Eighteen-year-old Rohini Mahadeo of Culvert City was last Sunday crowned Miss Rupununi 2023 when that pageant was hosted at the Tabatinga Sports Complex.
Mahadeo, who was sponsored by Pacaraima Golden Suites, outshone five other delegates to cop the coveted title. She also walked away with the Miss Congeniality Prize.
Coming in as 1st Princess was Maressa Lowe, sponsored by Champions Choice; while Tamika Victor, sponsored by R Balram Trucking Services, was adjudged the 2nd Princess.
The competition was held in two parts – on Saturday, November 25, the delates competed in the introduction and talent segments, and on the evening of Sunday, November 26, they competed in tourism wear, beachwear, evening gown, and intelligence segments. After a close competition, Mahadeo walked away with the crown, trophies and cash prizes, among other things.
Following the event, the newly crowned queen said it is an honour to represent Rupununi for the next year, while noting that being the title holder brings additional responsibilities and opportunities.
She has thanked the Rupununi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the opportunity, and has described the experience as exciting and inspiring. She expressed gratitude to her sponsor for being the biggest support system, and has also thanked her family and the many others who played a pivotal role in her preparation leading up to and on pageant night.
She has disclosed that she is looking forward for their continued support during her reign.