nyel
    November 29, 2011

    what this has to do with slave trade…?

  2. August 4, 2011

    I hear you STOP WASTING QUEENS…

    Dominicans have been since the time of our emancipation from the slave trade never really been given our just dues.

    There is a long list of Dominican names throughout the last 150 years or so, have done great things for the benefit of the world.

    It is about time overdue that we got/get our rightful place in all the Caribbean events to come.

    Jacintha Fagan is just the beginning of Dominicans to come…

    By the grace of God… Our Show-Time is coming…

  3. thicknesss!
    August 4, 2011

    plz pple when the thing good jut say a little congrats all that bashing and mapwee is worthless… congrats miss fagan, hard work really pays off>>

  4. ANTIGUAN
    August 2, 2011

    Congratulations to Ms. Fagan..You represented DA to the best of your ability. I think though that Ms St. Kitts/Nevis was a cut above ALL on that night. I believe Ms. Antigua deserved the position she got. Congrats to u once again.

  5. Dee
    August 2, 2011

    What a beautiful girl! Congrats on a job well done

  6. STOP WASTING QUEENS
    August 1, 2011

    IT IS HIGH TIME DOMINICA STOP WASTING THEIR QUEENS TIME!!!

    THEY WASTED KAMALA, THEY WASTED SAMANTHA, WASTED GISELLE, WASTED NAKITA, THEY WASTED LEANDRA, WASTED MARAH, NOW WASTED MARCIA! ARE YOU GOING TO WASTE JACINTHA??? AND WHO ELSE COMING BEHIND??

    SINCE IN TIME OF Samantha Doctrove-letang when she was afforded the opportunity to represent Dominica at Miss Caribbean World. I mean SERIOUSLY!!! We had THE GIRLS – THose that would give representation!! We never know how far they could have reached in MISS CARIBBEAN WORLD OR MISS UNIVERSE!! WE NEVER KNOW. I WONDER IF YOU ALL AT DFC READING DNO??? THE GOVERNMENT PEOPLE DON”T SEEM TO TAKE DNO SERIOUSLY THEY WOULd HEAR THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE THROUGH TEXT!!!!!…. SEND THESE GIRLS TO REPRESENT DOMINICA AT THIS GLOBAL STAGE ITS NOT TO LATE IF THEY HAVEn’t REACHED THE MAX AGE!!

    WE NEED TO PUT DOMINICA ON THE MAP… is Cools-lartigue or however the name spelled that could’ve represented us back in 1985?? THESE girls are being wasted. BVI, ST. Lucia, St.Kitts, Antigua&Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad and MORE sends their representations to MISS UNIVERSE… why can’t DOMINICA?? We had High Expectations, the whole caribbean had their eyes on NAKITA, LEANDRA and Marah and then MARCIA came and did the same!!! WHY WASTE THEM… I AM PLEADING and HOpe alllllll of Dominica is willing to PLEAD WITH ME… LIKE THIS COMMENT and lets see!!!

  7. Truth,Love,Peace
    August 1, 2011

    Congratulations!
    The saying, “If at first you do not succeed try again or elsewhere. Nothing beats a failure but a trial.” Never give up even amidst criticisms. Keep the confidence and your lovely smile on always. In the end it makes you a winner.
    Hope you excel further. Good luck. God bless you!

  8. certain
    August 1, 2011

    Miss Dominica performed average. As a Dominican I am happy she captures a place however I looked at the pageant from start to finish and keept wondering if she had met the other contestants she did in the two previous pageants, where would she be. I think this year the Jaycees contestants were below average. This was the worst group of competitors I have seen at a Jaycees pageant’real nonensense’. Miss Domnica was consistent and this is where I think she was able to capture this high place. Miss Anguilla was also very good but she went dosn in the cocktail dress round. The only three competitors were really the top three. I think that we really need to train our queens before sending them out there, this is not a matter of luck and chance it should be a matter of winning material and I did not see that at the pageant. Sorry! Miss St Kitts though was in a category of her own, in my opinion she is one of the best performers I have seen in a long time at jaycees. she was exceptional. As someone who has been following Miss Dominica for her regional pageants, Antigua was her best performance, though her singing was very flat, she was among the best of the worst and believe me the talents were horrible. I am just saddened it took so long for miss Fagan to come around.

    For the next Miss Dominica, I think the Queen show committee should take back charge of the contestants like they used to long ago with a chief chaperone and work with the contestants. This helped tremendously.

    • pusina
      August 2, 2011

      Certain tell me how you will perform if you get placed on a stage to display your gifts of taleenntt///whosssssssss

  9. .....
    July 31, 2011

    a a ,where all them haterz from the article where she didn’t win?They had so many negative things to say…….Where them?They Disappear man?

    • whosh
      August 2, 2011

      have u realized she has not done well enough to bring forth a crown?

      • pusina
        August 3, 2011

        Where is your crown puss.. go back in your hole..

  10. Anonymous
    July 31, 2011

    congradulations

  11. Anonymous
    July 31, 2011

    congrates we are so proud of you
    :-D

  12. critic
    July 31, 2011

    she grabbed the position??? double take. The winner captured all the awards for the judged segments. Where is that information?

  13. smiley
    July 30, 2011

    congrats Jacintha. You were wonderful last nite. Enjoy. God bless

  14. forreal
    July 30, 2011

    wow dominicans this only a show where is all that anguish coming from,after all first runner up is great,wow is it that bad for some of you’all well sah

    • whosh
      August 2, 2011

      that happens when patriots are not happy with misjudging of theirs queens

  15. happy
    July 30, 2011

    Miss Fagan congrats! You had to be very good to have come in that top spot. You have donw well in BOTH your most recent contests. you placed higher up than the same Miss St. Lucia who beat you in Nevis though those of us who were at that show knew the crown was between you and Miss St. Lucia. If I am not mistaken Miss St. Lucia knew that too. I am mighty proud of you. hold your head up high girl … blessings keep making us proud of you. Oh and by the way you ARE indeed queen material and you represented Dominica well!!!!

    • Anonymous
      July 31, 2011

      The girl who represented st lucia in Nevis is not the girl who represented st lucia in miss jaycees

  16. Me nuh...
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulations Jacintha for a job well done! With the intervention of the NCCU team and your chaperone from the Miss Dominica pageant, you truly showed D/ca what you are capable of! Hats off to Aunty Kate for her tremendous assistance even after you kicked her to the curb! Hope you realize by now that Audris was only keeping you back…

    • get over it!
      July 31, 2011

      shut up idiot! chaperones dont win pageants. contestants do. get over it with that kate nonsense! stupes!

      all of a sudden kate is chaperone extraordinaire? please!

      • Anonymous
        August 1, 2011

        If if was not for the imput of the NCCU and Kate she would not have done well.

        Alot of work was put in by her sponsers with kate’s guidance.

      • u shut up
        August 1, 2011

        @ get over it….u are so dumb…chaperones dont win pageants but they are the key to ensuring that their contestant win. without the chaperone and the sponsor the contestant CANNOT win. My 5 year old sister knows that…duhhhuuuuuuhhhhh. And from what I heard the sponsors did kick out Audris cuz she was a waste of time. the only reason she went with fagan was cuz DFC had already sent her name to the organisers of the show. And if u did your homework you would have kow that aunty kate has been chaperoning for years and she has nooooooo losers. from shows in small communities to independence, school pageants and carnival so u SHUT UP!!!!

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        Papa i never know Kate was such a well known highly respected shoparound in DA..way papa is that to the credit of Ms. Dominica and Jaycee first rounder up. So puss did kate get to go to auntiga for the show too.

      • Me nuh...
        August 3, 2011

        For your information she has been chaperone extraodinare for numerous years! get ur facts straight!!!!!

      • pusina
        August 8, 2011

        WHOSSSSSSSSSSS. Kate aka Me Nuh well look it.. Pussin look i get Kate to come and provide her commentry on DNO. Whoss Pussina have powers..

        AA so talk to me nah chaperone extraodinare ms.Kate. so tell me your rap-sheet and the list of contestants you train. I interviewing you because i looking to win a crown there and i aren’t stopping at nothing puss. So talk to me so i can get my fact straighten.

  17. mell
    July 30, 2011

    u are not a dominican they should not have u going up

    • Citizen
      July 31, 2011

      She may be more of a true Dominican than yourself. Before you make a comment as to who is Dominican go research the factors which can make you a citizen of Dominica

    • Sweet pum pum
      July 31, 2011

      So where is she from originally ? Just curious

  18. LANDO THE GREAT
    July 30, 2011

    GIRL YOU BELLE OUII.. A NICE BLACK EMPRESS YOU IS!! I WAN HOLD YOU TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT. I’M LOVING THE SMILE. DOMINICA HAVE SOME REAL GORGEOUS BLACK WOMAN YES I LOVE IT.. MORE WOMAN THAN MAN I LOVE IT!

  19. man
    July 30, 2011

    We Dominicans are so proud of you. You did well.

  20. Norman Shillingford
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulation.Miss Fagan (God Bless you).Beautiful photo.You look like a beautiful red rose.

  21. Homeboy
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulation Ms Fagan. You are beautiful and your pearly whites are impeccably white!

  22. observant
    July 30, 2011

    Good jog Fagan. You are such a beauty. DNO, permit to edit this article. ‘She was faced with a barrage of criticism by a number of IDIOTS!’ Thank you.

  23. Diamond
    July 30, 2011

    Miss st.Kitts and Nevis is very good…She’s like a Nakita Bruno

  24. God's given virtue
    July 30, 2011

    give ur heart to God. ur a woman worth a price better than this.better than showing off ur body at a beauty show for others to critique.God is jealous, he wants to have the full glory,he wants u to sacrifice urself for him.Ur a woman worth fighting for.Give God ur body not man.

    • Mercy-me
      July 30, 2011

      God’s given virtue, I totally agree with you. Don’t look for much positive support on this post. Most people are still full of a lot of false pride and forget that beauty is in the eye the Creator and the beholder. God’s word stated that each one of us is “wonderfully and skillfully made”. Beauty contests and the like tend to undermine that selfless notion. People promoting and supporting those side-shows are fixated on the external and superficial instead of the beauty that lies within. What twisted messages are we sending to our young women, many of whom do not have the desired attributes of the beauty contestants? Society continues to clamor for equal rights and treatment for women. However, women continue to be trivialized in the entertainment industry, music videos, advertisements and other side-shows like beauty contests and cheer leading exhibitions.

    • just saying
      July 30, 2011

      he wants u to sacrifice urself for him??? Talk about twisting the word.The sacrifice have already been made ONCE!

  25. la beauty
    July 30, 2011

    but 2 me st kitts takin everything dis yr..anyways congrats jacintha..1st place aint bad @all

  26. lulz
    July 30, 2011

    DNO i have to wonder why you placing this unnecessary criticism on the shoulders of Miss Dominica. First it was the Queen Caribbean Culture pageant and now this. Its not everyday we are going to win every crown. STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE with your commentary. Miss Dominica deserves our SUPPORT NOT CRITICISM

    • Go do your homework
      July 30, 2011

      In all fairness to DNO, I don’t think their commentary in this particular article places any criticism on the shoulders of Miss Dominica, but instead on her critics. If you had been following the evil and inappropriate comments from the public in the past couple weeks and beyond you would understand why the article would have been written that way and why this win is considered a big one for her and for all her fans, especially me. The public needs to understand the point you just made that you can’t win all the time. To me, when it comes to queen shows and things of that nature, if persons have nothing positive to say and can’t wish the girls well, then remain silent. Maybe if you read the story again, you may change your mind about who the criticism is aimed at. For me, this show is the most prestigious one and she has made us proud.

  27. Michael
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulation to you Jacintha Fagan, Miss Dominica and your TEAM, as you certainly wasn’t able to do it alone. I always thought you had it in you even to beat Miss St. Kitts and Nevis. Miss St. Kitts and Nevis was a well prepared delegate very much like Venezula at the Miss Universe and anything could have gone wrong with her on that night. However you really “Bring it on”.
    I see you took up my advice via my comments on DNO and you facebook page. I know you did not acknowledge my e mail/comment, but singing that Tasha P song and your natural singing ability, as oppose to the pan you did on St. Vincent worked for you. You made a complete 360 turn for the Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen Show, changing your gown, and your interview was on par with Miss St. Kitts and Nevis. You made aplace when it matter with the competitions your placed, Miss Caribbean World and Jaycees. Funny, Miss Angullia whom you competed with in the order competition was tired.
    The search should be on for the next Miss Dominica 2012 contestants/delegate. These young ladies should be doing their research [ youtube etc] on their possible competitor for 2012, including the new Miss St. Kitts/Nevis who will be crown in December.
    These young women should be preparing themselves to face interviews by READING current affair and developing debating/communication skills. These young women should havehad a natural talent already only to to be fine tuning it for the show, not somethig learn. These ladies should be thinking the gym as she tone up her body.
    Question people, Why is it that in the local Miss Dominica show the contestant never show off their natural talent? An example of this was Marcia and Jacintha to some extent.

    Congrats Miss Dominica 2011 for following the path of Margaret-Rose Cools-Lartigue – 1985, Lorna Challenger – 1987 and Kamala Jno Baptise -1998, all 1st runner up at the JCs.

  28. MAY
    July 30, 2011

    CONGRATULATION MS.DA. YOU ARE A WINNER.
    BEAUTIFUL PICTURE.

  29. proud
    July 30, 2011

    Miss Fagan has been very consistent and she did very well last night I new from the first round that she would place and she did deserve a place in the other shows that she did. Job well done

  30. July 30, 2011

    congrats miss fagan. i left the show right after ur interview segment cause the show bored me to tears but i left knowing that u were gonna do us proud! u were a good follow up representative after the feat that marcia achieved. again, congrats!

  31. Anonymous
    July 30, 2011

    i was at the show in nevis,everyone was suprised dominica didnt place, she was so good put on an excellent show in nevis but i am happy she did her stuff wid exemplary

  32. Go do your homework
    July 30, 2011

    View photos of last night’s show at http://ab.gov.ag/gov_v4/photos.php

  33. go girl
    July 30, 2011

    a very hard working young lady. i always knew that you had a lot of potential and i am pleased to know that you came out on top.

  34. fuke-chilot
    July 30, 2011

    CONGRATS Jacintha, you did Extremely well, because If Miss St Kitts was someone different you’d have won.
    Miss St Kitts just reminds me of Marah Walter, She’s like a complete replica! its like St Kitts team went around the island with a pic of Marah in hand searching for a look-a-like. lol BUT CONGRATULATIONS to them. I knew she was gonna win from the get go! These are the women they need to send up for Miss Universe!!

  35. Optimist
    July 30, 2011

    Congrats!

  36. My fav Queen
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulations Jaci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we were out there supporting u all the way.A job well done.

  37. Amazed
    July 30, 2011

    COngratulations to her. Love that pic!

  38. Sout Man
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulations, Ms Fagan!!! I knew you had some fighting spirit in you. As a Dominican, I know you also have talent. The sun may not shine brightly every day, but it will surely shine. Good luck in your future endeavours. God Bless!!

  39. Patat
    July 30, 2011

    My child congratulations . You did your best last night.

    I doh know, but it looked like you were well mahway in the other events. Anyway God is good and he is in control.

  40. pussina
    July 30, 2011

    Whossss that wass a show.I claimed it even thou u didn’t win puss that was an excellent fight. Love you

    • nature isle
      July 30, 2011

      lol

  41. Go do your homework
    July 30, 2011

    Congratulations Miss Dominica. I hope this will finally silence your critics, who have been so hard on you over the last months, for NO good reason. Miss St Kitts 2010/2011 is really hard to beat. You have made us proud. 2nd runner-up in Anguilla and now 1st runner-up in the most prestigious show in the Caribbean in spite of the tremendous pressure from some evil bloggers – great job. Continue to lift your head up high. From day one when I met you, I knew you were definitely queen material. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

    • pussina
      July 30, 2011

      I know we..kate marway de person child but got is in control

      • nature isle
        July 31, 2011

        pussina who marway u are satan

      • pusina
        August 1, 2011

        nature sal mine me papa i will give u prays before u marway me too. u see when they put kate back in the mix then things turn out better for Ms.DOminica need i say more Nature Isle..the writing is on the wall.whossssssss

      • pusina u doe easy
        August 1, 2011

        pusina somebody maybe maway u cuz u doe have no life….if kate maway d child well if she reads this i hope she maway u tooooooo. it just shows that j.fagan could not do it with d trouble maker she had der. everything for allu is evil.u have more evil in you dan anybody else cuz u was bashing d girl when she didint win nothing. get a life pigeon…hahahahahahahahaha

      • Anonymous
        August 1, 2011

        you are such a fool! kate was instumental in she ding well. For this final show nccu jacintha’s sponser worked hand in hands with
        kate in an effort to ultimately obtain a winner.

      • pusina
        August 2, 2011

        WHOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.. Ti Sal mine me.. Aunty KAte i going up for Ms.Pussina 2012 and want to start my training now now now. I hear you have the master touch in molding young boardville Vems like myself into QUEENS your services are requested Aunty Kate HOLA..I want to win that crown there it have my name written all over it.

    • possi
      July 30, 2011

      oh plez hush

      • POSSI IN NYC
        July 30, 2011

        stop hating and bitching..she is a real woman

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