Fourteen gracious young ladies will be vying for top 10 spots, and ultimately the crown, in the Miss World Guyana 2017 national pageant slated for June 25. The crowned queen will go on to represent Guyana at the Miss World competition to be staged in December in China.
The 14 semi-finalists vying for the coveted title are Ashana Carrington, Nitifah Thompson, Alieca James, Sharda Pramdeo, Hemwantie Seodat, Ariell Ghanie, Nikesia Hussain, Thamesha Watson, Maria Fletcher, Vena Mookram, Manisha Mai-Lee Wong, Crystal Wills, Delisha Wright, and Joelly Valentine.
On April 30, the semi-finalists will present their platform and project to the public at the first-ever Beauty with a Purpose Fair.
Adding to this, the beauties will also kick start a national campaign dubbed “Self-Love GY” within the month of April, after which the top 10 finalists will be selected and will each be appointed to represent one of Guyana’s Administrative Regions. The Miss Guyana pageant serves as a platform to enable personal and professional growth of young women in addition to their promotion of beauty and talent. Participation in the events affords the young women the opportunity to raise awareness on issues and causes affecting their communities. However, every young woman vying for the Miss World Guyana title is expected to compete against herself in an effort to become her best self – a well-rounded youth leader and role model.
Once selected, the top 10 finalists will undergo a series of personal development challenges including sport/fitness, multimedia, talent, modelling and the Beauty with a Purpose Project.
At the end of each challenge, the finalists will be interviewed in order to further analyse the growth and strength of their communication skills.
Preliminary scores from these challenge events will be added to the final round on coronation night.