Guyanese model and beauty Ambassador Nalicia Ramdyal is taking a shot at the Miss New York USA 2020 Crown and title. The Miss New York USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss USA pageant with the hopes of representing the USA at the annual Miss Universe Pageant. This 27 years old beauty is a Special Ed Educator and currently working for the Department of Education in New York City.
She moved to the United States from Guyana when she was 5 years old and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Special Education from the City University Of New York. She hope to continue her studies by pursuing her Master Degree to become a Speech Pathologist. Nalicia is a Domestic Violence advocate who works closely with various organizations in New York to spread awareness on the epidemic. She has hopes to one day one her own nonprofit organization for Domestic Violence.
Through her passion for Performing Arts, she has embraced a fanatical interest in pageantry from an infant growing up, so she participated in three pageants and was fortunate to capture various awards and recognition. As a lover for Bollywood dancing and a cultural activist, she represented Guyana at the Miss Caribbean Queen Pageant in New York City in 2014; giving others the opportunity to embrace and appreciate who Guyanese are as a nation and copped the first runner up position, Best in Interview, Best in Evening Gown, Best in Talent and Best in Formal Wear Awards. In 2015, she competed in Miss Global International Guyana 2015 and won the People’s Choice Award. Most recently, she secured the 2nd Runner Up spot and the Miss Congeniality Award at the Miss Universe Guyana 2017 Pageant.
Locally, she is involved in keeping our culture alive and as a role model; creating avenues for young individuals like herself, which fosters the establishment and development of their talents that can ultimately benefit our society. Apart from the above, she has kept a keen interest in kickboxing and enjoy reading but most importantly spending time with her loved ones.
The Miss New York USA 2020 finals is scheduled for Sunday, January 19, 2020 where the top 10 will be announced after a preliminary competition. The Top 10 will re-compete in Evening Gown and Swimsuit at which the top 5 will then be announced where they will be asked a final interview question onstage. At the conclusion, a new Miss New York USA will be crowned.