First batch of Miss World Guyana quarter-finalists unveiled

As Guyana prepares for the Miss World competition later in the year, plans are already moving afoot to make sure that it has the best contestant to participate in the event. As such, several young ladies in and out of Guyana were shortlisted as quarter-finalists to compete in the local pageant.
The pageant is set for May 2020.
Majesty International, the official licence holders of the Miss World franchise, is now accelerating a global restructuring programme to build on the progress the Miss World brand has made in executing social programmes to best serve the Guyanese community on a long-term basis.
The restructuring will also give the organisation opportunities to foster personal and professional growth among young people and create marketing opportunities to bring differentiated value and innovation to related industries.
To ensure the candidates are given a better chance at competing at the national and international level, the organisation will be giving them more time to prepare by introducing a preparatory period whereby candidates would gain the confidence that is required to become the face of Guyana.
A longer preparation period would build more visibility, add value, boost confidence, and build character and the resilience for each journey to be more meaningful. Adding to the preparation period, the organisation is currently finalising a multimillion-dollar prize package including a cash prize of $1million for the Miss World Guyana 2020 including USA & UK/EUROPE media tour, promoting Guyana and Guyanese brands internationally.

Meet the first batch of quarter-finalists
Name: Aaliyah Anthony
Age: 20
Hometown: Lethem, Region Nine
Hobbies: Reading, traveling and wildlife photography

Name: Abeena Gomes
Age: 20
Hometown: Wakenaam, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
Interest: Marketing, web design and philanthropy

Name: Alicia Jordan
Age: 22
Hometown: United Kingdom
Interest: Singing, research

Name: Aliya Wong
Age: 18
Hometown: West Coast Demerara
Interest: Volunteering, teaching, Karate

Name: Brittany Singh
Age: 23
Hometown: Diamond, East Bank Demerara
Interest: Dancing, modelling, camping, and baking

Name: Ederle Stephen
Age: 20
Hometown: Berbice, Region Six
Interest: Astrology, athletics, fashion

Name: Gabriella Chapman
Age: 24
Hometown: Bartica
Interest: Pageantry, teaching, counselling

Name: Jamicia Mc Calman
Age: 22
Hometown: Tobago
Interest: Writer, poet, dancer, psalmist, and professional model

Name: Jhadee Gordon
Age: 24
Hometown: USA
Interest: Audit, accounting, teaching

Name: Kimberly Adams
Age: 21
Hometown: Trinidad
Interest: Designing, information technology, empowering women

Name: Malesha Mackoon
Age: 25
Hometown: Rose Hall
Interest: Indoors and outdoors sports, charitable work

Name: Marlena Jurakan
Age: 20
Hometown: United Kingdom
Interest: Painting, drawing facial abstract art

Name: Reshana Khan
Age: 18
Hometown: Mahdia
Interest: Traveling, interacting, Photography and modelling

Name: Ronecca Arjune
Age: 17
Hometown: Berbice, Region Six
Interest: Advocacy for suicide awareness

Name: Sasha Hughes –Williams
Hometown: Florida
Interest: Communications, advertising, psychology, philanthropy

Name: Sherzana Munilall
Age: 19
Hometown: Triumph, East Coast Demerara
Interest: Business Management, dancing

Name: Tiffani Bonner
Age 21
Hometown: Georgetown
Interest: Fashion, communication, public speaking