‘I worked very hard’ – Miss Dominica 2020 (update with photos)

Dominica’s 2020 Carnival Queen has attributed her success in the competition to hard work. 20-year-old Savahnn James beat six other contestants to clinch the title at the Miss Dominica 2020 pageant which was held on Thursday night.

James won the awards for Best Talent and Best Response to Question on her way to the crown.

“I am very excited; I am very happy and I worked very hard,” she told reporters shortly after being crowned.

She said her response to question gave her the edge in the competition.

“I was very strong; I was very confident in the way that I was answering so I think that gave me the edge,” James said.

With her platform ‘Sustainable Living Through Renewable Energy,’ James said she plans to work with the environmental clubs to help bring awareness on the topic.

“I am very passionate about the environment, so I think it’s important that I make my platform not just a platform, but a lifestyle,” she stated.

James said she is looking forward to represent Dominica at the regional pageants.

She advised any young women who plan to participate in the Miss Dominica pageant to “go for it.”

Shannon Connor St Hilaire secured the 2nd runner-up spot. She won the awards for Miss Photogenic, Best Costume, Best in Costume, and Best Evening Wear

The first runner-up position went to Primrose Angel David. She won the awards for Best Swimwear, Best in Swimwear and Best in Evening Wear.

Melanie Charles took the award for Miss Amity.

The other contestants were Kadisha Joseph of Fond Cole, Kimra Charles also representing Fond Cole and Elnarrah Emmanuel representing Kingshill and Grandbay.

The pageant took place at Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

Meantime, Events Coordinator at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) Marva Williams said all the contestants were amazing and put on a great show.

“The contestants were amazing,” she said.

According to her, a realistic assessment of the show will show clearly that there are a lot of talented young people in Dominica.

She congratulated the new Miss Dominica and her team as well as Primrose David and Shannon St Hilaire.

“They all did an amazing job and it was a really tight competition,” Williams said.

Williams mentioned, however, there are a lot of things that need to be reviewed.

“We have recognized failures in certain avenues and we are committed to put things in place to help members,” she stated.

Williams revealed that registration is open to other young women who want to participate in the 2021 National Queen pageant.

“We know that the winning prize is a full scholarship from the government of Dominica to study at a University on any subject of their choice and I think that is an opportunity young ladies could take,” Williams stated.

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7 Comments

  1. Dominica I love
    February 24, 2020

    Wow! such beautiful ladies, Dominica sure produces the best.
    Congratulations to them all, knowing how much work goes in the preparation.
    But as expressed by the previous comments, I am very disappointed in the swimwear that the organizers allowed these ladies to wear. Their fit and beautiful physics would still be properly displayed if they were covered up some more.
    I blame the organizers completely!!! one less inch of cloth and they would be exposing their private parts. They should look at Miss World and other international pageants for ideas.

  2. Galileo
    February 24, 2020

    Congratulations are in order for all the participants and organizers of the show in question. Cheers and best wishes to the winners. Nonetheless, it would be remiss of me if I did nothing not mention the need to keep the show rated PG13. We don’t want to scare off the more conservative spectators and potential participants who are of a similar ilk. I am not a minister of religion, nowhere close, but I think we are going a bit too far with the swimsuits.

  3. TeteMorne I From
    February 24, 2020

    I AM going to say something, and, please, do NOT tell em a thing about hater. I am not a hater. Those swimsuits! My God! Why? They are NOT at all flattering. Some of the girls vagina is clearly visible and the little flesh is peeking out. they are gorgeous ladies, but, you all could have picked better swimsuits. My two cents.

  4. Roger Burnett
    February 23, 2020

    I notice that the pictures of “Best in Swimwear” show the contestants in skimpy bikinis, whereas the men in the background are bare-breasted from the waist up but covered from the waist down.

    What a curious conception we have between what is accepted for the male and what is expected from the female.

    Having said that, I maintain that the nude figure is less sexually provocative than one that is tantalizingly clad.

  5. Concerned
    February 23, 2020

    Oh my!! Whats up with the swim wear??Poor construction of the swim suits!!
    Totally disatified!!
    Did the ladies even tried them on before??
    To me they are naked..u can see all the sides hanging and to make it worst it makes the “gina ” looks long!!

  6. disapora
    February 22, 2020

    Those bathing suits! Awa wii rex. For what?

  7. SMH
    February 22, 2020

    DNO alas you need some help with these pictures. Where are the evening wear images and the other ladies in the different rounds? You need to do better get a new photographer please and thanks.

    For others see the rest of the images here

    https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1472635212941057&id=197986870405904&set=pcb.1472636279607617&source=49&refid=13&__tn__=%2B%3D

    ADMIN: There was a slight delay but the evening wear photos have been uploaded.

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