UPDATE WITH PHOTOS: Nadira Lando captures Ms. Caribbean World crown

Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando, was crowned Miss Caribbean World a little after 12:30 on Sunday morning.

Dominica News Online broke the news at 12:38 am.

There was a total of 17 contestants from across the Caribbean competing in the pageant.

This is the first regional crown won by Lando since she was crowned Miss Dominica during the carnival season.

She follows the footsteps of Nakita Bruno who won the crown in 2006, Marah Walters, 2008, and Marcia Baptiste who won it in 2010.

Bruno served as Lando’s chaperone during the 2012 pageant.

Her costume was designed and built by Jefferson Coipel.

Full results

Winner – Nadira Lando, Miss Dominica

First runner-up – Abigail Hydman, Miss BVI

Second runner-up – Consuelo Dupal, Miss St. Lucia

Third runner-up – Alina Rodriguez Roberts, Miss Cuba

Fourth runner-up – Marvia Laurence, Miss Curacao.

Awards

Miss Photogenic, Best Swim Wear, Best Poised and Best Costume – Nadira Lando, Miss Dominica

Best Intellect and Best Evening Wear – Abygail Hydman, Miss BVI

Miss Congentiality – Marvia Laurence, Miss Curacao

The show took place in Tortola on Saturday evening.

See photos below. All photos are courtesy of John F. Black of Team FotoShop, Tortola, BVI.

The winners. Photo credit: John Black of Team FotoShop

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216 Comments

  1. thia
    September 22, 2012

    this is not to bash her for winning but she took everything from miss st.kitts 2011 miss iantavian queely , her dress, creative wear and bathing suit well at least she did it in a different color …..but soooo not original ! Congrats though

  2. DA/NY
    August 4, 2012

    Congratulation and thumbs up to you Ms. Dominica.
    You are a beautiful young lady make DA proud.
    I wish you many more crowns during you reign.

  3. cjb
    May 8, 2012

    congrats Nadira! just stay focussed and do what u do best…..bring home the crowns!!

  4. Nature's Market
    May 8, 2012

    Our girls have been doing well regionally in the past few years. maybe with some intense training , next year she could represent us in miss universe or miss world in japan pageant

  5. Anonymous
    May 7, 2012

    ongratulations Nadira, I know you will do well. Youve got the beauty, charm and grace, Needs to work a little on your sentence construction to win that Intelligence spot. Dont get me wrong,,, yu need to improve a little in that area. Otherwise you go girl and prepare for MIss Universe. I will cokes Skerro for you eh. HI KNOWS POTENTIAL WHEN SEES IT.

  6. priceless
    May 7, 2012

    well done

    • January 11, 2013

      i agree with u.

  7. May 7, 2012

    Congratulations To you Miss Caribbean World on your Spectacular performance at the last show. You have indeed made Dominica proud and we hold our heads high in salut to you as the reigning Queen of the Caribbean.

    We encourage you to keep up the good work and as you plan for St. Vincent in July, we wish you all the best and many more success. We hope you can see you on miss universe some day.

    All the best to you and hearts of to your entire team from the Management and Staff of the Sunset Bay Club.

  8. Reading as well
    May 7, 2012

    Don’t for get Leandra Lander won that crown in 2007…so a Dominican has won the crown 5 times! Impressive….best they call that show….Miss Dominica Overseas Pageant.

    • Go do your homework
      May 7, 2012

      There is no record of Ms Lander’s win in the pageant’s records. Where did you get that info? However, she won 3 other regional pageants in 2007 though.

    • Phenomenal Woman
      May 8, 2012

      Lander won in St Kitts Antigua and St Vincent, Tortola was the crown which she did not win and this was her second attempt, once before she won Miss Dominica and the other after she won.She did however represent us with much pride and was a great queen in her year.

  9. Zicack Girl
    May 7, 2012

    CONGRATULATION!!!!! AND ALL THE BEST, YOU MAKE US DOMINICANS, WHO ARE AWAY, VERY PROUD. I AM SHOWING OFF RIGHT NOW.

  10. Lawyer
    May 7, 2012

    Dear Admin… please correct this news item.

    She follows the footsteps of Nakita Bruno who won the crown in 2006, Marah Walters, 2008, and Marcia Baptiste who won it in 2010

    Nakita Bruno won in 2009 and Marah Walters in 2010. Ms. St. Kitts/Nevis wond in 2011, whilst Dominica placed 1st runner up in that year.

    I live and work in the BVI and the above are presented as facts.

    • Go do your homework
      May 7, 2012

      You may live and work in the BVI but what you consider “as facts” are absolutely incorrect. Lawyer, please do some research before attempting to correct DNO with erroneous info.

    • for real?
      May 7, 2012

      There was no show in 2009. Marah Walters crowned Marcia Baptiste in 2010.

      • May 12, 2012

        True as you clearly said, one year there wasn’t any show,which saw Marah pass on the crown to Marcia the following year, as opposed to ‘2009.’

        It all makes perfect sense.

    • Phenomenal Woman
      May 8, 2012

      Ms Caribbean World:
      Nakita Bruno 2006
      Mara Walters 2008
      Marcia Baptiste 2010

      • May 12, 2012

        Hear, hear!!!!!

        Some people on this forum just cook up any half truths, then turn around say it is factual.

        Someone will end up in court one of these days to pay money!!!!!

  11. britishn
    May 7, 2012

    i meet this lovely lady and showed her where i worked ,i showed her the boats that i sail on ,took her to the office and introduce her to all i meet, am a proud da. I told her to go get that crown make us proud,give it her best although her best might be enough for some ppl,but still give it her best.I did not go to the sho because i was sailing that same day.i looked at all the other ladies and i knew she had it all.COngrats my dear sure made me proud love B

  12. reality
    May 7, 2012

    congratulations to the queen. i think that she needs to get a diplomatic passport and goodwill ambassador status as well. what do you think?

    • huh
      May 8, 2012

      Diplomatic passport for one crown? what about all the others who has done so much already? Diplomatic passpotrt is not something that should be dispersed like it has no value!SMH if thats the case then our PM might as well serve it on a platter to one and all…plz be real!

      • charlo
        May 8, 2012

        the person was obviously being sarcastic smh

    • awa wi
      May 8, 2012

      @huh: just being sarcastic. it seems that anyone who accomplishes anything gets the highest regards in Dca these days just saying if is so it is then why not? chanderpaul get it, dice get it, shane get it plus about 20 white man buy it.lol

      • May 12, 2012

        Yessa pappa allu Dominiche’ have small minds we. When allu will grow up and mature nor like evolved people.

        Everything is an insinuation and a rowrow commentary.

        Alas, alas, alas!

    • May 12, 2012

      Yessa pappa allu Dominiche’ have small minds we. When allu will grow up and mature nor like evolved people.

      Everything is an insinuation and a rowrow commentary.

      Alas, alas, alas!

  13. The truth
    May 7, 2012

    Omg this girl is so hot.

  14. crayfish
    May 7, 2012

    :oops: love her dimples

  15. islandgirl
    May 7, 2012

    I think they need to make an honest effort to send this girl to the Ms. universe 2012 pageant. She may make it further than any of the previous ones who were sent.

    • Hooray
      May 8, 2012

      Attractive girl but too short for Miss Universe. Look at the pic with the other contestants, she is much shorter than them. Also Miss Universe requires real talent. She will do well in the Caribbean though.

      • oh?
        May 8, 2012

        there’s a talent segment in Miss Universe? Invix me.

    • May 12, 2012

      That’s a lovely suggestion but are you and others willing to contribute at least £1, $1EC/US/CAN or €1 from where ever you are in the world to help towards doing that.

      It is one thing for us to sit here year after year and say “they should send her to Miss Universe/World/Earth”, yet fail to realise that there are other logistics to be ironed out first.

      For example the research that I have conducted, before delegate can represent their country/island in the ‘Miss Universe Pageant’, there first has to be a local chapter or affiliate of the ‘Miss Universe Pageant’ in that person’s country/island.

      At the moment and when I last checked there was a ‘Miss Universe’ franchise in DA, and one would thing after all this time people in the pageant world in DA would have sorted this out.

      Apart from the cost, I shouldn’t think it is something that can’t be brought to fruition in DA, as a large amount of Caribbean island actually have their local affiliates set up, which in turn allows them to participate should so desire.

      Some choose different delegates at the same time they choose the Carnival Queen, to represent in ‘Miss Universe’, ‘Miss World’& ‘Miss Earth.’

      A few other people suggested a £ or $ to contribute but everyone seems to stay silent on this…………when we can do it I believe.

      Count me in if that is going to be done and I’ll treble my donation.

      Each country has to pay a registration fee of $25,000US so there lies us contributing what little we can to make it happen.

  16. na na na
    May 6, 2012

    na na na dominicans

  17. Sout Man
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations!! Job well done!!

  18. Oh Ho
    May 6, 2012

    I got goose bumps. Go on Ms Lando. We are proud of you. Congratulations!!!!

  19. Art
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations girl!!!!!

  20. Stardom Calypso Tent
    May 6, 2012

    we just want to take this opportunity to congratulate Ms.Dominica on her remarkable performance out there and want to wish you well in your future competitions.may you be always blessed.Stardom Calypso Tent and you,we are one happy family.

  21. Sunshinegual
    May 6, 2012

    congratulations Nadira, You look stunning in those pictures, I can only imagine the performance, however, I know it was of excellent quality because you captured the title from among all the other contestants. Go girl. Your victory is our victory. Dominica is proud of you. Hats off to your chaperone Nakita Bruno. You are doing a great mentoring with this other young lady. Blessings

  22. PICODEAU
    May 6, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS Ms Lando! You have made your Mum and Dominica proud.

    Your poise and elegance are unsurpassed. You are indeed royal!!

    May God grant you good success in all your endeavors

    God Bless Dominica

  23. Justice and Truth
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira. You have reason to be proud. You made all Dominicans proud of you. There is no doubt that you exemplified overall poise throughout the pageant which contributed to you receiving Ms. Caribbean World crown. I suppose the next step will be Ms. Universe pageant. I do hope that you receive this opportunity. Good look to you for future undertakings.

  24. Dominican in bvi
    May 6, 2012

    I attended the show,my first since I have been out here,and I am so happy I did,what a show,16 ladies,and our beautiful Dominican queen was a clear winner from the moment she set foot on that stage.she was well supported,way to go Nadira,you trully made us proud.

  25. May 6, 2012

    Congratulations! Nads, we love you, go out there and make us proud.

  26. maks2772
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats! You make all Dominicans proud. Especially Me. :lol:

  27. observing
    May 6, 2012

    Hard work, preparation, talent, and beauty.. Congrats Ms. Lando for making Dominicans all over the world very proud!

  28. SISSEROU
    May 6, 2012

    We are going for a clean sweep this time around. Nadira, bring home all the crowns. CONGRATULATIONS

  29. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    CONGRATULATION again my girl so proud of u LOVE U and u will be having a big group in Antigua for the JCI show i going to print my shirt with that beautiful face of yours on there girl u rock Dominica to the world God bless u sweetie

  30. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Yes Fada! she did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    congrats Nadira i may not be in DA to congratulate you but i will surely be at the Miss Carival show giving you my full support.Kalinago to the MAX.

  32. j j
    May 6, 2012

    Yes my girl . You were great in everything . Good job . Work on winning the next crown. Blessed child

  33. Truthofthematter
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira!!!! Jefferson Coipel is a boss!!! Nice dress!

  34. injustice and unfair
    May 6, 2012

    For the person who wrote the comments about cattle and everything else negative that they posted on here, I ask every Dominican reading this to forgive that person. Apparently this person is feel of hatred, jealousy and envy. He or she is really mad at the world for whatever reason. Maybe the person feels that he or she is very ugly, unattractive, very low self Esteem. It could be that life has failed for this person, they don’t have a real life, This is a person that walk around as if the world owe something to them. Whatever it is, I am so sorry for your miserable unhappy life. We will pray that you will find comfort and hapiness and learn to give complements and encouragement to our young beautiful women who try their best to do positive things and try their best to make us proud. If you have it FLUNT IT!! Nadira you have IT so FLUNT IT GIRL!!!!!!

    • FED UP DOMINICAN
      May 6, 2012

      I dont agree with the comment about being treated like cattle, but your comment is out of order.

      As a female, I see nothing wrong with beauty pageants. I applaud the ladies who enter them.

      A lot of people view beauty pageants as women being paraded like cattle, but that does not mean they are jealous or ugly, or have low self esteem. There are many feminist who protest against beauty pageants (and they are intelligent, attractive etc). Respect other peoples views and think before you make such scathing remarks.

    • Justice and Truth
      May 6, 2012

      @ injustice and unfair

      Sadly, there are such types of people in the world. Jealousy will get the person nowhere. It will eat at the heart and will never be a happy person. What we project to others and in our words it is exactly what we are from the depth of our heart. This person is in dire need of a conversion of heart.

  35. Pinky Husband
    May 6, 2012

    yow yow yow sweet girl.

  36. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Every two years Dominica taking it!!!

    • Reading as well
      May 7, 2012

      Nope, Dominican Leandra Lander won the crown in 2007…Don´t know why the writer of the article forget that

  37. ann
    May 6, 2012

    It very nice that her same swim wear and costume made the Best in the competition..i also find her dress was the best tooo…..waw

  38. ME
    May 6, 2012

    Great Sunday news,,, we needed this fresh break… beautiful lady!!!!!
    this is prove that we will be ok as a nation.. She made us proud.

  39. Sportsman
    May 6, 2012

    Nadira you give true meaning to Waitukubuli; you give true meaning to Caribbean Queen! Keep up the good works, we know there’s more where this crown came from!

  40. salisbury massive
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira

  41. May 6, 2012

    Let me add my congratulations to miss Lando and her team, for once again proving to all those doubters and those who wait untill good things happen to jump on the band wagon we Love you all and Dominica wins again and will continue to win every time. We have what it takes and we are showing it to the whole World. Big UP! DOMONICA! Long live Dominica.

    • O_O
      May 6, 2012

      This has been a PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT, I am Dominica and I APPROVE YOUR MESSAGE….and to those out there… ARE YOU? lol

      I just knew this girl was going to win and I look forward to her being Miss Jaycees, Miss Carival, Miss Caribbean Culture, Miss Cariabes Hibiscus and REPRESENTING US AFTER SO MANY YEARS in MISS UNIVERSE!!! She deserves this shot… At least a petition can be made, if everyone can donate even if is $5.oo to her entry! We can prove to the world what DOMINICA is about!!

  42. juls
    May 6, 2012

    congrats ms lando another feather in your cap

  43. B B
    May 6, 2012

    WE SALUTE YOU, HATS OFF, QUEEN NADIRA.
    CONTINUE TO MAKE DOMINICA PROUD, WE LOVE YOU.

  44. for real
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats. I would like to see you get the ‘talent’ and ‘intelligence’ prize as well. Work on those areas. commented on that when you won this year.

    • DA Girl inTortola
      May 6, 2012

      Her talent was amazing. However, research needs to be made about the culture of the island where the competetions are taking place. Tortolians (most of the judges) DO NOT know of or appreciate cricket like we do down in the islands. So as impressive as the whole cricket theme was to Us, the judges did not get it as much as they should have. (ADVICE FOR NEXT COMPETITION0

  45. Mohamed
    May 6, 2012

    sweet pic **********.

  46. vi gurl
    May 6, 2012

    ur team said that u was bring home a crawn an thats what u did, wish i was there to witness this excitment. congrates u mad dominica proud

  47. FED UP DOMINICAN
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Miss Lando.

    With your beauty and poise, elegance, self belief, and not forgetting the right people behind you, you deserve it.

    I sincerely hope that there will be more crowns/titles comming your way.

  48. R,R
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats!! All the best in the future

  49. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Thankyou Nadi you make us proud congrats I love that thanks.

  50. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Thankyou Nadi you made us proud. Congrates I love that

  51. Dominican for sure
    May 6, 2012

    Congrates girl …..guess you are next in line for a diplomatic Passport. You too has made Dominica proud…so why not? We are on a role anyways!!! :lol:

    • LOL
      May 7, 2012

      I agree, Give here a diplomatics pass. I me too, i want one.. lol..

  52. lapwetgyal
    May 6, 2012

    nobody cya cross us

  53. fantastic
    May 6, 2012

    o my god i now u would make us fill like proud dominicans i knew u would do your best . D.A have lots of talented young men and we. keep it up girl

  54. thickers
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulation!!!!!!!! to Ms. Lando you made us proud.She’s got pure beauty and talent….she looks beautiful and deserve her crown!!!!! dominica rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Gen
    May 6, 2012

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

  56. brat
    May 6, 2012

    congrats to queen nadira , we love u

  57. Bronx Kalinago
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira, u make us proud and happy. Please try for miss univers u can make it.

  58. aye
    May 6, 2012

    Dominica should Starting thinking about doing Ms. Universe as well…

    • May 6, 2012

      I agree with you , and her head gear was just fantastic they should really start getting her ready for Ms. Universe she would be wonderful.

  59. Calibishie
    May 6, 2012

    Makes me proud! Keep dreaming Big my girl. Now set your sight on the World stage.

  60. DA4LYFE
    May 6, 2012

    WOW,She’s beautiful…Dominica have some cutes chicks…

  61. anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    congrats to naidira and all the people who have helped her to achieve so far,good job you make us all proud this year dominica should be represented at the miss universe and miss world the time has come for this god bless congrats

  62. Not a herd follower
    May 6, 2012

    I think Miss Lando is the second Kalinago to win the Miss Dominica crown and to win a regional title. Some years ago Miss Francillia Agar won Miss OECS and Miss Jaycees Caribbean. More distant, there was a nurse Miss Burton who won Miss Dominica. She may have been from the Kalinago Territory as well or had Kalinago blood.

    Congrats, Miss Lando. You made us proud. We thank you for this.

    Admin: Correction – Miss Nakita Bruno who won the Miss Dominica title in 2006 and the Miss Caribbean World that same year, has Kalinago roots. So, Miss Lando is actually the third Kalinago to win a regional title.

    • kerrine
      May 6, 2012

      There was also Julienta coipel she was Kalinago.

    • Shameless
      May 6, 2012

      Yeah I remember Nurse Burton back then. She is Kalinago and is/was married to Feefee Philip Elwin I believe. She now lives somewhere in the USA. Kalinago rising from the ashes…Love it,love it, love it!

    • may
      May 6, 2012

      yes and they robbed her of the Jaycees crown in Antigua and gave her 1st runner up. Nakita is also assisting miss.Lando. Hats off to you guys!!!!

    • may
      May 6, 2012

      I mean Nakita not Julienta.

  63. (.) (.)
    May 6, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS GIRL….. Try Miss Universe

    • aye
      May 6, 2012

      OMG GOOD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • dsd
      May 6, 2012

      i think she can make it

    • bollox
      May 6, 2012

      allu going to pay for it???

      • Calibishie
        May 6, 2012

        Where there is a will, there is a way. Focus on the possibilities. Why not her?

  64. Kalinago in New York
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations my dear! You worked hard and you did well. We are proud of you. Now go get the other crowns!

  65. Woye woye Woye
    May 6, 2012

    Congrates to our queen! i was a little worrried when i heard of all the degrees these girls already had but i knew you still had that ‘it’ factor that many of them could not eclipse.

    I am encouraged by al the comments on here. i do not usually read this website because of the nasty comments that often follow each story. politically motivated ands filled with hate and venom. You have actually untited th epeople who comment on these stories and that is quite an accomplishment. Use your poewers for good and continue to make Dominica proud. Kalinago or not you are Dominican and we embrace and claim you as our own win or loose but winning is always much sixier lol

    Cheers!

  66. wasss
    May 6, 2012

    congratulation you did great keep up the good work nadira and nakita

  67. hmmm
    May 6, 2012

    congratulation miss dominica.. we are so proud of u..

  68. Christiana
    May 6, 2012

    You’re so Beautiful hoping that someday you’ll become “THE WORLDS MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN” on PEOPLE’S MAGAZINE COVER! – : ) CONGRATS to you personally and to Dominica on a whole because your achievement is our Pride and Joy – : ) you did it for the Nation! – : )

    • passerby
      May 6, 2012

      are u serious? lol

  69. loveable
    May 6, 2012

    CONGRATS GIRL. LETS SEE IF WE CAN TAKE THE MS. UNIVERSE CROWN NOW. U ALREADY KNOW THAT ALL THE CROWN IN THE CARIBBEAN IS YOURS.

  70. mspedagog
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulation Nadira, congratulations Kalinago, congratulations Dominica: you have made your people and country proud. We will be welcoming u home with red carpet I hope

  71. mspedagog
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulation Nadira, congratulations Kalinago, congratulations Dominica: you have made your people and country home. We will be welcoming u home with red carpet I hope.

  72. May 6, 2012

    Do we really need to look at pictures of women being treated like cattle in a meat market? For Crying out Loud people – we live in an age where women are allowed to be Lawyers and Doctors. DNO – why don’t you post about events which will create a bigger sense of self awareness and instill pride in young girls; thus encouraging them to aim higher. For example, the percentage of females graduating from UWI this semester. How does a pretty face and perfect body contribute continuously to the GDP of any country – bearing in mind that prostitution is illegal :oops:

    When are we going to end this charade of prostituting young girls masked under the title of a talent show? What does walking around in a bathing suit have to do with talent?

    WARNING: Statistics do show that girls who are involved in or follow such degrading competitions are more prone to teenage pregnancy or find themselves in abusive and unhealthy relationships due to their lack of self esteem.

    Why do we find ourselves in the Caribbean embracing such out-dated institutions with such enthusiasm when the rest of the civilized world is trying to bury it due to the stigma it imparts on a modern society…

    Kind Regards,
    Someone who Cares

    • ideal
      May 6, 2012

      what nonsence you talking the young girls are all educated, the they be that and show off their beauty

      • Great Comment
        May 6, 2012

        I think you missed the point completely? Where did I state that the girls in the Tales Show are uneducated?

      • Cuk VS Virgin street
        May 6, 2012

        What this person is dicussing here has great merits. If someone is dressed like this in the public she will be arrested and charge for disorderly or what ever conduct they call it. Yet we have a beautiful young woman exposing her body to a whole crowd. A womans body is only suppose to be seen by her husband. Does anyone know how many person that might have commited a sin by just looking at this beautifully God crafted body? I am not totally against the event but haveing young ladies exposing and show casing their God given assests to all type of people is not going down well with all those who beleive and trust in God.
        Anyway congratulation to This young lady and thank for helping the rest of the world to know that DOMINICA got Talent.

    • ideal
      May 6, 2012

      all over the world this is done miss universe, miss world, these girls are way past teenage years and are well educated you must be jealous or what else this would be uneducated or flabby
      body?

      • Great Comment
        May 6, 2012

        It is nice to have healthy discourse but..

        do read my comments again and if you can understand it then revise you comments. If not, ask for help.

      • Cuk VS Virgin street
        May 6, 2012

        All over the world? Go try it in the Arab/ islam countries and you will find out where you will end up. you will be stoned to death my dear. think before you comment.

    • 4Real
      May 6, 2012

      SHUT THE HELL UP….WAT ARE U TALKIG ABOUT ???

    • Anti-hate
      May 6, 2012

      What a ridiculous comment!!! In your effort to seem enlightened you only showed your ignorance!!

      Only the Caribbean embraces beauty pageants? Ever heard of Ms. Universe? Ms. America?

      I became so annoyed reading your crap!! It takes a lot of talent, dedication, hard-work, self-discipline and downright bravery to compete and win in top-level pageants! How dare you refer to these beautiful, ambitious and talented young women’s participation as being ‘treated like cattle’?

      And what about the unifying effect of these pageants? From the national shows where towns and villages go support their representatives, to international shows where people burst with patriotic pride when their country’s contestant does well???!!

      In all honesty I think you’re an un-informed, narrow-minded idiot who doesn’t get the big picture!

      • why the anger?
        May 6, 2012

        Where in the article did the poster say that “only the Caribbean embraces beauty pageants”?

        Did you read the same article that I just read? Read that paragraph one more time and this time concentrate on actually what is being said and not what you have read from previous posts.

        I do not believe the poster intended to offend anyone who is supporting this girl but is simply concerned that women are being portrayed as objects.

    • aye
      May 6, 2012

      Duh Hell is wrong with you? SERIOUSLYY????????? -.-

      • may I help
        May 6, 2012

        The fact that this post brought out such a violent response from you and others on this site tells us this is a topic worth discussing.

        I think the person who posted this is concerned about issues which affect women all around the world. This is not a new debate and reason why in some countries the bathing suit part has been removed from the competition.

    • Dominican in NYC
      May 6, 2012

      OMG get a life, and go worry about something more important,damn.Can’t even be supportive fo a second, no wonder so many countries are so far ahead in this world compare to us, because idiots like you always have something negative to say. LOOOOOOSER,work on your own issues daaamn.

    • Dominican abroad
      May 6, 2012

      You are so damn naive, some of the same young women go on in life to not only be doctors, but lawyers to.There are criteria’s that must be met, so get you shit straight. And degrading,protitution?? So ignorant. And let me assume you are a christian right? Guess what there is more mess,deceit, and fornication going on within your churches,so wake up stop being so damn hypocritical,and worry about your own surroundings, ignorant.

    • What?!
      May 6, 2012

      You ugly and you jelly.

      • helas!
        May 6, 2012

        I AM SORRY FOR YOU SICKO!!!!!!!!!!

        YOU ARE VERY UGLY—— NADIRA IS VERY BEAUTIFUL TO DOMINICA IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU WILL EVER BE!!!!!!!!!!

    • Shameless
      May 6, 2012

      Better to be thought of as being a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt….Jealous you jealous. Doh mind your ugly self.

    • yours truly
      May 6, 2012

      I feel sorry for you, crying down the young ladies like that. What the hell are you thinking? You got a mental problem and should really look in to fixing it up. And DNO why do you even post comments like that. Whoever you are you should be a shame of yourself.

    • bones
      May 6, 2012

      CHEWWPS!!

    • ideal
      May 6, 2012

      dont need help understanding your nonsense,stupes

    • Hmm!
      May 6, 2012

      Couldn’t agree more with this statement…

    • May 6, 2012

      Who ever you are you need to get a life, reading your comment makes me sick, with that said

      Congrats to you queen, someone said last week no matter what the outcome you will always be our queen, and indeed you prove some wrong, the sky is the limit my dear, blessings

    • May 6, 2012

      stupes!

    • LOL
      May 7, 2012

      We are quick to tell others what to do, and what not to do. Send DNO press releases. Don’t discount what DNO is doing.

    • NatureBoy
      May 7, 2012

      Well, ‘It is 2012’, it seems very very sad that at least 80 persons ‘read’ your post without understanding a single word in it, hence gave you dislikes! Don’t worry, for you made some very valid points, backed by statistics of real life experience, which facts I am also aware of. To further back up your points, note that the young lady won based on 4 purely superficial and temporary aspects(age etc diminishes them), but lost in areas of real inner and lasting value – namely intellect and congeniality! Your comments clearly made no criticism of the contestants as persons, but rightly highlighted how little such competitions contribute to things that matter most in life, and how, rather, detrimental they can be. It showed you care in truth.

    • mahaut
      May 7, 2012

      You really need help.

    • Ginger
      May 7, 2012

      I guess you would feel better if they were fat out of shape and homely :mrgreen:

    • huh
      May 8, 2012

      What do you know about pageants and self esteem?????As a former QUEEN CONTESTANT, i will proudly say that this was a time in my life I will never regret. It takes high self esteem a matter of fact in order to face such critics and challenges. A young lady vying in competitions such as the Ms Dominica pageant has to be strong, for people like you out there are the ones to bring us down. I really hope you are not one in an abusive relationship, and that your self esteem is not low and therefore you need to bring us down in order to make yourself feel better.

      Have you looked at the the past queens and contestants? Are you not seeing there status in society? Many of them have good jobs, comfortable living, and are educated. NO one is perfect, afterall we are mere humans all trying to survive in life and live in the best way possible;so judge not lest ye be judged and lay off the pageants.

      So what if after the pageants the women start their family? As long as its not Ms Teen Dominica becoming pregnant after, the queens are young adults and are free live their life.

      You want to be judge and juror of the ladies in pageants? you want to make a difference in the rise of teen pregnancy? then find yourself affiliated with an organisation and contribute meaningfully, Do not go crticizing the hard work of people and belittle them. it does not say much for you as a person anyway.

  73. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats! Dominicans especially our Kalinago people must be really proud

  74. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats miss DOMINICA. KEEP IT UP, KEEP THE FOCUS. we are proud of you. next crown is Miss Jaycees, Antigua. go forth and do good things, you a re greatly supported Dominicans all over the Globe.

    • may
      May 6, 2012

      Don’t forget the Miss caraval in St.Vincent is coming up next before the Jaycees!!!

  75. May 6, 2012

    Ohh my gosh…congrates gurl…..your the first kalinago to reach so far in such competion….thannk god for such a good team u got..I pray that god will open the other doors to the other competitions so that u may capture the other tittles….aim for the starts and the sky cause it you limmit…

    • Not a herd follower
      May 6, 2012

      She is not the first Kalinago. Francilla Agar won a few regional titles in 1993.

  76. M-PRESS KIKI
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations U Made u went out there and did us proud

  77. J Vidal
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations!!!!!
    Keep up the good work and continue making yourself Dominica proud!
    Whoop whoop!

  78. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    congrats Miss DOMINICA.

  79. bowdel
    May 6, 2012

    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you did it kalinago style!!
    you make us kalinagos proud!!! motocade to roseau and back to kalinago city for the after party !!! woooooooooooooowwww.keep representing us..we love you girl..all the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. I die nah!
    May 6, 2012

    viva dominica, viva kalinago

  81. wow
    May 6, 2012

    wooooooo we come fr the east make dominica proud my girl

  82. mariecherie
    May 6, 2012

    great!! excellent!!, summons it all you are simply the best!! congrats!!

  83. Go girl
    May 6, 2012

    Woop Woop……..congras Nadira…….break the record and win them all…..I’m proud of u

  84. kalinago territory
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats NADOXS and like kalinago said greet your ppl u know we love u in the territory and u make us proud to be KALINAGOS. Show her Nakita how u embrace us and how we embrace u so we all can do it together.

  85. Geurilla
    May 6, 2012

    Nadira , proved that she has what it takes to make coming from the bushes . She said so on the night of Dominica’s Queen pageant , no more in hiding bushes , right now in high heels and winning crowns . Nadira gonna win all her competitions with the talent, beauty , Dominican quality , assertive-ness , attitude and ambition . Congrats to my queen and our Dominican Pride . You rock girl !!!!!!!

  86. En Ba La
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira and let us not forget the group of people we do not know and see who contributed towards identifying and bringing us sucess.

    Congratulations again to you Nadira and your contingent well done group.

  87. LadyC
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations to you. You represented Dominica very well and we are very proud to say “Thank You” for a job well done.

  88. Fun and frolic
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Girl, Thank God continuously, and Keep up the good work!

  89. la starr
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats nadira. Before I went to bed last nite, I prayed for u..so glad that my prayers were answered. I’m soo happy for u rite now. U said that u were gonna win and u did it, dats the spirit. Keep it up!!!!

    • Wow...
      May 6, 2012

      I was not aware that God rewarded Vanity? Now that you mentioned it, maybe I need to convert to Christianity. A God who not only will listed to such prayers but answer them when there are children starving does deserve to be worshiped :mrgreen:

      Lol… God here I come

      • Justice and Truth
        May 6, 2012

        @ Wow

        It is the manner in which you view them. You know what? I do think you are a hypocrite and what we say, as one who is underneath. :twisted: God knows who and what you are and what you expect and do behind closed doors.
        Some of you misconstrue what others state and do and what is being done. What is wrong with a Miss Caribbean pageant or other? We have had them for years. It is a form of entertainment and also brings out the best in others. Some of those ladies have gone on to be exemplary nationals. Even God understands that.

  90. Nature Isle
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations miss Dominica

  91. Dominicans one love
    May 6, 2012

    THANKS TO D.N.O FOR ALL THE GOOD NEWS….O.M.G THANK YOU FOR MAKING ARE DOMINICAN DO IT ONCE MORE, I KNOW WE GOOD AT A LOT OF THINGS WE ALL JUST NEED TO TAKE MORE TIME OUT IN OUR PEOPLE AND SEE THE GOOD THINGS IN ALL OF US AND STOP MAKING PEOPLE THINK THAT WE ARE NO GOOD AM SO HAPPY TO PUT MY P/C ON AND SEE GOOD NEWS ABOUT DOMINICANS AND IT’S PEOPLE WHEN THAY PUT THERE ALL INTO MAKEING DOMINICANS PROUD, TO THIS YOUNG LADY I DONT KNOW YOU BUT THANKS FOR DOING YOUR BEST AM ARE DOMINICA LIVING OUT OF DOMINICA ONE MORE BIG THANKS TO YOU AND ALL THOSE WHO HELPED YOU GET IT DONE AND BE NUMBER #1 WOW LOVE YOUR .ONE LOVE TO D/A PEOPLE AND AM LOOKING TO COME BACK HOME SOON TO WORK WITH YOUNG PEPLE IN WHAT WAY I CAN I CANT WAIT GOD BLESS BYE.

  92. roseau
    May 6, 2012

    congrats Nadira continue to make us proud…i can see more crowns coming home…lol… god blessings

  93. ann
    May 6, 2012

    I could see this girl take all them crown in the caribbean… great work beautiful

  94. kalinago
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats but u need to greet ppl when u are passing.I am nt saying if u are far shout ppl but if u pass and ppl are siTting I dnt see it hard to say good morning. Continue making us proud. Love

    • Da Woman
      May 6, 2012

      Did you greet her before she bacame carnival queen? Being quees does not mean that she automaticall have to greet everyone she meets

      • Wow...
        May 6, 2012

        When people compete for such public positions I think greeting the public is part of the package…no?

    • lugarwoo
      May 6, 2012

      jahlousy say met sior say what my cousin do you. everybody in roseau saying she does wave , smille and answer/greet everybody so whats your stress ? Which diable KALINAGO we know you is Kingshill you from and you living Wesley. Those nice people from Wesley fed up with you , Go and get some hard work to do. Since the RED Clinic Closed is nonsense you doing, minding everybody business.

      WELL DONE NADIRO YOU MADE US REAL KALINAGO AND ALL WAITUKUBULIIANS VERY PROUD. THE GREAT WINNING DOMINICAN TRADITION CONTINUES AND WE SUSPECT MORE TO COME. tHIS GREAT VICTORY AGAIN PROVES THAT DA HAS THE CUTEST GIRLS IN THE WEST INDIES AND ALSO THE BRIGHTEST AND MOST TALENTED.

      • Wow...
        May 6, 2012

        Why do people like you insist of calling our beloved country KALINAGO AND WAITUKUBULII?

        Should we give it back to the Caribs and go back to Africa? Don’t forget our ancestors paid for it with the very own lives and blood ie slavery.

        It belongs to us all !!!!!!!!!

      • Lougawoo
        May 6, 2012

        You sir, need to come up with another pseudonym.
        DNO what’s your policy on this? Can anybody just spell one’s pseudonym differently and assume it?

        ADMIN: No policy.

    • loveable
      May 6, 2012

      ALAS “KALINAGO”, SHE DONE FORGET ALL U. WELL EXPECT THAT WITH FAME.

      • anonymous
        May 6, 2012

        do you think she has really forgotten them or is she very busy especially with what you call fame? it must take alot out of someone to prepare for these pageants. cut her some slack pleasssseee.

      • True kalinago
        May 6, 2012

        hey! hey! hey! please get your facts and information right, slavery was set up to enrich the colonial powers of Europe, and your ancestors sweat, bolld and tears, was harvested by Rurope, we kalinago were the ones who set up your rescue we showed you the way to freedom, and today you all have re colonized us get your facts streight.

      • O_O
        May 6, 2012

        SERIOUS TING???? LMAO… Bonje’ oye… sa ka feh se moune sa la… THe girl just win a couple shows and its not even half a year yet and all u talking about FORGETTING PEOPLE!.. .awa awa awa… Don’t be jealous. put yourself in the shoes of your friends and WITH A BUSY SCHEDULE you will see that in their hearts and minds, they NEVER FORGET! smh

    • May 6, 2012

      you dont have to wait for someone to say hello say hello first and the person will reply petty stuff

    • Jo
      May 6, 2012

      If you guys mind your business, you would not even see/know/care who did not greet you.

  95. Homeboy
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations are in order Ms Dominica! All over the globe we are proud of your achievements!!!!

    WHAT’S NEXT? THE MS UNIVERSE I HOPE!

    • Homeboy
      May 6, 2012

      Let’s hope sponsors rally round you so that you get the exposure required to make you Queen of the world

  96. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    congratulation my Queen i knew u will do it as i write i am in tears cause u made Dominica proud and also the Carib people girl we love u and am calling on all Dominican’s in Antigua that when she come up for the JCI show we come out in out hundreds to support her she deserve it i know i will be there rain thunder or lighting …………………she is a queen very humble young lady that will carry her far.

  97. ideal
    May 6, 2012

    can we send her to miss universe, time dominica represent, lets start a sponsorship pls

    • May 6, 2012

      That is a very good suggestion you made, and lots of us say this each year when we have “Miss Dominicas” who are quite capable of holding their own in the world arenas of pageantry, ie: Miss Universe, Miss World or Miss Earth, yet they never, ever seem to make it to anyone one of these shows.

      What’s up with that Dominicans

      If those greedy sponsors in Dominica pretend to be blind, death and dumb & don’t want to give back, let’s just begin a £1, $1EC, $1US, €1 & $1CAN drive calling on all Dominicans and or supporters/lovers of Dominica in every corner of the globe to contribute just that, as I assure you with the amount of us all over the world, once the maths is done, we’ll certainly get more than enough to get her to either the Miss Universe, Miss World or Miss Earth pageants, which ever it is decided to represent and promote the “Nature Isle.”

      Just imagine the publicity that will be generated from this and such an exciting avenue to showcase what DA is and has to offer, prompting people to want to know more and of course ultimately come to sample our goodies.

      So I’ve already got not £1 but £5 put aside to send in my contribution, and this has been suggested by many before for the likes of Leandra, Marah and Marcia who were exemplary delegates for our island yet they never got the chance the so deserved to do just that “represent” their island, like so many other islands do.

      I really believe we can do this and make things happen collectively for ourselves and of course debt FREE too.

      We can do this people, let’s go!!!!!

      Terrific congratulations to our lovely “Miss Dominica 2012” and it is evident that you have an extremely very focused, driven, determined and dedicated team of people behind you, which always makes a huge difference, so well done to all of your and keep on doing what you do so very well!!!!

      However, high you sore, always remember to acknowledge where you’ve come from, give back generously to your island how you can, remain humble and embrace humility, stay focused and grateful and the rest will fall right into place.

      God bless my darling and here’s to many, many more titles in the region and on the world stage.

      • Coolzzz
        May 6, 2012

        This is a great idea!! Maybe DNO can find out if the young lady is interested in competing in the international competitions and start a collection of funds from their website.

      • bones
        May 6, 2012

        This Is a very good idea …When is miss universe? we can start collecting all now so…I know the population of Dominica (and relatives)not born in DA. is over 800,000 :?: 8-O 8)…..

  98. DD
    May 6, 2012

    Damn girl! You make my heart sing! I am sooooo happy for you!!!!

    Congrats to you and your team. Nakita, Leticia and Chad take a bow!

    I know this is just the start! AWESOME!!!!!

  99. GUMBALL
    May 6, 2012

    To my dominican queen well done.I am proud of you keep up the good work.Keep striving for excellent in the future.

  100. Dominican in Toronto
    May 6, 2012

    Very proud, but not suprise, Nadia carrys herself with such grace and class. You are Dominican’s everywhere very proud.

  101. D/ca to the bone( fo
    May 6, 2012

    Well done miss dominica. Hope she can be consider to takes part in MISS UNIVERSE AND MISS WORLD. HOPE OUR CULTURE MINISTER CAN LEU GOVERMENT TO SEND HER TO TAKE PART .SHE IS DEFINATELY AND ASSET TO DOMINICA ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. LETS GIVE IT A GO.

    • May 6, 2012

      We can all send her ourselves by contributing at little as a £1, €1 or $1 EC/US/CAN through a drive that will encompass every where around the world where Dominicans are and I assure you there’s more than enough of us scattered around the globe to do this.

      Let’s get this started people I’m in!

      It’s called doing positive things for ourselves and without having to break a bank.

      See how simple things can be done with collective, collaborative working together as a people.

  102. Jazzy
    May 6, 2012

    Yes, just loving this. Congrats to you!!Simply the best!!!

  103. Proud
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulation!!!!!!!! to Ms. Lando you made us proud. You deserved the Best Dress prize too but that’s O.K we have the most important piece.

    On your return to D/ca share some of that love you received from your fellow Dominicans living in Tortola. We love ou and we love our country too. Best wishes and looking forward to seeing you next year when you crown our next Miss Dominica at that same show.

  104. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats my dear…thanks to you for pushing for us,you have made Dominica proud..

  105. lil angel
    May 6, 2012

    you sure didn’t disappointed Dominica girl!!!…. special thanks to all the Dominicans living in Tortola for their massive support,u’ll had her back from day one win, lose or draw!!!!!!

  106. past contestant
    May 6, 2012

    this girl is gonna bring home many more crowns i can see it in her eyes. well done

  107. sandra
    May 6, 2012

    congratulations from germany!

  108. Tortola
    May 6, 2012

    Nadira, gurl i was infront like taytay….all now my voice gone. I knew it from the start you were gonna win, even if they stole best dress from you

  109. da gyal
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats to her but damn they need to award these girls with a less gaudy crown. geez!

  110. injustice and unfair
    May 6, 2012

    Nadira you are beautiful inside out. You make me proud to be a Dominican again. Thank you for representing us well. God’s continued blessings to you.

  111. BiGmE
    May 6, 2012

    D/ca taking it home

  112. Edgar Hunter
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats Nadira. Keep working hard more crowns to come

  113. Shameless
    May 6, 2012

    Boom! All Nay-sayers and Haters eat your hearts out.
    CONGRATS IN ORDER!!!!! Kalinagos rules once more 8). Beauty and grace beyond the wildest imagination.

  114. jason
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira….I seeing that many times we critic the very mediums in our country that produce greatness like our National Queen show…For the past years we have seen a rise of quality women representing Dominica and winning and i believe our local event contrary to what the critics might say attracts the BEST :-D :-D :-D
    CONGRATULATIONS NADIRA ONCE AGAIN!!

    • Hunter
      May 6, 2012

      Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • May 6, 2012

      Only when the rightful winners are chosen then of course those rightful winners will showcase and win titles and crowns.

      Past winners like Leandra, Marah, Marcia and now Nadira would have always excel some how in this arena and beyond as they were simply the best and deserved to be our delegates. (No issues with that as that is what it ought to be like)

      However, justifiably so people will critique if a participant is awarded the title and crown, despite them not being the best and that is what has happened historically up until a few years ago on the island, when the organizers realized that it is paramount to always choose the person who is “best” in order to go out and stand any chance of winning titles/crowns both regionally and internationally.

      It’s a competition you choose the very best on the night to represent, not because of who their papa or mama is or from which geographical location on the island.

      Case in point and those mentioned above, choose only the very best and DA will sore every time….SIMPLE AS THAT!

      Excellent job Nadira & team and keep on practicing as we want a clean sweep of the others! lol:)

      Blessing sweetheart.

      • BOLD
        May 6, 2012

        Are you forgetting NAKITA BRUNO, 2006 GIRL

  115. Proud Dominican
    May 6, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira!!! Congratulations to your team as well. I knew you would make Dominicans proud! Keep up the great work. Continue to strive for the best because we want nothing less!!! :-D

  116. niks
    May 6, 2012

    Yay nadira!!!

  117. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats Big up Dominica

  118. wanna know
    May 6, 2012

    congrats to nadira lando on winnin ms caribbean world title,all the best..

  119. ??????????????
    May 6, 2012

    congratulations Nadiro! I know that you would and could make it.

  120. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    congratulation with grnd style kalinago here we come

  121. jl
    May 6, 2012

    woohooo!!! go girl!!!

  122. R. James
    May 6, 2012

    AMEN SAID THE LORD! THIS GIRL IS A DEFINITE QUEEN. CONGRATULATIONS, MAY THE GOOD LORD KEEP BLESSING YOU RICHLY, AND JUST…………KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK! WE LOVE YOU! YOU’RE ANOTHER REASON I WON’T GIVE UP CITIZENSHIP. DOMINICA IS BLESSED
    REPPING FROM CANADA FOR DOMINICA 100%

  123. May 6, 2012

    congratulation to ms nadira I just knw you would of make it and make us dominica proud you go girl we waiting to escort you to ur carib village in grand style
    :lol: :lol: :) :idea:

  124. T.T
    May 6, 2012

    WAY TO GO NADOX!! WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT WITH NAKS AT YOUR SIDE!!!WE LOVE YOU!! :)

  125. Vanessa
    May 6, 2012

    Big up Dominica!

    Big up miss Lando!

    Dominica to the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    More to come!

  126. Congrats!!
    May 6, 2012

    This woman is representing Dominica the way we should be represented. Keep making us proud

    • May 6, 2012

      Those are the positive words that we all want to hear. Nadira thank you and we are very proud of you but dont forget to give GOD the praises for your success

  127. FLORIDA
    May 6, 2012

    Please post some pictures of the Pageant Show which took place in Tortola.

  128. Anonymous
    May 6, 2012

    WAY TO GO NADOXS WE KNEW U COULD DO IT!!! WITH NAKS AT YOUR SIDE YOU WERE SURE TO WIN!! WE LOVE YOU! :-D :-D

  129. Kay
    May 6, 2012

    CONGRATS!!!!!!

  130. Dwight Timothy
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats My Libra friend:) Just Got the news proud of you!!!

  131. Ken G.
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats!

  132. Proudest Dominican
    May 6, 2012

    one word! PROUD!!

  133. Mya
    May 6, 2012

    Congrats!

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