With only eight young women registered for the 2011 Carnival Queen Pageant, the Dominica Festival Committee (DFC) says it has no option but to extend the deadline. That deadline was today.
The pageant needs about seven contestants, all of whom are subjected to an interview, selection and elimination process. The elimination process becomes almost irrelevant with only eight candidates.
“Young women come out and take advantage of the opportunity to become ambassadors for your country,” encouraged DFC events director Natalie Clarke-White.
Meanwhile, reigning Carnival Queen Marcia Baptiste said today, “The Miss Dominica Carnival Queen pageant is an opportunity for young women to develop themselves, be an ambassador for Dominica and to contribute to our culture, so take it seriously and try to make yourself and others proud.”
She advised young women vying for next year’s crown to start acting in the role they wish to secure from the moment they are selected.