Two overseas based Guyanese are among nine beauties vying for the crown of Miss Guyana Universe 2015.
The ladies were introduced to the press and public at a simple ceremony held at the Princess Hotel last Sunday and they will go head to head on November 15 for a chance to represent Guyana in December 20 in Las Vegas at the Miss Universe Pageant.
Dressed in black and white, the ladies strutted though the audience to the beat of OMI ‘s popular single “Cheerleader” as they showcased poise and confidence.
Applause for the vying ambassadors was abundant. Among them are: Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shauna Ramdyhan, UK based Guyanese Zena Bland, local Chemist Najuma Nelson, St. Kitts based Guyanese Babita Seelall and Malika Russell who is a student at the Guyana School of Agriculture.
Also vying for the coveted crown are Tricia Quail, Make – up Artist, Diana Ahmad, aspiring Lawyer Kiswana Jefford and Linden born Melissa DeFreitas.
Almost all of the girls spoke a second language and they will take part in a televised question and answer segment of the pageant prior to November 15.
Franchise Holder Odinga Lamumba said he believes this crop of girls was the best the local leg of the pageant had attracted in recent times. “We did everything to get the best girls, both pretty and intelligent,” he said, as he impressed the need for Guyana to select the best to compete at the international leg of the pageant.
He congratulated the reigning queen, Miss Nikita Barker. “She has been an excellent queen,” he said. Barker did not make it into the top 15 during the 63rd edition of the pageant.
Guyana has not been able to place at the international leg of the pageant.