Fashion & Beauty

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21 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Miss Berbice, Farah Bates: Small Town Girl with Big Dreams 

Farah Valentina Bates, who was recently crowned the first Miss Berbice 2017, hails from the smallest Town in Guyana, Rose Hall, but she has big dreams of making it on an international pageant stage and being her own boss someday. Born in July 1999, this tenacious 18-year-old is a second-year student at the University of Guyana pursuing her diploma in Public Management. She is the first born for her parents and has one sibling. This…

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19 Oct: Bon Voyage Miss World Guyana!

A few hours ago the Miss World Guyana Committee and members of Guyanese community bid farewell to the reigning Miss World Guyana 2017, Vena Mookram.  The 19-year-old Queen, who has an infectious smile, departed JFK Airport to vie for the Miss World title in China.   The pageant will be held in December. Vena, a Bishop High School graduate is pursuing a degree Economics and has ambitions to become an Economist in Guyana’s Oil and Gas industry.  Her “Beauty with a Purpose” platform focuses on…

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27 Aug: She Rocks! Rafieya Aasieya Husain crowned Miss Universe Guyana 2017

Twenty five year old Rafieya Aasieya Husain was crowned Miss Universe-Guyana 2017 at the end of the first ever National Pageant to be held in the home of the Miss Universe Pageant. The former Miss World 2014 top eleven finishers and Queen of the Caribbean also romped of with the Most Elegant, Best Interview and Popularity side awards during the event held at York College Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York. Rafieya has been…

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26 Jun: Meet the Newly Crowned Miss World Guyana 2017, Vena Mookram – She Rocks!

Congratulations to 18-year-old, Vena Mookram, who captured the crown last night and walked away with the title of  Miss World Guyana 2017.   The  5’6″ tall beauty was born on September 12, 1998 in the Capitol City of Georgetown and is a first-time beauty pageant contestant.  She will represent Guyana on the Miss World stage this coming December in China. A fitness enthusiast, Vena’s Beauty with a Purpose platform focuses on physical fitness and nutrition and she has collaborated with Guyana’s Ministry of Public Health to…

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21 Mar: Attorney, Zoe Cadore, is the first Person of Guyanese Heritage to Win Miss Caribbean United States Title

Houston Caribbean Queen, Zoe Cadore, was crowned Miss Caribbean United States 2017 on Saturday, March 11th at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center for the 10th Anniversary of the competition.  Zoe is the first Houstonian to compete in and win the title of Miss Caribbean United States and the first person of Guyanese heritage to win the title. The evening featured a lively celebration of Caribbean culture and including an opening dance in Carnival costumes designed by Jewel…

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10 Jan: Soyini Fraser vies for the 65th Miss Universe Crown…

Reigning Miss Universe Guyana Soyini Fraser recently embarked on a journey to vie for the coveted Miss Universe crown.  Following extensive training in New York, the Georgetown-native traveled to the Philippines on January 8th where she will compete with delegates from over 80 countries.  The Miss Universe Pageant is in its 65th year and will be held on January 30, 2017, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. “As I represent this beautiful country of ours, I’ll strive to have the…

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28 May: An Indepth conversation with the Newly Crowned Miss World Guyana 2016, Nuriyyih Kama Gerrard!

Last night was the much anticipated coronation ceremony for the 2016 Miss World Guyana Beauty Pageant and of the seven finalists, 25-year-old Nuriyyih Kama Gerrard emerged the winner of the coveted title. The talented Radio Personality, who presented Potaro-Siparuni (region 8), is co-host of the popular 94.1 Boom FM “Jumpstart”  Morning Show.  She also won the talent segment of the competition. The names “Nuriyyih Kama” which are Arabic in origin and mean ‘Light’ and ‘Perfection’ respectively, were bestowed on the beauty queen by her father,…

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25 May: Former Miss Houston, Zoe Cadore, will represent Guyana at upcoming Houston Caribbean Queen Pageant

Judith Zoe Cadore is a proud Houstonian of Guyanese and Grenadian descent. The 26-year-old attorney holds a B.A. from Spelman College & a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). Zoe was crowned Miss Houston in 2013 and represented the city at the Miss Texas Pageant where she received awards for talent, interview and community service. Her many accomplishments include the UHLC Faculty Distinguished Service Award, being published in the Harvard Journal of…

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26 Feb: Meet Poonam Singh: Newly Crowned Miss Global International Guyana 2016

The famous author, poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou once said that “success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”. As a young child growing up, always guiltily eavesdropping on elders kitchen-conversations, I often heard them say “Oh my goodness, work is so exhausting. I hate my job”. After hearing this on countless occasions, I decided that when I get older I will never pursue something that I…

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17 Feb: She Rocks! Janice MacGregor, Ms. Canada 2015/16, Does Not Let Epilepsy Define Who She Is…

Janice Elizabeth MacGregor is a second generation Canadian born to parents who emigrated from Guyana and became Canadian citizens. Her father, Frank Moorgen (RIP 2010), was born in Hampshire Village, Berbice and her mother, Mary Moorgen (née Deonarine) was born in Corentyne, Berbice. ‎ Janice, her brother, and her sister were born in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). She attended Millwoods Christian School where her strong commitment to academics and faith were formed. She fondly recalls visiting…