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Posted: Sunday 6 May, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Dominican captures Miss Caribbean World title

Miss Dominica Nadira Lando (wearing crown) flanked by Runners-up after the 2012 Miss Caribbean World. (L-R) Second Runner-up Miss St. Lucia, First Runner-up Miss BVI, Third Runner-up Miss Cuba and Fourth Runner-up Miss Miss Curacao. (Photo courtesy Team F
By: Suelika N. Creque,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – NATURE ISLE has made a mark in the regional pageant world once again when just after 12:00 a.m. today (May 6) its representative captured the Miss Caribbean World (MCW) Pageant.


    The pageant was held in Tortola at the Multipurpose Sports Complex, where Dominica’s Nadira Lando captured the title along with the awards for Miss Photogenic, Best Costume and Best Swimsuit.


    The First Runner-up position went to Miss British Virgin Island Abigail Hyndman who also won the Evening Wear and Interview segments.


    The Second Runner-up award went to Miss St. Lucia Consuelo Dupal, while Alina Rodriguez Roberts of Cuba and Miss Curacao Marvia Laurence were adjudged Third and Fourth Runners-up respectively.


    Miss United States Virgin Islands Temisha Libert won Best Talent while Miss Dominican Republic Suzan Castano copped Miss Poised and Miss Curacao took the prize for Miss Congeniality.


    Lando follows in the footsteps of Nakita Bruno who won the crown in 2006, Marah Walters in 2008 and Marcia Baptiste in 2010.


    Bruno served as Lando’s chaperone during the 2012 pageant.


    It was Walter’s third regional title captured during her reign and the second for Baptiste.
    Their wins had made Dominica the country to look for in pageantry.


    Many are wondering if this would also be the case with Lando after winning last night’s pageant, not to mention her studding performance when she captured the Dominica Carnival Queen title with seven awards.


    The regional pageantry season gears up with the Miss Carival next month, which will be followed by Miss Caribbean Jaycees and Miss Caribbean Culture.


    A total of 16 contestants competed for the crown, including former Miss Silver Jubilee and Miss St. Kitts and Nevis World Venetta Zakers.


    Last year's winner was former St. Kitts and Nevis National Carnival Queen Sudeakka Francis who handed over the MCW torch to her successor.


    This was the Seventh Annual Miss Caribbean World Pageant.


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