Miss Dominica Pageant is back

From left: Aaliyah Martin, Anick Williams, Brittney Felix, Christine Tavernier, Marisol John. Photos: DFC

After a one year hiatus due to Hurricane Maria, the biggest show of the Carnival Season, the Miss Dominica Pageant will be hosted this year.

Five young women will be competing to take home the coveted title on March 1, 2019.

They are Annick Williams, 21, from Goodwill; Britney Felix, 20, from St. Joseph; Christine Tavernier, 21, from Grand Bay; Marisol John, 20, from Sultan/Copthall; Aaliyah Martin, 19, from Campbell.

They were presented to the public and their contract signed on Wednesday morning.

“For over a decade, the Queen Show Committee has transformed the annual competition from a beauty pageant to a platform for empowering young women,” head of the committee Romualda Hyacinth said. “This pageant does not only focus on physical beauty but on grooming young women from different communities to be great ambassadors of Dominica.”

She stated that in creating these ambassadors, the Queen Show Committee had adopted a robust system which includes the training of the ladies and setting up behavioral parameters them.

“The ladies and their teams are not left alone in this process and the Queen Show Committee continues with this method which has not failed Dominica,” she remarked.

She said contestants going through the process come out as better and much more positive individuals.

‘It is this formula which has enabled Dominica contestants to always emerge among the top three contestants in the regional pageants,” she noted. “The contestant’s journey to the throne provides each contestant with an incredible opportunity to learn, grow and blossom into beautiful ambassadors.”

She explained that all judges for the show must attend a training session which allows them to discuss and review the criteria to effectively perform their task at the show and to keep its integrity.

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8 Comments

  1. 1JADA
    November 1, 2018

    Would be nice to see a few thick ladies. They are smart ,sweet & sexy also.

  2. October 31, 2018

    “She explained that all judges for the show must attend a training session which allows them to discuss and review the criteria to effectively perform their task at the show and to keep its integrity.”

    May I suggest that the criteria should include points for retaining the contestant’s natural identity, rather than modifying hair, facial features and skin tone to comply with a foreign concept of beauty.

    For over forty years my work as a painter and sculptor has been focused towards giving the Afro-Caribbean woman courage in her own visual identity. With the help of Dominican “Daughters of the Caribbean Sun” my mission continues from my studio at Antrim.

    Many years ago, in the British Virgin Islands, an exhibition of my paintings and sculpture on this theme briefly influenced the judging of their Carnival Queen.

    • Frank N Stein
      November 1, 2018

      Confidence is very low these days with black women. Fake hair has taken over. Fake nails, fake butt, fake breast. Even the features we are known for is fake now its so sad! We need help. Pounds of makeup which is so expensive, wouldnt the money be better spend on eating well and getting skin care from a doctor? Its really sickening now. At the end of the day men chose miss plain as a partner and the fakes take up sidechick position to buy makeup and hair while catering to the dark fantasies of their sugar daddy. Degrading.

  3. Angel
    October 31, 2018

    Team Christine. I know you have what it takes…. You are very intelligent and beautiful. I know you are going to have a strong team at your back. #TeamChristine #MissDominica2019

    south city all the way

  4. Pal-loot
    October 31, 2018

    …..”the biggest show?”…thought it was Calypso Show? DNO you all need confession!

  5. refaat
    October 31, 2018

    I wish to increase the number of posts to more than 5

  6. great things
    October 31, 2018

    #Marisol….go for it girl…..where intelligence meets beauty. Dr John make sure she has a good team…to work with PLEASE. # Marisol

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