Miss Universe Guyana Pageant set for Saturday evening in NYC
The stage is set and the delegates have arrived in the United States for the highly competitive Miss Universe Guyana Pageant, billed for the York College in Queens New York. The 15 delegates were part of several photo shoots leading up to the grand coronation on Saturday evening.The stage is set and the delegates have arrived in the United States for the highly competitive Miss Universe Guyana Pageant, billed for the York College in Queens New York. The 15 delegates were part of several photo shoots leading up to the grand coronation on Saturday evening.The delegates are Maria Singh, Vicario Rogers, Ashley Lofters, Altea Kelly, Rohana Carryl, Amanda Dass, Sharisse Victor, Oriane Welch, Rafieya Husain, Nalicia Ramdyal, Sarah Basdeo, Maria Rosheuvel, Melanie Boodhoo, Marva Mittelholzer and Alexandria Lofters. While some are new to pageantry, a few are seasoned campaigners and all eyes will be on them, as they take with them a wealth of experience. Former Miss World Guyana, Rafieya Husain is one such delegate. She was the first runner-up in the Miss Universe Guyana Pageant in 2016. However, the delegates are ready to thrill the audience as they compete for the coveted title. This is the first time the local leg of the pageant is being hosted in the US and based on feedback, support has been overwhelming. While the delegates will be prejudged in swim wear, talent, evening gown, fitness and intelligence; they will be once again judged on the night of the pageant. This year, the panel of judges is well exposed to pageantry. In the list of judges is Miss Universe Antigua 2015, Shermain Jeremy and according to the franchise holder, Miss Universe Guyana 2017 Soyini Fraser will not be present to hand over the crown to her successor. Also making an appearance at the pageant is Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere and other dignitaries. The pageant is set to commence at 19:00h but doors will be opened at 18:00h.