Miss Guyana

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Miss Guyana
Motto Confident, Secure, Comfortable and Powerful
Formation 1947
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Georgetown
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
Jyoti Hardat
Website [1]

Miss Guyana is a national beauty pageant in Guyana. Nowadays there are three national pageants in Guyana, namely Miss Guyana (trademark) also called Miss Universe Guyana, Miss World Guyana, and Miss Earth Guyana, and their winners might compete at their respective international pageants.


Miss Guyana[edit]

Began in 1947 to 1966 Guyana had called as Miss British Guinea at the final stage. Since 1988 Guyana has called as Miss Guyana. The very first Miss Universe British Guiana in that epoch was Rosalind Iva Joan Fung from Georgetown.

Miss Universe Guyana[edit]

Miss Universe Guyana is a national beauty pageant in Guyana. Between 2002 and 2015 Odinga Lumumba became President of Miss Guyana pageant. In that year she organizes the local pageant named Miss Guyana Universe. It's official national pageant for only Miss Universe pageant.

In March 2016, Miss Universe Guyana was owned by Jyoti Hardat from the Moonlight Productions.[1]


  • 2012: On September 12, 2012 for the first time in history, Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 of Angola attended the final of Miss Guyana Universe 2012 while Ruqayyah Boyer declared as the new titleholder of Guyana.[2]
  • 2013: On October 8, 2013 Katherina Roshana crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2013. For the first time the reigning titleholder of Miss Guyana was Miss Indian Guyana 2013.[3]

Miss World Guyana[edit]

Miss World Guyana is a beauty pageant in Guyana the winners of which go on to compete in the Miss World pageant. The Miss Guyana trademark is under Natasha Matindale directorship.

Since 2001 the winner of Miss Guyana World represents her country at the Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. Before named as Miss Guyana World, the official candidates will be selecting by Miss Guyana 1st runner-up or winner to compete at the Miss World pageant. In 2013 No pageant for Miss Guyana World, the representative sent by Miss Guyana Universe pageant.


  • 1967: Shakira Baksh, the 1967 Miss Guyana, went on to become a runner-up at the Miss World 1967 pageant.[4] Baksh married British actor Michael Caine six years later, becoming his second wife.[5]
  • 2009: Imarah Radix was named Miss Guyana World in 2009 and went on to compete at the Miss World 2009 pageant in South Africa.[6]
  • 2009: In the United Kingdom in 2009, a gynaecologist was accused of giving an orgasm to a patient who allegedly claimed to be a former Miss Guyana World winner, but the patient denied having made this claim.[7]
  • 2010: Aletha Shepherd, who was Miss Guyana World 2010, went on to compete in the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant the following year, from which she withdrew after allegedly being sexually harassed by the pageant's sponsors and racially discriminated against by the judges.[8]
  • 2012: Arti Cameron, a pre-medical student, was crowned Miss Guyana World.[9] That July, Cameron appeared at the JRG Bikini Under the Bridge Fashion Show in New York City, New York, United States.[10] It is traditional for beauty queens to be tall in order to better showcase their legs, but Cameron was one of several contestants at Miss World 2012 who were petite.[11]
  • 2013: Natasha Martindale took over the leadership of the Miss Guyana World pageant, replacing Ken Chung who had previously filled that role.[12]
  • 2014: Rafieya Husain was crowned Miss World Guyana 2014 on May 26, 2014.The 22-year-old scooped the top prize at the event held at the National Cultural Centre (NCC). Speaking after collecting her prize, Rafieya promised to work with various organisations to fight the scourge of domestic violence, by tackling it from the grassroot level. In addition, she is optimistic that she has what it takes to bring home the Miss World crown later in the year.The 1st runner up was Atisha Gaskill, with Denicia Williams 2nd runner up.

Miss Earth Guyana[edit]

The titleholder of Miss Earth Guyana represents her country at the Miss Earth pageant.[13] The pageant franchise holder for the Miss Guyana Earth Pageant is Simpli Royal.[14][15] The pageant's mission is to organize and participate in a variety of environmental and educational projects while promoting the pageant, with the specific aim of educating the public and encouraging them to preserve and protect the environment.[16] The main prizes for whoever wins Miss Guyana Earth title include a four-year University of Guyana Scholarship.[17]


  • 2013: The first titleholder of the pageant was Soyini Frazer who won and crowned Miss Guyana Earth 2010 but was dethroned with only five months into her reign. The official announcement of the dethronement was made by the organizers, Pamela Dillon (pageant director) and Wasim Khan (chairman) at a press conference at the offices of Simpli Royal.[18]


Miss British Guiana 1956-1999[edit]

Year Miss British Guiana
1947 Phyllis Woolford[19]
1956 Rosalind Iva Joan Fung
1958 Clyo Fernandes
1960 Julia Ann Adamson
1961 Hermione Clair Brown
1962 Ave Henriques
1963 Gloria Blackman
1964 Mary Rande Holl
1965 Cheryl Viola Cheeng
1966 Umblita Van Sluytman
1967 Shakira Caine
1968 Adrienne Harris
1969 Pamela Patricia Lord
1970 Jennifer Diana Wong
1971 Nalini Moonsar
1988 Christina Jardim
1989 Reeya Majeed
1999 Morvinia Sobers

Miss Universe Guyana[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Guyana> Placement Special Awards
1956 Rosalind Iva Joan Fung[a] Unplaced
1958 Clyo Fernandes Unplaced
1963 Gloria Blackman Unplaced
1964 Mary Rande Holl Unplaced
1965 Cheryl Viola Cheeng Unplaced
1966 Umblita Van Sluytman Unplaced
1999 Morvinia Sobers Unplaced
2002 Mia Rahaman Unplaced
2003 Leanna Yulanie Damond Unplaced
2004 Odessa Abenaa Phillips Unplaced
2005 Candisie Franklin Unplaced
2006 Alana Ernest Unplaced
2007 Meleesa Natasha Payne Unplaced
2009 Jenel Cox Unplaced
2010 Tamika Henry Unplaced
2011 Kara Lord Unplaced
2012 Ruqayyah Boyer Unplaced
2013 Katherina Roshana[b] Unplaced
2014 Niketa Barker Unplaced
2015 Shauna Ramdehan Unplaced
2016 Soyini Fraser[c] Unplaced
2017 Natasha Pooran Unplaced

  • a Rosalind Iva Joan Fung was Miss Vigorelli and Queen of the Beauties of the Guianas 1956.
  • b Katherina Roshana won Miss India Worldwide 2012 in Suriname.
  • c Soyini Fraser won Miss Jamzone International 2014 in Guyana.

Miss World Guyana[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss World Guyana Placement Special Awards
1966 Umblita Van Sluytman Top 10
1967 Shakira Caine 2nd Runner-up
1968 Adrienne Harris 5th Runner-up
1969 Pamela Patricia Lord 3rd Runner-up
1970 Jennifer Diana Wong Top 10
1971 Nalini Moonsar 3rd Runner-up
1988 Christina Jardim Unplaced
1989 Reeya Majeed Unplaced
1999 Indra Changa Unplaced
2001 Olive Gopaul Unplaced
2002 Odessa Abenaa Phillips Unplaced
2003 Alexis Glasgow Unplaced
2004 Suzette Marissa Shim Unplaced
2005 Jasmine Samoy Herzog Unplaced
2006 Dessia Braithwaite Unplaced
2007 Candace Charles Unplaced
2008 Christa Lasaunta Simmons Unplaced
2009 Kalerouann Radix Unplaced
2010 Aletha Shepherd Unplaced
2012 Arti Cameron Unplaced
2013 Ruqayyah Boyer Unplaced
2014 Rafieya Husain Top 10
2015 Lisa Punch Top 10
2016 Nuriyyih Gerrard Unplaced
2017 Vena Mookram Unplaced
2018 Ambika Ramraj TBD TBD

Miss Earth Guyana[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Earth Guyana Placement Special Awards
2010 Soyini Fraser[20] Unplaced
2014 Stacy Ramcharan[21][22] Unplaced
2018 Xamiera Kippins TBA 1st, gold medalist(s) National Costume (South America)

Miss International Guyana[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss International Guyana Placement Special Awards
1960 Julia Ann Adamson Unplaced
1961 Hermione Clair Brown Unplaced
  • Miss Friendship
1962 Ave Henriques Unplaced
2014 Ruqayyah Boyer Unplaced


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  5. ^ Peter Allen (2008). The Easy Quiz Master. Lulu. p. 229. ISBN 0955848105.
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  7. ^ Nick Britten (December 18, 2009). "Gynaecologist chatted with colleagues about 'Miss Guyana' patient". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
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  12. ^ "Miss World announces new Guyana Franchise Holder". Caribbean News Desk. June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
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  14. ^ "Stacy Ramcharran to represent Guyana at Miss Earth Pageant". Guyana Times. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  15. ^ Admin2. "Rafieya Husain storms stage to win Miss Guyana World 2014 Crown". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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  18. ^ Staff Writer (25 December 2010). "Miss Guyana Earth stripped of title". Stabroek News. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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