14 Semifinalists vying for the Miss Guyana 2017 title in June and ultimately a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent Guyana at the Miss World competition 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, & Joelly Valentine.
On April 30th, 14 Semifinalists will present their platform and project to the Public at the first ever Beauty with a Purpose Fair. Adding to this, Semifinalists will also kickstart a shared 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 (1) of the country’s 10 administrative regions.
Miss Guyana is a platform to enable personal and professional growth of our young women in addition to their promotion of beauty and talent. Participation in the events afford young women the opportunity to raise awareness on issues and causes affecting their communities.
JUDGING THE EVENTS: Every young woman vying for the Miss Guyana title is expected to compete against herself in an effort to become her best self –well rounded youth leader and role model. Once selected, the Top 10 Finalists will undergo a series of personal development challenges which includes Sports/Fitness, Multimedia, Talent, Top Model and Beauty with a Purpose. Each will be judged according to three scaled levels: One (1) being low, three (3) being average and five (5) being Excellent. At the end of each challenge, the finalists will be interviewed in order to further analyze the growth and strength of their communication skills. Preliminary scores from these challenge events will be added to the final round on Coronation night. – Miss World Guyana Press Release.
Photography by: Keron Bruce
Makeup Artist: Reneé Chester
Hair Stylist: Quincy Roberts