Miss Guyana

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Miss Guyana
PurposeTo select someone to represent Guyana at the Miss World competition
  • Guyana
MembershipMiss World
Official languageEnglish
DirectorNatasha Martindale
Formerly calledMiss Guyana World
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Miss Guyana
PurposeTo select someone to represent Guyana at the Miss World competition
  • Guyana
MembershipMiss World
Official languageEnglish
DirectorNatasha Martindale
Formerly calledMiss Guyana World

Miss Guyana (also called Miss Guyana World and Miss World Guyana) is a beauty pageant in Guyana the winners of which go on to compete in the Miss World pageant.[1] Nesbit Chhangur sang at the 1966 Miss Guyana pageant.[2]


Miss Guyana World 1967[edit]

Shakira Baksh, the 1967 Miss Guyana, went on to become a runner-up at the Miss World 1967 pageant.[3] Baksh married British actor Michael Caine six years later, becoming his second wife.[4]

Miss Guyana World 2009[edit]

Imarah Radix was named Miss Guyana in 2009 and went on to compete at the Miss World 2009 pageant in South Africa.[5]

Miss Guyana World 2009[edit]

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 winner, but the patient denied having made this claim.[6]

Miss Guyana World 2010[edit]

Aletha Shepherd, who was Miss Guyana 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.[7]

Miss Guyana World 2012[edit]

In 2012, Arti Cameron, a pre-medical student, was crowned Miss Guyana.[8] That July, Cameron appeared at the JRG Bikini Under the Bridge Fashion Show in New York City, New York, United States.[9] 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.[10]

Miss Guyana World 2013[edit]

In 2013, Natasha Martindale took over the leadership of the Miss Guyana pageant, replacing Ken Chung who had previously filled that role.[1]

Miss Guyana World 2014[edit]

In 2014, Rafieya Husain was crowned Miss World Guyana 2014 on May 26th 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.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

In 2001, the winner of Miss Guyana World represents her country at 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.

YearMiss Guyana WorldPlacement
United Kingdom 1966Umblita Van SluytmanTop 15
United Kingdom 1967Shakira Baksh2nd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1968Adrienne Harris5th Runner-up
United Kingdom 1969Pamela Patricia Lord3rd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1970Jennifer Diana WongTop 10
United Kingdom 1971Nalini Moonsar3rd Runner-up
United Kingdom 1988Christina JardimUnplaced
Hong Kong 1989Reeya MajeedUnplaced
United Kingdom 1999Indra ChangaUnplaced
South Africa 2001Olive GopaulUnplaced
United Kingdom 2002Odessa Abenaa PhillipsUnplaced
China 2003Alexis GlasgowUnplaced
China 2004Suzette Marissa ShimUnplaced
China 2005Jasmine Samoy HerzogUnplaced
Poland 2006Dessia BraithwaiteUnplaced
China 2007Candace CharlesUnplaced
South Africa 2008Christa Lasaunta SimmonsUnplaced
South Africa 2009Kalerouann RadixUnplaced
China 2010Aletha ShepherdUnplaced
China 2012Arti CameronUnplaced
Indonesia 2013Ruqayyah BoyerUnplaced
United Kingdom 2014Rafieya Husain


  1. ^ a b "Miss World announces new Guyana Franchise Holder". Caribbean News Desk. June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Vidur Dindayal (2011). Guyanese Achievers USA & Canada: A Celebration. Trafford Publishing. p. 94. ISBN 1426958617. 
  3. ^ Helena Martin (2011). Walk with Me: All Over Guyana. Hay House. p. 4. ISBN 1452503109. 
  4. ^ Peter Allen (2008). The Easy Quiz Master. Lulu. p. 229. ISBN 0955848105. 
  5. ^ Oluatoyin Alleyne (March 6, 2010). "Miss Guyana World lives beauty with a purpose motto". Stabroek News. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Nick Britten (December 18, 2009). "Gynaecologist chatted with colleagues about 'Miss Guyana' patient". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Miss Guyana escapes 'hostage' situation in South Korea pageant". Kaieteur News. October 23, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ "LaGuardia Grad Is Now Miss Guyana: Competing For Miss World Crown". Times Newsweekly. August 9, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Miss Guyana World to appear in N.Y.". Caribbean Life. March 30, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ Charlene Chua (September 1, 2012). "Short in stature, but not on performance". The New Paper. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 


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