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 young aspiring entrepreneur has a strong understanding of the importance of family and idolizes her parents who are her inspiration and mentors. Farah intends to use her platform and opportunities that her new title affords to inspire and make a difference in the lives of her young peers. We caught up with Farah for some girl talk about her journey, accomplishments and plans for the future.