Nuriyyih Gerrard is Miss Guyana World 2016
Nuriyyih Gerrard was crowned as Miss World Guyana 2016 on May 27, 2016 at the Parc Rayne Hall, in the capital city of Guyana, Georgetown. She succeeds Miss World Guyana 2015, Lisa Punch, who was a Top 10 finalist at Miss World 2015 held in Sanya, China.
During the coronation gala, Treasure James was crowned as first runner-up and Najuma Nelson was adjudged as the second runner-up.
Hailing from East Coast Demerara, Nuriyyih Gerrard will now represent Guyana at Miss World 2016, hoping to be crowned by Mireia Lalaguna Royo from Spain.
The newly crowned Miss Guyana World 2016, Nuriyyih Gerrard is a Radio Jockey at Guyana’s 94.1 Boom FM. She is also the co-host of “Jumpstart Morning Show”, which is quite popular in Guyana. She is also a poet and theatre actress.
This year 10 candidates vied for the title of Miss Guyana World 2016. The pageant kicked off on April 23, 2016 and assessed the contestants through various fastrack events in accordance to the Miss World pageant.
In the Final Question and Answer Round, Nuriyyih Gerrard was asked why she should be crowned the new Miss Guyana World, to which she replied that she represents strong Guyanese women and would dedicate her energies towards the crown and ensuring more attention is given to mental health issues in Guyana.
Mental Health was Nuriyyih’s Beauty with a Purpose for the pageant and it is supposed that the same project will be extended for Miss World 2016 pageant.
Amongst the fastrack winners of Miss Guyana World 2016 were:
Beauty With A Purpose Winner: Marva Langevine
Sports and Fitness Winner: Ariella Basdeo
Talent Winner: Nuriyyih Gerrard
Multimedia Winner: Divya Yabindranauth
Best Interview: Najuma Nelson
Top Model: Ashmini Ramnauth
People’s Choice Award: Divya Yabindranauth
Photogenic Award: Divya Yabindranauth
Best Evening Gown: Treasure James
Guyana has a decent record at Miss World and has been placing at Miss World since two consecutive years at Top 11 semi-finalists lately. Do you see another placement on the card of Guyana?