Miss Universe Guyana

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Miss Universe Guyana Organization
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
Teri Brown Walker

The Miss Universe Guyana (previously called Miss Guyana) is a national beauty pageant in Guyana which feeds into the Miss Universe pageant.


Guyana debuted in 1956 as the British Guiana until 1966 under the Miss British Guiana pageant. The very first Miss Universe British Guiana in that epoch, was Rosalind Iva Joan Fung from Georgetown. The British Guiana beauty pageant existed from 1947 when Phyllis Woolford won the first Miss British Guiana pageant. [1] In 1999, the Guyana sash used on the Miss Universe stage for the first time. [2] In 2016 the pageant was renamed from Miss Guyana (from previous directorship) to Miss Universe Guyana under Moonlight Productions. In 2023, the Miss Universe Guyana license was granted to Mrs. Brown Walker, an American director. [3]


On September 12, 2012, for the first time in history, Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011 of Angola attended the final of Miss Guyana 2012 while Ruqayyah Boyer declared as the new titleholder of Guyana.[4]

On October 8, 2013, Katherina Roshana crowned Miss Guyana 2013. For the first time, the reigning titleholder of Miss Guyana was crowned Miss India Guyana 2013.[5]


  • Queen of the Beauties of the Guianas (1956)
  • Miss Guyana Association (1999)
  • Odinga Lumumba (2002)
  • Moonlight Productions, Jyoti Hardat (2016)
  • Teri Brown Walker (2023)


Year Miss Guyana Region
1947 Phyllis Woolford Demerara-Mahaica
1956 Rosalind Iva Joan Fung Demerara-Mahaica
1958 Clyo Fernandes Demerara-Mahaica
1960 Julia Ann Adamson Demerara-Mahaica
1961 Hermione Clair Brown Demerara-Mahaica
1962 Ave Henriques Demerara-Mahaica
1963 Gloria Blackman Demerara-Mahaica
1964 Mary Rande Holl Demerara-Mahaica
1965 Cheryl Viola Cheeng Demerara-Mahaica
1966 Umblita Claire Van Sluytman Demerara-Mahaica
1967 Shakira Caine Demerara-Mahaica
1968 Adrienne Harris Demerara-Mahaica
1969 Pamela Patricia Lord Demerara-Mahaica
1970 Jennifer Diana Wong Demerara-Mahaica
1971 Nalini Moonsar Demerara-Mahaica
1988 Christina Jardim Demerara-Mahaica
1989 Reeya Majeed Demerara-Mahaica
1999 Morvinia Sobers Demerara-Mahaica
2002 Mia Rahaman Demerara-Mahaica
2003 Leanna Yulanie Damond East Berbice-Corentyne
2004 Odessa Abenaa Phillips Essequibo Islands-West Demerara
2005 Candisie Franklin Upper Demerara-Berbice
2006 Alana Ernest Potaro-Siparuni
2007 Meleesa Natasha Payne Demerara-Mahaica
2009 Jenel Cox Demerara-Mahaica
2010 Tamika Henry Demerara-Mahaica
2011 Kara Lord Demerara-Mahaica
2012 Ruqayyah Boyer Demerara-Mahaica
2013 Katherina Roshana Demerara-Mahaica
2014 Niketa Barker Demerara-Mahaica
2015 Shauna Ramdehan Demerara-Mahaica
2016 Soyini Fraser Demerara-Mahaica
2017 Rafieya Husain Demerara-Mahaica
2023 Lisa Narine[6] Pomeroon-Supenaam

Titleholder under Miss Universe Guyana org.

Miss Guyana Universe

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Region Miss Universe Guyana Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2024 TBA
2023 Pomeroon-Supenaam Lisa Narine Unplaced Teri Brown Walker directorship.
Did not compete between 2018—2022
2017 Demerara-Mahaica Rafieya Husain Unplaced
2016 Demerara-Mahaica Soyini Fraser Unplaced Miss Universe Guyana Organization — Jyoti Hardat (Moonlight Production) directorship.
2015 Demerara-Mahaica Shauna Ramdehan Unplaced
2014 Demerara-Mahaica Niketa Barker Unplaced
2013 Demerara-Mahaica Katherina Roshana Unplaced
2012 Demerara-Mahaica Ruqayyah Boyer Unplaced
2011 Demerara-Mahaica Kara Lord Unplaced
2010 Demerara-Mahaica Tamika Henry Unplaced
2009 Demerara-Mahaica Jenel Cox Unplaced
2008 Did not compete
2007 Demerara-Mahaica Meleesa Natasha Payne Unplaced
2006 Potaro-Siparuni Alana Ernest Unplaced
2005 Upper Demerara-Berbice Candisie Franklin Unplaced
2004 Essequibo Islands-West Demerara Odessa Abenaa Phillips Unplaced
2003 East Berbice-Corentyne Leanna Yulanie Damond Unplaced
2002 Demerara-Mahaica Mia Rahaman Unplaced Odinga Lumumba directorship.
Did not compete between 2000—2001
1999 Demerara-Mahaica Morvinia Sobers Unplaced Miss Guyana Association directorship ― The first time by using Guyana sash on the Miss Universe stage.
Did not compete between 1967—1998
1966 Demerara-Mahaica Umblita Claire Van Sluytman Unplaced The last Miss British Guiana at Miss Universe pageant.
1965 Demerara-Mahaica Cheryl Viola Cheeng Unplaced
1964 Demerara-Mahaica Mary Rande Holl Unplaced
1963 Demerara-Mahaica Gloria Blackman Unplaced
Did not compete between 1959—1962
1958 Demerara-Mahaica Clyo Fernandez Unplaced
1957 Did not compete
1956 Demerara-Mahaica Rosalind Iva Joan Fung Unplaced Miss Vigorelli and Queen of the Beauties of the Guianas 1956 ― as Miss British Guiana.


  1. ^ Stabroeknews (8 October 2011). "Beauty pageants – a look back". Stabroek News. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  2. ^ Guyana Chronicle (21 April 2002). "Former Miss Guyana Universe speaks out". landofsixpeoples.com. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  3. ^ Guyana Chronicle (14 April 2023). "Former Miss Guyana Universe speaks out". landofsixpeoples.com. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  4. ^ jayblessed.com (September 12, 2012). "Ruqayyah Boyer, Miss Guyana Universe 2012". jayblessed.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  5. ^ jayblessed.com (October 8, 2013). "Katherina Roshana is Miss Guyana Universe 2013". kaieteurnewsonline.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  6. ^ Fredericks, Deneita (3 September 2023). "Lisa Narine is new Miss Universe Guyana". Stabroek News. Retrieved 2023-09-03.