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Santo Domingo.- Dalia Fernandez, who represented Santiago, was elected Miss Dominican Republic 2011 last night, in the pageant held in the Hotel Jaragua.

The first finalist is Katherine Cruz, from Santo Domingo North, while third, fourth and fifth places went to the candidates Kirssi Abreu, from the National District; Evaida Santana, from Peravia, and Luz Goico, from El Seibo.

The public booed the jury members disgruntled with their selection of the Santiago beauty, and instead supported Katherine Cruz, who was the early favorite.

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Written by: MS_Jersey, 9 Mar 2011 9:40 AM
From: United States, NJ (M_ S Cibaeno 100%)
Arriba Santiago, ciudad de los valientes, y las mujeres bellas!
Written by: xwill7, 9 Mar 2011 10:24 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
Mucha mujere bella en Santiago!
Written by: TonyTunTun, 9 Mar 2011 10:48 AM
From: United States
Her nose is fake. Katherine Cruz had more natural beauty and would have been a better miss universe contender...
Written by: julay, 9 Mar 2011 11:15 AM
From: Dominican Republic
unless she had a LOT of surgery?...
Written by: julay, 9 Mar 2011 11:15 AM
From: Dominican Republic
The person in Picture 1, is not the same person as picture 3....
Written by: martin, 9 Mar 2011 11:41 AM
From: United States, boston to S.P.M 23
Hay que darle sus ranks Pila d mamichula en Santiago congrats pero tambien el pais entero tiene muchas
por dendo sea k miren
Written by: hellborn25, 9 Mar 2011 1:14 PM
From: United States, New Jersey Home of the brave.
I think kathelin cruz should of won the contest , the panel need to have there eyes examine
Written by: El_Platano, 9 Mar 2011 1:15 PM
From: United States, Yonkers, NY
Felicidades!! Arriba Santiago.
Written by: julio1227, 9 Mar 2011 2:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Sorry...For Miss DR she's not attractive or has the qualities.
Written by: Kaliman, 9 Mar 2011 2:46 PM
From: United States, California
I personally would have chosen mi negra sabrosa, Katherine Cruz Varela. Can somebody get me her phone number. I will marry her right now. But seriously, what the hell are we doing despreciando a la negra sabrosa. We have the same problem in the USA and with Belleza Latina of discriminating agaisnt the darker shades, the morenas. I love negras sabrosas. I vote for Katherine Cruz 200%. Don't forget to get me her phone number. Thank you amigos and amigas. And, hurray for mi negra sabrosa and all negras sabrosas. Let's stop the hate and the discrimination against those of us with darker colored bodies. We need to evolve and we need to become more civilized. Does everyone agree with me? If you are not civilized, please don't reply.
Written by: cibaeño75, 9 Mar 2011 4:19 PM
From: United States, New York City
There's always some fool that has to degenerate every topic on here into a discussion on race. Smh.
Written by: Kaliman, 9 Mar 2011 5:24 PM
From: United States, California
I was perfectly clear, "If you are not civilized, please don't reply to my article." But, there is always some fool out there that will simply not get it (scratching my head). Katherine Cruz Varela for Miss Universe NOW, de una vez! I also agree with "hellborn25" that the judges should have their eyes examined; at least three times and by three different eye-doctors, ha ha ha. Didn't they see Katherine Cruz? You have got to be f***ing kidding me! Que viva mi negra sabrosa!
Written by: anthonyC, 9 Mar 2011 6:30 PM
From: United States
Written by: MS_Jersey,

"Arriba Santiago, ciudad de los valientes, y las mujeres bellas!"

Sorry to burst you bubble Jersey Girl but she just represented Santiago but Dalia Fernandez is a Santo Domingo girl raised.
Written by: lmartinez, 10 Mar 2011 12:35 PM
From: United States, NYC
k pena dalia fernandez es mas bonita estan ciegos si cren de otra manera eso no tiene k veer nada con color de piel . en santo domingo la majoria de personas tenemos un poco de negro y un poquito de blanco . Alguien tenia k ganar
Written by: Kaliman, 10 Mar 2011 2:28 PM
From: United States, California
You are one racist sob. "YOU PEOPLE"!? This is a racist indicator. This is exactly what I am talking about. In the beauty pageant industry there still is a lot of favoritism toward white or lighter colored people. This is true in the USA, it is true in Mexico, it is true in RD and it is true in most world countries where you have a blend of people. Reality check, much of this racism stems from religions that worship whiteness as a virtue. Why can't green be a symbol of virtue, why can't brown or black be a symbol of virtue? Racist ignorants and "sell-outs" (vendidos) are the first ones to complain about a genuine complaint against racism. How interesting? You can be white and be married to a brown or a black lady and still be racist as hell. You would need to go through a serious personal transformation in order to truly love that lady. Otherwise, you are just a racist clown living in a fantasy world. We need to give everyone a chance PERIOD!
Written by: easyrider, 10 Mar 2011 9:48 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Barahona
I find it unfortunate that not one poster mentions that not only do the contestants need to be beautiful, aviture that was given to them by God but they also need to be witty, positive and vibrant. In other words they have to make an effort to win the vote of the judges.
Written by: Kaliman, 10 Mar 2011 11:14 PM
From: United States, California
"easyrider".... I give you a PLUS for you comment. I know that in addition to a lady's physical charm or physical attributes, the judges must pay attention to personality. The playing field has to be leveled though, and we are not there yet, in terms of social fairness. I think physical beauty and or physical attributes are going to be there in the fashion industry, but all shades need to have a fair chance. I feel bad for all those folks of any race that are considered externally ugly. We need to work on those inequalities as well. There is a lot of discrimination against short, overweight and hairy people, generally speaking. This is something to work on as well. It will get to that point where physical beauty is not going to matter that much in beauty contests or in a constest to represent a country, and I will vote for that.
Written by: mickeychan, 3 Aug 2011 9:28 PM
From: Bahamas
We, as men, will never know what can be done a woman. They may even be able to do anything more than a man.
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Written by: lmartinez, 4 Aug 2011 9:13 AM
From: United States, NYC
is not about the color is about who can get the judges in their pockets , neather one is a miss universe . but i must said that dalila loks like a miss universe , is my opinion and you should keep your opinion , take a real look at them . remember is not about color , dont be blind . com on
Written by: rainpeter37, 9 Aug 2011 6:32 AM
From: United States
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