Nadira wins Dominica Queen Pageant 2012

Nadira Lando

Nineteen year-old Nadira Lando of the Kalinago Territory is Miss Dominica 2012. Miss Lando outperformed five other contestants to win the title at the Carnival Queen Show held last night.

Lando’s win gives the Kalinago Territory its second beauty pageant title for carnival 2012, just twelve days after Adicia Burton of the Salybia Primary School won the Carnival Princess show.

First runner-up in the Ms. Dominica pageant is Ameka Cognet while Kimberly Jno. Charles has taken the second runner-up position.

 

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127 Comments

  1. Mrs Puss
    March 14, 2012

    congrats your self :wink:

  2. Pusina
    February 27, 2012

    Goodday Ms. Pussina is just back from TnT. I made my stop to Dominica just for the queen and yet again Ms. Griffith Failed to listen to Ms. Pusina. I warn you, Dow say I didn’t. And why were they pronouncing your name as In-diania? Anyways it looks like she had a good team behind her including the talent being executed by Karmala I was looking at her from where I was can’t let the cat out the bag but Karmala was on eagde to make sure Ms. Griffith delivered a knock off of her 1998 talent with a different subject matter area. The Talent had potential but Ms. Griffith was all over the place hence her control of breath she was out of breath.

    Secondly it looks like Ms. Griffith watch a lot of Americia’s next Top model and copy the style of Ms.Jay. Puss love this is a pageant lord and stumping and lavway papa I was shaking my head cause she was extra extra extra I think if she had tone it down as one of the posters indicated she could have place. Hey look at it Ms. Griffith can as I told her look at the tape of her sister show and her show and come back a refined person next year. I warn you child. I’m an expert and what I do puss I make stars out of people.

    Anyways moving along.. Ameka Cognet was the underdog and did very well she reminded me of Ms. Paul in 2003 the only issue I had was the designs of her swimwear and evening wear if those two elements was of a more enhance standard with no doubt she would have been the winner. Kimberly Jno. Charles was exceptional. I think she walked the best in all runs had the body height and look as a queen and I think overall would have been the queen if a few of the judges didn’t have there bias as it relates to looks cause Ms. Lindo didn’t do a great job walking nor I don’t believe she deserved all the aways for the different runs.

    But I think this show was the poorest of them all it event beat 2004 which went down in the history of being the worst queenshow. I don’t think there was a clear cut winner so Ms.Lindo all the best puss and work on that walk you was bumping the whole night. Love you. But Ms. Griffith you was my queen but you didn’t listen.

  3. polo
    February 26, 2012

    :lol: :lol: yes iiiiii grl u done it

  4. hart
    February 24, 2012

    Congratulations to Miss Dominica wish you well and all the best for the regional pageants trust me i can see wining all the regional compettitons with a little more traing you good to go best of luck.

    kimberly jno charles you represented the west very well u did u best we rew proud of you.

  5. REFRESH
    February 21, 2012

    Most of you are talking about how she answered her question, I would like to see you all up there in front of thousands of people and then you tell your story… Let the young lady be, she went to do her part and she did her best, the judges thought so otherwise she would no be where she is today…

  6. Bvi cariblady
    February 20, 2012

    Well do you make us proud vip

  7. Bvi cariblady
    February 20, 2012

    At last we need to let them know we a still here as Caribs/ kalingos .job well do

  8. hey ho
    February 20, 2012

    the talents leave much to be desired. please put more efforts into them. i was left really unimpressed

  9. hello
    February 20, 2012

    well judged except for the intelligence part – that should go to Kimberly Jno.Charles. (side note judges – the queen’s swimwear was bunching at the back – open your eyes next time).
    I lament the fact that the queen did not get the miss intelligent sash. That is what we need from our queens to represent us properly oversees.

  10. CopyCat
    February 19, 2012

    The queen evening gown is almost identical to Ms Stkitts 2010-2011

    • (((((
      February 22, 2012

      This is soo true. The feathers are the only thing missing. That gown must change for Jaycees. It is just too soon to bring the same dress back in the judges faces.

  11. Correctionplz
    February 19, 2012

    I think we should recognize Miss. Griffith for her hard work and exceptional performance on that evening. The young lady for Goodwill was neck to neck with Miss. Lando. I honestly thought she would have placed. From the commentary via the radio and the show itself she was in the lead. She spoke every well, was graceful, confident and consistent. People leaving the park felt she should have placed and if the judges robbed her of her achievement as an eye witness I say this, Indiana Griffith, you did Excellent. 1st runner up should have gone to you. Best in spectacular wear, best in swim wear and best evening wear. You had the best walk in evening wear even if it was a bit fast. I love you attitude. stay positive and beautiful. You are indeed intelligent and you would have done exceptional overseas. Miss Lando congrats. You won so make Dominica proud. I honestly think DFC cheat Miss. Griffith. She should have placed. She was amazing.

    • Fun and frolic
      February 19, 2012

      I absolutely agree with CorrectionPlz Miss Indiana Griffith was absolutely amazing and exceptional and consistent in all rounds and I really felt she should have placed 1st runner up. I loved almost all the girls performances, indeed, with one or two exceptions (for instance: Most of the girls did a good job in talent round, however I didn’t really get the general idea in Shanelle’s talent, and not everyone nailed it in Question and answer). To my surprise the show ran smoothly in a timely manner and ended sooner than expected compared to most years. I originally anticipated to be there at least until 2am. But I must congratulate organizers for an overall good job. I bid Congratulations to all the girls especially to those who were trying out pageantry for the first time like Indiana, and I think they represented themselves well and made quite an impression. Congratulations Nadira on winning. I do think you deserved to win. Go out there and do your best. …But as I said, to the fault of the judges, and without short changing Ameka, I do believe Indiana should have placed 1st runner-up. She gave us a run for our money and my money’s worth in coming to see the show. I’m very proud of all the girls because I know they work the hardest and get the least recognition or profit in this whole thing. So I will continue to say that I’m proud of all of you,and you did represent yourselves. Simply continue to grow from the experiences you’ve gained, and I hope and pray that new doors of positive opportunities will be opened up to all of you in the future. I think as part and parcel of this entire show all the girls, not just the winner should be able to benefit from being involved/ taking part in this competition as is the case with the overseas competitions. In my opinion, DFC and Dominica (we as a people,) need to step up in this respect and advocate that it be a show where all the girls who have worked so hard truely benefit from it after all the hard work. Congratulations to all the behind the scenes persons who have contributed and worked hard towards a positive end with the girls, and in bringing forth the culmination of the show. Overall it was fun. Good job and congratulations to everyone.

      • Nelle
        February 19, 2012

        i was personally at the show, and it was well judged. Everyone deserved their positions. Congrats to Miss Lando and also Miss Cognet!

      • Private
        February 23, 2012

        You are obviously not into pageants, fashion, style and have not understood the judging criterion used in Dominica.

    • Hhhhhmmm
      February 19, 2012

      You serious??? Get real.

    • w
      February 22, 2012

      you obviously wasn’t at the show or else you would not be saying that nonsense

    • Private
      February 23, 2012

      You are obviously not into pageants, fashion, style and have not understood the judging criterion used in Dominica. Where were you standing – behind the wall?

  12. Anonymous
    February 19, 2012

    Well done girl! I am happy to hear the Kalinago doing well because too much negative stuff has been said about carib people. Continue to rise…

  13. Crazy
    February 18, 2012

    Anita Bully is right… That chair HAS TO GO ! But whatever chair you give her, Nadine Lando will shine for Dominica. Call me Crazy.. but I was impressed.

    • Crazy
      February 18, 2012

      NADIRA … forgive Crazy.. is de Rum dat do dat.

  14. February 18, 2012

    I wonder how come no one is giving hands up to Miss Dominica.well i guess i will be the first to say congrats MISS DOMINICA .come on people of Dominica the Judges decisions are final.Miss Lando is our new Queen like it or not .i’m not seeing no hands up for her I’m sure if it were some kind of politics everyone would have a comment to post.what a shame

  15. I support you
    February 18, 2012

    congrats u did well

  16. Gamepro
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations to the new Carnival queen… I extend congratulations to all the other contestants but in particular I want to congratulate Kimberly Jno. Charles for you valiant effor. You have made me proud and those of your community appreciative enough to acknowledge your talent courage and determination. Wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

  17. iz me dat!
    February 18, 2012

    yessssssssssssss

  18. 6pac!
    February 18, 2012

    Beautiful Young Lady! WOW! 8-O

  19. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    from the starting i knew she was gonna win. she is so sweet… wil u marry me.. lol.

  20. February 18, 2012

    Congratulations new “Miss Dominica 2012” and here’s wishing you god’s guidance and protection as you embark on your journey and reign.

    Always remember to remain grounded, humble, appreciative towards others and maintain your humility.

    Well done!

  21. John
    February 18, 2012

    Kalinago represent!!

  22. Sicoline
    February 18, 2012

    congrats to all the girls for a wonderful show. i listened live on q95. i just wish i could see the show live without paying because some of us have no credit cards..i am happy for ms cognet though..seeing that she spoke about herself as a tom boy..congrats. a lady is always a lady…

  23. Yes I
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira! You are truly regal and representative of all the positive things that Dominica has to offer. I notice that everybody quiet…only 2 comments. They are dumbfounded and don’t know what to say. Stay strong!

  24. kib
    February 18, 2012

    congrats Nadira!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Caribs are VIP

  25. I knew it
    February 18, 2012

    Bullet!!! I know she would have gotten it. Congrats Nadira. Well deserved

  26. Kalinago Country
    February 18, 2012

    Kalinago all de way!!!congrats girl

  27. fitzroy Armour
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Queen Nadira Lando,
    Well Done…Looking forward to seeing you as the Head of the ECCB as an Economist shaping the monitory policy of our Kalinago homelands…

    • Too shy
      February 19, 2012

      Actually, I am sure she wants to be a lawyer. She said that many times.

  28. AMBASSADOR A
    February 18, 2012

    congrats kalinago queen …………..wish all the best… congrats to the other girls as well for putting it down

  29. Puss
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations :wink:

  30. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Miss Dominica, job well done, build confidence in public speaking, reach for your pagent goals and make us proud.

  31. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    She is a beauty. no doubt about that.

  32. way..
    February 18, 2012

    Bigup to the Kalinago Country…thats history for Dominica…the last time a Carnival Queen won from the Kalinago Territory was in 1992 i think…

    • Too shy
      February 19, 2012

      2006. Nakita Bruno!

      • Private
        February 23, 2012

        Nakita is from Atkinson and please read your history book – Atkinson is not part of the Kalinago Territory….

    • lol
      February 20, 2012

      Dude it just in 2006 , with Miss Nakita Bruno who went on to win Miss Carival and Caribbean Queen along with another crown…Nakita Bruno :)

  33. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    congrats well deserved

  34. Critical
    February 18, 2012

    Well deserved crown. She outperformed the other ladies. Good show. Congrats Nadira!

  35. Kalinago Warrior
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira, we had absolutely no doubt that you would take the crown and make the Kalinago people proud. Its Kalinago time. There is much more to come and you will make it everytime.

  36. petite savanne/g bay
    February 18, 2012

    well done sweetie!!! have a good reign and go out there to rep the Kalinago Territory…

  37. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    i knew this girl had it longtime…she is the most beautiful girl i’ve ever seen on the island.

    • now
      February 22, 2012

      she can pass but dont try that she has faults tooo dont come so LOL. Ithink Nakita was prettier though

  38. content
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations! The show was very well judged. I am happy to see a Kalinago queen once again since Nakita. VEry good job Nakita and team. I now wish Miss Dominica all the success for her regional pageants. I know she will make us proud.

  39. kalinago
    February 18, 2012

    yeahhhh. well done my kalinago friend.. we are so proud of u..we got talent…princess show now miss dominica oh yes.. kalinago time..

  40. j
    February 18, 2012

    Well desrved. Most beautiful lady in that pageant.

  41. DDD
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats Nadira!! Also congrats to Ameka!!! You were all spectacular. :)

  42. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    congrats

  43. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Real beauty kalinago girl!!

  44. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira!!!! very proud of you! you go girl….

  45. TopClassChaparone
    February 18, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS MISS LANDO. SHOW WELL JUDGED YOU DESERVE IT AND MISS COGNETT YOU TOO DESERVE YOUR POSITION. CONTINUE TO MAKE DOMINICA PROUD. HEAD HELD HIGH, REIGN WITH ROYALTY.

  46. Your Past Schoolmate
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulation Nadira I knew from day one you would capture the crown well done to all the other contestants.

  47. hmmmmmm
    February 18, 2012

    congrats to those who made it in the top three … but my question is how are you miss dominica going to represent us in the caribbean when ur speaking abilities is not to good ?

  48. Bold Kalinago
    February 18, 2012

    woop woop hip hip hooray! congratulations Nadira.You made us proud and continue to make us proud in representing us in whatever u do.Way to go girl.

  49. over the seas
    February 18, 2012

    I looked at the show online and I definitely don’t regret spending my money. The girls were overall impressive. Nadira stole my heart from the beginning though. Congratulations to this young lady go out and represent DA big!

  50. Hate ignorance
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats to miss Nadira and Nakita, Job well done. THis year is kalinago year ,MR Dominica(his dad is from Bataca), miss Burton(princess) and now Miss Dominica. WoW.

  51. Go Kalinago go
    February 18, 2012

    :-D Congrats to our MISS DOMINICA 2012; Ms Lando. To the other ladies you all did well the show was great.

  52. Tamika
    February 18, 2012

    Well Done Nadira. You are Queen Material. Very Convincing Win. Continue making us proud. You’ve got what it takes. You are a Dominican Beauty.

  53. viagra
    February 18, 2012

    congratulations to you miss lando..i wonder whats taking so long to see those congratulatory messages..guess you were not the peoples choice..too bad for them you are the judges choices go make dominica and the kalinago teritory proud..you rock.

  54. natasha
    February 18, 2012

    am so proud of this young lady she got places to go

  55. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    am so proud off this young lady.she got places to go :lol:

  56. whoop
    February 18, 2012

    congrats to queen nadira on her victory..
    most importantly, congrats to queen nadira’s team..cuz she is only d reflection of a powerful team..
    victory again to d kalinago territory..
    nadira’s talent said it all..heheheh

  57. for real
    February 18, 2012

    truly deserved that crown. let the regional and international pageants begin! taking them home too for sure

  58. Capuchin
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations my dear. Remember you as a toddler growing up in Capuchin. We are proud of you. All the best during your reign.

  59. February 18, 2012

    Well done young lady you have made your village proud yor are one of the shiing start. Remember. The stars are the limit. Vell done

  60. shasha
    February 18, 2012

    congrats all caribs hold your drum

  61. Family Guy!
    February 18, 2012

    Kongrats!!!! Mahaut people vex Boi!!

  62. CANDID
    February 18, 2012

    This is excellent. The Kalinago territory is doing great this season. I am happy for them.

  63. Homeboy
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulation Ma Dominica. I am certain you deserved your crown. But I just want to add how fitting it is that the winner came from the indigenous population.

  64. February 18, 2012

    want to congratulate miss Lando on her perforance. Could not attend the show however, coming from the east myself I must say that I am genuingly proud and happy for her.Congratulations Nadira. congratulations aslo to the miss Burton on winnng miss princess.

  65. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    What a beauty…. Congrats my girl.. Make Dominica proud..

  66. February 18, 2012

    BEAUTIFUL…. :-D

  67. cocosec
    February 18, 2012

    congrats

  68. bowdel
    February 18, 2012

    yyyyaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!! kalingos out for them shows now….. well deserved!!! bring it home!!!! :lol: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D represent kalinagos bad we have princess an queen….LOOK BOWDEL WI BOY!!! begin your reign CONGRATULATIONS..

  69. roselia
    February 18, 2012

    to the organizers, if Dominica is to be represented in the up coming jaycees show in Antigua, be sure to train my lady with her question and answer cause they did a bad jod in that aspect. for educated adults they sure sounded like grade one students>

  70. shabe
    February 18, 2012

    congrats

  71. slimmers
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats girl you did very well. You deserve it. All the way to the kilinago city this carnaval

  72. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira!!! I listened to you speak at the opening of Carnival and was very impressed. Keep reaching for the stars

    You will make an excellent ambassador for Dominica

  73. kalinago 2012
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations Nadira….you and Princess Burton are indeed making us proud! follow the footsteps of former pageants like Nakita Bruno, Ms. Walter etc. and continue to make Dominica and the Kalinago people proud….we got your back!

  74. sad state of affairs
    February 18, 2012

    Whoop Whoop, congratulations Nadira, I am indeed proud and happy

  75. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations to you young lady and also to the People of Carib Territory.

  76. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS #woo woo

  77. nursey
    February 18, 2012

    CONGRATS GIRL I KNOW YOUR MOM IS PROUD! I’M PROUD TO BE KALINAGO AND YOU JUST GAVE ME MORE REASONS! MAKE DOMINICA PROUD. YOU GO GIRL!

  78. Kalinago is USA
    February 18, 2012

    sniff sniff, you guys make me so proud. Adicia and now Nadira

  79. Babyphat
    February 18, 2012

    Congratz Nadira! Ur so beautiful, elegant and intelligent!

  80. beauty at its best
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats u did very well.however shanel needed to be placed because she was very consistent right through.

    • w
      February 22, 2012

      you didn’t see that hideous talent.

      • Roz
        February 22, 2012

        Like it was mapwee she was giving. And since when VIP means dressing in very short very tight dress? really? That talent was vacant of ideas. But we are overcompensating with this “affirmative action” thing. So lets take mediocre at best, and call it great!

  81. Kalinago King
    February 18, 2012

    EVERYTHING GOES TO THE KALINAGO PEOPLE THIS YEAR, FIRST PRINCESS AND NOW QUEEN. ANY KALINAGO TAKING PART IN THE CALYPSO? ANYWAY WELL DONE GIRL. YOU ARE A QUEEN AND U DESERVE IT. PRETTY!!!

  82. sae
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulation to the kalinago territory. Well done miss Lando

  83. happy
    February 18, 2012

    this was a well judged show…congrats to all the ladies gave a magnificent show last night but Nadira was by far more outstanding! Congrats Miss Nadira Lando miss dominica 2012

  84. Concern
    February 18, 2012

    Caribs on the loose – 2 crowns for the 2012 season

  85. Concern
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations! The Carib people are really doing well

  86. Totocan
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats my beautiful sis, we love you lots and will be behind you thru it all. you made me so proud…

  87. da massive
    February 18, 2012

    congrats ms lando

  88. Informant
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats to Nadira and the Kalinago people. Do Dominica proud this year. You have a really wonderful smile.

  89. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    congratulations to all the girls..big big congratulations to kimberly, you made us from St. joseph proud.. you have added the extra vigor to our carnival.. you go girl! wow

  90. Mr.Tee
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats Nadira. Real spectacular performance.

  91. LITTLE DV
    February 18, 2012

    congrats ms lando! you had my support from day 1 well deserved! :)

  92. girl
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations to all the ladies on a job well done.
    Special congratulations to Miss Nadira Lando. You have made Dominica Proud

  93. MOre
    February 18, 2012

    whoooooooossssssssshhhhhhhhhhh i love this girllll… way to go ,, i knew she would have one… beauty and brains…

  94. Bella
    February 18, 2012

    congratulations Ms Lando.It appears that the Kalinagos will take every thing this year.Caressa who is the only calypsonian with Kalinago roots will be the Calypso King

  95. sunflower
    February 18, 2012

    i knew it congrats

  96. Rosemarie
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats Gorgeous!! Job well done!!

  97. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats Nadira you did well we are all proud of your achievement :-D

  98. Not a herd follower
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats to Ms. Lando and the Kalinago Territory. I heard it was clear that she was the front leader in the competition last evening. I believe she may be the third Kalinago lady to win the Carnival Queen title.

  99. luv it
    February 18, 2012

    Very good, Nadira! well deserved crown! go make Dominica proud! good luck!!!

  100. zor
    February 18, 2012

    i had a feeling is she dat would win eh.

  101. just happy
    February 18, 2012

    congrats i knew you alone could do it. Nakita good job you coach her well. a true queen. enjoy it

  102. me
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations

  103. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    the work has only just begun…. all the best in regionals

  104. CUBAN
    February 18, 2012

    Kalinago…I like that.

  105. Dominican
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations to the new Miss Dominica 2012 and to the other contestants you all did well!

  106. Reporter
    February 18, 2012

    Ms Dominica 2012 – Ms Nadira Lando
    1st runner-up – Agnita Cognet
    2nd runner-up – Kimberly Jno Charles

    Ms Photogenic – Shanelle Dubique
    Ms Amity – Shanelle Dubique
    Best Spectacular wear Nadira Lando
    Best in Spectacular wear – Nadira Lando
    Best Swimwear – Nadira Lando
    Best performing Talent – Nadira Lando
    Best Eveniing Wear – Nadira Lando
    Best in Evening Wear – Nadira Lando
    Best Response to question: Agnita Cognet

  107. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congratulations ma

  108. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy congratulation!!!!!

  109. Hhhhhmmm
    February 18, 2012

    Wey, wey, wey…u take everyting and only leave Best Interview. You are a natural, you are a winner. Congratulations.

  110. awa
    February 18, 2012

    congrats my girl, i knew you could do it

  111. Yes I
    February 18, 2012

    Kalinago, it’s your time now. You were great and deserved to win!

  112. Anonymous
    February 18, 2012

    Congrats you have made you people proud

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