Leslassa to Focus on Building Dream Foundation


Dominica’s Carnival Queen and holder of three regional titles, Leslassa Armour- Shillingford

Dominica’s Carnival Queen and holder of three regional titles, Leslassa Armour- Shillingford, is eager to take up the roles and responsibilities delegated to her.

At a small cocktail held in her honour, within the compounds of the Anchorage Hotel on August 8th, Ms. Shillingford Armour spoke of her plans.


Titiles: Miss Carival in St Vincent and the Grenadines , Miss Jaycees in Antigua on August, and Miss Caribbean Culture in Nevis

As Ms. Jaycees, she is expected to be the spokesperson for the CARICOM wide initiative – the Innocent Project, and although there is no specific plan stated in her contract as Ms. Caribbean Culture, she intends to open up the Dream Foundation across the Caribbean.

Although not yet confirmed, there is a talk of her participation in the Miss World Pageant, which will be held on September 28th.

Although there’s been no specific plan in terms of the contract that she has for the Miss Caribbean Culture pageant, she intends “to bring the edutainment event from the Dream Foundation across the Caribbean”.

Ms. Armour-Shillingford shared with SAT News, that her favorite competition was the Ms. Caribbean Culturee because the participants were well-experienced which made it the most competitive of all four regional pageants.

The three regional title individual says herself and Dominica, are proud that she was able to rise above all the other contestants within the competitions and was chosen out of all the other pageant veterans.

Ms Shillingford is also hopeful that she can represent Dominica and the Caribbean in the Miss World Pageant scheduled for 28th September in Indonesia.

Leslassa has now joined the archives, as the fourth queen participant, to win three Regional titles for Dominica.


(right to left) Colin Piper who represented Tourism Minister, Gloria Shillingford who represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit , Leslassa Shillingford and Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence.

When asked what would be her advise to individuals who want to follow her footsteps, she responded;   “it’s about practice, time management, confidence, know that you are beautiful and have the confidence to go and represent yourself well, your family well and then your country well”.

She now holds the title as Ms. Jaycees, Ms. Carival and Ms. Caribbean Culture.


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