Roseau, Dominica (TDN) -- Leslassa Amour Shillingford is Miss Dominica 2013. Amour Shillingford won from a field of seven beautiful ladies. She also won awards for Best Talent, Best in Swimwear and Best Swimwear.
An ecstatic Miss Dominica told the adoring crowd that she hopes to influence government to invest in the arts. She also said that she plans to study agricultural economics and was looking forward to serving as Dominica’s ambassador.
Placing second was Kelsha Brezee (Best in carnival costume and Miss Amity) and in third place was Daina Matthew Best Evening Wear and Best in Evening Wear.
Miss Dominica 2013 will receive a full scholarship to finance her studies from the organizers of the pageant and the Dominica government as she begins her reign.
Several thousand patrons turned out in perhaps the largest crowd ever to witness a beauty pageant. Carnival activity continues with the finals of the Calypso competition on Saturday and two days of street jump up on Monday and Tuesday.
The calypso finals will be carried live over the internet at tdnentertainment.net.