Seventeen-year-old Nicole Rodriguez of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School and sponsored by LIME has won the Miss Teen Dominica 2011 pageant.
Rodriguez, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, impressed the judges in five of the nine categories.
She won best talent, best spectacular wear, best in spectacular wear, best evening wear and best in evening wear awards.
15-year-old Millie Casimir of the Portsmouth Secondary School came in the first runner-up position. She copped the award for best speech. She was sponsored by Bull’s Eye Pharmacy.
Amy Auguiste, 15, of the North East Comprehensive School copped the award for best response to a question. She emerged second runner-up. She was sponsored by Waitukubuli National Trail.
New India Assurance sponsored Annesa Williams of the Goodwill Secondary School was sashed Miss Congeniality while 16-year-old Stella Alcendor of the Pierre Charles Secondary School won the Miss Photogenic award. She was sponsored by Scotia Bank.
Rodriguez told media that she was elated and promised to do her best for Dominica in her stint as Miss Teen Dominica. She thanked sponsors, family, friends and all her helped her along the way.
Rodriguez appeared as a belly dancer in her talent round in which she presented the ancient art with a Caribbean style. She wowed the crowd as she stepped out gracefully in a red silk gown which accentuated her curves.
The pageant was held last evening at Carnival City in Pottersville and was organized by the Waitukubili Dance Theatre Company.