Anticipation mounts as the spotlight moves closer to the crowning moment at the Miss Dominica 2024 pageant, which aims to captivate audiences at Carnival City on February 8, 2024. Amongst the vibrant colours and pulsating rhythms of the carnival season, the journey to the throne has begun for six women, each with a unique story, a compelling platform, and an unwavering determination to claim the revered title.
On November 17, 2023, the Discover Dominica Authority, along with the Dominica Festival Committee, unveiled the participants at the official contract signing and sashing ceremony, marking the commencement of their quest towards the coveted title. During the ceremony, an intriguing moment unfolded as the contestants dipped for their order of appearance at the 2024 National Queen Pageant, adding an element of anticipation and unpredictability to an already thrilling event.
The first contestant to take the stage on the night of February 8, 2024, will be Jorjanna Albert who is representing the Roseau Valley.
The 20-year-old, who hails from the pristine village of Laudat carries with her a legacy of pageantry, having previously held the title of Miss Teen Dominica in 2018. Albert’s passion for drawing attention to the cause of women’s empowerment has led to the selection of her platform “Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship”, as she aims to shed light on this cause during her Miss Dominica 2024 journey. Her dedication to promoting cultural celebrations and the essence of Dominica’s heritage is evident in her excitement for the upcoming show.
Contestant number two is 21-year-old Nickese Morancie representing the cultural village of Dublanc. Having carved her path through the pageantry world, earning accolades as the winner of the Miss Wob Dwiyet 2022 competition, Morancie exudes confidence and charisma.
The 2024 Miss Dominica prospect seeks to bring attention to crucial ecological issues through her platform “The Promotion of the Conservation and Preservation of Dominica’s Natural Environment, and Wildlife.”
“Radiant, resolute, with a sprinkle of rambunctious,” were the precise words Royhanna Martin used to capture her multifaceted essence. The third contestant in the Miss Dominica 2024 pageant, represents the community of Soufriere.
This 20-year-old emanates a captivating energy that illuminates her presence, standing poised through the unveiling of her platform. Despite the anticipation surrounding her platform’s reveal, Martin extended a heartfelt invitation, urging unity and support from everyone to accompany her journey to the throne.
At 24 years old, Kianne Bastien who proudly represents the vibrant community of Stock Farm, embodies a passionate dedication to advocating for women’s health. Her commitment shines through her platform, “Empower Her: Navigating Women’s Health,” as she steps into the role of the fourth contestant in the 2024 Miss Dominica pageant.
With a profound understanding of the challenges women face, particularly concerning cervical and uterine cancer, Bastien endeavours to cultivate a compassionate and supportive environment. Her platform seeks to establish a haven offering vital resources, fostering meaningful connections, and, above all, empowering women to navigate the complexities of these health challenges with resilience and strength.
Deniscia Laurent, crowned as the 2020 Miss Dominica State College Jamboree winner, emerges as the fifth contestant in the upcoming Miss Dominica competition. Representing Petite Soufriere, she embarks on her journey to the throne with a resolute mission: championing the cause of body positivity.
Her platform, “Pretty Hurts: Finding Comfort in Your Healthy Body” encapsulates Laurent’s fervent commitment to reshaping societal beauty norms. In a world saturated with unattainable standards, she aspires to redefine these ideals, advocating for a healthier and more nurturing relationship with our bodies. Her platform, she says, speaks volumes about her dedication to fostering a culture that celebrates diverse forms of beauty and promotes a positive and accepting body image.
The final competitor, 20-year-old Kyanna Dyer who represents Morne Daniel embodies a vision of cultural preservation and youth empowerment through the arts. Her previous title as Miss Teen Dominica in 2019 reflects her deep dedication to pageantry and cultural representation.
Dyer’s conviction in the transformative influence of the arts to safeguard cultural heritage is reflected in her platform, “Youth in Culture Through the Arts”. She believes that the youth play a pivotal role in steering the preservation of a country’s culture and fortifying its identity.
Her vision intertwines dreams with reality, emphasizing the need to elevate youth voices through artistic expression. Her dedication to preserving Dominica’s cultural fabric underscores her desire for an inclusive and vibrant future.
As reigning Carnival Queen Adicia Burton prepares to hand over her crown, these six remarkable women step forward, ready to embark on an extraordinary journey. The grandeur of the National Queen Pageant, set for February 8, 2024, promises an evening of sheer magnificence. There is a fervour that traditionally surrounds this prestigious event, as supporters of each participant eagerly anticipate the amalgamation of beauty, intellect, and advocacy on the grand stage.