Like most events, the coronation for Miss Earth Guyana 2020 was cancelled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19; event gathering and the high risks of social gathering are the key reasons for Guyana Premier foregoing on the event this year.
After several months of consideration and deliberation, the Miss Earth Guyana Organization has made the difficult decision to shift its 2020 applicants to its 2021 National Competition.
Miss Earth Guyana 2019, Faydeha King participation at Miss Earth marks the first time that Guyana made it to the semifinal since its start 19 years ago and just two years after being under the directorship of local brand, Guyana Premier.
In the meantime, Miss Eco-Guyana 2019, Cintiana Harry was signed as Miss Earth Guyana 2020. Rightfully, Harry is next in line for the selection after her outstanding performance during the 2019 Miss Earth Guyana Competition. In 2018, Harry was crowned Miss Berbice “I am Big a Deal” 1st runner-up and in 2019, she was crowned as the first Miss Eco-Guyana. Miss Eco Guyana is significant to the Miss Earth Guyana brand as it comprises the responsibilities for the three elements air, water and fire.
The Organization is also pleased to welcome Dr. Omesh Balmacoon as the franchise’s new National Director. Dr. Balmacoon served as the brand’s Managing Director for the period 2017- June, 2020. With his years of experience and that of his team, and the partnership of NGO, rECOver, Guyana can soon expect to capture the Miss Earth title.
In a statement on Facebook, the brand’s new Director expressed the following sentiments to outgoing National Director, Mr. Dave Lalltoo “Miss Earth Guyana could not want for a better National Director. Your motivation and vision was what pushed both Guyana Premier and Miss Earth Guyana into new spheres. I know better than most people what justification there is for your moving on to “greener” avenues so kudos. When your heart leads you, and you follow, you usually end up in places where you grow exponentially.”
Miss Earth 2020 will be the 20th edition of the Miss Earth pageant. Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico will crown her successor at the end of the event. Guyana’s participation at the 20th Edition of the Miss Earth pageant will be carefully examined taking into consideration the safety of its team, sponsors and new queen.