Fictive Identities on a Diasporic Ethnic Stage

A “modern girl” consumed in Dominican beauty pageants

Authored by: Danny Méndez

The Postcolonial World

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  October  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138778078
eBook ISBN: 9781315297699
Adobe ISBN: 9781315297682


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Miss Dominican Republic U.S. is an exclusive event, which gathers young women from different parts of the country, whose origins are from the Dominican Republic, competing to be crowned as the most beautiful ambassador for the Dominican women in the United States… . As an official franchise of the Miss Dominican Republic Universe organization, the U.S. winner represents the Dominican community in the U.S. as part of Miss Dominican Republic Universe organization, giving her the unique chance to compete for the title that could potentially take her to Miss Universe.

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