Twenty-one-year-old Divya Yabindranauth was recently selected as Guyana’s delegate in the upcoming Miss United Continents slated to be held on September 23, 2017 in Ecuador. This will be the second time Guyana will be represented in the pageant which will see delegates from around the world.
The Guyanese beauty is an aspiring model, humanitarian, individualist, and dreamer who is eager to represent Guyana on the international platform.
Divya is no stranger to the world of pageantry; she competed in Miss World Guyana 2016 as Miss Barima-Waini and copped the Multimedia Award along with the People’s Choice Award.
She also placed in the top three for the Beauty with a Purpose (BWP) segment of the competition for her outstanding charitable contribution to the people of Region One and Guyana.
Raised in Tucshen Housing Scheme, on the East Bank of Essequibo, Divya lived with her grandmother in a quiet and humble setting.
She attended Vergenoegen Nursery School after which she attended Philadelphia Primary School and later transferred to Professional Primary School (PLC) in Meten-Meer-Zorg. She spent a few years there before moving to Comprehensive College in Tucshen. Divya migrated to the United States at the young age of 13. Presently, she resides in Houston, Texas, with her parents and two younger brothers, where she attended middle and high school.
During her time in high school, her determination and focus was to finish in three years as she desired to syndicate her junior and senior year in one in order to graduate early.
By studying meticulously, keeping up with good grades and remaining on path; Divya achieved much success by graduating a year early from high school. During her time in high school, she participated in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a programme established to promote healthcare initiatives and to aid in the development of medical skills for students.
She also participated in community service and volunteer work for her school which helped her to communicate with others and work in group settings.
These experiences have expanded her knowledge and allowed her to see the need in society for helping those who cannot help themselves; no doubt a seedbed for the charitable platform that she is committed to.
Divya currently works at W-Industries as an Administrative Assistant, while she simultaneously pursues her degree in Business Management. In her free time, she makes frequent visits to children at local area hospitals, and engages in outreach programmes through her church.
The East Bank Essequibo beauty is truly honoured to be selected as Guyana’s representative to the 2017 edition of Miss United Continents. She believes that winning the pageant would provide a platform for uniting people with a common cause and to promote the importance of selflessly giving back to society.
Winning the title would also create visibility on a greater scale that will propel the cause that she envisions. She believes that holding the title would allow her to be a face of the people; not a face of vanity but a face of hope for those who cannot help themselves.
She is under the directorship of Missosology Guyana and come pageant night, she will be competing in the evening gown, swimsuit, national costume and interview segments.