Guyana’s representative to the annual Miss Earth Pageant.
Miss Earth is an annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant competition promoting environmental awareness, conservation and social responsibility affiliated and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme. The contest is the third largest beauty pageant in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals. The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote specific projects and often address issues concerning the environment and other global challenges through school tours, tree planting activities, street campaigns, coastal clean ups, speaking engagements, shopping mall tours, media guesting, environmental fairs, storytelling programs to children, eco-fashion shows, and other environmental activities. The Miss Earth winner is the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations. The Miss Earth Foundation also works with the environmental departments and ministries of participating countries, various private sectors and corporations, as well as the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).
2020- Cintiana Harry
Hometown: Kilcoy, Berbice
Profession: Administrative Assistant
Language/s Spoken: English
Cintiana Harry was appointed Miss Earth Guyana 2020 on 8th June 2020 and is representing the home country for the title of Miss Earth 2020. The Miss Earth Guyana organization has decided to postpone the holding of a new pageant until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and instead appointed former contestant Cintiana Harry as Miss Earth Guyana 2020. “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,” the organization said in a statement. The 28-year-old beauty from Kilcoy, Berbice was “rightfully” next in line for the selection after her outstanding performance in last year’s competition where she finished as Miss Eco Guyana, the statement added. “My heart is filled with excitement; I am extremely happy to be given the opportunity to continue to help make the world greener using the prestigious title of Miss Earth Guyana 2020,” Harry posted on Instagram. “As a strong and confident woman, I am determine to be an Earth Angel to be the protector of Mother Earth and to be her voice that can stay strong in helping to build a better tomorrow.” Cintiana’s advocacy is called Recover. Recover is a Non-Profit Organization geared towards helping vulnerable communities and families with children to build, by providing a window of opportunities in the most sustainable manner. It will focus to help balance our economic, environmental and social needs, allowing prosperity for current and future generations, especially in remote communities in Guyana. The 20th edition of the Miss Earth pageant, for the first time in history crowned their new titleholders with a virtual coronation night on November 29, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico crowned Lindsey Coffey of the USA at the end of the event.
Profession: Recruiter and Social Worker
Placement: Top 20 Finalist,Resort Wear Bronze (3rd) Winner
After a night of entertainment and glamour, 26-year-old Faydeha King was crowned Miss Earth Guyana 2019 , after dominating all categories and wowing the judges with a fiery red evening gown. For the talent segment, which was judged prior to the coronation ceremony, King also secured the first prize. It focused on the significance of the waves which form throughout the waterways of Guyana and was demonstrated through drums. She also took home a silver medal in the National Costume segment. King added to her belt, a gold medal in the Resort Wear Category, and a bronze medal in the Recycled Materials Category and the gold medal for Best Evening Gown. Her advocacy is IPlant- Sustainability, healthy living and beautification through planting. The overall aim of Iplant is to improve the health and well-being of all persons living in Guyana through planting/gardening. This will be achieved by; facilitating sustainable and stable kitchen gardens generating opportunities that would increase availability of and accessibility to food, especially among vulnerable groups; promoting systems (information, education and communication/dissemination) for use and consumption of healthy foods for increased nutrition of all Guyanese and especially vulnerable groups and promoting increased institutional coordination and functioning for improved food and nutrition security. The 19th edition of the Miss Earth pageant was held on October 26, 2019 at Cove Manila at Okada Manila, Parañaque City, Philippines. Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam crowned Nellys Pimentel of Puerto Rico as her successor at the end of the event.
2018- Xamiera Kippins
Height: 5’ 9”
Profession: Clothing Designer and News Anchor
Hometown: West Bank Demerara
Language/s Spoken: English
Placement: None, National Costume Gold(1st) Winner, Talent Silver (2nd) Winner
Kippins was crowned Miss Earth Guyana 2018 on June 23rd and has since implemented her project – Re-BUILD (Recycle, Build, Upcycle and Invest in Lives with Dreams). This initiative will solve the improper disposal of biodegradable waste through the use of recycling and upcycling which will lead to a positive impact on the environment, community and self-skills of people. When asked about her childhood growing up , she responded “My childhood, I remember to be a very happy one. I grew up in a family of six, consisting of myself, 2 sisters, 1 brother and my parents. We lived in a large yard inhabited by 4 other families within their separate homes and of course we were all very close. All the children were friends and I share very fond and playful memories with them, at home and at school. Saturdays were spent platting in our yard, climbing mango trees, making clay sculptures and riding go-kart”. Xamiera stated “I am proud to be representing Guyana because We as a country are well on our way to transforming into a green economy whilst meeting our goals for sustainable development, utilizing our renewable resources and being kind to our earth which falls in line with the overall objective of Miss Earth. And as Miss Earth Guyana is my responsibility to push the message even further, using my country and its efforts as an example to the rest of the world”. The 18th edition of the Miss Earth pageant with the theme “Goddesses of the Earth”, held on November 3, 2018 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Karen Ibasco of the Philippines crowned Nguyễn Phương Khánh of Vietnam as her successor at the end of the event.
Profession: Accounting Staff
Language/s Spoken: English
Placement: None (Withdrew)
Keesha Botherson was appointed Miss Earth Guyana 2015 by Simpli Royal Pageant Coaching, the national franchise holder for Guyana. Guyana withdrew from the Miss Earth 2015 competition only weeks before the delegates begin to arrive in Austria. Miss Earth Guyana 2015 Keesha Brotherson will no longer compete in the 2015 edition of Miss Earth due to unforeseen circumstances beyond her control. In a statement from the National Director of the Miss Earth Guyana Organisation Pamela Dillion; Keesha will represent Guyana at Miss Earth 2016 Pageant instead, this will give her enough time to better prepare for the international leg of the competition. The 15th Miss Earth pageant, was held on December 5, 2015 at Marx Halle in Vienna, Austria. It was the first time the pageant was held in Europe and outside of Asia. It was also the first back to back victories in Miss Earth history: Angelia Ong of the Philippines was crowned by her fellow countrywoman Jamie Herrell.
2014- Stacy Ramcharan
Language/s Spoken: English
Stacy Ramcharan was selected to represent Guyana at Miss Earth 2014 by Simpli Royal headed by Pamela Dillion. Humbled, free-spirited, talented and witty, with an ocean of determination, a heart of compassion, a love for all Guyanese and humanity and an appreciation for Mother Earth, Stacy Ramcharan stands strong as Guyana’s representative for Miss Earth 2014. Stacy lives by the motto ” To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream,; not only plan, but also believe”. She has pledged to do her part to save the earth with her title and even after her reign. Stacy enjoys spending time with family, travelling, great music, modelling and helping the less fortunate. She is very concerned about the way humans treat Mother Earth and believes that if we, as human treat our beautiful planet with care and kindness we will get a similar response. To put this belief into action, Stacy has started the “Save the Earth Club” which educates children about healthy environmental habits and practices. The 14th edition of the Miss Earth pageant, was held on 29 November 2014 at the University of the Philippines Quezon City, Philippines. There were 85 contestants competed for this year’s pageant. Alyz Henrich of Venezuela crowned her successor Jamie Herrell of the Philippines at the end of the event.
Language/s Spoken: English
Placement: None, Top 18 Talent Competition
Soyini consider herself is an independent, fearless and compassionate individual. She is a senior company member at The Classique Dance Company. She is also one of Guyana’s travelling dance companies. Fraser’s environmental advocacy is for responsible garbage disposal and recycling because Guyana does not yet have a recycling plant, “and I will encourage our people and those who help to recycle.” Asked to describe her childhood, Fraser said as a child she was always energetic and full of life. “By 8 years old, I was a very active member of my school’s athletic team and I danced my free time away,” she related. During this time, she lost her father to a rare disease but “my mother made sure he was not too missed by doing all that my father would have done for me and much more.” She said she continued into early adolescence with the same zeal she had as a child. “From a tender age my parents ensured that my brother and I had a healthy spiritual diet and this proved to be a great asset as I got older,” she said. “I have always believed that every situation I encounter in life will only build my character and add to my good. I am a better person today because of my spiritual beliefs.” The tenth edition of Miss Earth pageant, was held on 4 December 2010 at the Vinpearl Land in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Eighty-four contestants from various countries and territories competed for the Miss Earth 2010 title. At the conclusion of the competition, outgoing titleholder Miss Earth 2009, Larissa Ramos of Brazil crowned her successor Nicole Faria of India. She was the first Miss Earth from India