What an experience – Leslassa Armour-Shillingford

Miss Dominica at Miss World finals
Miss Dominica at Miss World finals

Miss World 2013 is over and she didn’t win but Leslassa Armour-Shillingford is proud to have been Dominica’s representative at the pageant.

“What an experience!” she wrote on her Facebook page immediately after the show. “I am so humbled and proud to have represented my beautiful Nature Island, DOMINICA at Miss World 2013. I will cherish these memories all my life.. More to Come!”

Some 130 beauties from around the world participated in the glittering pageant in Indonesia.

The Miss World 2013 crown went to Miss Philippines, with Miss France being the first runner up and Miss Ghana second runner up.

Armour-Shillingford was a finalist in the talent competition. Her gown for the finals was designed by Carla Armour.

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152 Comments

  1. the fig tree
    October 1, 2013

    Listen!!! Bla bla bla bla…tongue too long…tongue vacations recommended!!! There we strong. Miss Dominica will always be my Miss Universe..Congratulations sweetheart..I am extremely extremely proud of you!!!

  2. news
    September 30, 2013

    sakway toneh; she did not put Dominica on the map. That is not what ‘putting on map means’. Leslassa’s clips for the night of the miss world pagaent was no more than a minute long. How do we get on ‘the map’ with that. How in god’s name is anyone not from Dominica going to remember her. If she had won then again all you could say that and even then it would be hard work for anyone to take notice. Lastly how many people watch miss world these days and from where? get your heads out of your a&%@es. She didn’t even place so basically she didn’t do well understand? I mean good for her for putting her best foot forward but sadly she was well below average.

    • Esther
      October 1, 2013

      And you could do better or just as good?

    • Too Hard Too Long
      October 1, 2013

      Alas – grieve somewhere else my friend. We are proud of Leslassa. Without her presence, the island of Dominica would not even have been mentioned in the Miss World Pageant. Right now I am sure, because of her participation, hundreds of thousands of people now know that there is an island named Dominica and that is bound to have an effect.

      Thanks Lassa. Many of us recognize the great publicity and public relations mileage that was achieved through your hard work. Best wishes for your future. Continue to promote yourself and to promote your country.

      • Anonymous
        October 2, 2013

        ALAS grieve somewhere else my friend :-D DEAD! best response to a comment for the year .some dumbnicans to unghhhhh insufferable

  3. Anonymous
    September 30, 2013

    PAst queens could not have reach that far becuz after the show they sit on their blessed assurance waiting for PM, Tourism, Angencies, Sponsors to knock at their doors. Some of them spoil their reputation the nite of the queen show. Team leslassa ws determined from the start, they sold themselves well, they represented, they worked HARD! No other queen in has worked that hard to get out there and thats what makes Ms Lassa different. People like Lassa see the world differently, they dont see it as anybody owe them anything, they see life as a challenge that they have to overcome by fighting tooth and nail. Congrats Team leslassa Armour-Shillingford. But I must take a big laugh eh at TONY for saying the child married some rich man hahahahahah!

  4. Canadian Girl
    September 30, 2013

    Well now that Dominica is on the map what’s next? :idea: Is the country going to come together and increase the economy by building an international airport instead of having people fly in through other islands. It comes with + and – but this is a step im waiting to see. :?:
    Once you put yourselves out there as a people I hope we live up to a standard….I just hope we have another representative next time around. You can’t always make the top 10 but to be qualified for this was progress in itself. Congrats Ms. Shillingford :-P

  5. Wavet
    September 30, 2013

    “Her gown for the finals was designed by Carla Armour.” Really? I was rooting for Lassa and watched the entire show; however, with all due respect to Carla, I don’t think she should have gotten involved in designing for a pageant at that level. She should leave her designing for local pageants. She might have killed whatever chance Lassa had at making it to the top 20 or even the top 10.

    • Esther
      October 1, 2013

      And WHERE is your design?

  6. Tropic
    September 30, 2013

    30 some years ago Margaret Cools Lartigue, this year Ms Armour-Shillingford.

    I guess we will have to wait until some other family with a decent name pops up to rally behind someone.

    I mean, are we saying in 35 years only two women have the qualities that can end up in representation at that level ?

    Dominica tourism tried to push other people ? I dont think so.

    Dark skin and rural women in Dominica have it really stacked against them.

    Congrats to Ms Armour.

    • CoconutIceCream
      September 30, 2013

      Absolute rubbish! Diligence, tenacious hard work goes a long way too.

      Yes money helps just like in every aspect of life, as that enables one to be able to make a smoother transition towards their venture.

      Nevertheless I still say, forget the name, money, etc, we all bestowed with talents and once we figure out how to maximise those, ‘the skies the limit.’

      So many of the previous [Miss Dominica title holders]just seem to sit back and wait for things to be done for themselves like pushing an aggressive marketing approach to participate in international pageants or even get those in positions to sit back and take notice, but instead appeared to lack the drive, tenacity and conscientiousness that’s been displayed by Leslassa.

      Let this be an example for all future young women who aspire for such titles, and we cannot forget our young men as well, “never, ever give up and persistence and tenacity will see you through.” in the end.

      By the way some of the former [Miss Dominicas] who were just as capable as Leslassa to participate and represent superbly well, were just a little to lack luster and complacent to just agree with the “NOs” they may have received in their quest.

      Best wishes my dear Leslassa and there’s still time to represent at the “Miss Universe Pageant” in December. :-D :lol: :)

      • grell
        September 30, 2013

        oh olease its all abouth the name in this backward country,the poor still struggles am so happy she did not win,lets see what happen next year,bias country.

    • Valda Bruno Durand
      September 30, 2013

      I thought i was the only one thinking that way, its nothing against the young lady but the principle behind the entire issue. I really thought that my country had passed that stage but apparently i was wrong. Lets see what happen next year.

      • eyeswideshut
        September 30, 2013

        If You want to be Somebody
        If You want to go Somewhere
        YOU better Wake up and Pay Attention!

      • Anonymous
        October 1, 2013

        Im surprised at Valda. Some years ago there were only dark skinned queen contestants in our queen show and the public was upset asking where the light skin girls, right here on DNO. Its our slavery mentality that have us like that, sitting back and waiting for massa. Lassa did not sit back Valda, she stood up and fought. She did not team up with nobody husband to get there she went through the right channels. Lassa keep your head up and your rep in tact! Haters will continue to hate.

    • Domnichen
      September 30, 2013

      @TROPIC – what do you mean by “family with a decent name”. Are you saying that there are families with indecent names? Please explain.

  7. birdy1964
    September 30, 2013

    I can believe what i am reading, Now is a time to rejoice with this young lady. She is safe, she could have been coming home in a casket, and you airing you mouth on personal matter we out there don’t care to know about.She is a woman, she is beautiful. she will reach to the top of the ladder, with or without her husband.Jealous people sit and watch a next person move forward. I bet none of your families can’t move to a next village to compete to any competition. low class no body. you are so salt. you are still water.

  8. birdy1964
    September 30, 2013

    I am so proud of you. you are a beauty for real.you made Dominicans in and around the world proud.I proud of you.go girl, hope you recieved a welcome home celebration because you are very brave lady,and you are our miss universe.you are a winner in my eye.

  9. well fashay
    September 30, 2013

    I am happy that one or two people here actually can see things for what they really are and not what they want to see. Jesus Christ don’t make me have to keep coming on here wasting energy typing because it seems the majority commenting on here are thick and have so sense of rational thinking.

    What nonsense this person talking about ‘before persons didn’t know about Dominica and now because of you we are on the map’. Ridiculous, ridiculous and 100 times more. Putting a country on the map is more than a 10 second appearance on a world stage. Furthermore the little that might have seen our name will not remember because they have no vested interest in it. She would have had to win to give Dominica a slight chance of being on the map. Helloooooo!! Winning would mean endorsements, interviews, countless television appearances around the world and after repeating our name to a global audience over and over again through her countless commitments only then people would begin to take notice. The only comment Leslassa should get which I have no problem with is good job, you did your best and for that we are proud. This is worth the work she has done. But you all are carrying on like she placed in top 10, or even top 20 for that matter. She was on our screen for less than a minute.

    And yes I will stick to what I said previously.
    Any other miss Dominica could have gone to miss world, seeing that she didn’t place. I consider this constructive criticism so we don’t repeat Lassa’s performance if we ever get a chance again. She didn’t take it seriously. Come on. One plait the whole time!! to the middle yes but not pulled back. Made her look short and only forehead you could see. We couldn’t see any hair. Also she needed more makeup and more personality. It was nothing to do with being black. Look at miss Ghana in the video before the Q&A. That had impact. Leslassa had done. You cannot compare the 2. She is just too plain.

    If you want to go to Miss world you have to do more than that. Also she never wore any nice clothes, her dress for introduction, neither on final night was not up to scratch. Sorry this is the harsh reality. Its not intended to be mean but just to stop people from talking rubbish and learn for next time.

    • Esther
      October 1, 2013

      Are you WILLING to join the Carnival Committee to help improve things?

    • Anonymous
      October 1, 2013

      You have to be well fashay to rant like that. sorry Lassa doesnt need the false sense of beauty you describe cant you see? Keep your weave, centipede lashes and the rest of yoru fake stuff to yoruself. Lassa has intelligence and confidence and like it or not she did put Dominica on the map and no amount of ranting and raving will change that. Dominica was not looking for win they were looking for Lassa on the world stage and thats exactly what they got so burst if you want behhhh!

  10. charles joseph
    September 30, 2013

    congratulations little sister you made us proud. they say nothing good cannot come from newtown you prove them wrong

  11. hardliner
    September 30, 2013

    PROUD OF YOU

  12. Anne Savarin Marie
    September 29, 2013

    Miss Armour Shillingford you have not won the competition but you have won as an ambassador for Dominica.

    Because of your participation in the Miss world, Dominica is being recognized and we are placed on the world map.

    Before you participation, may persons did not hear about us and you have changed that.

    Thank you and congratulation in you participating.

    May our Heavenly Father continue to guide your future.

  13. September 29, 2013

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Hello it’s good that she went to the Miss world padgeant but she didn’t even place. In this type of event winning is the only thing that matter so please don’t get carried away. Anyway I hope she will go back to the Shillingford that marry her and I hoped they have a job in their family business for her. I also hope the Government don’t give her a Government job where the tax payers have to support her because she married a man that have money and family name recognition. I know I will get many thumbs down but we can’t be blind to how things work in our country.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      You deserve many thumbs down. :twisted: What type of foolish comment is that? What has that got to do with this article? It was not worthy of being posted. Why did DNO allow it? It makes no sense and is unsuitable for this article. It is lowly and is pure garbage, obviously it came from someone with likewise mind. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • GO DNO
        October 1, 2013

        DNO did nothing wrong. Everyone has a voice here even the lowly minds. The person is not hurting anybody. I mean if you have big mind then you would brush it aside so no harm done. Actually DNO should thank those people cause its good marketing for them. Their comments are not boring and readers like me can’t get enough. I love the unpopular ones

    • Anonymous
      September 30, 2013

      lol get ur facts straight before u go about bashing ppl..she is a born shillingford (her father) no marriage involved and I don’t think that she need to go “pull string” for a job as u are implying

    • no name
      September 30, 2013

      Are you a fool, did she ever tell you that she was married and even if she was because she has a certain surname does that make her rich, people with these surnames work hard for what they have, they don’t get it from the clinic like many of you

    • Anonymous
      September 30, 2013

      Another dominican making a foolish assumption that she is married and to a man with money at that. Dumb-in-can. False accusations, ignorance, stupidity. Of course you expect many thumbs down. Go lift your soul and get out of this grudging bondage you are in. And go get your fact straight before your right more trash there.

    • haha
      September 30, 2013

      Her mom is an Amour, her dad is a Shillingford hence the hyphenated surname “Armour-Shillingford”… in addition to that, I see Dominicans all over the world can show support o something that will make us famous for a short period of time. the woman fb page 7000 going but wcmf page is what? under 3000? hahaha… Dominicans need to wake up and be real. Support her but support other things that on a larger national scale. Ms. L.A-S… could you invite some of those cuties for wcmf? they could stay anchorage.

    • hmmmmm
      September 30, 2013

      huh?!?!? where have u read that the young lady is married?!?! diarrhea of the mouth can be a real nuisance i tell ya! SMDH

    • grell
      September 30, 2013

      am 100% behind you Tony,its all the name in dominica,and the poor youths that strive dont get the recognition.this is how dominica works,and our older folks dont teach their kids the true facts about these so called names in dominica.

    • Alexy
      September 30, 2013

      What are you smoking??????????Do you even hear yourself?

    • Supporter
      September 30, 2013

      You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about! Leslassa is not married. You can’t be married and enter Miss Dominica/Miss World.

    • Niko
      September 30, 2013

      Ignorance is a hell of a thing eh…speak on what you know…her dad is Shillingford her mom is Armour so what damn bull you talking about Shillingford that marry her etc…Know your damn place Tony!!!

    • Kay
      September 30, 2013

      Married people can participate in pageants? Honest question

      • Cactusjuice16
        September 30, 2013

        No they can’t! Yet another example of Domincans running their big mouths 20 to the dozen, and damaging other people’s reputation in their toxic endeavour and intent. Freedom to use the internet doesn’t give us the opportunity to post “untruths” about others, to make our [little selves] feel better.

        Honestly, honestly, honestly……..alu look a people oui! Weh papamet in heaven!

    • Natural Sister
      September 30, 2013

      Armour-Shillingford – combination of her parents surname. Poor you…dumb!

    • Nancy
      September 30, 2013

      Your level of ignorance is unbelievable! Why would you make such a comment about something you obviously have no clue about. First of all the young lady would not have been able to participate in Miss World or Miss Dominica if she was married. Hear the name again, “MISS” not “MRS.”

      Secondly, she may not have placed but she certainly reached far. Do you even understand what it means for Dominica to be represented in such a competition after 35 years?

      Hold your negative comments for your ignorant self. She will come back to the Shillingford and the Armour that gave birth to her and I am sure are very proud of her.

  14. Toomatoe Tomato
    September 29, 2013

    Congratulation Leslassa Armour-Shillingford, you made us proud.

  15. Sam
    September 29, 2013

    Congratulations young lady. You did your best and that’s all we could ask for. I still think LIME should have made it cheaper to vote….not like they couldn’t afford it.

    • Supporter
      September 29, 2013

      The voting had absolutely nothing to do with LIME. The money used to vote went to the Miss World Organisation and they are donating it to their charities around the world.

  16. Jail-corrupt-leaders
    September 29, 2013

    We want to win miss world 2014. :cry:

    • smh
      September 30, 2013

      well go up for miss world nor markak

  17. Anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    The only thing am reading you make us proud are you all going to make her proud by welcoming her in a grand motorcade and a halfday on the prominade to get pic from her and autographs and her experience out there representing the country

  18. Frenz
    September 29, 2013

    Less as far as we are concerned you our Mrs World and you made us mighty mighty proud. Many hugs and kisses

  19. well fashay
    September 29, 2013

    omg; there are no negative comments because DNO did not print mine so I am trying a second time. How can a newspaper be bias? only in Dominica. Freedom of speech and expression means just that. Some might not like it or agree with it but that does not make in invalid.

    I said I was embarrassed the way that you Dominicans are treating this young lady like a god. There is support but this is obsession. I said I had nothing personal against Leslassa but she did what any other contestant would have done which is basically got introduced with our island’s name on the screen. Why would DNo not print it. When we for somebody in this country eh. Again its a fact that she did not even make the top thirty so those calling for ambassadorial status must be on some sort of drug that distorts logical thinking. DNO for your information there are a lot of people that feel the way I do.

    I all this special treatment from day one now she is literally a god. People even force Dominica source on fb to remove his post expressing his and other users opinion something I consider to be sheer bullying. Yes I applaud her efforts at miss world but lets stop going on about how great she did. You could have said that if she got maybe even 15th place. check the stats and see where Dominica placed overall.

    Lastly the prime minister should spend whatever money we have into improving our hospitals so people do not need to fly overseas at the slightest health problem, upgrading public facilities like beaches and so many other things instead of paying marpin so people can watch miss world. what a joke

    • lil trouble maker
      September 29, 2013

      grl u to stupid i bet u watch it too.. u should be well happy they bring live for u than u pay all tht money just to watch one show…. u to damn stupid

      • lil trouble maker
        September 29, 2013

        this is to well fashay

    • September 29, 2013

      Well Fashay.

      Hello don’t worry about them because so many of our people seems to be blind and they don’t like to hear the truth. Also remember if you criticize DNO people they don’t put your post on because I had similar experience.

      • smokeherrigsalad
        September 30, 2013

        Really….whose “truth” is that, your truth from your world, or an objective point of view truth?

        You lot need to chill and not fretting/sweating the little things!

        If as you say, it’s not that important, then listen to your own advice and follow suit. Learn to not share a point of view, and move on, not try creating an uprising. 8) If you have nothing positive to present to the universe, then “keep your tongue between your teeth and zip it.”

        You Dominicans run your mouths far too much and turn everything into a huge saga. GROW THE HELL UP!!!!

    • Eyeballs
      September 29, 2013

      You jealous? Go try to run for Miss World nah and see whether we would treat you the same since you looking for so much attention

    • Eyeballs
      September 29, 2013

      Fashey now is the time to take your matter to Skerrit and UWP since elections will be called in the very soon near future. Infrastructure discussion should not be on queen contestant blog. Go on q95 and kairi fm …you will better off there…Skerrit and Lenox Linton waiting on your calls

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      You are jealous and trying to seek recognition. You will never get it! :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      The majority counts. You are in the minority and so you are out. She deserves every bit of attention that she received.
      Three times a Queen and then a contestant in Miss World Pageant. She got our support and rightfully so. We are proud of her.
      Where is your patriotism? Try doing the same for your fellow person.

    • Diplomat
      September 30, 2013

      Well Fashay, you seem to be someone who has a lot of hate within you. Leslassa was able to do maybe what you wish you could do. Nobody ever said she was a God but we who genuinely LOVE our country support whoever represents us in a positive light and she did just that. You stating that she was ‘just’ introduced with our country’s name at the bottom of the screen shows your lack of intelligence. It also tells me that you think like crabs at the bottom of a barrel. We are all one people, we all bleed the same… stop the hate.

    • haha
      September 30, 2013

      Is true. All they had to do was have a big screen somewhere for her unno. Who interested will find themselves there, others who want comfort would pay to get it at their home. I respect what she has done and am proud we had representation but we need to look at more important things. we rally people from allover to giver her 7000 pluss likes on facebook and we cannot do the same for our wcmf? really? ope yall eyes ppl.

    • Esther
      October 1, 2013

      AGAIN I say….. please join the Carnival Committee to help improve things for the future.

      I am sure the other Miss World Contestants are being widely applauded as Ambassadors in their own countries whether they placed or not.

  20. Karllen
    September 29, 2013

    So very proud of your representation! You will continue to do great things. :)

  21. anonymous
    September 29, 2013

    Superb job at representing Dominica!! We’re extremely proud of you!! You did well!!

  22. peter piper
    September 29, 2013

    :mrgreen: On first glance the miss world 2013 and D/a 2012 resemble one another sooo strongly,but Ms D/a 2012 has features that surpass the ms world 2013 by far …..all the best my dear,now feature queen contestants have a standard to meet re pageantry events.

    • Kay
      September 30, 2013

      Miss Dominica 2013..

  23. Nudibranch
    September 29, 2013

    Leslassa you’ve done yourself proud!
    Congratulations on your achievements in the pageant and, of course by extension in putting the most beautiful but hardest country in the world to get to on the global stage.
    I hope the event opens doors for you to model, act, etc and spread your wings and blossom.

  24. Cara
    September 29, 2013

    Why do people use humbled and proud when they are mostly proud. There is nothing sinful about being proud of an achievement or a citation. This false humility is annoying. Congratulations Leslassa, you can be justly proud!

  25. Cyrique
    September 29, 2013

    Lesassa you are OUR QUEEN!!! We know who the real winner is. We are very very proud of you. Dominica United for the first time in years to send positive vibes to you. Hold your head up sweetheart. There were hundreds of contestants from all over the world but not all made the finals – YOU DID. You’ve achieved an awful lot and YOUVE MADE US VERY PROUD INDEED. God bless you. God bless Dominica!!!

  26. One Love
    September 29, 2013

    The Miss World 2013 crown went to Miss Philippines, with Miss France being the first runner up and Miss Ghana second runner up.

    Congratulations to the winners especially Miss Ghana

  27. ZEXZEL
    September 29, 2013

    That’s better. Now you can put on some weight.

  28. Nmc
    September 29, 2013

    TO Dominica and the caribbean you are a winner. You did your best and we are all proud of you. Keep heading for the Moon because you have reached
    the stars. CONGRATULATIONS.

    • Anonymous
      September 29, 2013

      Wait a minute! Which is further away moon or star?

  29. merci
    September 29, 2013

    i screamed loudly when i saw lassa but even louder when i saw Dominica’s flag> thank you Darling you are D/ca’s miss world. By the way i think miss Philippines the new miss world resembles Lassa a bit. Dont you guys think?

    • September 29, 2013

      very true

    • Anonymous
      September 30, 2013

      She is not Dominica’s Miss World. Speak for yourself and not for everyone. She did her best, but her best was not good enough. Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate her representing my country, but stop bowing to her like she is a God. She is human just like you and I, and what she did at the Miss World. I can bet my bottom dollar there are previous Queens who could have done it and maybe even better. My two sense, now DNO do what you want I doh care, Is your site. I am just sharing my views not taking sides.

  30. True
    September 29, 2013

    Congrats u did well….

  31. Doc. Love
    September 28, 2013

    I was happy to see Dominica being represented in the Miss World Pageant. I found Miss Shillingford to be very confident and never stop smiling like a true Dominican. However, I am not surprised at the outcome, as I had predicted in my comments of couple days ago that she would not place. At the time, my comments were centered around the interference of Skeritt, to me it’s like a kind of bad luck. He doesn’t appear to be able to do anything right these days.

    • Admirer
      September 29, 2013

      That’s sheer ignorance doc love! When you all are through making Skerrit out to be more than just a negro from VC who happens to be PM blame labourites for making him a God! What foolishness is that?

    • Eyeballs
      September 29, 2013

      If she did not place she wouldn’t not be in existence, don’t you think? Think before you comment next time

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      Your adverse words had absolutely nothing to do with it. One out of thousands, you were on the wrong side.
      You are not God. Therefore cease making out yourself to be one. Blasphemer! As if you are capable of predicting anything. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  32. A observer
    September 28, 2013

    Job well done, we are very proud of you.

  33. Justice and Truth
    September 28, 2013

    According to their records, you did not win but to us Dominicans you won. You certainly look beautiful and elegant in your gown.
    130 beauties? This was really stiff competition. There is no doubt you put forth your best. No doubt the judges had a difficult time in deciding on the finalists.
    All who supported you do agree that you made Dominicans proud of you and your representation of Dominica on the world scene. I visualize what an exposure and experience it was for you. You are Dominica’s Queen.
    I am pleased and relieved that there were no interruptions of Miss World Pageant and that you are safe and sound. Thank God that all went well.

  34. OMG
    September 28, 2013

    Congrats! You made Dominica become known to the world.

  35. Lougaoo Mem
    September 28, 2013

    Yes I! You are, and will always be our Dominica’s #1 Miss World. Congratulations for a superb job, well done! Indeed, we are all proud of your great achievement. God Bless!

  36. IAMDOMINICA
    September 28, 2013

    I WAS GLUED TO MY TV, SHE DID NOT MAKE TOP 20 BUT SHE MADE US TOP IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD. I AM SO PROUDTOBE DOMINICAN

  37. me
    September 28, 2013

    congratulation Ms. Dominica thank you for representing DA at the Ms World pageant making that far is wonderful, I’m very proud of you, this is a moment you’ll never forget.

  38. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    Well Done young Lady. You have made us Dominicans all proud. God bless you and go and chase your dreams and enjoy all the great things life has to offer. Be blessed

  39. Canada
    September 28, 2013

    Well done. can’t find words to express how proud you made us.
    God blessing.

    Catherine

  40. lils
    September 28, 2013

    Go Lassa! Your personality draws ppl like bees to honey. You are our queen!

  41. September 28, 2013

    Congratulations! You won even if you did not get the title.

  42. HomeAlone
    September 28, 2013

    You are Our Ms World! 8) congrats!!

  43. Proud
    September 28, 2013

    Cherish your memories. What a story you will have to tell the folks who will come into your life. Your story is definitely one of interest and excitement. You represented us well. I was so proud when you made it to the top twelve in the talent round.

  44. September 28, 2013

    Congratulations and you are an amazing young lady. Keep the positive vibes flowing and you will achieve much more…

  45. Oh please!
    September 28, 2013

    I spent 9 months promoting Dominica and the people I promote to ask “where is Dominica? isnt that the Dom. Rep? your a liar theres no island Dominica!” And the ones who actually come send me email on the bad and ugly experiences… we need to grow up and remove the hard lahboo we have on our eyes! I work in the Travel industry so I know what im talking about.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      One would think since you are in the travel industry, you have the opportunity to educate them about Dominica. Your ignorance is showing and so is theirs.
      God has placed you in this position, make the most of it and cease your defamation of Dominica. Thank God that you are able to correct them about Dominica and where it is situated.
      People have asked me if I am from Dominica Rep. or if Dominica is the Dom. Rep., I correct them. I do not get angry with them and I am not in the travel industry.
      I did not expect such a comment from one as you who claimed to be in the travel industry. You should know better. You sound like a bitter person. Clean up your ungodly and unpatriotic act and against your country. In any case, your comment is out of place. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Too Hard Too Long
      September 30, 2013

      Get out of the travel industry. We need POSITIVE people to promote us. You are not doing us any good.

  46. Next Time
    September 28, 2013

    Next time skerrit shud use d contribution he give marpin to buy votes… dat wuda take u straight to the finals wii… why mister doesnt use his head nuh

  47. One Love
    September 28, 2013

    Get Real What exactly did she achieve in real terms? She wasn’t even an also-ran

    • Anonymous
      September 29, 2013

      you are a hater go and do it nah and achieve something and bring it bck to ur country little mind

  48. thiny
    September 28, 2013

    How far did she reach???..did she make it past the first round???..I would love to dsee what miss Ghana look like…gonna google her up

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      Why not pay her a visit? :lol:

  49. voiceofreason
    September 28, 2013

    seems like I am the only one with a brain on the island. Truth has to be said. Have you got no ambition? All this money spent propelling Leslassa to get her rich. Where is your profit in that. There is support and there is obsession.

    Our behaviour was ja dropping. I know I won’t be popular with my comment but at least I had the guts to speak it how I see it. I have nothing against Lesslassa personally but Dominicans are obsessed with beauty pagaents and they carry out like the person is running for presidential candidate. At least facebook can go back to normal.

    What did Leslassa do that any other queen couldn’t do. She didn’t even make the top 30. I mean come on. If she was that good the rest of the world would see it. Anyone could have put Dominica name on the screen because naturally all contestants get introduced in the beginning. Even the prime minister went releasing statement and even paid marpin to stream the show. for a vieux ole pageant which most civilised countries are pulling out off because it is classed as sexist. All this wasted money on one person! Notice all her compliments came from Dominicans. She was never complimented on the official miss world page and was never a favourite. Stop this madness

    • September 29, 2013

      Voice of reason.

      Hello you not the only one with a brain and am sure your brain is working well. Our people have problem with the truth and they have blinders on which lead to tunnel vision. So many times I shake my head and wonder if its a curse that’s on our people because of how they think.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 30, 2013

        What about you? The same goes for you. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Eyeballs
      September 29, 2013

      What other queen you had in mind? So far I’ve seen none. And, what’s your point? People spent their money and I bet it’s not on you

    • Justice and Truth
      September 30, 2013

      Voice of reason eh? Better voice of treason. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Esther
      October 1, 2013

      JOIN the Carnival Committee to help improve things for the future. That way you will have your say in any future pageants.

  50. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    Congratulations Leslassa for a job well done! I watched it live and you were beautiful. Although you did not win, but you did well representing Dominica.
    St. Croix, USVI.

  51. Dominicanjersey
    September 28, 2013

    Hold your head. High up and be proud of yourself and. Congrats you made people know about us

  52. Me Dat
    September 28, 2013

    U made us proud Miss Armour. But I don’t like that dress it doesn’t do you justice.

  53. Rebekah
    September 28, 2013

    Congrats! You being a finalist in the talent segment is amazing. And what you have done is show future Miss. Dominica’s that we may be small but we can hold our own on the world stage. You have planted the seed and for that you should be proud.

  54. September 28, 2013

    you representes us well,Leslassa! Hasn’t anyone noticed how closely Leslassa resembled the eventatual winner, Ms Philipines? To me, a sign from the Great God above…

  55. may
    September 28, 2013

    good job u made us proud

  56. The Authorities
    September 28, 2013

    We The Authorities are in the process of grooming Ms Armour-Shillingford to be our next UN Ambassador.

  57. young patriot
    September 28, 2013

    Wow this is the first article I saw here with no negative comments

  58. forreal
    September 28, 2013

    am little bit disapointed with the final five,where does france fit in there,what was the criteria,anyway these people in these parts of the world are brainwashed by european standards,so i am not surprised that the philipines won,i saw it comming,it is there culture and language background to chose their own,but a million thanks leslassa,you are brave,you stepped right into the lions den,to display what our little island is made of,nature isle,the real and last part of eden.

  59. September 28, 2013

    Marvelous job representing the DA, Leslassa! Much love from the United States.

  60. culture queen
    September 28, 2013

    My dear, so proud of you, I enjoyed the jurney with you. You have certainly placed us on the international map. I know yiur entry in the talent must have prompted a few google searches. Where is this place. Take a quick breather and continue your remarkable work, cherish the memories friendship and the experience adds great value to your resume. Love u girl

  61. Raisin in the Sun
    September 28, 2013

    In that one moment of time you gave us small islanders the power to dream big. Thanks! We are proud of you still.

  62. femmedominique
    September 28, 2013

    Beautifully Done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you were already a Winner .

  63. Jbfox
    September 28, 2013

    Thanks for promoting Dominica.

  64. Eyeballs
    September 28, 2013

    Leslassa, you made and are still making us proud. Though I haven’t seen the show yet, I’m hoping they will play it tonight here in the U.S. You went oh so far….it was a milestone and you are a winner girl….you are our queen. Your name is already to be published in the books. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  65. Michael Norris
    September 28, 2013

    You did well, Leslassa. I am proud of you. Thanks to you, your mom and aunt Carla for their hard work and commitment. Thanks to all those who played a part in supporting your journey in Miss World 2013. Best wishes in your future endeavours.

  66. mahaut/Texan
    September 28, 2013

    Great Dominican. You made us proud.

  67. Big Teeth
    September 28, 2013

    You have certainly raised the bar of pageantry in Dominica and future prospects in the national event must take a closer look at your resounding representation of our little island. You have done what no politician can do. Thanks.

  68. Sparkle
    September 28, 2013

    Leslassa, I saw how hard your physical training was with Alex at Fitness Plus. I did not have much interest in pageants before – not a guy thing.

    Now I can appreciate all the stress and poise, intelligence and talent that goes into such a competition. You represented us majestically!

    YOU ARE ALWAYS NUMBER ONE IN OUR HEARTS!!!

  69. September 28, 2013

    Congratulations to Leslassa and her team!!! Great Work!!! You were beautiful and we are sooooooo proud of you !!! Well done to have reached this far and I have no doubt you had a fantastic experience. GOD Bless you , your team and family.

  70. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    Thank you Leslassa for your participation. You did an excellent job. Congratulations and all the best in future endeavours. God bless.

  71. babalene
    September 28, 2013

    Leslassa Armour Shillingford for President I say; she is bright she is intelligent she is young – she is smart she better then Charles Saverin; Congratulations my Dear you made Dominica proud.

  72. yes i
    September 28, 2013

    hats off to you Leslassa u did a great job… you are my miss world … this was indeed a proud moment

  73. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    leslasa i no you can do beter

  74. AA
    September 28, 2013

    great great great

  75. darrs
    September 28, 2013

    Lessa girl thank god for such great exposure u made us truely proud baby wow

    • Channel 1
      September 28, 2013

      @darrs – Why do you all like to associate God Almighty with things he has no involvement in?

      It is so ridiculous when you hear people in things such as carnival queen show etc thanking God for helping them to win….. :lol: :lol:

      That is such a massive paradox. How can God be the one who helps people emerge as the best in the sinful vulgar activities of carnival?

      So if a man goes to thief and he steals bountifully, should he thank God for helping him to thief successfully without getting caught?

    • Jemma
      September 28, 2013

      Who would ever dislike this comment. You are absolutely right. She gave Dominica wonderful exposure and made us proud!

  76. darrs
    September 28, 2013

    Lessa girl thank god for such great exposure u made truely proud baby wow

  77. September 28, 2013

    Congratulation. you are Dominica’s miss world!!! Leslassa has been a uniting force for Dominica this month.

  78. BLACK BOY
    September 28, 2013

    Congratulation Miss Armour Shillingford for making all of us proud.

  79. Stryka
    September 28, 2013

    well done dear

  80. Precious
    September 28, 2013

    You look beautiful :)

  81. kunoo mounoo
    September 28, 2013

    all the best x

  82. Dominican in Antigua
    September 28, 2013

    And am very happy that she took part hearts out to her and family and all the people who help in any way to send her out there lets give God thinks that all went well once more thanks to you Leslassa Armour Shillingford / Miss Dominica one love to all D/a people

  83. internet view
    September 28, 2013

    LIME should allow free and easy access to live coverage of pageant.

  84. happy
    September 28, 2013

    Congratulations we are poud of you

  85. September 28, 2013

    Congratulations anyway you represented us and that’s all that matters. You gave it your best but God had other plans. Continue to prosper.

  86. The Onlooker
    September 28, 2013

    Congratulations Leslassa! You have done well and made us proud!

    Don’t stop now the sky’s the limit!

  87. internet view
    September 28, 2013

    no live coverage by LIME. POOR

  88. proud dominican
    September 28, 2013

    proud of you girl. love you u left a trade mark in pagentry.

  89. Listening
    September 28, 2013

    I am very proud of you!!! Keep reaching for the stars!

  90. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    Yyyy

  91. tj
    September 28, 2013

    Good job

  92. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    u did great Leslassa… you are our Miss World… a winner for even being in the finals… when i think of all the known and international countries that didn’t get a rep into the finals… it is testament that Leslassa had skills, talent and ability to stand on the World Stage… again thanks for representing Dominica and letting us tune into the pageant… People were glued to the t.v’s like Lara about to break or set a new record

  93. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    well done you have done us well even if you didnt win we as dominicans were well represented at the show keeep it up

  94. Jay
    September 28, 2013

    Well done Leslassa. To have taken part alone is honour. Any positive exposure of our little country to the world is welcome. Thank you

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