The title of Miss Teen Dominica has once again returned to Portsmouth. Lecresha Wallace, 15, of the Portsmouth Secondary School (PSS) is the winner of the National Teenage Pageant.

"I feel so happy because I have been preparing for this since I reached First Form. I was determined from round one that I would stay consistent and I did," Lecresha said. "I didn't face any challenges, each round has its particular challenge but I overcome it".

She added that her biggest inspiration is her mother "because she always pushed me,; she told me just go out there and do your best no matter what she will always be there for me. Without my mother's help I don't think I would make it this far."

As part of her reign Lecresha stated that "I would like to do couple programmes like anti-bullying and I think as the time goes by I will decide what else I can do for my reign."

Miss Wallace managed to out-shine the other contestants by capturing two awards: Best Speech and Best Evening Wear where she wore a pink floor-length ball gown.

The Second Runner Up award went to Aniel Pacquette of Pierre Charles Secondary School. She copped four awards: Best Spectacular Wear, Best in Spectacular Wear, Best in Evening Wear where she wore a black mermaid style gown and Best Response to Questions.

Miss Tonilia Elie of the Convent High School captured the Best Talent award with a dramatic dance in which she displayed her acrobatic abilities.

The award for Miss Congeniality went to Ambrosia Jno Baptiste from the Castle Bruce Secondary School, while Sunzhara Banks from the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School captured the award for Miss Photogenic.

The pageant was organized by the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company.