On October 26, Guyana will be represented at Miss Earth by Faydeha King. During the National Costume Competition King will be wearing a Dexter Gardener design depicting Queen Amazonica. This is in line with the theme for the competition this year, “Celebrating Flora.” The Victoria Regia Lily, known nationwide as our National Flower is a species of flowering plant and is considered one of the largest of the water lilies. Its leaves can reach an amazing 8 plus feet in diameter and is native to the Amazon as well as surrounding areas in South America. The flower was discovered for the second time and given its official name in the year 1836 by explorer Richard Schembugk in honor of Queen Victoria.
The costume dons the placement of multiple miniature replica of the Victoria Regia, and a butterfly execution style (representing the relationship between the gentle creatures and the flower itself). Standing regal and majestic like the flower itself, Queen Amazónica sprouts a pair of golden wings with a span of 70 inches indented with multicolored stone in spotted areas. From her back rise 8 replica lilies filled with “pixie dust” that releases on “flight” leaving a shimmering, almost magical trail behind her.
Her majesty, Queen Amazonica is crowned by a headdress standing at 17″ high with gold buds, lily petals, two replica lilies and, hundreds of floral broken jewels and stones. Lying on her body is a suit made of sparkling silver and white lace, with an abdomen and breast exposure. It is embellished with white stones and green crystal glass beads on the lower thigh. Every queen needs her scepter and every enchantress needs her wand, so Queen Amazonica carries her scepter wand.
This symbol of power is composed of broken crystalline stones, flower shaped jewels and white flower petals covered in silver glitters. A replica lily dons the top of the wand and is filled with pixie dust as well as multi coloured or plain white lights to add a magical effect. The knee length shoes is covered with over three hundred white bridal flowers with centre stones and broken flower shaped jewels. In total the shoes carry a placement of a thousand hand applied embellishments. Last year, Miss Earth Guyana, Xamiera Kippins won gold for South America as she depicted the Ole Higue.