She walked like she owned the stage. She exhibited the natural grace and poise deserving of royalty and captured the hearts of both judges and audience.
And when the time came for the judges to make their decision, there was no doubt that 20-year-old Tasia Floissac from Atkinson deserved the title of 2013 Miss Wob Dwiyet.
Representing the east, Floissac captured the coveted title at the Old Mill cultural center on Thursday night from a field of seven young ladies from across the island.
Floissac won awards for Best Talent and Best in Wob.
She told reporters that her victory is a great achievement.
“I feel very rewarding, I mean I have been to so many pageants and just finally winning I think it’s a great achievement for me right now,” she said.
She mentioned that being Miss Wob is all about having “poise and elegance and I worked really hard …and I think that is all about consistency having the wob on and creative wear and the talent and everything, I think consistency just top it off for me”.
Floissac said she may try her hand at the national pageant and she will also be seeking to further her studies, and describe the achievement as ‘wonderful’ for her community.
She is also a member of the sisserou singers.
Second place went to Zethra Baron who represented the South, who also captured an award for Best in Spectacular Wear.
Marissa Thomas of the Northern district took third place while Germiamah Junkere of the South West placed fourth.
The show was judged in three areas: Talent, Creole Spectacular Wear and Wob dwiyet.
Each participant were given a participation trophy and a gift basket.
There were appearances from the Madam Wob Dwiyet 2013 Veronique Nicholas, as well as the Toronto and USA Madam Wob dwiyet.
The pageant was one of the highlights of Dominica’s Independence celebrations.