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Seven males to vie for first ever Mr. Dominica Competition

first_img Share Tweet LocalNews Seven males to vie for first ever Mr. Dominica Competition by: – January 13, 2012 Mr Dominica Competitors. SEE PHOTO GALLERY BELOWSeven young, highly motivated and talented young males will on February 10th, make history when they vie for the first ever title of Mr. Dominica Competition. The show which is organized by YoungStars is the brain child of Marie-Antoinette Mora, who says that she accepted Dr. Alwin Bully’s challenge for more young people to get involved in Dominica’s carnival product.Augustus Bruno, Kester Edwards, Lennard Panthier, Nigel Peters, Ghandi Robin, Shannah Robin, and Bram Sanderson will make appearances in five rounds when the show gets under at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau.The seven contestants were launched on Thursday evening at the Garraway Hotel where they signed their official contracts and selected their order of appearance for the show. Mentor Marie-Antoinette Mora noted at Thursday’s launching that the Mr. Dominica Competition is organized to with the view to making a difference in the lives of young males at a time when young people, age group 18 – 30, are involved in violent crimes. YongStars Mentor, Marie-Antoinette Mora.[“We’ve also come together not just to enhance Dominica’s carnival offering but to make a difference in the lives of the young men one at a time, to play our part in encouraging, lifting and building them. The show is geared towards young adult males between the ages of 18 and 30 and at a time when violent crime among this grouping is at its highest it is truly heart-warming and amazing to come across a group of highly motivated young male adults who are role models and ambassadors in their communities and we are ever so grateful that it has been endorsed by the D FC and is on the official 2012 carnival calendar.”The competitors will challenge each other in Best in Magnificent Wear, Talent, Beach Wear, Formal Wear and in Interview Segment and Ms. Antoinette noted that these young men “are eager and enthusiastic to showcase their talent, skills, positive attribute and natural masculine charm”.Shannah Robin, a 30 years old high school teacher of Marigot and Purple Dragon Representative Dominica Branch competitor #1, told Thursday’s launching that his hobbies are “motivational speaking, drama, music and massaging”. He further explained that he joined the competition to “represent Dominica and to be a stronger role model for the young men of this country and to move this country forward in a positive way”. Robin told the audience, “if you want to see some action please be there on the night”.Bram Sanderson, competitor # 2, 19 years old of Wesley said he is a fan of sports who represents the island in basketball, volleyball and athletics. He noted that he loves socializing, talking to people, meeting people but joined the competition because he is a very talented young man who has “what it takes to win and to also be a role model to young people”. Sanderson told the audience “I feel that young people can make a difference in the culture of Dominica and so I am taking the step forward to be one of the youngest male to be in this competition”. [nggallery id = 114]Ghandi Robin, 20 years old of Fond Cole who resides in Canefield and competitor #3, said his interests are “martial arts and I am a break dancer” who joined the competition to “promote the art of break dancing and of course to win”. Mr. Robin is also part of the group Ultimatum Crew who will be representing Dominica for the first time at the International Caraip-hop festival in Martinique from the 11th to the 14th of January 2012 which is geared at development of Hip-Hop within the region.Augustus Bruno, 28 years old competitor #4 of Fond Cole told the launching that he entered the competition to “prove to people that we the young men of today can do something positive and the country on a whole can look at us like we are ambassadors”. Kester Edwards, 26 years old of Goodwill, competitor # 5 said his hobbies are “playing basketball, football and occasionally free-styling” and entered the competition to “let everyone know that other men can do the same thing as well and I expect to be known as an ambassador to all men”.Nigel Peters, 26 years old competitor # 6 from the “northern capital of Portsmouth” said he is “passionate about music and the arts” and entered the competition to “make a small contribution to the culture of Dominica and hopes to make everyone involved proud as well as myself and I hope this year we can make everybody proud”.Lennard Panthier, 20 years old competitor # 7 noted that he is from the “trendsetting town of Portsmouth” and asked the audience “when the stage comes alive with the dazzle of our radiance will you make history with us?” His hobbies are “reading, writing, singing, dancing and I have a very soft spot in my heart for the elderly and the less fortunate”. Panthier explained that he sees the competition as “a challenge to show that young men can step up when called out too and to add to the flavor of the Real Mas”. Meantime Ms. Mora made a special appeal to business houses and owners to come on board and support YoungStars and the young men with sponsorship. Although several business houses have come forward to sponsor, Ms. Mora explained that they are all in kind and the organization would like to present the winners with cash prizes as well.Dominica Vibes News 343 Views   2 commentscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more