Miss World-Guyana 2016 Commences New York Tour today
Miss World-Guyana 2016 Titleholder, Ms. Nuriyyih Gerrard and a delegation which includes: 1st Princess, Region 7, Ms. Treasure James; 2nd Princess Region 2, Ms. Najuma Nelson along with Miss World Operations Manager Ms. Malika London and Consultant, Phillip Williams will be in New York City from September 1 to 6, 2016.
While in the New York the Miss World-Guyana Queen will be making a number of appearances where is expected to be sharing her vision for Mental Health in Guyana which is her Beauty with a Purpose project, the organisation said in a statement.
Nuriyyih’s first engagement starts with a Meet and Greet at the John F. Kennedy Airport organised by Fly Jamaica, sponsors of the Miss World-Guyana delegation’s travel to New York City.
On Friday, September 2, she will be attending a special Meet and Greet at the Guyana Consulate in Manhattan where she will present her campaign on Mental Health, while Ms. Treasure James and Najuma Nelson are also expected pitch their Beauty with a Purpose projects and share some of their experiences as Miss World-Guyana representatives.
Meanwhile, engagements have also been planned with the Guyana Cultural Association and media representatives. Nuriyyih and her delegation and the Miss World-Guyana Franchise holder and Board will be participating in the Moon Light Cruise on September 4, the West Indian Labour Day Parade and other events hosted by the Guyana Cultural Association.
The Miss World Guyana pageant commenced in May 1966 and crowned its first Title-holder, Umbilita Van Sluytman, who was also known as the Independence Queen and became Guyana’s first placement and semi-finalist in the Miss World 1966 pageant.
Guyana is known for having one of the longest consecutive placements in the history of the Miss World pageant. On May 26, 2013, Natasha Martindale was awarded the franchise from Miss World Chairwoman & CEO, Julia Morley. Since taking over the franchise, Guyana has once again restored her glory on the international stage after a 40-plus year gap when Rafieya Husain placed in the top 10 at the Miss World competition in 2014, winning one of the most coveted prizes for her Beauty with a Purpose campaign. In 2015, the world witnessed Guyana winning its first talent title at the Miss World competition with Miss Lisa Punch at the helm and once again placing Guyana in the top 10.