French-side Junior Carnival Queen to participate in Dominican Republic


MARIGOT–French-side Carnival committee (FCDSM) Junior Carnival Queen, Doranya Pascal will be taking part in the International Festival of Talent and Beauty from July 4 to 10, 2017 in the Dominican Republic.

This will be the very first time that French St. Martin will be represented in this festival, FCDSM disclosed in a release.

“Organised by Agnes Model Agencies, the International Festival of Talent and Beauty is known to be the only event in the world where all the participants are Queens,” the release stated. “Their objective is to promote personal growth and development of each participant. This event also encourages cultural exchanges between the participants.


“Doranya will be participating in the pre-teen category and will be selected according to the following segments: fantasy costume, talent, pink carpet run way fashion, swimwear, evening wear, and interview. Each segment will be judged on a different day with the final segment on July 8, 2017. The award ceremony is scheduled for July 9.”

The event will be judged by renowned designers from the USA and the winners will get the opportunity to travel to the USA to work with a model agency.

“Doranya has been preparing over the past two months for this event with her chaperone and is looking forward to the experience. With the support of First Vice-President of the Collectivité and President of the Tourism office, Valérie Damaseau, Doranya is confident and fully prepared for her departure. She will be flying to Puerto Plata on Monday, July 3, and will return on Wednesday, July 12.”

Doranya’s team would like to thank all those who contributed to her preparation: FCDSM, SOS Radio, St. Martin Tourism Office, Artsen Shell Service, Marjorie Boutique M’A Fashion, Cookies Kids, Tropical Hair, Da Pro Nails, Jacky Peter, and Sharissa Gumbs.

“We are wishing her all the best for this experience and may she represent our island to her best!!”

Source: The Daily Herald